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Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle ground on budget plan
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Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
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Richard "Ric" T. McGinty
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USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP Acres for Minnesota counties
ST. PAUL -- USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced that in response to drought conditions, FSA has authorized emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program acres for 70 Minnesota counties. Seventy counties are approved for emergency CRP...
July 27, 2012 - 9:43am
Tribune Editorial: Fed move on interest is a good strategy
The Federal Reserve made a good decision this week when it announced it would likely keep its rates below 1 percent through late 2014 to help address the continuing weakness of the U.S. economy. This decision reassures consumers and businesses about the Fed's policy strategy over...
January 27, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Fed unlikely to raise rates until at least 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve went further than ever today to assure consumers and businesses that they'll be able to borrow cheaply well into the future. The Fed pushed back the date for any likely increase in its benchmark interest rate by at least a year and a half, until...
news / nation
January 25, 2012 - 12:59pm
May 7, 2011
Fed economist optimistic about Minn. economy
WILLMAR -- Employment is expected to increase in Minnesota this year, and that should contribute to a healthier economy, a Federal Reserve economist...
news / local / business
May 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
Federal Reserve economist to speak in Willmar Friday
WILLMAR -- Toby Madden, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak Friday in Willmar. Madden will speak at the Willmar Area Development Corporation eighth annual meeting at noon at the Oaks at Eagle Creek. His presentation will include an economic...
news / local / business
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
February 20, 2010
Sheriff's reserve officers retire, are honored for their service
WILLMAR -- Five reserve officers for the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office have retired and were recently honored for their years of service to the volunteer program. Reserve officers who retired at the end of 2009 included Floyd Portenga, of Lake Lillian, who served 48 years, since...
news / local
February 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Decision time looming for state's CRP lands
MONTEVIDEO -- No matter if you look at it from the barrel of a shotgun, through your favorite bird-watching binoculars or a laboratory microscope, the results are obvious. The grasslands made possible throughout Minnesota's farm country by the Conservation Reserve Program have resulted...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 4, 2010
West central region keeps majority of its CRP lands
WILLMAR -- More than 3.4 million acres across the country was pulled out of the Conservation Reserve Program when the contracts on those lands expired in September. Most of that land was enrolled in Texas, Colorado and Kansas, but there was hundreds of thousands of acres in the Dakotas...
news / local / region
January 4, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2009
Minneapolis Fed boss says lessons need to be learned on economy
WILLMAR -- The recession is likely to persist for several more months, but there are signs that recovery is "not too far off," a Federal Reserve Bank official told a Willmar audience on Tuesday. Gary Stern, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, addressed close to...
May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 19, 2009
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president in Willmar today
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce staff contacted Gary Stern to find out if he'd be willing to come to town as a guest speaker, they weren't sure he'd be available. Stern, after all, is president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. "There's only...
news / local
May 19, 2009 - 12:00am
May 9, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank official to speak in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Gary Stern, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will speak in Willmar this month at an event hosted by the Young Professionals group of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Stern's talk, on "Financial Conditions and...
news / local
May 9, 2009 - 12:00am