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Franken's Senate vacancy is hardly Minnesota's first
Airbnb owners roll out red carpet to make guests feel at home over Christmas
Behold the cosmic snake
How to stay sane during craziness of holiday season
Three die in car crash near Morton
Local Roundup: Willmar gymnasts win Becker Invite
Former Twin Jack Morris elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Panthers win 31-24, snap Vikings' eight-game win streak
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY: BSU skates to another tie with Northern Michigan
Netflix confirms 'House of Cards' will return, and will have new star
A cloudy morning after for 'Today'
Matt Lauer recently grilled Bill O'Reilly about sexual harassment. Lauer could have been talking about himself.
'Greatest Love Story' is the surprise country hit of the year - with some help from Netflix
Two Minn. orchestras, Dylan earn Grammy nominations
Practicing moderation, spending time with family top the holiday to-do list
December/January issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Dale E. Anderson
Jessie M. Van De Riet
Jessica Ann Rauenhorst
Beverly J. Haverly
Earl D. Ihnen
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
Tribune Editorial: Christianson must address bias concerns
The stupidest patents of 2017
Did Hefner's death punch a hole in the dam?
Tribune Editorial: Sen Franken made the right decision to resign
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Martin & Judi Berghorst
Riley Gregory Muench
Ammermann - Cappiello
November 28, 2017
NAFTA's ugly reality: U.S.-Mexico wage gap is actually widening
What's the opposite of a growth miracle? Whatever the term, it applies in spades to Mexico in the NAFTA era. Poor countries are expected to grow...
November 28, 2017 - 1:44pm
November 25, 2017
Cal Thomas: A moving experience in a taxed state
SAN FRANCISCO -- Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive...
November 25, 2017 - 2:00am
November 22, 2017
37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
An overwhelming majority of academic economists say in a new survey that the Republican tax proposals would cause America's debt to grow by one critical measure. Thirty-seven of 38 experts surveyed by the University of Chicago's Initiative on Global Markets agreed that the GOP tax...
November 22, 2017 - 10:31am
January 18, 2013
Midwest bankers survey suggests continued growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in 10 Midwestern and northern Plains states. A report on the Rural Mainstreet Index released Thursday...
January 18, 2013 - 8:15am
January 3, 2013
Minneapolis Fed forecasts strong Minnesota grown in 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis forecasts stronger employment growth in Minnesota in 2013. The bank’s economists expect job growth of 2.2 percent in Minnesota this year. That’s higher than the historical average growth rate of 1.4 percent. The forecast...
January 3, 2013 - 3:29pm
Survey: US employers add 215K jobs in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs created to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that employers added 215,000 jobs in December. That's more...
January 3, 2013 - 8:59am
Weekly US jobless aid applications rise to 372K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose by 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000 in the week ended Dec. 29. The...
January 3, 2013 - 7:41am
December 27, 2012
US consumers lose confidence as 'fiscal cliff' nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers peering over the "fiscal cliff" don't like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending...
December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average number of people seeking unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000...
December 27, 2012 - 7:56am
December 26, 2012
Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. holiday sales so far this year have been the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession. That puts pressure...
December 26, 2012 - 1:33pm
December 20, 2012
US economy grew at 3.1 percent in summer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent over the summer as consumers spent more and state and local governments added to growth for the first time in nearly three years. But the economy is likely slowing in the current quarter. The Commerce Department's...
December 20, 2012 - 8:45am
Americans seeking unemployment aid rises by 17,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines. But the number of people seeking aid is consistent with a job market that continues to grow modestly. Unemployment claims rose the week of Dec....
December 20, 2012 - 8:23am
December 12, 2012
US economy could withstand brief fall off 'cliff'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy: Congress and the White House fail to strike a budget deal by New Year's Day. Their stalemate triggers sharp tax increases and spending cuts. Those measures shrink consumer...
December 12, 2012 - 7:10am
November 14, 2012
Letter: We need a better energy plan
Recently I attended a meeting hosted by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership to Fuel America, which is an organization of businesses who recognize the big impact that energy has on their individual business, large and small. What I learned is that America...
November 14, 2012 - 11:06am
October 26, 2012
U.S. economy takes big hit as business orders drop significantly
WASHINGTON -- Companies are holding off on purchases of computers, industrial equipment and other long-lasting manufactured goods, a trend that's slowing the U.S.
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am