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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 12, 2013
Government shutdown erodes U.S. small business confidence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment fell to a seven-month low in October as business owners worried a partial shutdown of the government would weigh on sales and cause merchandise to pile up in warehouses. The National Federation of Independent Business said on...
November 12, 2013 - 7:51am
November 8, 2013
U.S. jobs market dodges blow from government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown, suggesting the budget...
November 8, 2013 - 8:48am
October 28, 2013
Letter: The musings of Sen. McCain
Poor Sen. John McCain. The whole time the Republicans had the government shut down, you could watch him on C-Span at the Capitol, especially on the floor of the Senate. He was always wringing his hands or pacing, hands behind his back, a drawn, worried look on his face. Musing, like...
October 28, 2013 - 3:00am
October 25, 2013
Letter: Citizens held hostage to uncertainty
Our nation has just experienced a devastating couple of weeks, leaving our citizens feeling frustrated and angry, which we should. A small minority of Tea Party Republicans held the future of our country hostage to the uncertainty of this costly shutdown. (Cost estimated at $20 billion.)...
October 25, 2013 - 3:04am
October 17, 2013
Crisis averted, Obama says Americans 'completely fed up' with Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday, hours after a fiscal crisis was narrowly averted and called on his opponents to help repair the economic damage caused by a 16-day U.S. government shutdown and a close brush with a debt d...
October 17, 2013 - 2:02pm
Obama to speak this morning about path ahead on fiscal issues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 10:35 a.m. today about the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on fiscal issues following the 11th hour deal in Congress that ended a 16-day government shutdown and averted a debt default. "I'll...
October 17, 2013 - 7:05am
October 16, 2013
U.S. lawmakers begin last-ditch effort on debt ceiling
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate prepared for a last ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government's borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy.
October 16, 2013 - 7:10am
October 15, 2013
House Republicans look for a way out of fiscal impasse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives struggled to find a strategy on Tuesday to end a fiscal impasse, complicating prospects for a deal with President Barack Obama to reopen the government and raise the country's borrowing authority.
October 15, 2013 - 1:04pm
House Republicans to pass own debt limit plan today
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday hope to pass their own version of legislation to reopen the federal government that would differ from a plan now emerging from Senate negotiations, Republican lawmakers and aides said. The Republican...
October 15, 2013 - 9:35am
October 14, 2013
Letter: Could the Tea Party be right?
Cynicism toward politicians of both parties is running high. Voters are convinced that our representatives are only looking out for themselves. But let’s take another look. If it is true that Tea Party-leaning Republicans will be punished at the polls next election because of...
October 14, 2013 - 12:01am
October 10, 2013
U.S. Republicans offer short-term debt limit hike, want talks
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will offer President Barack Obama a short-term increase in the federal debt limit if he will agree to negotiate with Republicans on a broad range of fiscal issues, including funding to reopen the government. The...
October 10, 2013 - 11:53am
California, government shutdown lift U.S. jobless claims to 6-month high
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits hit a six-month high last week amid a computer glitch in California, but the underlying trend pointed to a steadily improving labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...
October 10, 2013 - 8:23am
During shutdown, U.S. charity to ensure fallen troops' death benefits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private U.S. charity struck a deal with the Pentagon on Wednesday to advance a "death gratuity" to families of American troops who die during the government shutdown, after the Defense Department determined it was legally unable to make the $100,000 payme...
October 10, 2013 - 6:53am
Republicans consider short-term U.S. debt ceiling increase
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's...
October 10, 2013 - 6:49am
October 9, 2013
House Republicans to meet Obama Thursday at White House
WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will sit down on Thursday with some of his main adversaries in the fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling and ending a government shutdown, meeting with Republicans who control the House of Representatives. A spokesman for...
October 9, 2013 - 2:13pm