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  • Kmart

    Willmar’s Kmart store in the Kandi Mall is on a list of stores slated to be closed by Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Sears and Kmart. Sears Holdings Corp said Tuesday that it …

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    30 Dec 11
  • A day after the Swany White Flour Mill went up in flames, Freeport Firefighters were still dousing the smoldering pile of rubble.

    Swany White owner Gary Thelen won’t rebuild the 114-year-old flour mill, but he is considering rebuilding the brand. Central Minnesota’s only flour mill in Freeport burned down Tuesday night, and is a complete loss. According …

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    30 Dec 11
  • New Ulm Truck Fire

    New Ulm firefighters were called out to a truck fire Wednesday night on Highway 14 on the west end of town. The milk truck had pulled to the side of the road across from the …

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    30 Dec 11
  • Deutsche Telekom charged by SEC in bribery case

    (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom AG, a Hungarian unit and three former executives were charged by a U.S. regulator in a corruption case involving bribery of government officials in Macedonia and Montenegro. The Securities and Exchange …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Volkswagen employees inspect an 2012 Passat in the assembly finish department in Chattanooga Tennessee, December 1, 2011.

    (Reuters) – The United Auto Workers union is staking its future on the kind of struggle it hasn’t waged since the 1930s: a massive drive to organize hostile factories. This time, the target is foreign …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing

    (Reuters) – New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week but the underlying trend continued to point to improving labor market conditions as the factory sector in the Midwest held firm in December. The growth …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Old x-mas tree1

    The City of Hutchinson will be recycling REAL Christmas trees January 2-13, 2012 REAL Christmas trees can be taken to the nearest designated park location (see below). There will be no residential curb side pickup offered …

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    29 Dec 11
  • melting tin1

    The Cokato Historical Society invites the public to its 12th Annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 8th, 1:00 – 4:0 p.m., in the Centennial Room of the library/museum in downtown Cokato. At the …

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    29 Dec 11