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U.S. payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
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'
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
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
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
September 7, 2016
Hormel announces Ettinger's retirement, names Snee as CEO
AUSTIN—Hormel Foods Corporation CEO Jeffrey Ettinger will retire from the post Oct. 30, the company said Tuesday. The board of directors...
September 7, 2016 - 6:56am
October 22, 2015
Hormel names Snee president and COO
Hormel Foods Corp. has promoted James Snee as president and chief operating officer of the company. The promotion will take effect Monday. In...
October 22, 2015 - 10:59pm
June 19, 2015
Hormel Foods announces new appointments
AUSTIN — Two Hormel Foods officials have been named to new leadership roles with Applegate Farms LLC pending the official closing of the acquisition of the natural and organic meat processor, according to a Hormel Foods Corporation announcement made Wednesday.
June 19, 2015 - 12:19am
April 21, 2015
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
AUSTIN — Hormel Foods Corporation said Monday that its Jennie-O Turkey Store segment will sell less turkey and related products due to the developing bird flu outbreak. “We are experiencing significant challenges in our turkey supply chain due to the recent (highly pathogenic...
April 21, 2015 - 12:56am
July 1, 2014
Hormel Foods to buy Muscle Milk products maker CytoSport Holdings
(Reuters) — Hormel Foods Corp. said it would buy CytoSport Holdings Inc. for about $450 million, to add Muscle Milk sports nutrition products to its portfolio of brands. Hormel Foods said it expects the deal to be neutral to earnings in 2014 and add about 5 cents to earnings by...
July 1, 2014 - 10:41pm
June 13, 2014
Letter: Mesmerized by big money
Recently Fred Cogelow referred to the “smell” of the Hormel deal, thereby reminding all of us of the horrible smell we endured for so long. With all the problems this company has caused why would anyone want to help Jennie-O expand? We have been told repeatedly that any town that...
June 13, 2014 - 2:00am
April 4, 2014
Letter: Willmar is at a crossroads
A Jennie-O (Turkey Store)/Hormel expansion fueled by tax dollars should spark a healthy public discussion of Willmar’s future. Supporters urge that what’s good for Hormel is good for Willmar. Look at the history. Hormel Foods purchased Jennie-O for $85 million in 1986,...
April 4, 2014 - 12:15am
February 28, 2014
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
February 25, 2014
Letter: Slow this Hormel train down
On Thursday, the Community Development Committee of the Willmar City Council will vote on a city staff recommendation to give Hormel/Jennie-O an exclusive option to purchase a $4 million parcel of Willmar Industrial Park’s most desirable section for 15 years, during which time the...
February 25, 2014 - 1:00am
January 31, 2014
Jennie-O names Tom Smith vice president of quality management
WILLMAR –– Jennie-O Turkey Store announced Friday that Tom Smith has been promoted to vice president of quality management. He will take over his new duties Feb. 17 at the Jennie-O Turkey Store, which is based in Willmar. Smith, who started his career with Hormel Foods in 1994,...
January 31, 2014 - 11:21pm
February 27, 2010
Jennie-O launches online community
WILLMAR -- Hormel Foods-owned Jennie-O Turkey Store has launched a comprehensive wellness center online at WellnessDaily.com. The new Web site is an online community that collects the latest news, healthy living blogs, expert opinions, easy nutritious recipes and videos on a variety...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Lawsuit alleges man harmed at slaughterhouse
MINNEAPOLIS - An Austin man is suing Hormel Foods Corp. and Quality Pork Processors Inc., saying he was harmed because of a machine used to extract pig brains at a plant where several employees became sick with a mysterious neurological illness. The lawsuit, filed in Mower County...
January 8, 2009 - 11:00am
November 6, 2008
Hormel Foods announces leadership change at Jennie-O Turkey Store
WILLMAR -- The president of Jennie-O Turkey Store and the group vice president of the Hormel Foods specialty foods group are swapping positions,...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Hormel announces leadership change at Jennie-O
WILLMAR -- The president of Jennie-O Turkey Store and the group vice president of the Hormel Foods Specialty Foods group are swapping positions, effective at the end of November. The announcement was made this week by Hormel Foods. Mike Tolbert, who has headed Jennie-O since 2004,...
November 5, 2008 - 2:00pm