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Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
City takes over fuel sales at Willmar Airport
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
NHL: Wild buy out Thomas Vanek
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Review: Hats off to 'Mary Poppins'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
Willmar Fests new Junior Ambassadors picked
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
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
Perry H. Smith
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Larry D. Ellingson
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Global markets dive, Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after British vote to leave EU
November 26, 2012
Willmar Police seeking information on hit-and-run crash
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened early Saturday morning and are asking anyone with information to call the department. According to a news release from Capt. Jim Felt, Mandy Sundin, 20, of Kandiyohi was driving a 1997 Dodge pickup...
November 26, 2012 - 10:50am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
October 4, 2012
Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.
October 4, 2012 - 7:50am
Prairie roots grow deep in western Minnesota
October 4, 2012 - 7:00am
July 17, 2012
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns
WILLMAR -- There has been no spike in swimming-related illnesses in the Willmar area, and the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will continue to operate as usual, city officials said today. Steve Brisendine, director of Willmar Community Education and Recreation, said he had spoken to...
News / local / community / education
July 17, 2012 - 11:07am
May 31, 2012
Willmar, Minn., man ID'd as hit-and-run driver, facing multiple charges
WILLMAR -- A 48-year-old Willmar man has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a motor vehicle crash around 4:45...
News / local
May 31, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
State, federal agents serve search warrants in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies executed three search warrants and made multiple arrests around 7 a.m.
News / region
May 30, 2012 - 3:34pm
May 29, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Police release surveillance photo of SUV in hit-and-run injury crash
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police have released a surveillance photo of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people around 4:45...
May 29, 2012 - 4:22pm
May 17, 2012
Editorial: MCROC opening is a vital addition, MinnWest Tech gets a great partner
"Folks, this is a big deal." -- U of M Regent Dean Johnson The official opening of the University of Minnesota's new Mid-Central Research and...
opinion / editorials
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
Hats off for purse returned
Hats off from Naida Carlson to the person who took her purse to the service counter at Cash Wise after she accidentally left it while packing her groceries. She writes, "I thank you."
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 26, 2012
Joe Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser testified Wednesday his wife told him she hit a construction cone the morning after a man was killed on a highway exit ramp. But Senser said he knew his wife had not hit a cone as she claimed, because of the damage...
News / state
April 26, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Local Humane Society seeks support at Save Our Tails fundraiser Friday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Bobbie Bauman thinks the two small dogs were abandoned somewhere on First Street Northeast, near KWLM Radio on Foot Lake at the edge...
News / local
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
September 24, 2011
Third agency lowers Minnesota credit score
ST. PAUL -- The country's third major credit-rating agency has downgraded Minnesota's bond rating, meaning that borrowing money for new construction and repair projects likely will cost state and local governments more. Minnesota Management and Budget on Friday announced Standard...
News / state
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
Cosmos man treated, released after hit-and-run crash with semi
HECTOR -- A 26-year-old Cosmos man was treated and released for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning north of Hector. According to the State Patrol, Jeremiah D. Gunnerson was driving a 1987 Ford Ranger that hit the rear of an excavator...
News / region / state
August 3, 2011 - 9:18am
June 4, 2011
Letter: Keep church, state separate
A couple weeks back Lavonne Van Zee said I was full of hate. Is it because I believe all people, green, yellow or orange, are equal or because I believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work, or is it because I believe a woman has the right to choose how she wants to...
opinion / letters / state
June 4, 2011 - 12:00am