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Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Dayton: Shouldn't take long to elect two new legislators
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Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
Wild hand Sabres seventh straight loss
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
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WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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Emma Anne Williams
August 15, 2013
Fewest Americans since 2007 seek jobless benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 - a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth.
August 15, 2013 - 8:10am
July 28, 2013
Labor group to host community forum Monday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - The Western Minnesota/Red River Valley Area Labor Council AFL-CIO will host a community forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at AFSCME Council 5, 1305 First St. S., in Willmar. Josh Wise, executive director of the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, will be keynote speaker. He...
July 28, 2013 - 6:57am
July 25, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000.
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 18, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 334K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign...
July 18, 2013 - 10:33am
July 9, 2013
U.S. job openings, hiring rise slightly in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in May and hired more workers, further signs of steady improvement in the job...
July 9, 2013 - 12:11pm
July 6, 2013
U.S. economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy - hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market...
July 6, 2013 - 4:01am
June 27, 2013
U.S. unemployment benefit applications fall to 346K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000 last week, evidence that the job market is still improving modestly, despite signs of slower growth.
June 27, 2013 - 9:00am
June 20, 2013
Weekly U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 354K
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 18,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Despite the gain, the level remains consistent with moderate job growth.
June 20, 2013 - 8:18am
May 30, 2013
Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 354K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring and remains near a five-year low.
May 30, 2013 - 10:47am
May 29, 2013
Unemployment rates fall in nearly all U.S. cities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country.
May 29, 2013 - 12:54pm
May 16, 2013
U.S. jobless claims jump to highest level in 6 weeks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 360,000, the most since late March. The jump came a week after applications had reached a five-year low.
May 16, 2013 - 9:01am
May 9, 2013
U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could lead to more hiring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER...
May 9, 2013 - 9:14am
May 7, 2013
U.S. job postings fell in March; hiring slowed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
May 7, 2013 - 1:08pm
May 2, 2013
U.S. worker productivity rises just 0.7 percent in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending. By CHRISTOPHER...
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
US jobless claims fall to 5-year low of 324K
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
May 2, 2013 - 11:23am