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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
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
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
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
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
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
September 8, 2014
Area Roundup: Cardinal boys soccer thumps Hutch
WILLMAR — The Willmar boys soccer team dominated Hutchinson, allowing just one shot on goal — which led to an own-goal in the first two minutes — and won 3-1 in a non-conference match on Saturday in Hutchinson. Willmar’s Nick McLouth scored the tying goal in the 26th minute...
sports / prep
September 8, 2014 - 4:45pm
April 29, 2013
Man shot in Salt Lake area police dept. lobby
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City say one of its officers shot a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer in the lobby of the police department. Sgt. Jason Hauer said the man in his 20s or 30s entered the lobby Monday...
News / nation
April 29, 2013 - 11:09am
November 22, 2012
Video: Starting the Turkey Leg 2012
A crowd of runners rose early today to run the Turkey Leg Race starting on South Lakeland Avenue in Willmar. The 5K event, running through the...
News / local
November 22, 2012 - 3:26pm
November 13, 2012
Prepare your home as Old Man Winter makes an appearance
Now that the air has turned cooler and the leaves have fallen off the trees, it's time to think about winterizing your home to prepare for the colder months ahead. Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures can damage a home's exterior, leading to costly repairs and adding hundreds of dollars...
November 13, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
After 30 years, Willmar Area Food Shelf feeding even more in need
WILLMAR -- Individuals and families needing emergency food could begin receiving repackaged prepared food early next year for the first time...
News / local
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Editorial: YMCA's goal is a great plan to support
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA has announced a $3 million capital campaign to expand its facility and programs. This is a worthy effort...
opinion / editorials
September 20, 2012 - 7:39am
July 19, 2012
As drowning numbers rise, fact remains most deaths preventable
Maybe it's the early start to the warm season this year, or the hot summer that's driving everyone to seek relief at lakes and swimming pools. Whatever the reason, Minnesota is seeing a dismaying spike this summer in drowning deaths. There's no trend that seems to stand out. The...
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am
July 14, 2012
Area Baseball: BOLD Legion notches big win in Morris
MORRIS -- BOLD roughed up the two aces from the prep Class A state runner-up team in a 13-0 victory at the Morris Prairie Pioneer Days Legion Tournament on Friday in Morris. BOLD lit into Brandon Bornhorst, the ace of Lac qui Parle Valley's state tournament team, for eight runs in...
July 14, 2012 - 12:07am
June 21, 2012
Area Golf: Litchfield Classic July 20
The Litchfield Boys Basketball Golf Classic (best-ball scramble) starts at 10 a.m. on July 20 at the Litchfield Golf Course. The entry fee is $60 with proceeds going to Dragons boys basketball. Contact John Carlson at 320-693-2398 for more information.
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 19, 2012
Area Sports: Storm delivers knock-out punches
In one photo, youth baseball player Payton Kinzler, 13, views the first-base dugout at Kingery Field in Atwater Monday that was overpowered by...
June 19, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2012
Rural communities across region helping theaters make costly conversion to digital
MADISON -- As a civic booster and owner of KLQP Radio in Madison for three decades, Maynard Meyer probably attends fundraising events more often...
News / Business
June 11, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Brooten, Minn., man pleads to drug possession after 4 pounds of pot found in house
WILLMAR -- Joshua Mark Dechon, 39, of Brooten, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge after more than 4 pounds of marijuana...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2012
DNR hopes to acquire land adjacent to Vicksburg Park
OLIVIA -- Recreational opportunities in the area of Vicksburg County Park on the Minnesota River could soon be expanded. The Minnesota Department...
News / region
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Planning for retirement takes foresight and thought
Just like any other major financial event in life, retirement comes upon us too fast.The difficult part about planning for retirement is that you don't know how long you are going to live and what your health and housing needs will be in the future. Some people can choose when they...
April 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 7, 2012
Adopt a curious approach when you're dealing with conflict
Let's be honest: Most women are fantastic conflict avoiders. We walk away, pretend it didn't happen, act like everything is fine, ignore the...
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am