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Farmers prepare for possible fall avian influenza outbreak
Two die in separate crashes on state Highway 23
Fourth girl accuses priest of sexual assault
No bird flu worries shown at state fair
VIDEO: Semi rolls
Prep football roundup: MACCRAY blasts BLHS
Girls Swimming & Diving: Melrose wins Willmar Invite; Cards 6th
College Volleyball: Ridgewater sweeps WWT
Prep Volleyball Roundup
Girls Tennis Roundup
Dakota art showcased in Granite Falls, Minn.
New London, Minn., Music Festival is Saturday
'Come Blow Your Horn': Comedy now playing at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, MN
29th Annual Antique Car Run begins Saturday in New London
Grove City man hopes to find success in tough rap business
Fransen — Stock
Post — Veldkamp
Wold — Blomker
Kazakevich — Kettelkamp
Madsen — Grube
August/September issue of Live it! Magazine available in stands and online
Wesley G. Haglund
Morgan S. Grant
Cynthia "Cindy" Sapp
Marlys D. McDonough
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Willmar group to continue working for positive change
Letter: What is Ron Christianson afraid of?
Minnesota Opinion: Strengthen laws to hold government accountable
Letters: Don’t cut gym classes
May 21, 2015
39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu
RENVILLE –– Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week. In a news release issued today, the company said the layoffs are temporary. Layoffs...
News / local
May 21, 2015 - 5:24pm
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