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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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