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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
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
February 26, 2011
Mobile, low-cost spay-neuter service meets a need for many pet owners
WILLMAR -- The patient was anesthetized, limbs lolling as Erin Richards and Lindsay Liles carried her to the back of the RV and hoisted her onto...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Video: HSUS report on abuse allegations at Willmar Poultry Co.
Here is the video report from the Humane Society of the United States on its allegations of routine abuse and cruelty at Willmar Poultry Com...
November 24, 2010 - 12:52am