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August 23, 2017
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Naomi Olive, sustainable agriculture and food systems program associate for the University of Minnesota's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, looks over the produce offerings Tuesday at Island Market in Bird Island during a tour of the store.
Island Market shows viability of local ownership
August 23, 2017 - 9:45pm
October 10, 2016
Chelsey Targer stocks broccoli in the produce section. The local effort to open Island Grocery will assure that fresh foods remain available in Bird Island.  (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
August 22, 2016
Cash Wise Foods in Willmar honored by parent company
August 22, 2016 - 12:36pm
January 25, 2016
The Happy Family Asian Grocery will be located in this storefront in the Kandi Strip Mall in Willmar. It will open March 1. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Asian grocery to open in Willmar
January 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
March 2, 2015
Video: Unique funding campaign underway to bring groceries to New London
March 2, 2015 - 6:06am
Randy Mord, from Mord’s Hardware Hank and Plumbing in New London, is hoping 2,000 people will buy $200 punch cards to help fund up-front costs to turn a section of the hardware store into a grocery store. New London has been without a grocery store since 2009. 
TRIBUNE / Carolyn Lange
Campaign seeks $400,000 by Saturday to return grocery store to New London
March 2, 2015 - 5:01am
September 12, 2014
Community-Owned Grocery takes another step toward opening of store with capital campaign
September 12, 2014 - 11:49pm
June 16, 2014
Yellow tape and stacked carts block the entrance Monday morning to Cash Wise in Willmar when the store was closed temporarily due to a water main break. The store reopened Monday afternoon. The cause of the break was not yet known. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)
Cash Wise forced to temporarily close Monday morning due to water main break
June 16, 2014 - 11:33pm
The Cashwise store in Willmar closed temporarily Monday morning due to a water main break. The store is expected to open Monday afternoon. Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal
Water line break temporarily closes Willmar's Cashwise, store to reopen this afternoon
June 16, 2014 - 12:32pm
June 10, 2014
Lamecker’s General Store to open in Kerkhoven
June 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
July 31, 2013
Marsha Skindelien, 79, has owned and operated Skindelien Hardware in Sunburg for the past 56 years. She’s glad to see a younger crowd making a business investment in the small northwestern Kandiyohi County town, home to about 100 residents. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Sunburg: New energy on the block
July 31, 2013 - 11:51pm
January 10, 2013
Supervalu to sell 5 supermarket chains to Cerberus
January 10, 2013 - 11:58am
September 17, 2012
Nick Davis, from left, Vicki Davis and Mary Huesing make a presentation Saturday during the downtown "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!" arts festival to mark the Community Owned Grocery achieving its phase one goal of attracting 300 members. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Milestone as phase II for community owned store in WIllmar, Minn., moves ahead
September 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 22, 2012
Membership at 188 for community-owned grocery planned in Willmar, Minn.
May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., community-owned grocery to host grower Q & A today
March 6, 2012 - 11:32am