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Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
November 27, 2014
Bargain hunters begin the hunt for deals Thanksgiving evening
WILLMAR — Sue Tollefson of Granite Falls was among hundreds of deal-hungry shoppers snapping up the bargains Thursday night at the JCPenney...
November 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
November 20, 2014
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Target Corp.reported on Wednesday its first increase in U.S. same-store sales in four quarters and a quarterly profit above expectations, but said it would review the future of its loss-making Canadian business after the holiday season.
November 20, 2014 - 7:00am
November 11, 2014
There’s no business like snow business
WILLMAR — Not everyone is cursing the foot of heavy, wet snow that fell this week in west central Minnesota. “We like it,” said Jay Reuss,...
November 11, 2014 - 11:49pm
Elmquist Jewelers ready to build new store in Willmar
WILLMAR — Longtime downtown Willmar business Elmquist Jewelers will break ground at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the store’s new location at 101 28th...
May 11, 2014 - 11:15pm