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Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
200 immigrants in Texas were smuggled into a pitch-black trailer. 10 died, and the driver has been charged.
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
Donald Trump's not-so-great sketch of the Manhattan skyline is going to auction
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Reinforcements have Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano excited for season
Vikings' backup quarterback Case Keenum relishes extra reps
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
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McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
June 22, 2017
Labor group urges support for Enbridge Line 3 project
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The connection between petroleum and the economy, pipeline industry standards and employment opportunities were the themes...
June 22, 2017 - 10:49pm
January 10, 2017
Wal-Mart plans to cut hundreds of jobs this month
Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the...
January 10, 2017 - 10:37pm
December 14, 2016
Glenwood among four Greater Minn. towns to get workforce housing grants
GLENWOOD – Glenwood was one of four Greater Minnesota communities selected to share in a $2.87 million grant to fund construction of rental...
December 14, 2016 - 10:36am
October 25, 2016
AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
A lobbying group representing older Americans sued the Obama administration on Monday, Oct. 24, claiming regulations for programs designed to...
October 25, 2016 - 8:42am
September 7, 2016
U.S. job openings at record high, skills mismatch emerging
WASHINGTON—U.S. job openings surged to a record high in July, but a lag in hiring suggested employers were struggling to find qualified...
September 7, 2016 - 7:50pm
July 24, 2016
Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
WILLMAR—As a new school year inches closer, the Willmar Police Department is grappling with an officer shortage, eager to fill an open...
July 24, 2016 - 10:39pm
July 5, 2016
New city of Willmar position would focus on permits, stormwater compliance
WILLMAR—When the Willmar City Council decided to abolish the city's assessing department in favor of a merged department with Kandiyohi County, the city wanted to make sure it also took care of its employees in that department. While all three were offered jobs with the county,...
July 5, 2016 - 12:15am
June 21, 2016
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The action settles a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging Jennie-O...
June 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
May 22, 2016
Comparable worth study gets underway for Kandiyohi County’s employees
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County recently completed the first phase in an in-depth comparable worth study of employee job classifications and is moving to the next step. County staff gave a progress report Tuesday to the County Board of Commissioners. It’s one of many updates the board...
May 22, 2016 - 11:32pm
April 5, 2016
WCI adds Runke as employment specialist
WILLMAR — WCI has added Dave Runke to its team. WCI until recently was known as West Central Industries. Runke has accepted a position as employment specialist. He will help clients in planning, administering and delivering vocational employment services. He will also be building...
April 5, 2016 - 5:33am
February 22, 2016
Gigantic Amazon shipment center and 1,000 jobs come to Minnesota
SHAKOPEE - Amazon.com on Friday showed off the interior of its gigantic Shakopee fulfillment facility that later this year will teem with “hundreds...
February 22, 2016 - 8:45am
September 16, 2015
58 firms look for workers
Joe Barbknecht, left, a Ridgewater College Farm Operations Management student from Waseca, and Joe Rigotti, a welding student from Rochester,...
September 16, 2015 - 11:30pm
September 15, 2015
Willmar-area labor shortage means jobs are plentiful
WILLMAR — Area businesses, facing a critical labor shortage, are scrambling for workers as evidenced by the number of “help wanted’’...
September 15, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
United Taconite to idle, 420 jobs impacted
EVELETH — Cliffs Natural Resources on Wednesday said it will idle its United Taconite operation on the Iron Range, forcing 420 layoffs as the storm pummeling the U.S. domestic steel and iron ore industries continues to rage. The company said it has a glut of taconite iron ore pellets...
July 29, 2015 - 11:10pm
June 4, 2015
DEED awards $40K grant to Ridgewater for Custom Roto Mold training
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a $40,000 grant to Ridgewater College to train more than 60 employees of Custom Roto Mold in Benson. The grant was awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. The program...
June 4, 2015 - 7:04pm