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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
June 16, 2016
Willmar housing bucks some statewide trends
WILLMAR — Home buyers and sellers in the Willmar area can rest a bit easier after the area’s monthly housing report by the West Central Association of Realtors showed some numbers were stronger than overall state figures. The median sales price for homes rose 1.5 percent in May...
June 16, 2016 - 11:10pm
April 24, 2016
More people are buying into the idea of houses without basements
WOODBURY — Gail Gaston says it’s time to bury the basement. “I am happy as a lark,” said Gaston, in his newly purchased basement-free...
April 24, 2016 - 8:42pm
March 31, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Prevent the scammers from cleaning up this spring
Spring cleaning is under way!
March 31, 2016 - 1:00am
January 23, 2015
Better U.S. housing market makes it easier to trade up
NEW YORK — Joe and Debbie Valerio, a couple in their 60s, put their Westport, Connecticut, home of more than 20 years on the market because...
January 23, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 2, 2014
Oilfield-style housing — such as manufactured homes — could fill the needs of migrant workers in Renville County
OLIVIA — Renville County is looking north for its answer to a long-standing issue of meeting the housing needs of seasonal workers. The county is looking at the possibility of developing housing for seasonal workers modeled after that provided for oil field workers in North Dakota....
September 2, 2014 - 9:25pm
October 11, 2013
Rising number of U.S. homes at risk from wildfires, report says
(Reuters) - The number of homes at risk from wildfires in western U.S. states jumped 62 percent in the past year as more properties were developed...
October 11, 2013 - 7:55am
September 17, 2013
U.S. home builder sentiment steady in September
NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder sentiment was unchanged in September after four straight months of gains, the National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday.
September 17, 2013 - 12:32pm
September 3, 2013
U.S. home prices climb 12.4 percent in July
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 12.4 percent in July from a year earlier, reflecting a housing market that's increasingly favoring sellers amid a tight supply of available homes for sale.
September 3, 2013 - 7:15am
July 22, 2013
U.S. home sales dipped 1.2 percent in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes dipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in June but remain near a 3 1/2-year high.
July 22, 2013 - 9:29am
July 17, 2013
U.S. builders start work on fewer homes in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in June, mostly because apartment construction fell sharply. But applications for permits to build single-family houses rose to the highest level in five years, suggesting the housing recovery will continue.
July 17, 2013 - 8:18am
July 11, 2013
RealtyTrac: Home repossessions declined in June
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by banks in June, the latest sign that the nation is shaking off its housing bust hangover.
July 11, 2013 - 7:15am
June 27, 2013
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes at 6-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign...
June 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 18, 2013
U.S. home construction rises 6.8 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders began construction on more single-family homes and apartments in May, encouraged by more buyers and a scarcity of houses for sale.
June 18, 2013 - 8:09am
May 30, 2013
U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.81 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates still remain low by historical standards.
May 30, 2013 - 12:56pm
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes at 3-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase...
May 30, 2013 - 12:37pm