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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 19, 2016
Minnesotan wins national award for editorial cartoons
MOORHEAD—One semester was all Devon Manney needed to win a national award for his editorial cartoons. The 21-year-old Moorhead native who recently...
August 19, 2016 - 7:40am
June 14, 2016
St. Paul cop named officer of year
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police veteran was named the Minnesota Police and Peace Officer’s Association’s “officer of the year” this week. Sayareth Toy Vixayvong has served as a St. Paul police officer for 15 years. He was on the FBI Safe Streets Task Force for five years, working...
June 14, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 24, 2016
Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson recognized for performance
DAWSON — Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson received one of four 2015 Performance Excellence Awards from the Performance Excellence Network, formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, during the network’s 2016 conference. The award is based on an evaluation of the organization’s...
May 24, 2016 - 5:43am
April 12, 2016
Ridgewater College’s online law enforcement program makes nation’s top 20
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College’s online law enforcement program has been recognized as one of the top 20 online programs in the nation for 2016. The designation comes from the website onlinecolleges.net. The college has offered the online program for about eight years, according...
April 12, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 22, 2016
City of Willmar awards teenager for heroic act
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council meeting Monday night started with a happy event. The Willmar Police and Fire departments, Willmar Ambulance...
March 22, 2016 - 11:11pm
March 2, 2016
City of Willmar building official receives state award
WILLMAR — In his 24 years as a building official for the city of Willmar, Randy Kardell has seen some pretty interesting things. He has also...
March 2, 2016 - 11:15pm
January 30, 2016
Ridgewater named among top 150 community colleges
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College is among 150 community colleges across the nation eligible to be considered for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community...
January 30, 2016 - 5:46pm
November 1, 2015
Bethesda Health and Housing receives award for lactation room
WILLMAR — When Bethesda Health and Housing decided to create a lactation room for breastfeeding employees and visitors, a quiet space on the...
November 1, 2015 - 11:00pm
June 4, 2015
Jennie-O Turkey Store employees recognized with Founders Awards
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store employees Brandon Kopacek and Mike Volkenant from the Willmar area were recognized with Founders Awards. The Founders Award program was inspired by and named for the company’s founders — the late Wallace H. Jerome and the late Earl B. Olson —...
June 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
June 1, 2015
Montevideo student wins Red Wagon Award
MONTEVIDEO — Young, dependent children often ride in red wagons. Older, mature youth can win Red Wagon Awards.
June 1, 2015 - 12:53am
May 19, 2015
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Electrical Association held its first-quarter board meeting in March and honored Joe Gatewood of Gatewood Electric Inc. in Willmar for his contribution to the industry by serving as an adviser to the executive board and for serving on the ETN Board of Trustees....
May 19, 2015 - 5:11pm
December 5, 2014
Rice Hospital receives award for revenue cycle improvements
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital recently received a Revenue Cycle Performance Award from Health Business Insights, citing the hospital for excellence and ongoing improvement in its revenue cycle. It was the second time Rice has been honored by Health Business Insights for its...
December 5, 2014 - 10:53pm
October 23, 2014
HCMC recognizes Rice Hospital for trauma care
WILLMAR — In recognition of the care it provides for trauma patients, Rice Memorial Hospital has been presented with a “Partner in Trauma Excellence” award from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The award was presented Thursday during a trauma review meeting at...
October 23, 2014 - 11:24pm
September 30, 2014
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District wins national award
GROVE CITY — The kindergarten through sixth-grade students and teachers in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District are celebrating Tuesday’s announcement that they have been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The award will be...
September 30, 2014 - 11:06pm
August 26, 2014
Community Foundation to honor Willmar couple, Jennie-O Turkey store
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation announces that it will honor Dr. James and Colleen Thompson Michels and Jennie-O Turkey Store...
August 26, 2014 - 11:04pm