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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 13, 2012
Benson teen advances in Red Bull Crashed Ice World Champsionship event
Jake Huston, a senior at Benson High School, placed 19th in Thursday's National Shootout at the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in St....
January 13, 2012 - 10:02am
January 12, 2012
Fragodt paces Cougars' win
Benson graduate Abby Fragodt paced the Morris Cougars to a season-high 50 rebounds picking off a career-best 12 caroms as the Minnesota Morris...
January 12, 2012 - 12:00am
January 6, 2012
Benson among Saturday's invites
Benson is hosting a 10-team invitational today at 9:30 a.m. Area teams included are MACCRAY/RCW and Minnewaska. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will...
January 6, 2012 - 10:00pm
December 22, 2011
Benson, Minn., ethanol plant takes the heat, and puts it back to work
BENSON -- An energy savings project undertaken by the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson is cutting the company's natural gas costs by about $700,000 annually. The Benson ethanol plant is among 36 facilities in Minnesota realizing ongoing energy savings thanks to one-time...
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
Benson, Minn., voters return mayor, elect two to council
WILLMAR -- In the city of Benson, Paul Kittelson ran unopposed and was re-elected as the city's mayor Tuesday. The unofficial results from the Secretary of State's office showed Kittelson received 665 votes. Two candidates, Sue Fitz and Michael Fugleberg, were elected to the Benson...
November 9, 2011 - 12:24pm
Benson voters OK $650-per-pupil levy
BENSON -- Voters in the Benson School District have approved replacing the district's current $543-per-pupil levy with a $650-per-pupil levy with an inflation clause for four years. The unofficial final tally Tuesday showed 849 yes votes to 244 no votes, according to Benson Superintendent...
November 9, 2011 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
Overwhelming approval for school levy in Benson, Minn.
BENSON -- Voters in the Benson School District have approved replacing the district's current $543-per-pupil levy with a $650-per-pupil levy with an inflation clause for four years. The unofficial final tally from today's referendum showed 849 yes votes to 244 no votes, according...
November 8, 2011 - 8:25pm
November 7, 2011
Seven area school districts seeking levies
WILLMAR -- Voters will go to the polls in seven area school districts Tuesday to vote on local levies. Voters who will not be able to go to the polls on Tuesday may still vote absentee. Absentee voting is available at school districts offices until the close of business today. The...
November 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 3, 2011
Letter: Two reasons to vote yes
I urge Willmar-area residents to support the levy on Nov. 8 for two reasons. First, they should vote yes for the students who need the classes that prepare them for college or for work. My oldest son took a number of Advanced Placement classes at WHS to lessen his course load at college...
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 17, 2011
NNA head has plenty of ink in his veins
BENSON -- The new spokesman for community newspapers across the country comes to his role with ink in his veins from more than 30 years on the job, and an upbringing in it as well. Reed Anfinson's father, Ronald, and partner Jim Kenney purchased the Swift County Monitor and the Swift...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
A Minnesota voice for newspapers nationwide at a challenging time
BENSON -- Community newspapers are facing daunting challenges, and the need to tell people about them has never been greater. It's why Reed...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2011
Klobuchar says rural Minnesota boasts innovation in ag, energy
BENSON -- Sen.
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Sen. Klobuchar on area economic tour today, Saturday
WILLMAR -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit nine western Minnesota cities today and Saturday as part of a rural economic tour. Klobuchar will...
October 14, 2011 - 9:34am
September 29, 2011
Benson, MInn., publisher Anfinson named president of NNA
BENSON, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota publisher is the new president of the National Newspaper Association. Reed Anfinson of the Swift County Monitor-News became president of the 2,300-member organization at its 126th annual convention and trade show Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M. Anfinson...
September 29, 2011 - 3:07pm