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Brothers bond over maple syrup
Pennsylvania girl, 4, rides bus alone in search of slushie
Status check on Minnesota legislation
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Wild too much for Kings
Vikings' Greenway takes $3.6M pay cut
Men's Hockey Roundup: UND thumps SCSU to reach Frozen Four; UMD loses
College Softball: Warriors bash Mesabi Range, edged by Itasca
Pelicans hammer Timberwolves
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
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Editorial: Meeting IDs some Willmar objectives
Letter: ACGC’s four-day week
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
Letter: I’m proud of the Wllmar 5
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 spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
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 store in Willmar’s Kandi Mall. Tollefson had always done her shopping early in the morning on Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving...
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, who was busy talking to customers Tuesday at Motor Sports of Willmar. The phone was “ringing non-stop” in the parts and maintenance...
news / local
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 Avenue S.E. The public is invited. Elmquist will construct a new 3,838-square-foot store on one level at the site owned by the store for...
May 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
March 13, 2014
U.S. retail sales rebound from winter chill, jobless claims fall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.
news / nation
March 13, 2014 - 11:28am
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
(Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is about to undo the centerpiece of former Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson's failed vision to take the retailer upmarket.
March 13, 2014 - 7:29am
March 7, 2014
MasterCard, Visa form group to enhance payment security
(Reuters) - Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc, the world's two largest payment networks, have formed a new cross-industry group to improve payment system security following a number of high-profile data breaches. The new group, which will include banks, credit unions, retailers and industry...
news / nation
March 7, 2014 - 12:19pm
February 26, 2014
Woman in theft ring banned from Target for decade
STILLWATER, Minn. -- A Woodbury woman convicted of participating in a theft ring will be prohibited from entering Target stores for 10 years as part of a criminal sentence. Kristi Jean Hambleton, 24, was sentenced Feb. 6 in Washington County District Court to 10 years of...
news / state
February 26, 2014 - 3:04pm
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
By Dhanya Skariachan and Jim Finkle NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp's (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) net profit almost halved...
February 26, 2014 - 7:53am
For J.C. Penney, e-commerce is no easy fix
(Reuters) - First the good news for J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz): online sales rose 26.3 percent during the...
February 26, 2014 - 7:50am
February 25, 2014
Macy's sticks to forecast despite slow Valentine's Day sales
(Reuters) - Macy's Inc's (M.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sales this year were weak until Valentine's Day, the department store operator said on Tuesday, but it stuck to its full-year forecast because it expects business to return to normal when the weather improves.
February 25, 2014 - 10:50am
Home Depot profit tops estimates on cost cuts
(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as the world's largest home improvement chain kept a tight lid on costs to offset weak sales.
February 25, 2014 - 7:03am