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Police kill man who fired gun outside Minnesota apartment complex
Minnesota man dies after going overboard during boat test
Podcast series announced on Wetterling case
Alexandria area under flash flood warning early this morning
Minnesota tornado captured on video
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
November 30, 2015
Heavy Cyber Monday traffic knocks Target.com offline
Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on Target.com were greeted...
November 30, 2015 - 11:04am
November 27, 2015
VIDEO: Black Friday crowds fall short
CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH —America’s annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as U.S. retailers’ discounts on...
November 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
October 5, 2015
Deals start early as retailers gear up for potentially difficult shopping season
NEW YORK - U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year. The holidays...
October 5, 2015 - 11:31am
November 30, 2014
Holiday weekend store sales fall on early discounts, online growth
Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average...
November 30, 2014 - 10:32pm
November 28, 2014
‘Shop small’: Locally owned businesses hope holiday shoppers keep buying today
WILLMAR — Cullen’s Home Store in Willmar had a larger sales day on Small Business Saturday last year than it did on Black Friday, and that’s happened for the past three years. Owner Rick Dahle said he’s hoping to see the same thing this year. Small Business Saturday, started...
November 28, 2014 - 11:44pm
November 27, 2014
Bargain hunters begin the hunt for deals Thanksgiving evening
WILLMAR — Sue Tollefson of Granite Falls was among hundreds of deal-hungry shoppers snapping up the bargains Thursday night at the JCPenney...
November 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
January 9, 2014
Discounts slam retailers' holiday season profits
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many large U.S. retailers slashed their earnings forecasts on Thursday because of steep discounts they offered during the holidays to persuade reluctant consumers.
January 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
December 26, 2013
U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors
(Reuters) - Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers used higher discounts and promotions to attract customers in a season with fewer shopping days, according to MasterCard Advisors. Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3...
December 26, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 24, 2013
Shoppers in last-minute rush at area retailers
WILLMAR — Monday, the panic began to set in for last-minute Christmas shoppers. And though it’s a cliché to say men wait until the last...
December 24, 2013 - 7:00am
December 16, 2013
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
December 9, 2013
Kids shop with cops to find Christmas gifts for family
WILLMAR — Jimena Vela was one of 20 kids and Jennifer Williams was one of 20 law enforcement officers who participated in the annual Shop With...
December 9, 2013 - 3:13am
December 2, 2013
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earlier than usual online holiday discounts are expected to dampen today's Cyber Monday sales in the United States.
December 2, 2013 - 12:30pm
Holiday weekend sales dip on discounts; e-commerce jumps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
December 2, 2013 - 7:24am
November 26, 2013
Local guide to holiday shopping on its way: Tribune’s Wednesday edition is super-sized
WILLMAR — Your instruction manual for Christmas shopping is on its way, and it’s sure to make a bigger splash than the Shenzhou capsule that...
November 26, 2013 - 6:53am
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
It’s amazing how easy it is to go overboard during the holidays. We all tell ourselves, “I am not going to overspend, overeat or overcommit”...
November 26, 2013 - 2:59am