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As racial politics loom over election, Obama's legacy is seen as mixed
FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
Hillary Clinton says family's foundation looking for partners
Minnesota DNR reports two more cases of starry stonewort
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
June 18, 2016
Lightning blamed for fires at barn, town hall near Bemidji within minutes
BEMIDJI -- Lightning strikes were thought to be the cause of fires Friday morning during a thunderstorm that destroyed a town hall and a barn...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30am
May 25, 2016
Careless use of matches blamed in Rogers barn fire where horses died
ROGERS — A barn fire in Rogers that injured a man and killed three horses Monday appears to have been accidentally started by the careless use of matches, according to a preliminary investigation by state fire marshal and Rogers police and fire departments. The fire happened late...
May 25, 2016 - 5:30am
December 30, 2015
Records published Dec. 30
This is the records summary for Dec. 30. Fire destroys barn in Meeker County LITCHFIELD — Twenty sows and an undetermined number of piglets perished in a fire that destroyed a barn Monday night in Manannah Township. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was reported...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
October 22, 2015
'The Grunch' children's production opens tonight at The Barn Theatre
WILLMAR — The Hayloft Players children’s theater presents “The Grunch” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday at The Barn Theatre in Willmar. The...
October 22, 2015 - 10:03am
June 11, 2015
Video: Musical production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at the Barn tonight
The Barn Theatre presents the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7:30 p.m. today through Tuesday, and June 18-21; performances are at 7:30...
June 11, 2015 - 11:13am
May 14, 2015
Fire destroys barn south of Litchfield Wednesday
LITCHFIELD — A barn was reported as a total loss as the result of a fire Wednesday afternoon south of Litchfield in Greenleaf Township. The fire was reported around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 17500 block of 590th Avenue. Law enforcement arrived on scene to find the 30-by-65-foot...
May 14, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 2, 2015
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Auditions for The Barn Theatre’s summer musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater. The show will be staged June 11-16 and June 18-21. The popular Broadway musical, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, tells the...
April 2, 2015 - 1:14pm
February 13, 2015
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
The Barn Theatre continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary season of classic theatre with a relatively new classic, “Little Shop of Horrors.”...
February 13, 2015 - 3:21pm
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
The Barn Theatre presents “The Little Shop of Horrors” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Feb. 19-21 and at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22. Tickets...
February 13, 2015 - 3:18pm
May 29, 2014
Pilot’s condition critical after helicopter crash near Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- A 71-year-old man was listed in critical condition Wednesday after a helicopter he was piloting crashed into a barn...
May 29, 2014 - 8:00am
April 3, 2014
'An Evening of Culture': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre presents “An Evening of Culture” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and April 10-12 with 2:30 p.m. shows...
April 3, 2014 - 9:24am
January 8, 2014
Barn burns south of Grove City in overnight fire
GROVE CITY — A barn containing equipment, but no livestock, was a total loss in an early morning fire this morning south of Grove City. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and the Grove City and Litchfield fire departments were called around 1:45 a.m....
January 8, 2014 - 8:48am
December 25, 2013
Video: Christmas at the Tonsfeldt Barn
The annual Christmas in the Barn is held at the Dale and Debbie Tonsfeldt farm in Svea. The Christmas Day event offered a chance to experience...
December 25, 2013 - 11:59am
March 4, 2013
Barn, animals lost in Sunday fire near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — Eleven pigs and a cow, along with a 30-by-80-foot barn, were lost in a fire reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the William and Mary Nething residence at 63724 260th St., in Darwin Township. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the Litchfield and Dassel...
March 4, 2013 - 9:27am
December 24, 2012
Rural Watkins, Minn., barn fire under investigation
WATKINS — The cause of a fire that burned a portion of a barn at a rural Watkins residence Saturday is under investigation. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, fire departments from Watkins, Eden Valley and Litchfield, plus Watkins Rescue, responded just before 5...
December 24, 2012 - 9:17am