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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 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 of drought, among the worst in recorded history. Yet agribusinesses are planting huge new groves of thirsty almond and pistachio trees....
opinion / commentary
May 7, 2014 - 3:00am
February 25, 2014
Home Depot profit tops estimates on cost cuts
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as the world's largest home improvement chain kept a tight lid on costs to offset weak sales.
February 25, 2014 - 7:03am
February 19, 2014
Watch for companies to claim 'Jack Frost ate our profits'
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sick of hearing Americans complain about the winter weather? Too bad. Because the corporate kvetching has only just begun.
February 19, 2014 - 10:30am
January 21, 2014
Halliburton profit surges 31 percent as drilling booms outside North America
(Reuters) - Halliburton Co (HAL.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a 31 percent rise in quarterly profit as the world's second-largest oilfield services company's push into global markets more than made up for weakness in North America. Income from continuing operations...
January 21, 2014 - 7:14am
July 25, 2013
GM 2Q profit falls nearly 16 percent
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says second-quarter net income fell 16 percent as slowing international profits and losses in Europe offset strong North American earnings. The company earned $1.26 billion from April through June, or 75 cents per share. That compares with $1.5 billion,...
July 25, 2013 - 6:53am
July 23, 2013
UPS profit falls on shift to lower cost services
DALLAS (AP) -- UPS said Tuesday that second-quarter profit fell 4 percent as customers shifted from premium toward lower-priced shipped serv...
July 23, 2013 - 11:16am
April 24, 2013
Ford's first quarter profit up 15 percent to $1.6b
EARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. reported a better-than-expected $1.6 billion profit in the first quarter as growing demand in the U.S. and China for its new vehicles helped overcome steep losses in Europe and South America. Ford said Wednesday that first-quarter net income rose...
April 24, 2013 - 9:55am
September 10, 2010
Uptick in surgery volume helps fuel profitable month for Rice Hospital
WILLMAR -- An increase in the number of surgeries helped Rice Memorial Hospital end the month of July with a profit, as well as reduce some of the net losses the city-owned hospital has been accumulating since the beginning of the year. Final figures for August won't be ready until...
news / local
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Commentary: Taxing the bankers is only a start
Tax the bankers' profits, tax their bonuses, tax their golf scores. I mean it. Take their windfall, and give it to the taxpayers who bailed them out. Britain and France plan a 50 percent tax on banker bonuses -- coordinated lest their financial bigwigs think of crossing the channel...
opinion / commentary
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 14, 2009
Meeker Memorial Hospital reports 21% profit margin in December; Increase in patient volume results in $500K profit
LITCHFIELD -- A recent increase in patient numbers led to a big month for Meeker Memorial Hospital. Mike Schramm, CEO of Meeker Memorial Hospital, reported to the Meeker County Board of Commissioners this week that the county's hospital made almost $500,000 in December -- a feat...
news / region
February 14, 2009 - 12:00am
November 8, 2008
Hospital officials propose conservative budget for 2009
WILLMAR -- As patient volume continues to lag, Rice Memorial Hospital is scaling back one of its key budget targets for next year. The city-owned hospital is shooting for a conservative 1.1 percent financial return, instead of the more ambitious goal of 2.8 percent laid out in the...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am