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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
February 24, 2016
Students give Willmar wrestlers a warm sendoff
WILLMAR - Students along with the pep band gathered in the high school commons to celebrate the wrestling team that set off at noon Wednesday...
February 24, 2016 - 2:39pm
February 23, 2016
Willmar girls stymie New Ulm
WILLMAR – Five Willmar players scored at least eight points and the Cardinals earned a 62-47 non-conference win over New Ulm on Senior Night Tuesday. Courtney Hanson and Hannah Johnson each had 12 points while Lexi Orlowski added 11 for Willmar, which entered having lost three of...
February 23, 2016 - 11:56pm
Rocori ends Willmar's season
COLD SPRING — The Willmar boys basketball team’s tough season came to a rough end on Tuesday. The Cardinals managed just six first-half points and they eventually fell 57-33 to Rocori in the first round of the Section 5AAA tournament. The Cardinals’ defeat was their 20th of...
February 23, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 22, 2016
Cards' Oehlers named Section 8AAA Coach of the Year
WILLMAR — Losing one head coach had no ill effects on the Willmar wrestling program, and the coach that remained has been rewarded for continuing the program’s recent run of success. Cardinal head man Ed Oehlers was named Section 8AAA Coach of the Year over the weekend after leading...
February 22, 2016 - 11:49pm
State Gymnastics: Mottinger second in vault, sixth all-around
Willmar's Haley Mottinger placed second in the vault for a second-straight year and placed sixth all-around in the Minnesota State Gymnastics...
February 22, 2016 - 12:02am
February 21, 2016
State Wrestling: Cards crown five champs, send six to state
Five Willmar wrestlers won championships and a sixth Cardinal grappler earned a spot in next week's Minnesota State Wrestling Meet following the Section 8AAA individual tournament Saturday
February 21, 2016 - 11:51pm
February 19, 2016
Willmar gets back to winning ways
WILLMAR — The Cardinals didn’t blink even with starting point guard Grace Sawyer out of the lineup, dominating the paint in an impressive...
February 19, 2016 - 11:38pm
Cards topple Sartell behind steady play
SARTELL — Willmar’s steady effort paid off in a 54-47 Central Lakes Conference win over Sartell on Friday. The Cardinals committed just eight turnovers while forcing double that amount from the Sabres in both teams’ regular-season finale. Willmar’s top player, Noah Slagter,...
February 19, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 18, 2016
Cards bounced from 3A Tourney
HUTCHINSON — Willmar netted two power-play goals Thursday, but that would be all the scoring the Cardinals would get as they fell 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A tournament. Hutchinson, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, scored 6:21 into the game before Cooper Delp scored...
February 18, 2016 - 11:27pm
Willmar's Mottinger hungry for gold in last go-around
When a gymnast reaches the state finals for the fourth time, some people may believe the stage would no longer be intimidating. Willmar’s Haley...
February 18, 2016 - 11:16pm
February 16, 2016
Cards soar into quarterfinals
WILLMAR — It took the Willmar boys hockey team 8:19 to score its first goal in Tuesday’s Section 3A opener against Worthington. But once...
February 16, 2016 - 11:50pm
Warriors rough up Cards despite Slagter's 32
BRAINERD — Noah Slagter hit 10 of 17 from the field and finished with 32 points but that’s about all the offense Willmar could muster in a 63-45 Central Lakes Conference loss to Brainerd on Tuesday. Brainerd’s Kobe Ahonen scored 21 points and Michael Russell added 18. Ahonen...
February 16, 2016 - 11:44pm
February 15, 2016
Girls Basketball: Cards make big, unexpected splash
Even after losing two top players, Willmar rebounds to become the No. 1 team in its section and a CLC championship contender
February 15, 2016 - 11:43pm
February 14, 2016
Cardinal wrestlers accept their Section 8AAA championship trophy Saturday
Willmar withstood Little Falls' comeback attempt to earn a 34-30 win decision in the championship round of Saturday's Section 8AAA Wrestling...
February 14, 2016 - 12:01pm
February 13, 2016
Cardinals survive Little Falls to win fifth-straight section title
WILLMAR -- After jumping out to a 31-9 lead, Willmar narrowly survived Little Falls' comeback attempt, holding on for a 34-30 win in the championship...
February 13, 2016 - 7:33pm