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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
January 28, 2016
Minnesota places first in Gallup job creation index
ST. PAUL– Minnesota ranks first in the nation in job creation, according to the 2015 Job Creation Index report just released by the Gallup Inc. polling company. Minnesota received a score of 38 in the index, based on worker reports of hiring activity at their places of employment....
January 28, 2016 - 11:39pm
January 4, 2016
The good and bad of Minnesota’s economy
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s economy is a study in contradictions. So much of the news looks good: near record-low unemployment, overall wage payments rising, few signs of the recession remain. But there also are warning signs: manufacturing, mining and farm economies lag; some parts...
January 4, 2016 - 12:36am
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
November 27, 2015
MnSCU chancellor: We need to plan for jobs of the future
WILLMAR — In the coming years, three-quarters of available jobs in the state will require some sort of post-secondary education. It will be a challenge to develop educational programs that will prepare Minnesotans for the jobs that will be available in the future, said Steven Rosenstone,...
November 27, 2015 - 10:33pm
September 16, 2015
58 firms look for workers
Joe Barbknecht, left, a Ridgewater College Farm Operations Management student from Waseca, and Joe Rigotti, a welding student from Rochester,...
September 16, 2015 - 11:30pm
September 15, 2015
Willmar-area labor shortage means jobs are plentiful
WILLMAR — Area businesses, facing a critical labor shortage, are scrambling for workers as evidenced by the number of “help wanted’’...
September 15, 2015 - 12:00am
June 3, 2015
Consultant: Good jobs await in manufacturing
WILLMAR — The head of an organization that helps small and medium-size manufacturers compete and grow profitably says there are some really good careers waiting for young people in manufacturing. “I think a lot of parents have this understanding of what manufacturing was a generation...
June 3, 2015 - 11:40pm
June 2, 2015
Area job opportunities increase
MONTEVIDEO — Last winter Julie Redepenning offered to give a presentation on labor market conditions to teachers in the Upper Minnesota River...
June 2, 2015 - 12:02am
April 17, 2015
Minnesota adds 7,800 jobs in March
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs last month, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Education and health care led all sectors with 5,800 new jobs, while trade, transportation and utilities (1,800...
April 17, 2015 - 8:00am
April 16, 2015
Mayo Clinic hiring means nursing shortage for other facilities
For 30 years, Bobbi Jo Funke has worked some form of nursing job. From working as a nurse aid in high school to her current job as a licensed...
April 16, 2015 - 6:00am
April 9, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Hard not to be cynical over Minn. ‘jobs bill’
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton launched a bonding bill proposal Tuesday that sounded oh-so-good — and perhaps a little too good.
April 9, 2015 - 6:00am
April 3, 2015
U.S. job growth brakes sharply, clouds timing of Fed rate increase
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, the latest sign of weakness in the economy and one likely to further delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.
April 3, 2015 - 11:02pm
March 31, 2015
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
ST. PAUL — Job vacancies in Minnesota soared to the highest level since 2001 as they hit 88,900 in the last quarter of 2014, a 47 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development It’s...
March 31, 2015 - 11:35pm
March 24, 2015
Stacey Arneson, left, and Becky Graf of Miller Manufacturing in Glencoe set up the company table Tuesday at the West Central Minnesota Area Business...
March 24, 2015 - 10:47pm
September 5, 2014
U.S. employment growth smallest in eight months, labor force shrinks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates.
September 5, 2014 - 7:58am