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Records published Oct. 28
State rodeo queen from Willmar prepares for national event
Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 6, 2016
Grocery store thrives in tiny Milan
MILAN — A small grocery store in Milan, population 369, sets this community apart from many others of its size in rural Minnesota. And it’s...
March 6, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 25, 2016
Asian grocery to open in Willmar
WILLMAR — The Happy Family Asian Grocery in Willmar will open March 1, on the strength of a non-traditional loan from micro-lending website...
January 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
December 5, 2014
ALDI to open Willmar grocery store
WILLMAR — The public is invited to attend the 8:45 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the grand opening of the new ALDI grocery...
December 5, 2014 - 10:51pm
November 22, 2013
Stocks firm as Fed-fired volatility cools; dollar firm
(Reuters) - World shares were set to end a volatile week firmer on Friday and the dollar hovered near a 4-month high against the yen as worry dissipated about an early Fed move to start winding down its stimulus policy. U.S. stock index futures signaled that Wall Street was unlikely...
November 22, 2013 - 8:25am
August 17, 2013
Editorial: Statewide housing outlook is improving
There are positive signs in the real estate market across west central Minnesota and the rest of the state. The number of foreclosures is continuing to decline across the state, according to the Minnesota Homeownership Center. Housing demand is beginning to stabilize or increase...
August 17, 2013 - 5:00am
April 1, 2013
Oil falls after Exxon shuts pipeline
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil fell Monday as Exxon shut a pipeline that carries oil out of the Midwest and a report showed a cooling of U.S. manufacturing activity. Benchmark oil for May delivery fell 16 cents to close at $97.07 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
April 1, 2013 - 4:05pm
March 28, 2013
Oil rises above $97, natural gas falls back
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Thursday for the first time in five weeks, boosted by gains in U.S. stock markets and more signs of a strengthening economy. Benchmark oil for May delivery gained 65 cents to close at $97.23 a barrel in New York. Oil has gained...
March 28, 2013 - 2:45pm
March 26, 2013
Oil rises on auspicious U.S. economic data
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil climbed above $96 a barrel Tuesday after fresh U.S. economic data suggested the world's largest economy keeps recovering. Benchmark crude for May delivery gained $1.53 to finish at a five-week high of $96.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange....
March 26, 2013 - 4:39pm
March 24, 2013
Exodus from bonds? Not yet
Market pros call it the Great Rotation. That's the long-awaited scenario when investors take their money out of bonds and sink it into stocks. By MARK JEWELL and MATTHEW CRAFT AP Business Writers Market pros call it the Great Rotation. That's the long-awaited scenario when investors...
March 24, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 19, 2013
Market rebounds, but retirement confidence doesn't
Workers appear to have little faith that the economic recovery and the stock market's climb have left them better-prepared for retirement. By MARK JEWELL AP Personal Finance Writer Workers appear to have little faith that the economic recovery and the stock market's climb have left...
March 19, 2013 - 4:59pm
March 11, 2013
Oil price down on Fed policy concerns
The price of oil fell slightly Monday after strong jobs growth in the U.S. sparked speculation of an earlier end to the Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press The price of oil fell slightly Monday after strong jobs growth in the U.S. sparked speculation...
March 11, 2013 - 8:14am
September 27, 2012
Printmaking project comes to Becker Market today
WILLMAR -- Take a group of kids and adults interested in art, and give them the materials to make a printing block. Add ink and paper, then apply...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Woman pleads to assault charge for machete at farmers market
WILLMAR -- Betty Denice Reveles, 50, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a second-degree assault charge for threatening a woman with a machete...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2012
West central Minn. home builders look forward to a stronger year
WILLMAR -- The recession led to some bleak years for local home builders but there are signs they may have weathered the worst of it. Tim Carlson,...
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am