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Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Factories are humming but paychecks are thin
U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 24, 2015
Gas prices dip ahead of holiday travel
WILLMAR — Travelers will find welcome relief at the gas pumps as prices have been dropping over the past week just in time for the Thanksgiving...
November 24, 2015 - 10:05pm
January 15, 2015
Gas line break this morning in Willmar closes traffic near Roosevelt School
WILLMAR -- A break in a large-diameter gas line this morning has closed a street near Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. According to a post on the Willmar Police Department's Facebook page, a car crash resulted in the gas line break break near 15th Street Southwest and Vista...
January 15, 2015 - 8:46am
January 5, 2015
Oil hits five and a half year low under $55 on supply glut
Oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global supplies and lackluster demand.
January 5, 2015 - 5:00am
October 6, 2014
Gas prices dip under $3 per gallon
The price is $2.99 for a gallon of regular gas Monday at the Green Lake Mall and other stations in Spicer. Several places in Willmar were charging...
October 6, 2014 - 11:17pm
June 9, 2014
Gas prices in Minn. stable so far headed into summer
WILLMAR — Minnesota gas prices have been relatively stable so far heading into summer. In Minnesota gas prices dropped 1 cent in the past week, leaving average pump prices at $3.51 per gallon which is 12 cents lower than the national average of $3.63 per gallon, according to the...
June 9, 2014 - 10:58pm
December 17, 2013
Consumer prices flat in November as gasoline falls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer prices were flat in November, but a bounce back in the annual inflation rate from a four-year low will probably give the Federal Reserve cover to start dialing back it massive monetary stimulus.
December 17, 2013 - 4:51am
December 2, 2013
Willmar becomes the first outstate community in Minn. to offer E15 as part of a service station’s lineup of fuels
WILLMAR — Most big changes in the marketplace start small, like when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the first personal computer in...
December 2, 2013 - 11:47pm
November 24, 2013
U.S. gasoline prices inch up in recent weeks: Lundberg Survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose for the first time in more than two months over the past two weeks, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. Regular-grade gasoline prices, which had decreased about 37 cents between...
November 24, 2013 - 11:23pm
May 28, 2013
Gas prices in Minn. falling after all-time high
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gas prices in Minnesota have eased a bit. Increased supplies have caused prices to drop after hitting an all-time high last week. The travel group AAA says the average gas price peaked at $4.28 a gallon last week statewide, but dropped to $4.05 Monday....
May 28, 2013 - 7:24am
March 21, 2013
Drivers face high gas prices despite US oil boom
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever and U.S. drivers are guzzling less gas. But you'd never know it from...
March 21, 2013 - 11:20am
March 15, 2013
Gas spike drives US consumer prices up 0.7 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spike in gas prices drove a measure of U.S. consumer costs up in February by the most in more than three years. But outside the gain in fuel, inflation was mostly modest. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spike in gas prices drove...
March 15, 2013 - 7:38am
February 11, 2013
Oil rises on euro gains; pump price at $3.59
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gasoline prices leveled off in the Northeast, as the region's drivers hopped back in their cars after digging them out of huge snow banks over the weekend. Pump prices fell slightly in New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut while holding steady in Massachusetts, Vermont...
February 11, 2013 - 3:37pm
February 5, 2013
Oil gains on economic news; pump prices rise again
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gas pump prices rose again Tuesday, bringing the increase for the year to about a quarter a gallon. Oil gained slightly. Benchmark oil for March delivery rose 47 cents to finish at $96.64 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude dropped by $1.60 to finish...
February 5, 2013 - 2:54pm
January 21, 2013
Fire burns rural Meeker County, Minn., home, started by spilled gas
LITCHFIELD — Fire crews battled a house fire Sunday evening for five hours, but a rural Watkins home is believed to be a complete loss. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported at the home of Jeffrey Brandl at 65510 330th Street around 6:50 p.m. Sunday....
January 21, 2013 - 10:21am
Gas prices drop in time for Thanksgiving, but remain at all-time holiday high
Those driving over the holiday may be giving thanks for the downtrend in gas prices, but the national average is still the highest ever for the holiday. According to a news release from the fuel price research site GasBuddy.com, the national average will be $3.43 per gallon on Thanksgiving,...
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am