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Obama sees surging health care sign-ups
Alleged Montevideo bomb-maker told federal agents that he wasn’t violent
Man who assaulted officers faces four felony charges
Warwick attorney seeks to supress client’s statements
Gary Revier, thrice mayor of Redwood, dies at age 67
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Kimball edges Paynesville
Men's College Basketball: Ridgewater tips Central Lakes
Prep gymnastics: Wildcats out-pounce Tigers
Men's College Basketball: Gophers fight off pesky Nebraska-Omaha
Girls hockey: River Lakes tops Detroit Lakes 5-1
'Duck Dynasty' anti-gay fallout sparks wider debate on tolerance
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
Video: Target's holiday hijacked by hack
January Business2Business: Meet the 5 Under 40 winners
FedEx posts higher second-quarter profit
Heather Thompson uses her talents, experiences to help others
Zack Liebl: As a part of the community, he wants to make a difference wherever he can
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November 27, 2013
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Hormel Foods said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 19 percent, benefiting from strong export sales of its Spam canned ham and Skippy peanut butter. Its performance beat analysts' expectations. The Austin, Minn., company also boosted...
November 27, 2013 - 9:18am
November 25, 2013
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- Chrysler won't be offering its stock for sale on the public markets this year. Italian automaker Fiat SpA, Chrysler's majority owner, said in a statement Monday that Chrysler's board has determined an initial public offering is "not practicable" in 2013. Instead,...
November 25, 2013 - 10:45am
Wal-Mart CEO steps down; McMillon is successor
<p>BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores CEO and President Mike Duke plans to step down Feb. 1. The company says Doug McMillon, head...
November 25, 2013 - 9:35am
November 22, 2013
Minnesota Vikings bump stadium share past $500 million
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings said Friday they will increase their contribution to a new stadium to more than $500 million to make sure the project has everything they want. The team had been scheduled to pay $477 million of the stadium's nearly billion-dollar cost....
November 22, 2013 - 10:26am
Stocks firm as Fed-fired volatility cools; dollar firm
(Reuters) - World shares were set to end a volatile week firmer on Friday and the dollar hovered near a 4-month high against the yen as worry dissipated about an early Fed move to start winding down its stimulus policy. U.S. stock index futures signaled that Wall Street was unlikely...
November 22, 2013 - 8:25am
December Business2Business: Turkey production, neXt group and more
Read the December Business2Business issue here.
November 22, 2013 - 12:10am
NeXt group in Willmar offers education, networking opportunities for young professionals
Those wondering what the Willmar area’s business community will look like in 20 years may want to pay attention to the neXt group. NeXt, an affiliate of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, is an organized group that works to advance networking opportunities for young...
November 22, 2013 - 12:08am
Pardon me, Mr. President
It has been 64 years since Minnesotan Grady McCulley presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Harry S. Truman. This year, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, National Turkey Federation Chairman John Burkel will be the 12th Minnesota turkey producer to have that honor. Although Burkel...
November 22, 2013 - 12:07am
R&J Tours opens offices in new location
WILLMAR — R&J Tours opened its new location at 1408 Willmar Ave. S.E., between Independence Place and the Sara Lee Bakery, on Nov. 1. The new 6,000-square-foot space has more room than the company’s previous location off Highway 71 near Robbins Island Park. It has more...
November 22, 2013 - 12:07am
Back in the day: History of Jennie-O, Willmar Poultry Company
It’s not uncommon for Minnesota turkey producers to be the third or fourth generation in their family to produce gobblers. Past generations had range turkeys with seasonal markets, but today’s processors want turkeys year-round to keep production and employment steady. So how...
November 22, 2013 - 12:06am
It’s turkey time for all: For producers, their part of holidays is all year-round
By Carlienne A. Frisch B2B Freelance writer It was during the dark days of World War II that artist Norman Rockwell painted “Freedom From Want,” a portrayal of one of four freedoms meant to raise the spirits of the American people. Although it was in March 1943 that The Saturday...
November 22, 2013 - 12:05am
November 21, 2013
Big trucks still rule Detroit in energy-conscious era
DETROIT (Reuters) - Five years into a remarkable rebound from near-disaster, the Detroit 3 automakers still count on sales of pickup trucks and...
November 21, 2013 - 10:02am
November 20, 2013
J.C. Penney sees holiday quarter comparable sales improving
(Reuters) - Struggling retailer J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Wednesday said it was encouraged by business so far in November and forecast higher comparable store sales in the current holiday quarter.
November 20, 2013 - 10:59am
Lowe's raised forecast falls short of analysts' estimates
(Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc's (LOW.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) quarterly profit slightly missed Wall Street estimates, and the No. 2 home improvement chain did not raise its fiscal-year outlook as much as analysts had hoped, sending its shares lower.
November 20, 2013 - 7:14am
November 19, 2013
Home Depot raises outlook again after strong quarter
By Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) - A recovery in the U.S. housing market helped Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) top profit and sales estimates for the third quarter, prompting the No. 1 home improvement chain to raise its fiscal-year outlook for the third...
November 19, 2013 - 7:34am