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VIDEO: Willmar police officer to patrol the state fair for the third year
Witnesses testify on aggravating factors in murder case
Records published Aug. 27
VIDEO/SLIDESHOW: A meeting of the minds
U.S. stocks snap losing streak but oil and bonds decline
College volleyball: Ridgewater sweeps Riverland
Girls tennis roundup: Litch wins twice at own Invite
College football: Gophers’ Tinsley died in 2012 but still serves as an inspiration
NFL: Vikings’ Hodges excited about first start at MLB
MLB: Escobar’s two homers lead Twins
Dakota art showcased in Granite Falls, Minn.
New London, Minn., Music Festival is Saturday
'Come Blow Your Horn': Comedy now playing at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, MN
29th Annual Antique Car Run begins Saturday in New London
Grove City man hopes to find success in tough rap business
Video: Methodist pastor writes in Korean calligraphy
Try a soup on chilly summer days
Decade of dominance may soon come to pass for talented female BMX racer
Taunton — Martens
Holtrop — Vanderhooft
August/September issue of Live it! Magazine available in stands and online
Ralph A. Bratts
Richard D. Johnson
Casey Jo Schulte
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Willmar group to continue working for positive change
Letter: What is Ron Christianson afraid of?
Minnesota Opinion: Strengthen laws to hold government accountable
Letters: Don’t cut gym classes
February 14, 2011
Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona pole on 10th anniversary of father's death
By Chris Jenkins, AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR is back -- and so is Juniormania. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reclaimed the spotlight in Daytona speedweeks, winning pole position for the Daytona 500 with a lap of 186.089 mph in qualifying Sunday. It's a boost for Earnhardt,...
sports / pro
February 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
Three Litchfield women arrested after attempted car theft
LITCHFIELD -- Three young women were arrested on charges of attempted auto theft after a Friday evening incident in Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies were called around 5:55 p.m. Friday to Premier Auto, along Highway 12 in Litchfield. The owner...
News / region
January 18, 2011 - 9:04am
January 4, 2011
Auto sales up for first time since the recession
DETROIT (AP) -- Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They're still far from what they were just a few years ago -- but that's just fine with the downsized auto industry, which can post profits even if they sell millions fewer cars...
News / nation / business
January 4, 2011 - 4:20pm
Calif. auto pioneer had roots in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A man remembered for living the American success story by becoming one of the best-known names in California auto sales had his roots...
News / local
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 25, 2010
Commentary: What was wrong with auto bailout? Nothing
Among the mysteries of public opinion, this one most strains the brain: Why do so many Americans think the government rescue of Detroit automakers was a bad -- nay, an evil -- thing? The bailout has been a rousing success, and that's the business press talking. The Economist magazine...
opinion / commentary
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
GM posts sluggish Sept. sales, sign of slow autumn
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says its sales sputtered in September, a sign that Americans are nervous about taking on debt to buy big-ticket items. Sales for the biggest U.S. automaker fell about 6 percent from August but were up 10.5 percent over September of last year. However,...
News / business
October 1, 2010 - 12:00pm
August 28, 2010
Man faces arson charges for fire at his auto shop
WILLMAR -- Raul Antonio Menendez Vega, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on felony arson charges for allegedly attempting to...
News / local
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
opinion / cartoons
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
5 inducted into NASCAR Hall
By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The inaugural five members of NASCAR's new Hall of Fame were inducted Sunday in a ceremony that both honored auto racing's pioneers and celebrated the entire industry. NASCAR founder Bill France was lauded for his vision of...
sports / pro
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
KRA Speedway results
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1 (top 5): (1) Ben Godbee, Pennock (2) Mike Flickinger, Kandiyohi (3) Michael Schwardt, Villard (4) Adam Olson, New London (5) Forest Foster, Pennock ... Heat 2 (top 5): (1) Josh Dragt, Willmar (2) Nick Simar, Willmar...
sports / local
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 6, 2010
KRA Speedway opens season today
The KRA Speedway at the fairgrounds in Willmar opens the 2010 stock car season today. The green flag drops at 6:30 p.m.
May 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Toyota to continue sales incentives through April
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toyota will continue to offer most of its heavy incentives throughout April after the deals helped lift its sales more than 40 percent last month, the automaker said today. Toyota Motor Corp. will continue to offer cheap leases on up to eight of its most popular...
News / nation
April 6, 2010 - 11:55am
April 1, 2010
Incentives war boosts sales at most big automakers
DETROIT (AP) -- An incentive war touched off by Toyota boosted sales at most major automakers last month. The deals brought out car buyers, as Toyota's generous rebates and low-interest financing to counter safety-related recalls forced rivals to respond. Toyota will report sales...
News / nation
April 1, 2010 - 2:38pm
Administration releases new fuel efficiency rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration set tougher gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks today, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection...
News / nation
April 1, 2010 - 11:50am
Fuel efficiency rules aimed at advanced vehicles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is setting tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection...
News / nation
April 1, 2010 - 9:30am