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Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
Renville man re-elected president of Minnesota Farmers Union
A man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat
Dinosaurs, gods and marshmallows: A Thanksgiving science quiz
Kandiyohi County Board approves local option sales tax
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
2017 Tribune All-Area Football Team
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Red-hot Murphy helps Gophers rout Alabama A&M to go 5-0
Michael Jordan is turning into a Vikings fan
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
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 2, 2016
Willmar council puts reduced sales tax package in front of voters
WILLMAR—The Willmar City Council passed a resolution 7 to 1 during its Monday night meeting to bring a local option sales tax to voters...
August 2, 2016 - 3:37pm
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