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Excessive moisture taking a toll on some Minnesota crops
Food Hub begins to bear fruit and vegetables and hopefully more
Benson woman reflects on life after brain cancer
Baby loon rescued from Minnesota lawn
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
Kooista wins arms battle
NWL Baseball: Bats go silent in Stingers' loss at St. Cloud
NLS holds down Litchfield for Legion win
Community Christian's Reid makes immediate splash
Area Golf: Gorans wins Lakeland at Eagle Creek
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
Lauretta L. Theline
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Norbert P. Anderson
Alvera A. Haugen
Velora "Val" Westerlund
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
July 18, 2012
Willmar Notebook: For Red, it was Ahl or nothin'
Red Ahl got out of the Army in 1956 and moved from Bird Island to Willmar. He started racing stock cars at the half-mile track at the fairgrounds...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Motorsports: This week's KRA results
Tribune Staff Report KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) HOBBY STOCK -- Feature (top 10): (1) Chris Isdahl (2) Nick Simar (3) Taylor Willms (4) Forest Foster (5) Adam Sthompson (6) Mike Flickinger (7) Jed Muller (8) Matt Fester (9) Kegan Ahlquist (10) Charlie Lenzmeier ...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Auto Racing: KRA Speedway Test and Tune Thursday
The KRA Speedway at the fairgrounds in Willmar will hold its annual test & tune starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Stock car drivers are $20, pit passes $10 while grandstand admission is free free for this event. The season opener is scheduled for May 3.
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2011
Stewart wins season finale to collect 3rd NASCAR title
By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart insisted he wasn't a title contender when NASCAR's championship race began. When...
sports / pro
November 21, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Grant improves Ridgewater's auto body program
WILLMAR -- An $8,100 grant from the Minnesota chapter of I-CAR will help Ridgewater auto body students learn how to weld metal on car bodies...
News / local / Ridgewater / college
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
September 26, 2011
Thoennes, Gordon win Mod features at KRA during Fall Festival
By Rand Middleton firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR -- Just over 100 cars competed each night at the Kandiyohi Racing Association Fall Festival. Modified...
September 26, 2011 - 12:35am
September 24, 2011
Fall Fesitval at KRA
In the photograph, Shane Kisling, 26, a former middle linebacker at Rice Lake (Wis.) High school, had another kind of contact sport on his mind...
September 24, 2011 - 1:46am
September 23, 2011
KRA Fall Festival today and Saturday
Drivers from around the Upper Midwest will compete for Wissota points today and Saturday during the KRA Speedway Fall Festival at the county fairgrounds in Willmar. Upwards of 130 cars have raced on a single night. Racing starts at 6 p.m. today and 5:30 on Saturday.
September 23, 2011 - 12:33am
September 6, 2011
KRA Speedway 2011 champs determined
WILLMAR -- Thursday's races at the KRA Speedway were the final night for track points. This week's final night of Thursday racing will be for...
September 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 16, 2011
NFL receiver takes shots at NASCAR champ Johnson
By Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H. -- Jimmie Johnson has a pair of titles he's especially proud to have linked to his name. NASCAR champion. AP Male Athlete of the Year. Yes, that's right. The five-time champion driver is an athlete, too. Johnson was swept into a brief...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
July 15, 2011
Rain forces KRA to cancel for 4th time
The KRA Speedway at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar cancelled its Thursday night racing program for the fourth time this season after 2.2 inches of rain fell in Willmar in the early morning. The season started with two rainouts, May 5 and May 12, and once again on June...
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
June 8, 2011
Larson Racing Bike Night Mania is Thursday at KRA
Dean Larson Racing of Pennock will give away 50 youth bicycles on Thursday evening during the Second annual Bike Night Mania at the KRA Speedway in Willmar. The grand prize is a 97cc Doodle Bug Mini-Bike. Children 12-and-under are free with an adult.
June 8, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2011
Indy 500: A century of thrills, spills
By Paul Newberry, AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy. But in this, the 100th anniversary of America's most famous race,...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 23, 2011
Tagliani earns pole for Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- Alex Tagliani broke up the monopoly in the top-heavy IndyCar series and became the first Canadian to earn the pole for the Indianapolis...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 19, 2011
KRA makes 3rd try for season opener
The KRA Speedway at the fairgrounds in Willmar will attempt to open the season tonight for the third time this season. The first two scheduled nights were cancelled due to poor track conditions. But conditions are favorable for the 6:30 p.m. start today.
May 19, 2011 - 12:00am