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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
September 1, 2015
Video: Willmar Farmer's Market 50 years later
The Farmer's Market at Willmar is in its 50th year. It's current Saturday location is the YMCA. The video was shot on Aug. 29, 2015.
September 1, 2015 - 1:32am
August 18, 2015
video: Summer ending ... school is next
Willmar Middle School enrolls 900 students for the Sept. 8 start - 305 6th grade, 315 7th and 280 8th grade. Monday was registration make-up....
August 18, 2015 - 9:37am
July 4, 2015
Slide Show: Spicer Indendence Day Parade
Thousands line the sidewalks along Lake Avenue for the Spicer July 4th parade on Saturday morning has the temperature neared 80 degrees.
July 4, 2015 - 12:58pm
June 27, 2015
Video: A sunny 21st Foot Lake 4
The 21st Rice Memorial Hospital Foot Lake 4 was a run in the morning sun with the temp in the mid-60s at Willmar Fests. There were 471 timed...
June 27, 2015 - 3:30pm
June 24, 2015
Willmar Fests candidates for crowns
Fourteen young women are candidates for 2016 Queen of Festivals, Aqua Princess and International Princess. The coronation is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at WEAC.
June 24, 2015 - 4:46pm
June 20, 2015
Radio-control car hobbyists bank on finding an eager local crowd
Dan Keenan floors the car. It screams like a coyote in the moonlight as it glides across the barren lot. Then, with a subtle flick of the wrist,...
June 20, 2015 - 5:00am
June 13, 2015
Video: Renville Sugar Beet Days Pedal Pull
Furious pedalers competed for trophies at Renville Sugar Beet Days in the children's Tractor Pedal Pull. The event, at East Ridge Court, was...
June 13, 2015 - 7:57am
June 12, 2015
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
The June/July issue is now available to view online here. In this issue, we take a look at the changing roles of stay-home-moms and how children...
June 12, 2015 - 1:44pm
Live it!: Stay-at-home moms and their changing role
Most nights by 10 p.m., Jenessa Huston struggles to keep her eyes open as the bed envelops her. If she quickly drifts off, she should get two...
June 12, 2015 - 12:48pm
June 8, 2015
Video: Fun, songs and reading at the library
Upbeat muscian gets the word out: Story teller and banjo picker Jack Pearson, of Minneapolis, entertained children and adults at the Willmar...
June 8, 2015 - 3:16pm
June 7, 2015
Video: Educator Gayne Stone comments on 55 year career
Gayne Stone, 77, had a career in education extending from 1960 to the present. The University of South Dakota grad and army veteran taught, counseled...
June 7, 2015 - 9:04am
June 2, 2015
Video: A place for dogs to run
A citizens' movement is underway to build a first-ever dog park in Willmar. The proposed location is Lions Park at Swansson Fields. There is a chance to win a grant via votes of the public.
June 2, 2015 - 7:15pm
May 28, 2015
Video: Let's Go Fishing Expo on Green Lake
The 3rd annual Let's Go Fishing Expo on Green Lake introduced Willmar fourth graders and New London-Spicer third graders to the joy of fishing and being on the lake.
May 28, 2015 - 8:58am
May 19, 2015
Sunburg's salute to Norway
The 11th annual Syttende Mai Celebration at Sunburg featured a visit by Tone Tjensvold Barstad, President of the Sons of Norway Leiv Eiriksson...
May 19, 2015 - 12:16pm
Hot cars dodge rain at 35th Willmar Car Show
Hot cars dodge rain at 35th Willmar Car Show: rain in the morning rain in the afternoon ... in between the 35th annual Willmar Car Show exhibited...
May 19, 2015 - 12:03pm