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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
May 24, 2017
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
MARSHALL — Minnesota's manufacturing sector continues to express confidence in its economic prospects. A survey of over 400 executives...
20 hours 45 min ago
March 28, 2017
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
DETROIT/WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday, March 28, said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in...
March 28, 2017 - 10:09am
January 23, 2017
Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing...
January 23, 2017 - 4:31pm
November 29, 2016
Custom Products of Litchfield honored
LITCHFIELD — The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has named Custom Products of Litchfield a Pillar of the Industry, bestowing the award at the annual conference Nov. 16-18 in Santa Barbara, California.
November 29, 2016 - 7:43am
November 21, 2016
Sneakers show limits of trade policy in reviving jobs for Trump
American companies from appliance makers to auto parts suppliers have lined up to offer a quiet caution to President-elect Donald Trump as he...
November 21, 2016 - 11:11am
November 6, 2016
US manufacturing economy fails employers and workers
BREMEN, Indiana — James L. Brown tried to hire a dozen workers for his metal foundry here. Half of them flunked the drug test. Those results...
November 6, 2016 - 11:03pm
May 20, 2016
Minnesota manufacturers optimistic about future growth
WILLMAR -- Despite some regional hiccups -- including in west central Minnesota’s agriculture equipment sector -- the state’s manufacturing...
May 20, 2016 - 4:05pm
May 17, 2016
Minnesota manufacturing data to be presented May 20 in Willmar
WILLMAR — Enterprise Minnesota will discuss the state of Minnesota manufacturing in Willmar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 20 at Ridgewater College, in the Student Services Building, Room A240. The consulting organization conducted phone surveys with over 400 Minnesota manufacturing...
May 17, 2016 - 5:43am
May 12, 2016
Loftness Specialized Equipment in Hector celebrates 60 years
HECTOR — When Dick Loftness built himself a V-type snow blower in 1956, he was starting the process which would bring about Loftness Manufacturing. The Hector company is now marking its 60th anniversary. Now known as Loftness Specialized Equipment, Loftness manufactures and sells...
May 12, 2016 - 5:20am
April 30, 2016
Western Minn. company with workers on strike says it will close
MORRIS (Forum News Service) — Aaron Carlson Corporation, whose carpenters have been on strike since April 11, will be closing its Morris location, the company said in a news release sent late Friday afternoon. The company, which has been making custom woodworking in the state for...
April 30, 2016 - 12:52am
October 5, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Manufacturing is important in west central Minnesota
Forum News Service Minnesota’s second largest industry is manufacturing, and (west central Minnesota) is a good representative of that statistic. Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 1-10 to be Minnesota Manufacturers Week (though it’s longer than a week), supporting the more...
October 5, 2015 - 1:00am
June 4, 2015
DEED awards $40K grant to Ridgewater for Custom Roto Mold training
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a $40,000 grant to Ridgewater College to train more than 60 employees of Custom Roto Mold in Benson. The grant was awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. The program...
June 4, 2015 - 7:04pm
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
May 27, 2015
Ridgewater to host manufacturing conference
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College will be host a State of Manufacturing conference Wednesday afternoon on the Willmar campus to discuss issues the industry faces The conference will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the campus student center. The conference is open to manufacturers and...
May 27, 2015 - 11:36pm
January 29, 2015
Minnesota-made RyKrisp victim of changing tastes
ST. PAUL — The end is near for RyKrisp, the made-in-Minnesota rye cracker that once was a mainstay of dieters and Scandinavians. RyKrisp’s...
January 29, 2015 - 8:00am