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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
September 21, 2017
Firing of Litchfield police officer upheld by arbitrator
LITCHFIELD — The termination of a former Litchfield police sergeant — who was charged last year with DWI while off-duty — has been upheld. In the binding arbitration decision published Sept. 5, it was determined the Litchfield Police Department was justified in firing...
September 21, 2017 - 10:06pm
August 18, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's minimum wage workers will receive a 15-cent-per-hour bump on Jan. 1. The state Department of Labor and Industry...
August 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
July 16, 2017
Safety concerns follow Fraser: Documents in worker’s death reveal a reactive workplace
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Even after he'd been badly burned in a workplace incident at Fraser Shipyards in February, Joseph Burch figured he hadn't...
July 16, 2017 - 6:00am
May 20, 2017
Union accepts American Crystal Sugar contract to avoid labor lockout
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The labor union for American Crystal Sugar Co. has accepted an offer from the company for a five-year labor contract. "It's a great day," said American Crystal Sugar CEO Tom Astrup. "It's a great day for our employees, for our shareholders, our customers and...
May 20, 2017 - 2:06pm
May 17, 2017
Union votes Thursday on American Crystal labor proposal
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The labor union for American Crystal Sugar Co. will vote Thursday, May 18, whether to accept a "best and final" offer from...
May 17, 2017 - 5:48pm
May 12, 2017
American Crystal Sugar sends final offer
MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. officials say eight days of talks with their union leave the parties "far apart," but that...
May 12, 2017 - 3:08pm
April 22, 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. said it will pay $2,000 bonuses to contract employees if a new labor agreement is reached...
April 22, 2017 - 1:23pm
August 3, 2016
Willmar City Council rejects new stormwater compliance position
WILLMAR—Only two Willmar City Council members, Andrew Plowman and Shawn Mueske, voted this week to establish a new stormwater compliance...
August 3, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 5, 2016
New city of Willmar position would focus on permits, stormwater compliance
WILLMAR—When the Willmar City Council decided to abolish the city's assessing department in favor of a merged department with Kandiyohi County, the city wanted to make sure it also took care of its employees in that department. While all three were offered jobs with the county,...
July 5, 2016 - 12:15am
April 30, 2016
Western Minn. company with workers on strike says it will close
MORRIS (Forum News Service) — Aaron Carlson Corporation, whose carpenters have been on strike since April 11, will be closing its Morris location, the company said in a news release sent late Friday afternoon. The company, which has been making custom woodworking in the state for...
April 30, 2016 - 12:52am
April 13, 2016
Workers at western Minnesota cabinet making company go on strike
MORRIS -- A group of employees at Aaron Carlson Woodwork in Morris in western Minnesota are on strike, protesting what they say are unfair labor...
April 13, 2016 - 5:30am
March 14, 2016
Willmar superintendent proposes studying tradition of laying off/rehiring non-tenured teachers
WILLMAR — More than 100 non-tenured teachers will be receiving their pink slips from Willmar Public Schools this spring. At the Willmar School...
March 14, 2016 - 11:34pm
March 1, 2016
Child care providers defeat mandatory union representation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's subsidized child care providers overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to require a union to conduct their negotiations with the state. The vote was 1,014-392 in a Tuesday count by the state Bureau of Mediation Services from ballots mailed to providers last month....
March 1, 2016 - 9:30pm
October 22, 2015
Rice Memorial Hospital OKs new contract for RNs
WILLMAR — A new three-year contract has been approved with registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital, providing raises intended to keep the pay scale competitive with other hospitals in the market. The agreement gives the nurses a pay increase of 2 percent across the board in...
October 22, 2015 - 11:09pm
February 27, 2015
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s state college system has said it supports Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen. Allen came under fire at the end of the week when the community college’s faculty passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership Thursday evening. According to Sam...
February 27, 2015 - 11:52pm