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Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
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
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