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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
August 18, 2016
Bomb attacks kill seven, wound 224 in southeast Turkey
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—Two bomb attacks blamed on Kurdish militants killed seven members of the security forces and wounded 224 people in southeast...
August 18, 2016 - 1:57pm
August 9, 2016
Jennie-O hires Maxfield in commodity sales
WILLMAR—Kelsey Maxfield has joined Jennie-O Turkey Store as commodity sales manager. A Willmar native, Maxfield graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a double major in business management and organizational behavior. She recently worked for Best Buy as...
August 9, 2016 - 8:13am
August 2, 2016
Former Wells Fargo analyst joins Jennie-O as buyer
WILLMAR—Mary Lynch has accepted the position of corporate buyer- supplies with Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Lynch comes from Wells Fargo where she worked as a securities analyst in the asset...
August 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
July 12, 2016
Schmitz joins Jennie-O for summer
WILLMAR—Chris Schmitz will be the summer helper for marketing at Jennie-O Turkey Store this summer. He is a student at Concordia University in St. Paul, where is working toward a marketing and sales management degree. He is expected to graduate in May 2019. Schmitz will assist...
July 12, 2016 - 3:05pm
June 21, 2016
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The action settles a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging Jennie-O...
June 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
May 24, 2016
Venenga promoted at Jennie-O Turkey Store
WILLMAR — Shelly Venenga has been promoted to Regional Business Manager-National Accounts West for the Deli Division at Jennie-O Turkey Store. Venenga has worked for Jennie-O since 1998, serving in several positions including quality control manager, production supervisor, senior...
May 24, 2016 - 5:42am
May 17, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Melby, Hewitt
WILLMAR — Weston Melby has been promoted to staff engineer for the Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar Corporate Office. Melby was previously a project manager at Relco. As a staff engineer Melby will be working to develop and implement infrastructure improvements at the plants. Ashley...
May 17, 2016 - 5:46am
April 19, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes two in Willmar
WILLMAR — Larry Brown has been promoted to director of regional accounts for the deli division of Jennie-O Turkey Store. He will manage a team of regional business managers and focus on growth in deli bulk meats, deli sliced meats and prepared foods. Larry Brown has been with Jennie-O...
April 19, 2016 - 8:20am
April 5, 2016
Jennie-O Turkey Store VP/CFO promoted at Hormel Foods
AUSTIN — Gary L. Jamison, current vice president and chief financial officer at the Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, has been promoted to vice president and treasurer of parent company Hormel Foods. Jamison’s advancement is part of retirements and other advancements within the...
April 5, 2016 - 5:33am
December 21, 2015
Spring turkey season changes mean more opportunities for Minnesota hunters
Hunters this spring will get more time to enjoy being outdoors while trying to bag a wild turkey, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
December 21, 2015 - 11:00am
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday heard from federal officials...
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
July 1, 2015
Combating bird flu with science and a hunch
WILLMAR –– A combination of science and a few good hunches are being used to protect turkeys from another round of the avian influenza at...
July 1, 2015 - 11:05pm
June 5, 2015
Avian flu strikes 40th Kandiyohi County farm
ST. PAUL - Avian influenza has struck another Kandiyohi County commercial turkey operation. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported...
June 5, 2015 - 2:53pm
May 27, 2015
Bird flu numbers increase again; 97 Minnesota farms affected
WILLMAR –– Three new cases of bird flu were reported today on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 virus. The latest cases include commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Brown counties that have presumptive positive...
May 27, 2015 - 3:08pm
May 26, 2015
Six more cases of bird flu reported today in Minnesota
WILLMAR -- After nearly two weeks without any new cases of avian influenza, six new cases of bird flu were reported today in Minnesota commercial turkey flocks. Three of the new farms are in Kandiyohi County and two are in Renville County. Brown County registered its first...
May 26, 2015 - 5:09pm