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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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