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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Best Buy in its final days in Willmar
Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
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
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House plan would move $2 million in bird flu money to disaster fund
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right...
April 12, 2016 - 11:30pm
October 19, 2015
How your credit score affects your love life
NEW YORK — In the high-stakes arenas of love and money (or credit scores), building on the latter may well gird the relationship, as Alida Almonte found. Reality hit when the 33-year old communications manager started to think about buying a home with her boyfriend Jason Giannini,...
October 19, 2015 - 11:08pm
July 13, 2015
Minnesota: Don’t let money doom ruin relationship
Money and love.
July 13, 2015 - 4:00am
May 7, 2014
Commentary: In the American drought, fortunes are being made
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This summer, even drinking water may be hard to find in some central California towns. This region is in its third year...
May 7, 2014 - 3:00am
May 6, 2014
Commentary: Gov. waste: Where does all of our money go
Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially...
May 6, 2014 - 12:10am
March 28, 2014
Lower corn prices dropped Minnesota farm income in 2013
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s farm income plunged in 2013 after breaking records the year before, due partly to much lower corn prices, a report out Thursday said.
March 28, 2014 - 2:00am
February 19, 2014
U.S. consumer debt rises in fourth quarter by most since 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. household debt rose in the latest quarter by the most since before the recession, a sign that Americans may be nearing the end of a multi-year belt-tightening trend, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed on Tuesday. Total consumer debt...
February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
January 29, 2014
Fed cuts stimulus as expected; Bernanke prepares to depart
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a further $10 billion reduction in its monthly bond purchases as it stuck to a plan to wind down the extraordinary stimulus despite recent turmoil in emerging markets.
January 29, 2014 - 1:28pm