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Volunteer Hamdi Kosar prepares both Somali and English books in a classroom at the recently opened Community Integration Center in downtown Willmar, where both languages will be taught. Kosar said she has never taught before. “It was important for me to share my knowledge so (newcomers) can feel more at home here,” she said. “Someone did it for me so I want to do for them.”
Community Integration Center opens in downtown Willmar
1 hour 7 min ago
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High winds are expected across the region Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon, with wind gusts around 45 mph possible. Light and unsecured items could be blown around and driving might become difficult.
Wind advisory issued for region
6 hours 10 min ago
Maria Moreno of Willmar holds her son, Davian, 4, in the dining room of their home in Willmar. She came to this country from Honduras when she was 10, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has allowed her to build a better, more secure life for her and her son.
Photo / Linda Vanderwerfplay button
DACA changed her life and helped her feel like she belonged
13 hours 48 min ago
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LTD Broadband has been installing broadcast tower sites in recent months across Kandiyohi County, which will provide wireless access to broadband up to 26 megabits per second to similar receivers like this.
LTD Broadband brings service to Kandiyohi County
13 hours 54 min ago
Records published for Oct. 23
13 hours 56 min ago
Rep. Dave Baker
Rep. Baker urges Congress to repeal recent drug act policy
14 hours 53 min ago
October 22, 2017
Delta Dental awards grant to Rice dental clinic
21 hours 32 min ago
Vulnerable adult found safe in Atwater
October 22, 2017 - 8:26am
October 21, 2017
Cosmos man to serve probation for stealing pop machine
October 21, 2017 - 11:09am
Commonwealth Development 

The 15th Street Flats project was awarded millions of dollars in tax credits to move the development forward. One of the next steps is to completed detailed drawings of the building. This is a concept drawing of what the building could look like, presented to the Willmar City Council in late May.
15th Street Flats clears major hurdle
October 21, 2017 - 10:19am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Stephen Wenztell, left, is sworn in Friday as a new judge in the Eighth Judicial District by his brother and fellow judge, Michael Wentzell, right. Stephen's wife and son, Jessica and Ryan, stood with him during the investiture ceremony at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.
Wentzell takes his place on 8th District bench
October 21, 2017 - 10:10am
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Willmar Senior High School teacher Christina Kurhajetz, right, works in a lab during a weeklong Food and Drug Administration workshop on food safety in July. Kurhajetz was one of 30 teachers across the nation chosen for the workshop.
Willmar teacher studies food safety at FDA workshop
October 21, 2017 - 10:07am
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Willmar School Board to meet Monday at high school
October 21, 2017 - 9:16am
Correction for Oct. 21
October 21, 2017 - 6:20am
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A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch in this file photo. Minnesota landowners are required to have a 50-foot average buffer with a 30-foot minimum in place on public waters by Nov. 1, and a 16.5-foot buffer on public ditches by Nov. 1, 2018.
Cost-share available for Kandiyohi County buffer strips
October 21, 2017 - 6:13am