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Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes
Treasury Secretary: Trump budget will not cut Social Security, Medicare
Is homemade baby food healthier for infants?
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
March 24, 2015
Minn. House passes minimum wage curbs
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips.
March 24, 2015 - 11:10am
January 21, 2015
Funds for better elder care
ST. PAUL — Minnesota nursing home workers can earn more money at Fleet Farm, Dairy Queen and a sugar beet processing plant than they can helping...
January 21, 2015 - 10:45am
November 6, 2014
FIxin’ a flat
BNSF workers replace a defective set of wheels of on a covered hopper car around noon Thursday. The southbound freight was stopped a half-mile...
November 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
October 19, 2014
Update: Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant #4 returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident
WILLMAR -- A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused...
October 19, 2014 - 11:30pm
October 17, 2014
Dozens of Jennie-O workers sickened
WILLMAR — A number of Jennie-O Turkey Store employees in Willmar were hospitalized after a mass medical situation Friday evening. Willmar...
October 17, 2014 - 11:43pm
November 26, 2013
Working holidays comes with territory for many
WILLMAR — With more retail stores opening on Thanksgiving Day, many retail workers are seeing the erosion of one of their traditional holidays. In many occupations, however, working weekends and holidays just comes with the territory. It will be business as usual at Rice Memorial...
November 26, 2013 - 10:38pm
October 25, 2013
Editorial: We must all work to build workers
Minnesota manufacturers face the growing challenge of finding qualified workers to fulfill their needs and they are beginning to seek unique solutions. “... We cannot be complacent,” said Scott Peterson, executive vice president at Schwan Food Co. in Marshall., when addressing...
October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
September 16, 2013
Living wage jobs is issue of legislative hearing Thursday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR – A legislative committee will be taking testimony from workers about “living wage jobs” and a proposal to increase the minimum wage during a hearing Thursday in Willmar. The hearing will be held at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room on the lower level...
September 16, 2013 - 2:23pm
August 29, 2013
U.S. fast-food workers plan nationwide strikes over wages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fast-food workers across the United States are expected to stage their largest strike to date on Thursday in an almost year-long...
August 29, 2013 - 7:31am
May 9, 2013
Editorial: Have you thanked a government staffer lately
Even west central Minnesota can be a dangerous place at times. Our safety is guarded by many dedicated individuals within our various governments - local, county, state and federal - who serve the people, often without concern for their own safety.
May 9, 2013 - 1:17am
May 2, 2013
U.S. worker productivity rises just 0.7 percent in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending. By CHRISTOPHER...
May 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
May 1, 2013
Workers rally for better conditions on May Day
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in...
May 1, 2013 - 8:12am
March 20, 2013
Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession - but few are bragging....
March 20, 2013 - 8:00am
July 27, 2012
Letter: Let's appreciate city workers
I'm writing on behalf of the Community Marketing Coalition to thank Ron Gilbertson and his staff with the City of Willmar Public Works Department for installing the new "Welcome to Willmar" banners on the major entrances to the city.
July 27, 2012 - 8:44am
November 21, 2011
Unions don't attend House hearing on organizing child-care providers
November 21, 2011 - 12:53pm