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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Torison — Severson
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
September 10, 2013
Golf: Club in Wisconsin offers, retracts 9/11 anniversary deal
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin golf course owner who advertised nine holes of golf for $9.11 to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks apologized Tuesday but said he would keep the club open despite a backlash that included death threats. Tumbledown Trails Golf Course...
September 10, 2013 - 11:54pm
August 27, 2013
Amateur Baseball: Red Jones, John Richter to enter state’s Hall of Fame
Raymond native Norman “Red” Jones of Litchfield and John Richter of Granite Falls are two of four new inductees into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. The 51st annual induction banquet will be held Sept. 14 at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center, which houses...
August 27, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 18, 2013
Lastrup cools off Rockets 3-1
MAPLE LAKE — The Lastrup Lakers cooled off the red-hot Raymond Rockets 3-1 Saturday afternoon at Irish Stadium in the opening round of the Class C State Amateur Baseball Tournament. The Rockets entered the single-elimination state tournament with a record of 25-12 after winning...
August 18, 2013 - 11:46pm
August 12, 2013
Amateur Baseball: State-bound Raymond falls to Watkins
Watkins 5, Raymond 4 Watkins’ Mike Beier hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 14th to walkoff past Raymond. Raymond is one of four Region 11C teams to advance to the State Amateur Tournament next weekend. Beier also got the win with 4 scoreless innings of relief. Raymond’s...
August 12, 2013 - 12:13am
Amateur Baseball: Twins plowed under by Farming Flames
FARMING — Most days, in a baseball game, 4 homers and 16 hits gets your team a win. But not Saturday for the New London-Spicer Twins at Farming Baseball Park. The Twins’ lively bats could not overcome five errors and the County Line’s last surviving Class C playoff team...
August 12, 2013 - 12:11am
Running: Seifert, Rohne first at Hotdish 5K
WILLMAR — Thomas Seifert, 17, of Willmar led the field of 55 runners Saturday in the 3rd annual Hotdish Hunger 5K Run at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Seifert winning time of 17:40 was followed by Brian Bonnema, Prinsburg, at 20:00. Bri Rohne, St. Paul, led women runners finishing...
August 12, 2013 - 12:07am
Kandiyohi County Fair demo derby: Braking Bad
WILLMAR — Demolition derby fans eager for heavy-metal hits filled the long grandstand and the pit risers to conclude four evenings of motor madness at the Kandiyohi County Fair Saturday evening. Helped by four days of perfect weather, upwards of 1,000 spectators took in the crashes...
August 12, 2013 - 12:04am
August 11, 2013
Triathlon: Green Lake tri’s time of transition
SPICER — The 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon was a time for transition. Dave Baker made clear (earlier) he was stepping down after 10 years as race director of “Minnesota’s Most Family Friendly (Triathlon) Weekend.” He announced that Dan Hubbard would be taking over. Hubbard...
August 11, 2013 - 11:50pm
August 7, 2013
The Insider: On-line registration ends Wednesday midnight for Green Lake Tri
Nearly 350 entrants are signed up for the 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon in Spicer this weekend: the Kid’s tri is Saturday morning and the Sprint/Olympic tri on Sunday morning, each from Saulsbury Beach. On-line registration closes at midnight Wednesday. The Sprint course...
August 7, 2013 - 12:06am
July 28, 2013
Running: Great grandma sets pace
KERKHOVEN — Joyce Van Heuveln is 74 years old and a regular in recent years on the area 5k circuit.” “I don’t run for the awards,” she makes clear during an interview following the Pillsbury Push on a cool, sunny Saturday morning at Town and Country Days. “I just...
July 28, 2013 - 11:39pm
Amateur Baseball: Twins earn spot in 15C tournament
The New London-Spicer Twins will return to Minnesota’s amateur baseball region tournament level where they are the defending champions in Region 15C. Also advancing are the Regal Eagles, who last went in 2009. Regal was the No. 4 seed and the Twins No. 3 starting the County...
July 28, 2013 - 11:34pm
Amateur Baseball Roundup: Milroy downs Bird Island to sweep Cornbelt titles
MILROY — An eight-run third inning was all Milroy needed to down Bird Island 10-5 and win the Cornbelt League playoffs title Sunday. Milroy’s David Schmidt and Matt Bauer provided some offensive punch in the middle of the Yankee’s lineup, supplying three hits apiece. Milroy...
July 28, 2013 - 11:14pm
July 26, 2013
Amateur Baseball: Milroy edges Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND — Two runs in the top half of the ninth inning allowed Milroy to edge Bird Island 6-5 Friday and force a winner-take-all game between the top-seeded Yankees and the Bullfrogs Sunday for the Cornbelt League playoffs title. Milroy’s Matt Bauer doubled twice, singled...
July 26, 2013 - 11:53pm
July 19, 2013
Amateur Baseball: Rockets take out Granite Falls; Bird Island roughs up Sacred Heart
RAYMOND — John Sawatzky pitched a three-hitter and Raymond set the tone with a six-run first inning in a 10-0 win over Granite Falls on Friday night in the Cornbelt League playoffs. Raymond’s Mike Jeseritz had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Tyler...
July 19, 2013 - 11:18pm
July 11, 2013
Biederstedt still going strong at 52
By Darcy Martin For the Tribune Kris Biederstedt is young at heart and truly defines the meaning of perseverance. At 52, most people wouldn’t think of finding joy knocking pads on the gridiron. But the tale of the West Central Broncos lineman is very unique. Kris attended...
July 11, 2013 - 11:43pm