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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Girls basketball roundup: BBE wins Case IH Invite
Boys hockey roundup
College wrestling: Warriors’ Sutlief, Meyer shine at Dragons Open
Girls hockey roundup
Boys basketball: Willmar’s 55-point 2nd half decks Hutchinson
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Torison — Severson
Warm the Children just past halfway point
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Hazel Ann Thooft
Isaiah Matthew Thooft
Raymond D. Lundblad
Leona B. Freilinger
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
March 22, 2012
Granite Arts Council to host 4th annual art show at Prairie's Edge March 25
The 4th annual Granite Arts Council Art Show and Celebration will be March 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Prairie's Edge Casino Convention Center. The event will feature art and exhibits from more than 20 local artists, along with appetizers and live music. Special to the show this...
March 22, 2012 - 9:25am
March 20, 2012
Grass fire spreads to Easy Bean farm near Milan, destroys art studio but home saved
MILAN -- Cleanup work is underway today at the Easy Bean Farm east of Milan, where a fast-moving grass fire on Monday destroyed an art studio and its contents, granary with farm equipment, pickup truck and tractor and damaged two greenhouses and other equipment. The fire also destroyed...
news / region
March 20, 2012 - 12:24pm
March 12, 2012
New London, Minn.'s Guitar Challenge begins
news / local
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
January 31, 2012
Legacy funding will showcase Willmar, Minn., lakes area tourism in 2012
Kandiyohi County has scored a major tourism coup by recently being named a Minnesota Legacy Weekend Destination for 2012. Beth Fischer, Executive...
news / business
January 31, 2012 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
Renville, Minn., woman pens 19 books in five years
You might think that a life change such as moving from the Hawaiian island of Maui to a Renville County farm place would be all it takes to explain what happened. But no, that is not what mattered at all for June Kramin. It was the day she stepped into the barn to feed the pony...
showcase / region / entertainment
December 8, 2011 - 8:48am
November 10, 2011
Stage production opens tonight at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
The Willmar High School music department presents "The Phantom of the Opera" at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday at the high school theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and available at the door. The tickets are almost sold out, with some singles...
showcase / local
November 10, 2011 - 1:06pm
November 5, 2011
Letter: Keep legacy funds intact
Recent press reports have revealed that some legislators are proposing diverting funding from the arts to pay for a Vikings stadium. The governor himself has said that all funding options are on the table. Thousands of Minnesotans worked together on the Clean Water, Land and Legacy...
opinion / letters
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 6, 2011
Milan, Minn., launches Jenson endowment fund
MILAN -- The Milan Community Foundation launched the Karen Jenson Endowment Fund Sept. 30 with a Norwegian tea at the Milan Community Center. This new fund is designed to provide financial assistance to needy students at the Milan Village Arts School in the name of one of Milan's...
showcase / news / region
October 6, 2011 - 9:32am
Children's production opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Hayloft Players present "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)" at 7 p.m. today and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at The Barn Theatre in downtown...
October 6, 2011 - 9:30am
October 1, 2011
Public television documentary may help correct blemished legacy of Andrew Volstead
GRANITE FALLS -- For George Boman, there is no question about how Andrew Volstead should be remembered. "They were nice people,'' said Boman of Volstead and his wife, Nellie, and daughter Laura. Boman grew up on a farm owned by Volstead, and got to know him well enough to be called...
news / region / entertainment / television
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
It's Meander time in Upper Minnesota River Valley
GRANITE FALLS -- Hundreds of visitors will be exploring the Upper Minnesota River Valley during the eighth annual Meander today and Sunday. The free, self-guided tour offers an opportunity visit 45 artist studios in the Upper Minnesota River Valley from Granite Falls to Ortonville....
news / region
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
September 29, 2011
Granite Falls, Minn., picks a prime location to start a new chapter for rural community
GRANITE FALLS -- If you want to reverse years of decline and redefine a future for a small town Main Street, where do you start? In Granite...
showcase / region
September 29, 2011 - 11:03am
Meander kickoff to feature downtown Granite Falls, Minn., with music, food, history, art
GRANITE FALLS -- The K.K. Berge building will be the center of activities as Granite Falls hosts the kick-off events for the eighth annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl. The Meander takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at locations throughout the counties of the Upper...
entertainment / showcase / region
September 29, 2011 - 10:57am
Meander artist's inspiration is homegrown in west central Minnesota
APPLETON -- All artists are born with their own creative talent. Some learn how to express it through formal study at schools with well-known artists. Kerry Kolke-Bonk was arguably more fortunate. "I grew up with it; all the time it was around me,'' said Kolke-Bonk. She is the...
showcase / region
September 29, 2011 - 10:53am
September 18, 2011
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! 2011
The arts are celebrated in Willmar, Minnesota on Saturday, September 17, 2011 during the annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!
September 18, 2011 - 4:54pm