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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
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
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 3, 2016
Slowdown in orders, hiring curbs U.S. services sector growth
WASHINGTON — U.S. services industry activity cooled in October amid a slowdown in new orders and hiring, suggesting a moderation in economic...
November 3, 2016 - 1:32pm
March 26, 2016
Twin Cities’ growth tops 3 million
ST. PAUL -- The Twin Cities metro is growing faster than most other areas in the Midwest, but still not as fast as Denver, Portland or Seattle....
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
December 22, 2015
Minnesota's population growth outpaces other Midwestern states
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's population grew somewhat slower than the national average in the past year, but three times faster than Midwestern states...
December 22, 2015 - 11:09am
December 29, 2014
Construction values in Willmar-area triple
WILLMAR — The year 2014 is shaping up to be an excellent year for construction values in Willmar. “2014 will be the best year we’ve had...
December 29, 2014 - 10:02pm
February 28, 2014
Fourth-quarter growth in U.S. economy cut to 2.4 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, leaving the economy on a more sustainable path of modest expansion.
February 28, 2014 - 8:09am
Commentary: Let Willmar and county be the place for growth
The word “progress” signifies movement. To a city, a county and a region, the word progress often is thought of as forward movement but the motion may be backwards as well. Cities, an.d the extended community they comprise, are given an opportunity to, by their actions, make a...
February 28, 2014 - 6:30am
December 20, 2013
U.S. third-quarter growth raised to 4.1 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in almost two years in the third quarter while business spending was stronger than previously estimated, pointing to some underlying strength that should be sustained. Gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent...
December 20, 2013 - 8:03am
July 31, 2013
U.S. economy grows at 1.7 percent pace in 2nd quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.7 percent, as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less. The Commerce Department says growth improved from a sluggish 1.1 percent rate in the...
July 31, 2013 - 7:00am
September 29, 2012
Governor hears from Willmar, Minn., leaders about promoting economic growth
WILLMAR -- Gov. Mark Dayton began his statewide tour Friday afternoon to identify opportunities for future economic growth and barriers to that...
September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Survey: economy slows in 9 Midwest and Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall. The report's overall economic index declined to 57.6 in May from April's 60, but remained...
June 1, 2012 - 9:06am
April 23, 2012
Home Improvement blog: How to handle mold problems in your home
April 23, 2012 - 8:15am
September 10, 2010
EDC eyes greater emphasis on supporting existing local businesses
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will continue pursuing leads to bring new businesses into Kandiyohi County. But look for a slight shift that puts greater emphasis on supporting and strengthening the businesses that are already here. "I...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
Commentary - On the growing deficit:
An excerpt from a recent editorial in a newspaper in the United States: By The Associated Press On the growing deficit: In economics, there are some numbers you can afford to ignore. A quarter of a percentage point cut in interest rates or a reduction in new unemployment claims...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
World Opinion: On the economic growth of China
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the world: The Associated PressOn the economic growth of China: Unlike the other big economic powers, China announced that its economic growth acceler-ated in the second quarter (by 7.9 percent). This certainly raises some interesting...
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Commentary: Cities are back, but for how long?
Why are cities growing faster than the rest of the country? That's happening and reverses a decade-long trend, according to new U.S. Census figures. Gainers in 2008 included such diverse locations as Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, and Lincoln, Neb. The Census found that cities...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am