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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 19, 2010
Stimulus critic Bachmann requested federal stimulus funds for her district
Despite vocal criticism of the federal stimulus package and a re-election campaign that trades heavily on her opposition to it, Minnesota Republican...
October 19, 2010 - 10:56am
September 1, 2010
Stimulus money to help ACGC hire kindergarten teacher
GROVE CITY -- The timing of new stimulus funds couldn't have been better for the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District. The district learned this week it will be eligible for about $157,000 from the federal education jobs fund at the same time enrollment figures took a surprising...
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Stimulus funds support broadband expansion
GRANITE FALLS -- MVTV will be receiving $562,776 in a low-interest loan and $562,776 in grant funds for its broadband expansion project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be matching the monies with $281,388 in private investment, according to a recent announcement...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
White House defends year-old stimulus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections. A weeklong push to highlight...
February 16, 2010 - 8:44am
January 12, 2010
U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration announced on Monday funding for nine projects designed to significantly increase fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, with more than half the money coming from the $787 billion stimulus package. Energy Secretary Steven...
January 12, 2010 - 7:45am
Funds to help water treatment projects in area
ST. PAUL -- Three area communities are among those receiving grant and low-interest loan funds from the state and federal governments to help with the costs of improvements to their water treatment and distribution systems. Bird Island, Cosmos and Redwood Falls were notified that...
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 30, 2009
Cities across Minnesota are gearing up for a fight for funding
ST. PAUL -- A perennial Minnesota legislative debate about local government aid is expected in the 2010 session, or maybe earlier. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is making noise about a big fight, and many city officials are concerned that they cannot wait until lawmakers...
November 30, 2009 - 12:00am
August 24, 2009
For these kids, stimulus was a blessing
Andy Elwood and Ibrahim Warsame showed off a table full of fresh vegetables at the Becker Market Thursday afternoon. They were proud of the...
August 24, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Commissioners get an up-close look at bridge construction work
LAKE LILLIAN -- When the timber bridge on Kandiyohi County Road 2 east of Lake Lillian was removed this spring to make way for a new culvert,...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
American Opinion: On the stimulus plan
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: The Associated Press On the stimulus plan: Under the most optimistic assessment, passing President Barack Obama's $787 billion eco-nomic stimulus package by itself would have halted the job losses that have,...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
June 15, 2009
West Central Tribune offers some economic stimulus
WILLMAR -- The second phase of an economic stimulus package sponsored by the West Central Tribune begins early Tuesday morning. Starting at...
June 15, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Letter: Looking for a handout?
TDS just sent me an e-mail saying, "TDS Telecommunications Corp. and other communications providers will begin vying for stimulus monies to expand their high-speed broadband Internet networks." That's just great! It's great because I assume that since we are paying for the high-speed...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Unknowns abound if city taps stimulus grant for its new $86M wastewater treatment plant project
WILLMAR -- A federal stimulus grant might save $150,000 on a $2.2 million pump station contract that's part of the city's new $86 million wastewater treatment project. But no one knows how much the savings might actually be because the cost of additional management of paperwork,...
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Highway 75 resurfacing to start Monday
Motorists will experience delays due to detours while traveling on Highway 75 when a resurfacing project between Ortonville and Graceville begins Monday. The project is one of nearly 100 Minnesota road and bridge projects that will be funded with $502 billion in federal economic...
April 29, 2009 - 11:14am
Kandiyohi Area Transit receives a new $66K bus due to economic stimulus funds
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi Area Transit will benefit from the federal economic stimulus package. Transit Director Tiffany Collins said Tuesday that KAT will receive a new bus in August that will be totally funded with federal stimulus money. Usually, 80 percent of the cost of a new transit...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am