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Minnesota teen making 'miracle' recovery after electric shock and 30-foot fall
New general manager search in early stages at Willmar Municipal Utilities
Records published June 28
Starbuck man injured in crash with deer
Excessive moisture taking a toll on some Minnesota crops
Legendary girls basketball coach Pat Summitt dead at 64
Kooista wins arms battle
NWL Baseball: Bats go silent in Stingers' loss at St. Cloud
NLS holds down Litchfield for Legion win
Community Christian's Reid makes immediate splash
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
Lauretta L. Theline
Velora "Val" Westerlund
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Alvera A. Haugen
Norbert P. Anderson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
December 1, 2015
GROWING TOGETHER: Let the ‘fir’ fly in battle between real, artificial Christmas trees
FARGO, N. D. — I chuckle whenever I’m reminded of the origins of America’s artificial Christmas trees. They were invented when a toilet bowl brush manufacturer created a tree from brush bristles in the 1930s. I guess when an artificial tree eventually loses its holiday luster,...
News / state
December 1, 2015 - 11:54pm
September 11, 2012
Internet brings transformation to real estate industry
By the time a client contacts Paul Ryan about a house for sale, he or she has probably already researched the property online, knows what the...
News / local / Business
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
January 10, 2012
West central Minn. home builders look forward to a stronger year
WILLMAR -- The recession led to some bleak years for local home builders but there are signs they may have weathered the worst of it. Tim Carlson,...
Business / local
January 10, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Key Minn. Republican: Counties should not have to collect state business property tax
WILLMAR -- The chairman of the House Taxes Committee says proposed repeal of the statewide business property tax is a top-tier tax relief priority...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Foreclosures rise, housing market remains lackluster
WILLMAR -- Among the recent new listings of Willmar homes for sale is one with a swimming pool and a location in what Realtor Mary Peterson describes...
Business / local
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Home sales plunge 27 percent to lowest in 15 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas. July's sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million,...
News / nation
August 24, 2010 - 12:49pm
January 23, 2010
Commentary: The Mass. real miracle happened four year ago
The miracle in Massachusetts was made possible through a bigger miracle four years ago. That's when the commonwealth became the first and so far only state to guarantee near-universal coverage. The Republican winner of the Senate seat long held by Ted Kennedy, Scott Brown, voted for...
opinion / commentary
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Another big opportunity for first-time homebuyers is on its way
WILLMAR -- Area real estate agents say a bill that would extend and expand the first-time homebuyer federal tax credit would definitely help the housing market. As part of the government's efforts to encourage people to spend money to help revive the economy, the House voted 403-12...
News / local / Business / nation
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Commentary: Commentary: Who are the liberals' real friends?
Nearly as unappetizing as the video of ACORN workers explaining how to run a prostitution business, cheat on taxes and import underage streetwalkers from Central America is the presence of Michael Moore's mug on TV screens everywhere. Having helped throw the 2000 election to George...
opinion / commentary
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Deadline looms for tax credit
The credit of up to $8,000 is generally available to homebuyers with qualifying income levels who have never owned a home or have not owned one in the past three years. Because the credit is only in effect for a limited time, those considering buying a home must act soon to qualify....
September 25, 2009 - 11:22pm
Realtors say local home buyers cashing in on first-time credit
This time last year, when the economy tanked, the housing market also took a major hit. "It was a little scary," said Shelly Cash, from Counselor...
News / local
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
Realtors elect Herst president
WILLMAR -- Stan Herst of Fenstra Real Estate of Willmar has been elected this year's president of the West Central Association of Realtors. He has been a Realtor since 2002. Herst has served on the association's board of directors for the past three years and has been a member of...
September 23, 2008 - 12:00am