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Letter: Where was Rep. Baker?
Letter: A misuse of Robert’s Rules
Letter: Ill-advised talks with Iran
Letter: Did voters make a mistake?
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
January 8, 2011
Letter: Who needs electric cars?
I have a problem with justifying the purchase of electric-powered automobiles. First of all, who's going to pay for highway maintenance? Fuel taxes have been the traditional means of funding for road maintenance and construction? I hate to repeat this, but it's already been on the...
opinion / letters
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Gas prices top $3 in Willmar area
Gas prices Thursday topped $3 at some pumps in the Willmar area Thursday, the first time gas prices have hit that level in more than two years. Gas for regular unleaded was posted as $3.049 Thursday afternoon at SuperAmerica in Willmar, but the station had dropped the price had $2.999...
news / local
December 3, 2010 - 9:01am
July 13, 2010
NLS increases fees for student activities
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board raised participation fees Monday for student activities, but did not raise school lunch or event admission fees. Student activity fees will be $100 per sport for high school students and $75 per sport for middle school participants...
news / region
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
May 15, 2010
Tough winter leads to rising cattle, hog prices
MITCHELL, S.D. -- In a year filled with economic turmoil, cattle and hog prices are rising thanks to an unusually tough winter. "There's less supply and more demand than a year ago," said Mitchell Livestock Auction partner Marion Rus. "Export demand is also better than a year ago,...
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Natural gas tumbles after supply report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Natural gas prices tumbled today after a government report showed that even after a frigid two-week winter blast, U.S. stockpiles are still well above average for this time of year. Since March, natural gas held in underground caverns has remained at the high end...
news / nation / business
January 14, 2010 - 11:35am
January 13, 2010
Oil falls below $80 as US inventories jump
Oil prices slid below $80 a barrel today after China moved to curb bank lending and a report showed an unexpected jump in U.S. inventories of distillates and gasoline. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for February delivery was down 91 cents to $79.88 a barrel in electronic...
news / business / nation
January 13, 2010 - 9:40am
Gas prices across rural areas taking big bite out of budgets
ST. PAUL -- A new study shows what rural Minnesotans already knew: Gasoline takes a bigger bite out of their budgets than their city cousins. Research by the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that if gasoline costs $3 a gallon, 7 percent of an average rural resident's...
news / region / state
July 13, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Faced with inflation in food costs, Willmar school officials consider price hike for meals
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District is considering raising school meal prices for the next school year. The board may also adopt a policy that would prohibit students from charging meals when their pre-paid lunch accounts are empty. Food Service Director Annette Derouin discussed...
news / local
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Milk prices slashed in half for farmers: Consumer costs
It's 11 below zero at 6:15 a.m., and Steve and Amy Combs are just finishing milking their 100-head Holstein dairy herd. As the cows file in...
news / local
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Things can't get worse
I would like to know if there is someone out there who can explain to me why the gas price on Monday, Oct. 27, was $2.07 in Buffalo and it was $2.39 here in Willmar, and on Thursday, Oct. 30, it was $2.14 in St. Cloud and here in Willmar it was $2.29 on Wednesday but went down to...
November 3, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Gas prices finally fall below $3
WILLMAR -- The sentiments of Scott Erickson of Willmar are probably shared by other motorists who have seen gasoline prices fall below $3 per gallon in recent days. "It should have happened six months ago,'' Erickson said Friday. "That's what's killing the country is nobody's budgeting...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
April 5, 2008
Letter: Don't punish oil companies
With rising gas prices and widely reported record profits in the oil industry, there's plenty of anger at major oil companies right now, especially in Congress. But does acting on that anger make for smart, responsible energy policy? Will it lead to the kind of legislation likely...
April 5, 2008 - 12:00am