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Renovations begin on City Auditorium
Trial suspended for man accused of stabbing stepgrandmother
Willmar man dies in Renville County accident
DHS to host meeting on mental health services Friday in Willmar
Freedom for Freeman
Prep cross country: Tuesday's results
Girls tennis roundup: Rocori nudges Willmar
Girls swimming & diving: Cards sink Fergus
Girls soccer: Sartell blanks Cards
Boys soccer: Sabres down Willmar
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
George Nicholas Novak
Marian D. Jones
Damrongnawin — Lundstrum
Leadens — Jans
Schmidt — Hagen
Stadem — Cuevas
Ciminski — Twist
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Commentary: When will Minnesota fix U.S. Highway 12?
Letter: A first-rate production
Letter: Spend political dollars locally
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
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