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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
January 21, 2016
Popular Minnesota race track avoids foreclosure
GLYNDON —There was no foreclosure sale of Buffalo River Race Park on Thursday, according to park manager and owner Kevin Nathe. Nathe said...
January 21, 2016 - 4:10pm
July 11, 2013
RealtyTrac: Home repossessions declined in June
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by banks in June, the latest sign that the nation is shaking off its housing bust hangover.
July 11, 2013 - 7:15am
May 30, 2013
Sales of bank-owned homes hit 5-year low in 1Q
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sales of bank-owned homes have plunged to a five-year low, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.
May 30, 2013 - 7:17am
May 9, 2013
RealtyTrac: U.S. home repossessions fell in April
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month, the latest indication that the nation's foreclosure woes are waning. By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered...
May 9, 2013 - 6:56am
March 14, 2013
Sharp drop in US homes lost to foreclosure in Feb.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While the nation's foreclosure woes persist, new data show they're easing amid a resurgent housing market, rising home prices and efforts by some states to buy homeowners more time to avoid losing their homes. By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer LOS ANGELES (AP)...
March 14, 2013 - 6:39am
January 17, 2013
Fewer US homes repossessed by banks in 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lenders took possession of fewer U.S. homes in 2012 than a year earlier, as the pace of new homes entering the path to foreclosure slowed and banks increasingly opted to allow troubled borrowers to sell their homes for less than what they owed on their mortgage....
January 17, 2013 - 10:00am
January 10, 2012
West central Minn. home builders look forward to a stronger year
WILLMAR -- The recession led to some bleak years for local home builders but there are signs they may have weathered the worst of it. Tim Carlson,...
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2011
Homeowners in greater Minnesota encouraged to apply for mortgage assistance
ST. PAUL - The deadline for homeowners to qualify for up to $50,000 in mortgage assistance from the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program is Friday. Vacant slots remain for homeowners from greater Minnesota who need assistance with their mortgage to avoid foreclosure. According to a...
July 20, 2011 - 11:43am
March 19, 2011
Letter: No help for the little people
There are many people in the process of foreclosure or who have already lost their homes to a sheriff's sale. It has become an epidemic and caused several families a lot of heartache. Where is the help from the government when the people need it? The big banks and mortgage companies...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Foreclosures rise, housing market remains lackluster
WILLMAR -- Among the recent new listings of Willmar homes for sale is one with a swimming pool and a location in what Realtor Mary Peterson describes...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Foreclosure rates up by smallest amount in 4 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The foreclosure crisis isn't over, but the pace of growth may finally be slowing down. RealtyTrac Inc. said today that the number of U.S. households facing foreclosure in February grew 6 percent from a year ago, the smallest annual increase in four years.
March 11, 2010 - 9:27am
May 27, 2009
More foreclosure help needed in rural areas
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's soaring home foreclosure rate, a top issue a year ago, has eased a bit in the Twin Cities, but not so much in other parts of the state. And as the foreclosure situation swells, especially in rural Minnesota, options are scarce. Ed Nelson of the Minnesota...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
April foreclosures rise 32 percent
MIAMI (AP) -- The number of U.S. households faced with losing their homes to foreclosure jumped 32 percent in April compared with the same month last year, with Nevada, Florida and California showing the highest rates, according to data released Wednesday. More than 342,000 households...
May 13, 2009 - 1:38am