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Willmar chooses five superintendent finalists, including one current employee
Bird flu hits second chicken flock, largest U.S. farm yet
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Avian flu confirmed in 6th flock in Kandiyohi County
Judge signs order for dismissal in medical cannabis case
DNR suggests wild turkey hunters take precautions
College Softball: Warriors sweep MN West behind Horning’s no-hitter
Prep Baseball Roundup: Hatlestad, Rasmusson throw combined no-hitter for KMS
Prep Softball Roundup: Blackjacks topple Sting
Boys tennis: Monday's result
Lambert, Bryan big winners at ACM Awards
Willmar graduate Lachlan Smith publishes latest Maxwell novel
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
Martha Vande Steeg
Kermit Ronald Swanson
Alice Mae Lange
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Marcus — Faber
Medalen — Beadell
Rothmeier — Gass
Lundell — Stuhr
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film
Commentary: Can the GOP learn from California?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: City Council's silent drama
April 16, 2015
Illustrator returns to New London-Spicer school
New London-Spicer fourth-graders at Prairie Woods Elementary respond when illustrator and author Mike Wohnoutka asks them to make a “grumpy...
news / region
April 16, 2015 - 11:43pm
July 11, 2014
Ventura denies being in bar fight with author
ST. PAUL — On the witness stand in his defamation trial against a former Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author, Jesse Ventura had no shortage of things to expound upon: his high school football team, his T-shirt collection, Johnny Depp’s beard, the Abraham Lincoln assassination.
news / state
July 11, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 21, 2014
There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge
GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get? Stories...
news / region
April 21, 2014 - 4:00am
April 1, 2014
State House bonding bill author calls it ‘inadequate’
ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author...
April 1, 2014 - 11:03pm
March 13, 2014
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
After getting good reviews and winning accolades last year on his debut novel, “Bear is Broken,” Willmar native son Lachlan Smith rolled out his second book, “Lion Plays Rough,” last month and he is in the process of writing the third novel in his Leo Maxwell series, “Fox...
entertainment / showcase
March 13, 2014 - 8:00am
November 9, 2013
Benson, Minn., graduate pens trilogy; 'Bloodmark' now available
Aurora (Sandstrom) Whittet was 9 years old and didn’t know a soul when her family moved to a lonely little farm near Benson. Hidden away in the country, the slight, red-headed girl used that time, space and a wild imagination to make up stories of “cool adventures.” Those...
life / extra
November 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2013
'Turn Left At The Cow': Author's new book draws from Spicer, Minn., area landmarks
A long unsolved bank robbery, a cocky California boy, a corrupt cop and more than a few good-natured jabs at small-town Minnesota life that has roots in Kandiyohi County — specifically Green Lake — come together in a new novel by Minnesota author Lisa Bullard. “Turn Left at...
entertainment / showcase
October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
October 2, 2013
Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy dies at 66
(Reuters) - Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons. Representatives for G.P. Putnam's Sons were not immediately available...
October 2, 2013 - 10:21am
August 20, 2013
Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87
DETROIT (AP) -- He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.
August 20, 2013 - 1:05pm