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Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
October 15, 2011
Governor, pheasant hunters take to Monte area fields today
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Mark Dayton will open Minnesota's pheasant season today with all of the fanfare previously reserved only for the start of...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Montevideo, Minn., ready to roll out a grass carpet for Governor's Pheasant Opener
MONTEVIDEO -- Mayor Debra Lee Fader has lots of experience at welcoming hunters to Montevideo. She and her husband, Brad, own the Sportsmen...
October 14, 2011 - 9:00am
October 11, 2011
N.W. Minnesota towns need people to fill jobs
October 11, 2011 - 11:02am
September 19, 2011
Forest fire fighters temporarily boost Ely, Minn., economy
ELY, Minn. (AP) -- The forest fire that has burned more than 147 square miles in northeastern Minnesota has given a not entirely welcome boost to the economy in the Ely area. The roughly 600 firefighters fighting the Pagami Creek wildfire in and near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area...
September 19, 2011 - 11:17am
U.S. stocks slide as Greek debt worries grow
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt. Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it...
September 19, 2011 - 10:30am
August 10, 2011
Details sketchy, but Obama planning trip to Minn. next week
ST. PAUL -- President Obama plans a southern Minnesota visit next week to start a three-state rural Midwestern tour. The White House late Tuesday...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Worried residents hit streets over U.S. debt talks
WILLMAR -- With less than a week until the U.S.
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Editorial: Gas cost is factor in slow economy
The U.S. economy slowed in May due to rising energy costs and continued employment challenges, but the Upper Midwest followed the national trend to a lesser extent. The same holds true in west central Minnesota. When gasoline at the local gas pumps drew near $4 per gallon at the...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 7, 2011
Fed economist optimistic about Minn. economy
WILLMAR -- Employment is expected to increase in Minnesota this year, and that should contribute to a healthier economy, a Federal Reserve economist...
May 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
Federal Reserve economist to speak in Willmar Friday
WILLMAR -- Toby Madden, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak Friday in Willmar. Madden will speak at...
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
HUD grants allow Heartland Community Action Agency to expand programs for homeless families
WILLMAR -- Heartland Community Action received $152,442 in two separate grants from U.S. Housing and Urban Development to provide housing and supportive services to homeless families. The funding will allow Heartland to expand its existing services to help high-need homeless individuals...
April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 31, 2011
Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and companies may be stepping up hiring. The Labor Department said today that the number of people seeking benefits dipped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 388,000 for the...
March 31, 2011 - 8:41am
March 18, 2011
Libya cease-fire, yen plan pulls stocks higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- A cease-fire in Libya and an international plan to bring the yen down from historic highs are pushing stocks broadly higher. Japan's currency has soared since an earthquake and devastating tsunami struck the country a week ago, killing thousands and damaging several...
March 18, 2011 - 11:03am
March 11, 2011
Letter: Price of economic blunders
Congratulations to Mickey Rooney for speaking up in America about the abuse of our elderly. We thank him. Now would be a good time for all of us to join him and let our growing concerns be told and insist our government make its own citizens its No. 1 priority and spend its money...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 10, 2011
More people sought unemployment aid last week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves. Applications increased by 26,000 to a seasonally...
March 10, 2011 - 9:59am