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Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea'
Hoopster in training
Births published Dec. 29
Records published Dec. 28
New state policies encourage adoption
Vikings finish season by upending lowly Bears
NFL: Jim Harbaugh, 49ers part ways
Boys Basketball: Willmar whips Wildcats
Boys Basketball: MACCRAY’s surge sparked by Asche
Boys Basketball Roundup: BBE slams Benson
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
New London, Minn., Little Theatre gets a facelift
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Betty Lou Haats
Edmund R. Koppy
Richard A. Cain
Earl N. Schultz
James E. Rowberg
Toast the new year with a Champagne-tasting party
Schmidt — Hagen
Peterson — Spanier
Slagter — Sportel
Raatz — Kinney
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Letter: Bob Enos has extreme views
Letter: No inconsistency by BNSF
Midwest Opinion: Nomination for Norway displayed a poor choice
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
September 24, 2014
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
I saw that a group of Willmar city employees, who have been without a firm contract for several years, have petitioned to unionize. While I fully support the right of all emploees to unionize for their mutual benefit, I also believe that it should rarely be necessary. Employees...
opinion / letters
September 24, 2014 - 8:00am
August 23, 2013
AP source: DHS employee behind racist website
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Homeland Security employee is the operator of a racist website predicting and advocating a race war, a department official said Thursday. Ayo Kimathi, who is an acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, operates the site, War on the Horizon,...
news / nation
August 23, 2013 - 7:09am
September 14, 2012
Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Bemidji employer
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A former employee of Beltrami Industrial Services has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $380,000 from the company. Suzanne Marie Lofgren, 50, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Beltrami County District Court to felony theft-diverting corporate property. Sentencing...
news / state
September 14, 2012 - 8:00am
June 5, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Home Depot employee receives top honor
WILLMAR -- A Willmar Home Depot employee has been honored by Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota with its Participant of the Year award. Kevin Haakenson, 50, accepted the prestigious award at an event May 17 in St. Paul. According to a news release, the award recognizes exceptional...
June 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Student experiences help boost hospital's recruiting
WILLMAR -- Offer clinical experiences for students in the health professions and maybe you'll end up with a future employee. This is part of the thinking behind Rice Memorial Hospital's student program, which hosted 431 participants last year. Not only does it contribute to the...
news / local
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Spicer cuts interim worker's position
SPICER -- Now that the city of Spicer has its new city administrator on board, an interim worker at city hall will be released from her position this week. The move was recommended by the Spicer City Council's personnel committee and forwarded to the full council on Tuesday. Lori...
news / local / region
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Spicer to adopt city-issued cell phone policy for staff
SPICER -- The Spicer City Council will examine a policy regarding city-issued cell phone use by its employees. Councilman Troy Block of Spicer's Personnel Committee presented the first draft of the policy to the City Council during Wednesday's regular meeting. "This is exactly what...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am