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Mailbox explosion causes grass fire near Brainerd
Minn. chicken processor announces expansion
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA USDA generates even more interest
After break: Battle over tax cuts awaits Minnesota Legislature
New London’s boutique boom: own continues to grow as a shopping destination as new shops open
MLB: Boyer turns basement sessions into roster spot
NHL: Wild make Palmquist’s NHL dream come true
NBA: Timberwolves not big Jazz fans
Wild too much for Kings
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Brian Gene Baragar
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
James "Jim" H. Waage
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Editorial: Meeting IDs some Willmar objectives
Letter: ACGC’s four-day week
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
Letter: I’m proud of the Wllmar 5
October 23, 2014
Willmar astronomy students in class during ‘best astronomy year’
WILLMAR — The astronomy students at Willmar Senior High picked a great time to take that class. This fall they’ve seen a lunar eclipse, a comet pass through the Mars atmosphere, sun spots and a meteor shower. One of the highlights may have been Thursday afternoon, when students...
news / local
October 23, 2014 - 11:42pm
July 17, 2013
Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars, researchers reported Wednesday.
news / nation
July 17, 2013 - 1:30pm
February 6, 2013
Closest Earth-like planet just a 'stroll across park'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Earth-like worlds may be closer and more plentiful than anyone imagined. Astronomers reported Wednesday that the nearest Earth-like planet may be just 13 light-years away - or some 77 trillion miles. That planet hasn't been found yet, but should be there...
February 6, 2013 - 3:58pm
January 13, 2012
Areavoices.com: Last chance to see planet Neptune this season
You never know when the cosmos is going to drop in. I was driving home the other night and spotted Venus high above a street intersection in eastern Duluth. It was business as usual on Earth as the brightest of the planets cast a few rays in our direction. Tonight and tomorrow night...
January 13, 2012 - 9:00am
December 20, 2011
Areavoices.com: Winter solstice arrives tomorrow
If you yearn for more sun and less darkness, you'll get an early Christmas gift tomorrow. At 11:30 p.m. Central time, the sun hits bottom in...
December 20, 2011 - 1:40pm
December 9, 2011
Areavoices.com: Don't forget about tomorrow's lunar eclipse
OK - everyone ready for the lunar eclipse tomorrow morning? I figured one last reminder wouldn't hurt. While the eclipse is best viewed from...
December 9, 2011 - 2:48pm
December 7, 2011
Areavoices.com: Get ready for this weekend's total lunar eclipse
Not many of us choose to get up before sunrise on a Saturday morning, but this weekend you might want to make an exception. On Saturday, Dec....
December 7, 2011 - 9:16am