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Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Aldean "Swede" Carlson
John G. Schmidt
Dale Richard Johnson
Harold E. Lee
Steven G. Smith
Cohen: Could WIkiLeaks hurt transparency?
Jill R. Benson letter: Sawatzky will bring positive change
Inga Mae B. Urke letter: Get informed, then go out and vote
Joe Jorgenson letter: Our legislators' choices matter
Sharyl R. Helgeson letter: Asmus has long record of service
September 22, 2016
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
WILLMAR—The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year—after nine million turkeys and chickens were...
September 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 20, 2016
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
WILLMAR -- Space -- lots of space -- is the first thing Dr. Dale Lauer mentions as a highlight to the new Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory...
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am
April 26, 2016
Wisconsin breeder arrested after dead, starving dogs found
ELMWOOD, Wis. -- Formal charges were expected to be filed this week against a man accused of running a puppy mill on his western Wisconsin property,...
April 26, 2016 - 5:30am
April 25, 2016
Blomkest man faces 60 days jail for animal mistreatment
WILLMAR — A Blomkest man accused of mistreating over a dozen animals on a rural hobby farm was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and one...
April 25, 2016 - 9:24pm
November 1, 2012
Humane Society: rescued mares to be released to homes; prognosis poor for colt
WILLMAR -- A spokesperson for the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties said Thursday the prognosis for a rescued colt is "poor at best," while the two mares that were rescued were being released to homes on Thursday. According to Bobbie Bauman, director of operations,...
November 1, 2012 - 1:51pm
October 29, 2012
Neglected horses surrendered to Willmar, Minn., shelter; help sought with veterinary costs
WILLMAR -- Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners. The two mares and one colt were suffering from neglect and in need of veterinary care, Steve Gardner, chairman of the...
October 29, 2012 - 5:26pm
September 27, 2012
Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house
WILLMAR -- A recent outbreak of parvovirus disease in the Willmar area has prompted the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter to cancel an open house that was planned for Sunday. Shelter officials said they wanted to protect the health of the dogs and puppies at the shelter and also avoid the...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
Council member opposes change to Willmar, Minn., animal ordinance
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council member Doug Reese says he opposes a proposed ordinance amendment that would set objective standards for residents wanting to care for or raise animals or fowl. The council has been debating the ordinance amendment for about a month in response to interest...
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Temple Grandin to headline animal science conference next month in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- World renowned animal welfare expert Temple Grandin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Animal Science Conference and Venture...
August 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags
WILLMAR -- Pets with ID tags are more likely to be reunited with their owners -- and reunited sooner -- if they're ever lost. It's a message...
June 4, 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...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 2, 2012
Humane Society to give 'state of the shelter' report this week
WILLMAR -- A "state of the shelter" report will be given at the annual meeting this week of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties. The...
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
November 26, 2011
'Stream it out': Grandin says animal ag should be more visible instead of secretive
MINNEAPOLIS -- Animal agriculture should be more open about its methods and makes a mistake when it "circles the wagons and buttons down the...
November 26, 2011 - 12:00am
July 13, 2011
Man pleads to animal cruelty, terroristic threats related to puppy shootings in rural Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Terence Dale Schwartz, 58, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of animal cruelty and terroristic threats for an October 2009 incident that included shooting a litter of puppies and threatening a child with a gun at a rural Willmar residence. As part of...
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am
April 11, 2011
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am