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Charges: Minnesota vehicle thief posts bond, then steals another to escape from ND city
New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
Twins' Santana shuts out Orioles
NFL players union advises Vikings' draft picks not to sign contracts
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
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