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Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Benson citizens group continues to advocate for school pool
Records published March 24
Depressed Minnesota mom who killed baby gets prison for manslaughter
Dayton, legislators work on health insurance aid as deadline nears
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
State Basketball: North blisters Red Lake in Class A opener
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
May 3, 2016
New adviser joins CDS Financial Services
WILLMAR — Alec Saunders has joined the CDS Financial Services team in Willmar as a LPL Financial adviser. A graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College, Saunders has a bachelor’s degree in business management. He has earned his Series 7, Series 66 held with LPL Financial and Chartered...
May 3, 2016 - 5:36am
March 29, 2016
Steinwand joins Heritage Bank in Willmar
WILLMAR — Heritage Bank in Willmar has hired Dean Steinwand, a longtime banking professional who will now hold the position of business relationship manager. Steinwand will specialize in growing Heritage Bank’s client relationships with businesses in central Minnesota. Steinwand...
March 29, 2016 - 5:15am
October 30, 2015
Most Upper Midwest senators favor budget deal
Two Upper Midwest Republicans broke from their colleagues early Friday to oppose a budget deal that is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin opposed the bill that passed 64-35 after the House also approved the measure. Many...
October 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
September 29, 2015
Auditor says Willmar schools finances are stable
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools continues to maintain a relatively healthy general fund balance, according to the fiscal year 2015 audit report. However, the balance shrank about $1 million in the past year. The Willmar School Board heard a report on its annual audit at a special...
September 29, 2015 - 11:43pm
September 4, 2015
Nonprofits tell U.S. Rep. Peterson proposed legislation could hurt their efforts
WILLMAR — Nonprofits serving disadvantaged residents in west central Minnesota could use help from Congress on a wide range of issues, starting with the ability of donors to support their work. The Pease amendment and other legislation now before the federal government would limit...
September 4, 2015 - 12:27am
September 1, 2015
Heritage Financial forms partnership with Legacy Financial of Iowa
WILLMAR — Heritage Financial Services, the financial planning and investment brokerage division of Heritage Bank of Willmar, announces it has signed a partnership with Legacy Financial LLC of Akron, Iowa, to continue providing financial services to clients served by Heritage financial...
September 1, 2015 - 9:45am
Financial Advisors Little Crow group elects officers
WILLMAR — Officers for National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Little Crow for the 2015-16 year are Kevin Christoffers, president; Harry Fenstra, president-elect; Mark Jensen, secretary/treasurer; John Dean, national committee member; Bob O’Fallon, state national...
September 1, 2015 - 9:44am
August 18, 2015
Christianson & Associates in Willmar adds three to staff
WILLMAR — Christianson & Associates of Willmar announces Taylor Lindeman of Wabasso, Philip Cleary of Willmar, and Christopher Nygaard of Litchfield have joined the firm. Lindeman is a staff accountant. Lindeman holds an accounting and finance degree from Southwest Minnesota...
August 18, 2015 - 5:45pm
Olson Ltd. merges with Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing
SARTELL — Effective Aug. 1, the accounting firm of Kenneth HT Olson Ltd. has merged its practice into the public accounting firm of Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing PLLP. The combined client bases will be served from CDS’s Northwest Professional Center office, which is located at...
August 18, 2015 - 5:43pm
June 25, 2015
Holle earns CPA designation
WILLMAR — Wendy D. Holle recently earned her certified public accountant designation from the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy. Holle joined CDS of Willmar in 2005 as a staff accountant. Prior to CDS, she worked in accounting for two years. Holle graduated from St. Olaf College...
June 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
Rozendaal is chair-elect of Medical Group Association
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers Chief Financial Officer Tom Rozendaal was recently nominated and named the incoming chair-elect for the American Medical Group Association CFO Leadership Council beginning July 1. The council is a trusted network of chief financial...
June 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
June 4, 2015
Johnson is chief financial officer for Dooley’s
MURDOCK — Michael A. Johnson, certified public accountant, has joined Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. and its affiliated companies as chief financial officer. Johnson has been a CPA since 1985 and has been in public accounting for the past 35 years with the firms of Michael A. Johnson...
June 4, 2015 - 7:03pm
June 1, 2015
Discussion gets testy over water line project's financing but Willmar committee OKs awarding contract
WILLMAR — Discussion became a little testy last week when a Willmar City Council committee discussed financing and assessing the cost of constructing an upgraded water line service to the site of a future downtown brewpub. The discussion occurred at the Public Works/Safety Committee...
June 1, 2015 - 12:59am
May 12, 2015
Itterman is staff accountant at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing
WILLMAR — Matthew “Matt” B. Itterman, certified public accountant, recently joined Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing of Willmar as a staff accountant. Prior to CDS, he worked in public accounting for two years. He graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota,...
May 12, 2015 - 1:43pm
October 1, 2014
School district approves 14 percent levy drop
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Schools’ property tax levy for 2015 is expected to drop 14 percent from this year’s levy. The district is about to finish paying for the 20-year-old Willmar Senior High, and that is the biggest reason for the reduction, said Pam Harrington, the...
October 1, 2014 - 11:55pm