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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
May 12, 2016
As opener nears, a look back at how fishing has changed over time
This Saturday at midnight, there will be anglers backing their boats into waters aross the region, and landings on some of the most popular lakes...
May 12, 2016 - 8:22am
May 5, 2015
Safe turkey message loses traction with uneducated politician
ST. PAUL — A suburban Minnesota legislator proved his rural colleagues still have work to do as they spread the word that turkey is safe to...
May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 4, 2013
Focus 2013: Rising to the Challenge
Government/Health/Education The New Normal: Calling on local governments to innovate Changing economy drives counties to change how they do business Getting out of the silos: Kandiyohi County to implement new organizational structure Greater Minnesota could find its voice through...
April 4, 2013 - 9:27am
January 8, 2011
Letter: A study that isn't needed
As I understand it, the state has given $55,000 to "study" the reason that businesses and industries are having such a hard time setting up here in Minnesota. Study? There is no need to study from my perspective. The main problem is in three parts. First: DEED, the people that...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Longtime Olivia resident a pioneer in the seed industry
OLIVIA -- A man who played a major role in the growth of the seed industry in Olivia will be remembered when services are held at 1 p.m. Monday...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Ethanol industry scrambles to keep incentives going
WASHINGTON - The once-popular ethanol industry is scrambling to hold onto billions of dollars in government subsidies, fighting an increasing public skepticism of the corn-based fuel and wariness from lawmakers who may divert the money to other priorities. The industry itself can't...
July 16, 2010 - 9:12am
June 3, 2010
Dairy is $4.6 billion industry in state, second only to swine in livestock sector
WILLMAR -- There may be fewer dairy farms and cows than in previous years, but the dairy production and processing industry remains a powerful force in west central Minnesota and for the entire state. According to the 2009 Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile from the state Department...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
American Opinion: On regulation of the U.S. oil industry
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the regulation of the U.S. oil industry: It wasn't so long ago, when oil prices were on their way up to near $150 a barrel, that Lafayette business people began talking about the regulatory...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 13, 2010
EDC sees development opportunities with new angel investor tax credit
WILLMAR -- Not long ago, the chance to bring in a new business slipped through the fingers of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic...
April 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
A man-made dairy crisis
The current dairy price crisis is a man-made event. Don't kid yourself into believing some of the hype corporate-America lovers are trying to sell you. Does it make sense for large dairy companies to undercut U.S.
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2009
Sviggum's gubernatorial bid on hold after ruling that states he can't enter the campaign while Labor and Industry Dept. boss
RED WING -- Steve Sviggum's gubernatorial campaign is on indefinite hold. The Department of Labor and Industry commissioner said Wednesday that...
August 20, 2009 - 12:00am
August 17, 2009
Pork producers have cut costs, weathered storm, but how much longer can they last?
WILLMAR -- Pork producers are waging a constant battle to try to stay ahead by cutting costs and managing their operations to be as efficient as possible. That still may not be enough to keep the state's swine industry intact. "We've done almost all we can do to control our costs,"...
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Pork industry woes extend beyond ill-founded flu scare
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Frontier Testing in Olivia knows how to find it
OLIVIA -- Olivia can lay claim to being host to one of the world's largest concentrations of seed company research and production facilities,...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am