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No chickens in Atwater and no discipline for police chief
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
From Twitter to the table
School district approves 14 percent levy drop
Speaker urges ag to engage
MLB playoffs: Giants blank Pirates in NL wild card game
Prep football: Willmar Week 6 preview
College volleyball: Warriors survive against Cyclones
College football: Gophers’ Cobb on pace for a historic season
Vikings’ rookies stepping up and leading the way
Festivities surrounding Meander Weekend set in western Minnesota
Opening our eyes on the prairie
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Clarice Lorraine Knigge
Robert D. Goris
Anton "Tony" C. Werlinger
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
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 as "a beautiful secluded area." It also happens to be a house that's been foreclosed on -- a fact that helps explain why pricing has...
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 Realty in Willmar. Nothing was happening, she said. "People just hunkered down." The creation of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time...
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