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Multiple Willmar agencies aid tenants displaced by apartment fire
Drake’s bill advances in Minnesota House
Convictions published May 5
Minnesota Senate shoots down gun cell phone cases
Minnesota legislators debate importance of bonding bill
NFL Notebook: Vikings sign Alexander
Prep Track and Field
College Baseball: Warriors sweep Central Lakes
NFL: Adrian Peterson donates $100,000 to hometown ravaged by flood
Prince died one day before he was to meet with doctors about addiction to pain pills
From cocaine indulgence to chanting to fire alarms, calls to Prince's estate were both routine and bizarre
Authorities obtain closed search warrant in connection with Prince's death
Due to phone issues, Barn Theatre offering alternative way to purchase tickets for Nancy Harms show
Authorities: Prescription opioid medication discovered on Prince at death scene
Willmar Prom drive-up and march-in
Smith — Koenen
Schwindt — Williamson
Van Otterloo — Wubben
Schlueter — Jansen
Live it!: Fashion tips to beat spring
Live it! Q&A: How preschool sets the tone for kindergarten
Live it!: Preschool ... and what your child can gain from it
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
April/May edition of Live it! Magazine now available online
Elsie E. Albu
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
The ‘socialist’ Democrats
An example of an excellent school
Someone more worthy of praise
Commentary: The Trump show panned by California Latinos
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...
News / nation
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...
News / local
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...
News / local
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...
News / local
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