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Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs
Only 22 percent of Minnesotans think Franken should remain in office, KSTP poll finds
Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
2017 Tribune All-Area Football Team
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
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
Catherine A. Brainard
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
Jeanne M. Poage
Dorothy A. Fransen
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
October 23, 2017
Trump rejects idea of new caps on 401(k) savings in tax plan
President Donald Trump said there will not be changes to tax-deferred retirement savings plans under his proposed tax plan, shooting down reports...
October 23, 2017 - 10:14am
Paying for retirement and college for their grandkids is putting more grandparents in a double bind
Each month, 72-year-old Sandra Bursch withdraws $4,200 from her retirement savings to cover her bills. A chunk of it goes toward paying college...
October 23, 2017 - 10:08am
September 29, 2017
The new reality of old age in America
Richard Dever had swabbed the campground shower stalls and emptied 20 garbage cans, and now he climbed slowly onto a John Deere mower to cut...
September 29, 2017 - 12:17pm
September 15, 2017
Why it's so hard for Americans to save for retirement
More than 35 years after he revolutionized the way Americans plan for retirement, Ted Benna is still trying to make it easier for people to save....
September 15, 2017 - 3:03pm
September 9, 2017
What savings? Survey says millennials not thinking about financial goals, but Grand Forks bankers aren't noticing that trend
A national credit union survey suggests millennials are getting worse at planning for their financial future, but that trend doesn't seem to...
September 9, 2017 - 9:10am
July 18, 2017
The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
A common axiom among investors is to save early and often. Let time do the rest. If you save enough, the thinking goes, the stock market's inexorable...
July 18, 2017 - 4:46pm
July 5, 2017
Willmar JCPenney manager retiring after 42 years with company
WILLMAR — Believe it or not, Cheryl Randleman is going to miss working on Black Friday. The general manager of the JCPenney store in Willmar's...
July 5, 2017 - 7:03am
May 9, 2017
Officials deep into planning for Willmar elementary move
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools officials are working hard to develop a plan for the district's elementary schools next year. The new...
May 9, 2017 - 6:48am
March 2, 2017
Financial adviser’s book says retirement planning about more than money
WILLMAR — Ben Taatjes ran the numbers and advised his 62-year-old client that he had the resources to retire right then and there. He did,...
March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
February 18, 2017
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
February 18, 2017 - 9:40am
January 14, 2017
Younger Americans embrace value of unbiased financial advice
CHICAGO — Newly empowered Republicans in Washington are not retreating from their battle to overturn a new regulation that protects retirement...
January 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
June 30, 2016
Middleton: Everyday player hangs up spikes
Editor’s note: Rand Middleton worked fulltime for the West Central Tribune for 37 years and part-time for several years prior to that. He covered...
June 30, 2016 - 10:55pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar city staff see early retirement incentive as earned benefit they want to maintain
WILLMAR — The City Hall conference room was full of city staff Wednesday as the Willmar City Council discussed whether to sunset the early retirement incentive policy which grants qualifying employees a monthly stipend to help pay for health insurance if they retire early. Currently,...
May 2, 2016 - 12:05am
February 18, 2016
Former Viking Jared Allen posts video announcing retirement
Giddy up: Jared Allen retires with 'ride into sunset' Jared Allen, ninth all-time on the NFL quarterback sack list announced his retirement on...
February 18, 2016 - 10:40am
December 30, 2015
Commentary: Little makes his last deadline
“We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.” — Dave Barry...
December 30, 2015 - 7:44am