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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
March 22, 2010
Student energy team reaches out to eager younger learners at ACGC
ATWATER -- Shoppers in Atwater, Cosmos and Grove City are showing their school pride by saying "no'' to disposable plastic bags and carrying...
March 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2010
Manufacturers more optimistic about recovery
WILLMAR -- We may have weathered the worst of the recession, at least in the eyes of many Minnesota manufacturers. Executives with small-to-medium-sized...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Grief Center brings support, education about grief and loss
Brenda Wiese was still new to Rice Memorial Hospital's Grief Center in Willmar when a high school-aged boy came in to talk to her about the recent...
November 7, 2009 - 9:00am
Volunteers find satisfaction in helping with holiday festival
By the time the Rice Health Foundation's annual holiday festival next weekend is over and done with, more than 100 volunteers will have been...
November 7, 2009 - 9:00am
October 17, 2009
Foundation honors Chapins for philanthropy
WILLMAR -- John and Conni Chapin have received the Award in Philanthropy from the Willmar Area Community Foundation. According to a news release from the foundation, the award recognizes local individuals who have significantly contributed to the fields of philanthropy -- either...
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Pohlad Foundation, Chamber make business grants, loans available
WILLMAR -- Financial assistance is available businesses in west central Minnesota and around Minnesota to help during the current economic downturn and be poised for recovery The grants and low-interest loans will be funded by the Pohlad Family Foundation of Minneapolis and will...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 14, 2009
School foundation will help equip Roosevelt playground
WILLMAR -- New playground equipment is coming to Roosevelt Elementary School to accommodate the younger students it will serve next year. The Willmar Public Schools Foundation board agreed to donate $5,000 to help purchase the $14,000 playground set. The PTSA organizations from...
April 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 12, 2009
With emphasis on improving the life in Kandiyohi County, community foundation creates fund for women and children
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar Area Community Foundation created a new Women's Fund this past year, one of the first grants went to the certified nursing assistant training program at Ridgewater College, to help pay for books, transportation, tuition and uniforms for women who needed...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Wal-Mart Foundation awards more than $40K in local grants
WILLMAR -- Just in time for the holidays, more than $40,000 in grant money for local nonprofit organizations and projects was announced Thursday by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant awards will support projects ranging from a literacy initiative at the ACGC Schools to the Willmar...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Requests to Willmar School Foundation reflect the economy
WILLMAR -- Requests for aid from the Willmar Public Schools Foundation provided a reminder Monday of how the recession is affecting families in the area. The foundation's board of directors met Monday and agreed to pay $1,000 for activity fees for five students at Willmar Senior...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
November 22, 2008
Region developing strategies for growth
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- Per capita incomes in the region have been on a downward slide for 16 years relative to the rest of the state. Consolidation in agriculture means young people continue to leave the region. The region's health care industry is doing well, but it's difficult...
November 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
Table settings benefit ambulance
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Rice Health Foundation to host its annual holiday benefit
Rice Memorial Hospital's Rice Health Foundation will host its annual holiday festival Friday and Saturday at the Willmar Conference Center and Holiday Inn. Tickets are already sold out for a gala dinner, silent auction and "Black and White Ball" to be held Friday night. Holiday...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
Ambulance initiative has goal of better outcomes for heart attacks
WILLMAR -- In 90 minutes, the Willmar Ambulance Service can respond to someone having a heart attack, assess the patient, arrive at Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency room, get the patient on board a helicopter and into a cardiac catheterization lab in St.
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Ridgewater's automotive programs in dire need of donated cars
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College auto technician programs have an urgent need for donated vehicles to be used for training students. The program usually receives 60 to 70 vehicles a year but has received only 10 so far this year, said Bobbie Mattison, executive director of the Ridgewater...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am