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Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
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
January 4, 2012
Farm Bureau: Food prices moderate slightly in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or...
January 4, 2012 - 11:46am
July 16, 2011
Survey shows some support for Willmar's proposed levy
WILLMAR -- The majority of people responding to an online survey support the idea of renewing an operating levy for the Willmar School District. The results of the survey were released this week by the district. The survey had 448 respondents from the district, 80 percent of them...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
Regional schools' study group discusses survey results
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar and Montevideo school boards voted this week to share the services of a food service director, they followed New...
April 13, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Regional school districts seek community input
WILLMAR -- An online survey about school cooperation is waiting for the residents of 17 school districts in central and west central Minnesota. The survey will gauge people's views on curriculum, teacher evaluation, staff training and shared services. The survey is open to anyone...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Midwest survey suggests growing economic optimism
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states are more optimistic about the regional economy, but a new survey released last week suggests business remains weak in many areas. "Unfortunately, very healthy farm income is not translating to healthy business activity,"...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Survey finds public works, safety issues are priorities for residents
WILLMAR -- Responses to a recent Willmar community budget survey indicate people are mainly concerned about public works and public safety issues. The...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
Willmar seeks community input on budget priorities for 2011
The Willmar City Council is conducting a community survey to assist the council in determining city budget funding priorities for 2011. The entire survey will be published in the Tribune on Saturday. You can also take the survey by clicking on this link Willmar City Budget Survey. The...
July 9, 2010 - 11:58am
July 8, 2010
Willmar City Council gives approval to '11 budget survey
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved conducting a community survey to assist the council in determining city budget funding priorities for 2011. The council approved the survey Tuesday night. "The City Council just felt that in the process of dealing with the 2011 budget...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Responses needed for regional health survey
WILLMAR -- Responses are continuing to be collected for a regional health survey being conducted for public health agencies in 19 southwestern and southern Minnesota counties. Counties included in the survey are Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Survey to assess region's health status
WILLMAR -- Over 30,000 households in 19 counties in southwest and south central Minnesota will receive the 2010 Adult Health Survey this April. This regional effort is sponsored by the Statewide Health Improvement Program and local public health providers in the region. Wilder Research,...
April 19, 2010 - 11:47am
March 31, 2010
Minn. study finds sharp increase in homelessness
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new study says homelessness in Minnesota has risen sharply as unemployment and foreclosures have forced people out of permanent housing. The survey released today by St. Paul-based Wilder Research counted nearly 9,500 homeless people -- up more than 20 percent...
March 31, 2010 - 8:59am
December 5, 2009
Renville County down under
Their Chevrolet Malibu comes to a stop in yet another farm yard and a golden Labrador suddenly emerges. Bruce Bloomgren cautiously cracks open...
December 5, 2009 - 8:00am
November 13, 2009
Report declares embracing new immigrants key to state's success
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigrants are important to Minnesota's economy, especially for rural areas, a new report indicates. "Immigration stimulates job creation," according to the business coalition report. "As industries expand and hire new workers, jobs are created to maintain this larger...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Stalking prehistoric predators
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- We know our mosquitoes too well in Minnesota, but we know very little about the winged insects that love to...
September 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Join Odonata survey at Upper Sioux State Park
GRANITE FALLS -- The Upper Sioux Agency State Park is offering an opportunity learn about dragonflies and help survey the park to determine what species are found there. The Odonata survey project workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the park. The day...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am