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Rep. Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Video: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in Benson
Hearing Tuesday on appointing or electing Kandiyohi County officers
Judge orders change, Minn. sex offender program remains same
Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Boys Basketball: BBE rallies in 2nd half to win Class A title
College Baseball: Ridgewater nearly beats top-ranked Iowa Western
Men's basketball: Badgers knock Gophers out of tournament
Girls basketball: NLS tops Sauk in OT to earn spot at state
Twins extend contract for closer Perkins
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Mix it up with some quinoa
Louis Ronald Steffens
Robert "Bob" Terhell
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
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...
news / local
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
November 6, 2013
U.S. planned layoffs rise in October: consultant
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose 13.5 percent in October on cuts in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors, a report on Wednesday showed. Employers announced 45,730 layoffs last month, up from 40,289 in September, according to the report from...
news / nation
November 6, 2013 - 7:27am
October 3, 2013
U.S. planned layoffs fall 20 percent in September: Challenger
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms fell 20 percent in September, even as cuts in the healthcare sector more than doubled from the prior month, a report on Thursday showed. Employers announced 40,289 layoffs last month, down from 50,462 in August,...
October 3, 2013 - 8:05am
March 11, 2013
Willmar, Minn., School District layoffs affecting 80 non-tenured teachers; many likely to return
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board voted to terminate the contracts of 80 non-tenured teachers Monday, an annual practice. Many of the teachers may be rehired before the next school year, depending on the district’s needs and financial condition. The list includes 25 full-time...
news / education
March 11, 2013 - 11:14pm
June 6, 2011
Letter: No winners in state shutdown
35,000 state employees will receive layoff notices on June 10. At first glance, it might appear to many that this will be one great way to help balance our state budget. Yet more than most, my Hutchinson community is well aware of the collateral damage massive layoffs can trigger:...
opinion / letters / state
June 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Bobcat announces nearly 200 layoffs in North Dakota; some cuts made at Litchfield plant
news / state
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 28, 2009
Renville County West School Board considers closing school in Sacred Heart
RENVILLE -- The Renville County West School Board will probably decide next month whether to close its elementary school in Sacred Heart and move all the students to the high school building in Renville. At its meeting this week, the board reviewed comments heard at a public hearing...
news / local
March 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Fargo CNH plant facing temporary layoffs
FARGO - The president of a local machinists union says Case-New Holland - Fargo's largest manufacturing employer - is planning temporary layoffs during the next four months. But when contacted Thursday by The Forum, plant manager Erik Olson said he had no idea about such reports...
news / nation / business
December 19, 2008 - 6:00am