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Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
Renville County house fire ignited by child playing with lighter
It took a study to show Pokemon Go is a distracted-driving hazard
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
Despite big discounts, auto sales expected to decline
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
September 7, 2016
Kandi Mall abatement approved by city and county
WILLMAR — In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Willmar City Council approved a 10-year tax abatement for Willmar's Kandi Mall. A public hearing...
September 7, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 22, 2016
Cash Wise Foods in Willmar honored by parent company
WILLMAR—Coborn's Inc. has named the Willmar Cash Wise Foods store as its Store of the Year for its district within the company. Coborn's, an employee company with stores throughout the Midwest, evaluates all of its stores annually to determine a store of the year for each of...
August 22, 2016 - 12:36pm
August 3, 2016
Opinion: Proposed Kandi Mall project is a positive deal
The $6.5 million rehabilitation project at the Kandi Mall in Willmar took another step toward reality Monday as the Willmar City Council voted...
August 3, 2016 - 4:00am
August 1, 2016
Willmar council supports Kandi Mall tax abatement
WILLMAR -- Kandi Mall is one step closer to a requested tax abatement for a $6.5 million rehabilitation project at the retail center as the Willmar...
August 1, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 26, 2016
Willmar's Sears store upgraded
WILLMAR—Sears has upgraded three of its Sears Hometown and Outlet stores, including its Willmar location. The project includes new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures and signs and in-depth employee training. Appliances will now make up half of the product...
July 26, 2016 - 1:40am
Dollar General to open in Hector
HECTOR—Discount retailer Dollar General is opening a new store in Hector. The new store at 751 Highway Avenue East will employ approximately six to 10 people. The retailer offers a wide assortment of merchandise, including food, housewares, apparel and health and beauty products....
July 26, 2016 - 1:19am
July 11, 2016
Wal-Mart rolls out special carts to improve fresh food offering
CHICAGO—Wal-Mart has begun rolling out specialized carts designed to keep employees out on the floor culling produce and reducing wastage,...
July 11, 2016 - 10:50am
April 26, 2016
Litchfield woman honored by Dollar General
LITCHFIELD — Vicky Spangler, of Litchfield, was named the Divisional District Manager of the Year at a Dollar General company awards ceremony April 19 in Nashville, Tennessee. Spangler was recognized for her outstanding performance in 2015. She was one of nine divisional district...
April 26, 2016 - 8:20am
November 27, 2015
Video: Shoppers brave cold morning temps as Black Friday bargains in Willmar
Willmar's south end buzzed with traffic long before sun up on Black Friday with stores opening early. Shoppers were lined up at the front door...
November 27, 2015 - 7:56am
October 5, 2015
Deals start early as retailers gear up for potentially difficult shopping season
NEW YORK - U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year. The holidays...
October 5, 2015 - 11:31am
May 6, 2015
A&W Furniture is named Retailer of the Year
REDWOOD FALLS — A&W Furniture of Redwood Falls has been named Retailer of the Year at the 20th Annual Furniture Industry Awards Gala April 20. The award is the highest honor given by sales representatives within the retail home furnishings community. It recognizes retailers...
May 6, 2015 - 12:54am
Jeff Mills keeps wheels turning at Bicycles and Beyond
MONTEVIDEO — A mechanical aptitude can take you a long way in life. It can also bring you back home again. That’s the case for Jeff Mills,...
April 6, 2015 - 11:15pm
January 15, 2015
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
TORONTO (Reuters) - Target Corp will abandon its ill-fated expansion into Canada less than two years after launch, the U.S. discount retailer said on Thursday, in a surprise retreat that will put more than 17,000 employees out of work and cost it billions.
January 15, 2015 - 12:44pm
November 30, 2014
Holiday weekend store sales fall on early discounts, online growth
Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average...
November 30, 2014 - 10:32pm
November 28, 2014
‘Shop small’: Locally owned businesses hope holiday shoppers keep buying today
WILLMAR — Cullen’s Home Store in Willmar had a larger sales day on Small Business Saturday last year than it did on Black Friday, and that’s happened for the past three years. Owner Rick Dahle said he’s hoping to see the same thing this year. Small Business Saturday, started...
November 28, 2014 - 11:44pm