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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
Gunfire in crowded Ohio nightclub kills one, wounds 15
Endometriosis is 'expected agony' for sufferers
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth
Athanasiou converts in OT as Red Wings nip Wild
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
November 6, 2016
US manufacturing economy fails employers and workers
BREMEN, Indiana — James L. Brown tried to hire a dozen workers for his metal foundry here. Half of them flunked the drug test. Those results...
November 6, 2016 - 11:03pm
November 4, 2016
Strong job growth, rising wages boost December rate hike prospects
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal...
November 4, 2016 - 12:22pm
December 5, 2015
Students interested in ag careers connect with businesses at Ridgewater College event
WILLMAR — Josh Hilbrands had no intention of uprooting his family to take a new job away from his Clara City home. But two years ago during...
December 5, 2015 - 12:05am
June 18, 2015
Willmar City Council picks search firm, Council members disagree on administrator's duties
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has chosen a firm to lead the search for a new city administrator. However, the proposal from David Drown...
June 18, 2015 - 3:49pm
November 17, 2014
Two new Willmar Police Dept.officers completing training
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department continues its process for choosing candidates for a number of roles. The Police Department is looking to add a new officer to its force and has selected three candidates to move onto the next phase of the hiring process. The Police Civil...
November 17, 2014 - 11:33pm
March 7, 2014
U.S. job growth accelerates, weather cuts into hours worked
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth rose more than expected in February, easing fears of an abrupt slowdown in economic growth and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.
March 7, 2014 - 8:41am
Gains in U.S. job growth expected, but weather may weigh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. hiring likely picked up enough in February to keep the Federal Reserve on track in reducing its monetary stimulus.
March 7, 2014 - 6:48am
March 6, 2014
U.S. jobless claims tumble to three-month low
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped...
March 6, 2014 - 8:00am
March 5, 2014
Weather restrains U.S. private hiring, services sector growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added fewer workers than expected in February and services sector growth hit a four-year low, the latest signs of the economic toll severe weather is taking.
March 5, 2014 - 11:55am
U.S. services growth dips in February
(Reuters) - Growth and the pace of hiring in the U.S. services sector slowed in February, an industry report showed on Wednesday, though industry executives said unusually bad weather was in part to blame for disruptions in economic activity.
March 5, 2014 - 8:31am
U.S. private sector adds 139,000 jobs in February: ADP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 139,000 jobs in February, shy of economists' expectations, and gains in the previous month were revised lower, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment...
March 5, 2014 - 7:26am
February 7, 2014
U.S. employment fails to rebound strongly from winter chill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employers hired far fewer workers than expected in January and job gains for the prior month were barely revised up, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy, even as the unemployment rate hit a new five-year low of 6.6 percent.
February 7, 2014 - 8:00am
January 8, 2014
U.S. private sector adds more jobs than expected in December
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 238,000 jobs in December, more than expected and the best read in 13 months, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain...
January 8, 2014 - 9:58am
January 2, 2014
U.S. jobless claims fall for second straight week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second week last week, suggesting labor market conditions continue to steadily improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 339,000,...
January 2, 2014 - 7:49am
December 26, 2013
Jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market.
December 26, 2013 - 8:28am