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Records published May 26
Video: WWII Medic, from Atwater, receives Quilt of Valor
Wildcats win twice in 3AA baseball
Cattle complex: NDSU is home to one of the best beef cattle research facilities in the nation
NFL: Peterson plans to skip Vikings’ OTAs
Updated: Area Prep Softball Section Pairings
Updated: Area Prep Baseball Section Pairings
Reminder to coaches and statisticians
Update: Area Prep Baseball Section Pairings
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Pamela "Pam" Kay (Cooper) Soltis
Alma O. Lopez
Finnley M. Thomes
Craig "Slim" Schuler
Janice L. Bergquist
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
Commentary: Remembering their service
Editorial: Kudos on Willmar schools support
Editorial: Willmar’s dealing with pure democracy
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
May 6, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Venenga to deli brand manager
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Shelly Venenga has been promoted to brand manager for the deli division at the Willmar Corporate office. Venenga has been with the company since 1998 in various positions including quality control manager, production supervisor, senior...
May 6, 2015 - 12:50am
U of M study finds lower average produce prices at farmers markets in region than at stores
WILLMAR — Ask people why they shop at farmers markets and they will answer one, two and three: They like the freshness and quality of the produce, supporting the local economy, and the social interaction they find.
news / region
April 6, 2015 - 12:11am
March 27, 2015
General Mills changes to suit changing consumer tastes
GOLDEN VALLEY, -- General Mills is a large food company with a big problem. It’s a food-processing powerhouse at a time when more and more consumers are shunning processed food in favor of fresh and local. It’s a flour-milling legend whose cake mixes and crescent...
news / state
March 27, 2015 - 8:00am
February 28, 2015
Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
WILLMAR — A chili fest and cook-off early next week will mark the start of the Willmar Area Food Shelf’s annual month-long fundraiser to...
news / local
February 28, 2015 - 7:00am
February 23, 2015
Kids and books in the kitchen
By Claudia Broman Food For Thought column Last month I sent my husband to the library with my daughter to return a stack of books. Among the books was one written by Clyde Watson, “Valentine Foxes,” which we obtained through the Pioneerland Library System. I was enamored...
life / taste
February 23, 2015 - 10:08am
February 8, 2015
Bob Dahl of Willmar watches his wife, Lois, putt on Hole No. 2, a tough dogleg left with “water” during the first Bethel Lutheran Beats the Winter Blues event Saturday at the church in Willmar. Besides mini-golf and arcade games, there was a silent auction, food and root beer...
news / local
February 8, 2015 - 11:42pm
October 24, 2014
Video to promote renovation of Willmar hub for local foods
WILLMAR — More than 60 beer aficionados, eatery patrons, lovers of locally grown food and others gathered for an outdoor video shoot at noon...
news / local
October 24, 2014 - 11:50pm
August 8, 2014
Fair food fosters friendships, family traditions
Vaughn Ekbom lives in Roseville but makes the drive out to Willmar every year for the Kandiyohi County Fair. Ekbom, owner of Ekbom’s Concessions, sells a variety of fair food. He has family history in Willmar and said the locals continually draw him back to the area. “I know...
news / local
August 8, 2014 - 11:20pm
August 3, 2014
Public invited to annual meeting of Willmar Community-Owned Grocery on August 14
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery is conducting its annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 14 at the grocery’s new location next to Westside Liquor in Willmar. Everyone from the community is invited for free desserts and beverages, a question-and-answer...
news / local
August 3, 2014 - 10:39pm
July 8, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Burgmeier to coordinator
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Marilla Burgmeier has been promoted to the position of special projects coordinator for the research and development team at the corporate office at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Burgmeier joined Jennie-O Turkey Store in August 2013 as a...
July 8, 2014 - 11:00am
July 1, 2014
Hormel Foods to buy Muscle Milk products maker CytoSport Holdings
(Reuters) — Hormel Foods Corp. said it would buy CytoSport Holdings Inc. for about $450 million, to add Muscle Milk sports nutrition products to its portfolio of brands. Hormel Foods said it expects the deal to be neutral to earnings in 2014 and add about 5 cents to earnings by...
July 1, 2014 - 10:41pm
June 23, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Orbeck, Prentice accepts new position
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that Berni Orbeck has been promoted to the position of production coordinator at the Melrose plant. Orbeck has been with Jennie-O Turkey Store since 2012. Before accepting this position, she was the company store and school outreach coordinator. Travis...
June 23, 2014 - 11:02pm