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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Alveda B. Myhre
Lorraine M. Essler
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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October 12, 2016
Samsung slashes third quarter profit estimate by a third
Samsung slashed its quarterly profit estimate by a third on Wednesday, soaking up a $2.3 billion hit from ditching its flagship smartphone in...
October 12, 2016 - 10:39am
October 11, 2016
Global investment flows neutering national monetary policy
Monetary policy in developed markets like Japan and Europe is failing, and faltering in the U.S., in substantial part because globalization...
October 11, 2016 - 9:57am
October 7, 2016
Even with rising wages, robot revolution skips restaurants
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO — Clamshell grills are making burger flipping obsolete at McDonald's, Johnny Rockets and other burger chains....
October 7, 2016 - 9:37am
Schwab 'robo adviser' more than doubled assets over the last year
Investments in Charles Schwab Corp's "robo adviser" service grew to surpass $10 billion in September, more than double the year-ago level, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The automated investment service, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, allocates cash among exchange-traded funds according...
October 7, 2016 - 9:37am
October 5, 2016
'Hard Brexit' could cost British finance firms 38 billion pounds
LONDON — Britain's financial industry could lose up to 38 billion pounds ($48.34 billion) in revenue in a so-called 'hard Brexit' that...
October 5, 2016 - 2:36pm
October 4, 2016
Minnesota voters to decide legislative pay issue this year
ST. PAUL — Christine Leitner of St. Paul showed up on the very first day the Ramsey County elections office opened for voting to cast her ballot since she'll be vacationing out-of-state on Election Day. "I wanted to get it done as soon as possible so I didn't forget," she said....
October 4, 2016 - 10:05am
October 3, 2016
'Do-nothing session' could change control of MN Legislature
ST. PAUL — Motorists heading out of Willmar to St. Cloud or the Twin Cities can expect a couple of traffic jams. Minnesota 23 is a modern, four-lane road until it hits New London, then it bottlenecks down to two lanes to Paynesville, squeezing trucks, commuters and tourists...
October 3, 2016 - 5:00am
October 2, 2016
In jeopardy: Projects waiting for bonding bill
Here's a look at some of the other projects that are delayed and could be lost: • Dozens of rural Minnesota cities will have to wait to repair or replace failing sewer and water systems. • Without $12.7 million in state matching funds, Duluth is in danger of losing a $25 million...
October 2, 2016 - 8:30pm
September 16, 2016
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
• • NEW YORK—When Brian Cooksey joined a tech startup as a software developer in 2011, he was not thinking about the benefits package,...
September 16, 2016 - 8:53am
September 9, 2016
Increasingly risky to delay U.S. rate hike, Fed's Rosengren says
QUINCY, Mass. — The Federal Reserve, long hesitant to raise U.S. interest rates, increasingly faces risks if it waits too much longer...
September 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
Walgreens may have to sell 500-1000 stores for Rite Aid deal approval
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said it would likely have to divest between 500 and 1000 stores, more than its previous estimate, to win regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore operator, had earlier estimated...
September 9, 2016 - 9:49am
September 1, 2016
'Super Grandparents' need to rescue themselves first
NEW YORK—Sharon Kotzen is a 73-year-old retiree, but she is hardly taking it easy. The former guidance counselor from Wallingford, Pennsylvania...
September 1, 2016 - 11:44am
August 29, 2016
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
NEW YORK—Nearly a third of U.S. counties likely will be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act marketplace...
August 29, 2016 - 1:54pm
August 3, 2016
Money, drugs found inside vintage soda machine at Minnesota home
RED WING -- A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According...
August 3, 2016 - 11:27am
April 27, 2016
Restrictions and reserves keep Willmar's cash tied up
WILLMAR — Willmar City Finance Director Steve Okins wants to clarify some misconceptions he has heard in the public about how much money the...
April 27, 2016 - 10:49pm