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Severed fingers traced to 23-year-old man ... but mystery remains over how they wound up in Minnesota park
Feds say a number of Mexican restaurants in Minnesota were drug fronts
USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
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