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Popular baby names for 2011 revealed

May 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON While a new popular baby name for girls Sophia rose to the top of the 2011 list of popular baby names in America, Jacob has remained the top name for boys for 13 years in a row. Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn., hospital reports 6% profit in ’11 but seeing gains erode this year

April 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Rice Memorial Hospital had the best financial performance in 2011 in at least five years, earning a 6 percent overall return on total revenue of more than $100 million.
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2011 budget deal leaves disagreements

February 7, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward early in their 2012 legislative session, hoping they do not need to revisit divisive budget decisions made last year while plugging a $5 billion deficit. Continue Reading

Agency: 2011 was 11th warmest on record

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The world last year wasn’t quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said today, but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures. Continue Reading

USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels

January 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As expected, USDA’s crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. Continue Reading

A year of oil records in N.D.

December 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota oil industry has exploded, breaking record production almost every month for nearly two years, officials said Friday. North Dakota has been setting records in oil production since January 2010 due to an oil boom in the western part of the state, according to presentations from Lynn Helms, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director. As of October, the state was producing more than 488,000 barrels per day oil and more than 506,000 MCF, or thousand cubic feet, gas. Continue Reading

2011: A year in review

December 31, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The past year has been filled with ups and downs and the Enterprise has been there to cover the good and bad, the triumphs and tragedies Continue Reading

Top 10 stories of 2011

December 31, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Flooding, city manager vote, dairy controversy top list of biggest local/area stories from past 12 months.

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2011 Year in Review: Top news stories of 2011 in Willmar, Minn., region

December 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2011, the No. 1 news story of the year is the alleged murder of an Albertville man in rural Belgrade.
Two men rural Paynesville men are in the Kandiyohi County Jail in Willmar pending further court appearances/rullings.
On the political front, the state shutdown and its impact locally ranked No. 2 on the list. Following is a look at the stories the Tribune news staff voted into the Top 10 for 2011: Continue Reading

A look back at the Herald’s top 10 stories of 2011

December 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A series of new developments in UND’s steps to transition away from its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo and an ongoing lockout of 1,300 union employees at American Crystal Sugar dominated the headlines of the Herald throughout 2011. Here are the top 10 most compelling and noteworthy local stories of 2011, as selected by the Herald newsroom. Continue Reading