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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Minor injuries reported in crash involving Willmar, Minn., school bus
WILLMAR -- Minor injuries were reported after a Willmar school bus rear-ended a van this afternoon at the intersection of Olena Avenue and South First Street. Willmar Police said the bus had 43 children on board but none were hurt. A replacement bus was sent to the crash scene to...
February 10, 2012 - 5:02pm
December 27, 2011
Dog missing after fatal Christmas Eve crash south of Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A dog that was riding in one of the four vehicles involved in a fatal Christmas Eve crash south of Willmar has been reported missing. According to the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties, the animal was frightened and ran off. He has been spotted at least once...
December 27, 2011 - 2:57pm
January 31, 2011
Minnesota State Patrol reports over 200 crashes today, including Wright County fatal
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting over 200 crashes statewide, including one fatal crash, as a winter storm made highways slippery across southern Minnesota. Lt. Eric Roeske says 215 crashes had been reported as of 10 a.m., including 35 with injuries, while there...
January 31, 2011 - 1:29pm
January 9, 2011
Semi mishap causes traffic snarl in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Traffic at a key intersection in Willmar had to be rerouted for more than five hours today after a semi got stuck while turning the corner at Litchfield Avenue and First Street. Willmar Police were sent to the scene at 10:47 a.m. after receiving a call that the truck was...
January 9, 2011 - 8:10pm
December 2, 2010
Numerous accidents reported during snow blitz WILLMAR -- Local law enforcement agencies responded to 23 injury or property damage accidents Monday and Tuesday, when the area was hit with a mix of rain, snow, wind and plummeting temperatures. They also fielded reports of half-dozen...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 29, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 29. Accidents SVEA -- A motorist sustained minor injuries Friday afternoon when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a stand of trees at Kandiyohi County roads 3 and 11 just north of Svea. Authorities said he may have passed out before...
November 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 27. Accidents MORTON -- A Bloomington woman was seriously injured in a crash Friday afternoon at Highway 71 and Redwood County Road 2 near Morton. The Minnesota State Patrol said Susan Kludt, 61, was airlifted from the scene to Hennepin County...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 26. Accidents RAYMOND -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County Road 1 and 105th Avenue Southwest near Raymond, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said. Susan Schueler, 45, of Raymond,...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Accidents NEW LONDON -- A semi carrying a load of lumber overturned Monday morning on state Highway 23 north of New London. The driver, Philip Waldner, 32, of Willow Lake, S.D., was not injured in the 11:35 a.m. accident. The New London Fire Department responded to the scene because...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Ice-glazed roads blamed in 2-day rash of crashes
WILLMAR -- Ice-glazed roadways were to blame for a rash of accidents Sunday and Monday in the Willmar area. Willmar Police Department officers responded to reports of three hit-and-run accidents, seven accidents with property damage only and two personal-injury accidents from the...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 8. Bloomington youth shot in hunting accident MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office said Jesse Gess, 16, of Bloomington was shot in a hunting accident Saturday afternoon approximately one mile south of the Big Stone refuge headquarters....
November 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Snowmobiler hurt SPICER -- A 50-year-old Willmar man was injured when his snowmobile struck a piece of ice on Green Lake and he was thrown from the machine. The victim got on his snowmobile around 4:25 p.m. Saturday at Melvin's in Spicer and was driving on Green Lake when he struck...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Snow, cold continue to cause havoc across area
A dispatcher at the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office in Madison described road conditions Thursday afternoon as "crappy'' as a winter storm...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Records, Sept. 8
Cosmos man injured in motorcycle wreck ATWATER -- Duwayne Kiecker, 54, of Cosmos suffered serious injuries Friday when his 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle left Kandiyohi County Road 4 as he was proceeding southbound and attempted to make the curve at County Road 20 Southeast. A...
September 8, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
WILLMAR -- Abdi Hassan Yussuf, 35, of Willmar, was injured when the vehicle he was driving hit a patch of black ice and snow Thursday evening on state Highway 23 near Kandiyohi County Road 5. The 2002 Chevy passenger vehicle skidded and spun on the road and then rolled three or four...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am