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Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
Estimated 30 protesters remain in Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp after closure, officers monitoring
Minn. nursing facility staffer fired for theft after getting caught in sting
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 10, 2016
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
BIRD ISLAND — A group of business owners in Bird Island has dusted off the town's playbook for economic development and put it back to...
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
August 22, 2016
Cash Wise Foods in Willmar honored by parent company
WILLMAR—Coborn's Inc. has named the Willmar Cash Wise Foods store as its Store of the Year for its district within the company. Coborn's, an employee company with stores throughout the Midwest, evaluates all of its stores annually to determine a store of the year for each of...
August 22, 2016 - 12:36pm
January 25, 2016
Asian grocery to open in Willmar
WILLMAR — The Happy Family Asian Grocery in Willmar will open March 1, on the strength of a non-traditional loan from micro-lending website...
January 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
March 2, 2015
Video: Unique funding campaign underway to bring groceries to New London
A New London hardware store owner is hoping the community invests in a unique capital funding campaign to bring a grocery store to town.
March 2, 2015 - 6:06am
Campaign seeks $400,000 by Saturday to return grocery store to New London
NEW LONDON –– Ever since the grocery store in New London closed six years ago, community residents have been bemoaning its absence and begging...
March 2, 2015 - 5:01am
September 12, 2014
Community-Owned Grocery takes another step toward opening of store with capital campaign
WILLMAR — The Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar has reached its final stage before construction and is kicking off a capital investment campaign to receive more financial support from member-owners before breaking ground. Russ Bennett, president of the COG board of directors,...
September 12, 2014 - 11:49pm
June 16, 2014
Cash Wise forced to temporarily close Monday morning due to water main break
WILLMAR — A water main broke inside Cash Wise on Monday morning, flooding the video-rental section of the grocery store and closing the store...
June 16, 2014 - 11:33pm
Water line break temporarily closes Willmar's Cashwise, store to reopen this afternoon
WILLMAR -- A water main broke inside Cash Wise store on Monday morning flooding the video-rental section of the grocery store and closing the...
June 16, 2014 - 12:32pm
June 10, 2014
Lamecker’s General Store to open in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — Scott and Teresa Lamecker are closer to filling the void left in Kerkhoven with the closing of the community’s hardware and grocery store businesses in 2013. The couple is aiming to open Lamecker’s General Store at the end of the month, if work continues to progress...
June 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
July 31, 2013
Sunburg: New energy on the block
SUNBURG --EMDASH-- Tim and Anne Kallevig were talking to vendors Wednesday morning, getting commercial coffee pots installed, putting more items...
July 31, 2013 - 11:51pm
January 10, 2013
Supervalu to sell 5 supermarket chains to Cerberus
NEW YORK (AP) -- Supervalu Inc. is selling off five of its grocery chains, including Albertson's and Jewel-Osco, after years of being squeezed by intensifying competition. The nation's No. 3 traditional supermarket operator said Thursday that the sale of 877 stores to an investor...
January 10, 2013 - 11:58am
September 17, 2012
Milestone as phase II for community owned store in WIllmar, Minn., moves ahead
WILLMAR -- Organizers for a Community Owned Grocery reached a membership milestone that has launched the project into the phase II planning stage. After...
September 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 22, 2012
Membership at 188 for community-owned grocery planned in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Organizers of the drive to establish a community-owned grocery have added 65 members-owners during the past month, bringing the total to 188. Organizers say they need 300 member-owners to proceed with the effort of opening the grocery in downtown Willmar. The full-service...
May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., community-owned grocery to host grower Q & A today
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery will host a grower question-and-answer from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Willmar Public Library. The session will be led by Erik Larson of the St. Peter food cooperative and one of the cooperative's growers, Adam Ellefson of Living Land...
March 6, 2012 - 11:32am
January 24, 2012
COG to host dessert tasting tonight in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery organizing board is hosting "Delectable Desserts," a sampling of healthful desserts by some of Willmar's best bakery chefs, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
January 24, 2012 - 11:53am