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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Arvin A. Dahmes
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 28, 2015
Utilities Commission OKs two-year wage adjustment for nonunion employees
WILLMAR — Nonunion employees at Willmar Municipal Utilities will receive the same two-year, 2.5 percent wage increase as unionized utility employees will receive under action taken Monday by the Municipal Utilities Commission. The adjustment for years 2016 and 2017 for nonunion...
December 28, 2015 - 10:29pm
December 22, 2015
Kandiyohi County Board raises commissioners’ pay
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners voted last week to give themselves a 2 percent pay increase for 2016. The raise is similar to the cost-of-living adjustment that other county employees received for next year. It brings each commissioner’s annual pay to $30,161.01,...
December 22, 2015 - 9:37pm
December 15, 2015
City of Willmar committee takes no action on mayor, council salary increases
WILLMAR — No action was recommended by the Willmar City Council’s Finance Committee on possible salary increases for the mayor and council members in 2017. The council must set new salaries by ordinance. The ordinance currently in effect was approved Oct. 2, 2006, and increased...
December 15, 2015 - 9:54pm
December 1, 2015
Home, community caregivers seek more state money
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who provide the elderly and disabled care in their homes and other community-based settings are leaving the profession...
December 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
June 17, 2015
Council adds to Halliday’s pay
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has decided to give its interim city administrator a bump in pay, but some job duties are still under review. The City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to add $24,266, about $2,022 a month, to City Clerk Kevin Halliday’s annual salary...
June 17, 2015 - 12:11am
May 1, 2014
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
May 1, 2014 - 12:00am
October 5, 2013
Editorial: Congress members should all donate their pay
As America’s federal government enters its fifth day of a shutdown today, there is a sliver of hope as pressure continues growing on both Republicans and Democrats. House Speaker John Boehner correctly told fellow GOP lawmakers Thursday that he would not allow this political...
October 5, 2013 - 3:00am
May 14, 2013
New Yellow Medicine County, Minn., administrator will not have to take pay cut for the job
GRANITE FALLS -- The new Yellow Medicine County administrator will not have to take a pay cut for accepting the job. The Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to raise the starting salary offered to new County Administrator Peggy Heglund to $92,203.79, which represents the 10th step...
May 14, 2013 - 4:47pm
April 29, 2013
U.S. consumers keep spending despite reduced pay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- This year got...
April 29, 2013 - 6:29am
April 26, 2013
Editorial: Don’t cut miliary pay boost in 2014
The Pentagon is proposing only a 1 percent salary increase in 2014 for the troops of the United States. This proposed increase would be the lowest increase since 1963, more than 50 years. This was a tough decision for the Pentagon, which has to balance the nation’s military needs...
April 26, 2013 - 10:25am
December 1, 2010
Editorial: Obama is right on federal pay freeze
President Barack Obama took a positive step Monday toward addressing the climbing budget deficit with his announcement of a two-year pay freeze for federal employees. The proposed wage freeze would apply to all federal employees, except for military personnel. The last such federal...
December 1, 2010 - 12:49am
Cartoon by Clay Jones
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Women's equality remains behind the curve
WILLMAR -- Minnesota women are moving forward in pay equality but progress is achingly slow, a new report issued by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota has found. Lee Roper-Batker, the foundation's president and chief executive, thinks the state might actually be moving backward...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
American Opinion: On congressional pay raises should stop:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On congressional pay raises should stop: A bill to once again block an automatic congressional pay raise for 2011 is a good step at a time when America is wallowing in fiscal calamity,...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Teachers in Litchfield to take a 'hard freeze' in pay for 2009-10
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield school teachers will take a "hard freeze" in pay for the 2009-10 school year. The two-year contract includes a total increase of 3 percent for 2010-11, when the district expects to be out of statutory operating debt. The contract was approved Monday by the...
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am