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Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
Renville man re-elected president of Minnesota Farmers Union
A man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat
Dinosaurs, gods and marshmallows: A Thanksgiving science quiz
Kandiyohi County Board approves local option sales tax
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
2017 Tribune All-Area Football Team
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Red-hot Murphy helps Gophers rout Alabama A&M to go 5-0
Michael Jordan is turning into a Vikings fan
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
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
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
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
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
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!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
June 21, 2013
Oil rebounds, remains above $95 a barrel
BANGKOK (AP) -- Oil prices staged a moderate rebound Friday, a day after their sharpest drop in more than seven months.
June 21, 2013 - 6:38am
June 19, 2013
Power restored to Kandi Cooperative customers after thousands affected
WILLMAR -- Crews with the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative and Great River Energy restored electrical service to all of the local cooperative's customers by early evening on Wednesday after thousands had lost service in the afternoon. Dave George, CEO of Kandiyohi Power, said at one...
June 19, 2013 - 7:35pm
NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a message busy New Yorkers hate to get: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there's no charger in sight.
June 19, 2013 - 9:00am
June 10, 2013
Willmar, Minn., to receive GreenStep City Award
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar will be recognized as a Minnesota GreenStep City and will receive an award for advancing to become a Step 2 City by completing 12 best practices. The award will be presented at the upcoming League of Minnesota Cities 2013 Annual Conference June 20....
June 10, 2013 - 8:00am
June 7, 2013
Rain could stop truck traffic in oil-rich McKenzie County, ND
WATFORD CITY -– Truck traffic in the North Dakota county with the most oil drilling could come to a halt this weekend to prevent further damage to rain-soaked gravel roads.
June 7, 2013 - 2:36pm
May 28, 2013
Oil rises above $94 a barrel after U.S. holiday
BANGKOK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Tuesday as traders awaited U.S. economic indicators following a long holiday weekend.
May 28, 2013 - 6:36am
May 14, 2013
Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) -- It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring...
May 14, 2013 - 7:57am
April 30, 2013
USGS doubles estimate for oil from Williston Basin
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Geological Survey said today there is nearly twice as much recoverable oil in the Williston Basin than its estimate of five years ago. The USGS has determined that there are approximately 7.4 billion barrels of oil that could be pumped from western North...
April 30, 2013 - 11:38am
April 29, 2013
Oil above $94 on US data, hope of EU rate cut
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $94 per barrel Monday as positive U.S. economic data added to optimism for a rate cut in Europe. Benchmark crude for June delivery gained $1.50 to finish at $94.50 a barrel in New York. Oil hadn't finished above $94 since April 10....
April 29, 2013 - 3:00pm
April 1, 2013
Willmar, Minn., turbines perform as projected, review shows
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines have performed as projected, according to a performance review. The review looked at energy production figures combined with warranty payments pending and received since the turbines were installed 3½ years ago. During...
April 1, 2013 - 10:53pm
Oil falls after Exxon shuts pipeline
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil fell Monday as Exxon shut a pipeline that carries oil out of the Midwest and a report showed a cooling of U.S. manufacturing activity. Benchmark oil for May delivery fell 16 cents to close at $97.07 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
April 1, 2013 - 4:05pm
March 28, 2013
Oil rises above $97, natural gas falls back
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Thursday for the first time in five weeks, boosted by gains in U.S. stock markets and more signs of a strengthening economy. Benchmark oil for May delivery gained 65 cents to close at $97.23 a barrel in New York. Oil has gained...
March 28, 2013 - 2:45pm
March 26, 2013
Oil rises on auspicious U.S. economic data
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil climbed above $96 a barrel Tuesday after fresh U.S. economic data suggested the world's largest economy keeps recovering. Benchmark crude for May delivery gained $1.53 to finish at a five-week high of $96.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
March 26, 2013 - 4:39pm
March 21, 2013
Drivers face high gas prices despite US oil boom
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever and U.S. drivers are guzzling less gas. But you'd never know it from...
March 21, 2013 - 11:20am
March 13, 2013
Letter: Keystone Pipeline is boondoggle
The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the worst ideas the oil industry has ever tried to foist on the American people. This pipeline will take the tar sands through America, not to America. It will most likely carry oil for export. It will do little to lower our gas prices or create...
March 13, 2013 - 1:00am