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Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
March 14, 2016
Willmar superintendent proposes studying tradition of laying off/rehiring non-tenured teachers
WILLMAR — More than 100 non-tenured teachers will be receiving their pink slips from Willmar Public Schools this spring. At the Willmar School...
March 14, 2016 - 11:34pm
January 29, 2016
Case New Holland plant lays off 70 full-time staff
FARGO — Case New Holland Industrial America workers in Fargo are facing a new round of layoffs. This time, 70 full-time employees will be affected, according to a statement released by CNH Industrial America, which produces Case IH and New Holland brands. Workers at the company’s...
January 29, 2016 - 10:58pm
BNSF to lay off nearly 100 employees
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Slowing freight demand has prompted Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to lay off several dozen employees in North Dakota and western Minnesota. The layoffs, which some reports indicate may be nearing 100, generally have been spread between four yards: Grand...
December 29, 2015 - 8:38pm
United Taconite to idle, 420 jobs impacted
EVELETH — Cliffs Natural Resources on Wednesday said it will idle its United Taconite operation on the Iron Range, forcing 420 layoffs as the storm pummeling the U.S. domestic steel and iron ore industries continues to rage. The company said it has a glut of taconite iron ore pellets...
July 29, 2015 - 11:10pm
July 8, 2015
Lawmakers bash plan to cut 57,000 troops, civilians
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Wednesday sharply criticized long-announced U.S. Army plans to cut nearly 60,000 soldiers and civilian personnel due to tight budgets, warning it was risky and short-sighted at a time of Middle East conflict and rising tensions with Russia. Senator John...
July 8, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 21, 2015
Avian influenza leads to layoffs in Renville
RENVILLE — Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week. In a news release issued Thursday, the company said the layoffs are temporary. Layoffs are...
May 21, 2015 - 11:37pm
Funding dispute forces education layoff notices
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1. Gov....
May 21, 2015 - 12:07am
April 13, 2015
Teacher mentoring program begins this fall in the Willmar Public Schools
WILLMAR — An organized effort to provide mentoring and training for beginning teachers will begin this fall in the Willmar Public Schools. A group of staff members in the district presented an update on the plans at Monday’s School Board meeting. The proposal will be funded...
April 13, 2015 - 11:00pm
March 10, 2015
Willmar School Board cuts $1 million, lays off non-tenured teachers
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has cut $1 million from its budget for next year and has laid off all non-tenured teachers. The actions came at Monday’s board meeting at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board had discussed the budget cuts for a couple months, and...
March 10, 2015 - 11:29am
Leaner Target has Minnesota worried
By Tom Webb St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS -- Target said it plans to cut “several thousand” jobs at its Minneapolis corporate offices as the discounter tries to become leaner and more nimble. And less Minnesota focused. Even as Target sharply downsizes here,...
March 10, 2015 - 6:00am
March 6, 2015
Dayton plans Target meeting
ST. PAUL — The leaders of Target Corp. and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, whose family founded Target, plan to meet next week about planned layoffs. Dayton on Thursday said that he briefly has talked to Target CEO Brian Cornell. They set up a meeting next week. The governor said...
March 6, 2015 - 12:19am
March 4, 2015
Buzz is Target cuts will start next week
MINNEAPOLIS — Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target employees in Minnesota, there’s fear that the bull’s-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities Tuesday when it said “several thousand” corporate staffers will...
March 4, 2015 - 10:54pm
Leaner Target worries Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — Target said it plans to cut “several thousand” jobs at its Minneapolis corporate offices as the discounter tries to become...
March 4, 2015 - 6:00am
March 10, 2014
Layoffs for 80-plus in Willmar School District likely to be temporary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board laid off 87 non-tenured teachers and administrators Monday in an annual exercise related to the school district’s budget. While the district has followed the same practice for several years, this year board member Linda Mathiasen objected at...
March 10, 2014 - 11:16pm
January 22, 2014
Target cuts 475 jobs in Minnesota offices, spokeswoman says
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is cutting 475 jobs at its offices in Minnesota, where it is based, a spokeswoman for the third-largest U.S. retailer said on Wednesday.
January 22, 2014 - 2:26pm