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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
November 28, 2016
U.S. Treasury presses on with rule opposing serial tax inversions
U.S. shoppers snapped up Cyber Monday deals on what is usually the single biggest day for internet shopping, after stellar online sales over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Sales on Cyber Monday were expected to finish up 9.4 percent at $3.36 billion compared with last year, according...
November 28, 2016 - 2:56pm
November 22, 2016
VW puts conquering Americas at heart of turnaround plan
WOLFSBURG, Germany — Volkswagen will need to conquer the Americas, the region at the center of its emissions scandal, to deliver a turnaround at its core VW brand, Europe's largest carmaker said on Tuesday. VW said it would launch a series of higher-margin SUVs, limousines...
November 22, 2016 - 12:53pm
November 21, 2016
Gun shops eye busy Black Friday despite Hillary Clinton loss
SAN FRANCISCO — Christmas came early for U.S. gun shop owners — who saw a rush of firearms purchases ahead of the presidential election...
November 21, 2016 - 12:05pm
May 12, 2016
Longtime auto seller joins Yarmon Ford
PAYNESVILLE — Rick Schroeder, who has 20 years in the automotive business, is now part of the Yarmon Ford team in Paynesville. Schroeder previously worked with Don and Vern’s and with Mills Ford, both of Willmar, before going to Paynesville. Schroeder lives in Raymond with his...
May 12, 2016 - 5:17am
May 2, 2016
Willmar City Council moves sales tax option forward
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council approved a motion during Monday’s meeting to continue to pursue a local option sales tax. The motion allows...
May 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
April 12, 2016
Fenstra Insurance in Willmar adds new sales staff member
WILLMAR — Jason Haugen is a new insurance sales producer at Fenstra Insurance. Before joining Fenstra, Haugen sold insurance for five years in Rochester. Fenstra Insurance is located at 2125 S. First St. in Willmar. Haugen can be reached at 320-235-6466.
April 12, 2016 - 4:58am
November 27, 2015
VIDEO: Black Friday crowds fall short
CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH —America’s annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as U.S. retailers’ discounts on...
November 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
September 1, 2015
Northern States promotes Wharton to sales manager
WILLMAR — Northern States Supply in Willmar announces that Chris Wharton has been promoted to sales manager. He will be responsible for working with sales staff in all seven locations. Northern States Supply is an employee-owned company with locations in Willmar, Mankato, St. Cloud...
September 1, 2015 - 9:45am
May 20, 2015
Hormel Foods expects turkey shortfall in early 2016
(Reuters) — Hormel Foods Corp., the maker of Spam lunch meat, said it expected sales at its Jennie-O Turkey Store business to fall about 15 percent in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian flu outbreak in the United States. However, shares of...
May 20, 2015 - 11:16pm
March 23, 2015
Ziegler CAT to come to Willmar
WILLMAR — Ziegler CAT, of Bloomington, has announced the company will open a new sales and parts facility April 20 in Willmar. The business...
March 23, 2015 - 11:18pm
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
April 3, 2014
Owners of downtown Willmar grocery face tax charges; allegedly owe $290K
WILLMAR — The owners of a downtown Willmar grocery store have been charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly failing to file state income...
April 3, 2014 - 10:58pm
January 14, 2014
U.S. holiday sales up 3.8 percent, retail federation says
NEW YORK - U.S. retail sales rose 3.8 percent during the 2013 holiday season, compared with 3.5 percent last year, the National Retail Federation said on Tuesday. The disappointing showing reflected on the extent of discounting retailers resorted to as consumers held back spending...
January 14, 2014 - 10:41am
December 26, 2013
Not close to being done: Discounts, promotions spur sales in U.S. holiday season
Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as deep discounting and increased promotions encouraged bargain-hungry shoppers...
December 26, 2013 - 11:03pm
November 14, 2013
Wal-Mart U.S. quarterly comparable sales slip
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by an unexpected decline in U.S. comparable sales and what the company called a competitive retail environment. The world's largest retailer said comparable sales at its U.S. stores,...
November 14, 2013 - 7:36am