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Al Franken is back to joke writing with this sick burn on Ted Cruz
Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits.
Younger brother of Manchester bomber was 'planning to stage an attack' in Libya, authorities say
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
Trump's deep budget cuts could cause a backlash in rural America
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
May 22, 2017
Local women named Princess Kay finalists
ST. JOSEPH — Jessaca Zuidema from Kandiyohi County and Ashley Warren from Meeker County were named among the twelve finalists who will...
May 22, 2017 - 12:46pm
Hundreds of cows escape barn fire northwest of Blomkest
Fifty corn stalk bales caught fire Wednesday evening on the 16000 block of 15th Street Southeast in rural Blomkest, spreading to a nearby barn...
March 22, 2017 - 6:24pm
Blomkest teen charged after Willmar high-speed chase
WILLMAR — A Blomkest teenager was charged Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court in connection with a seven-mile, high-speed chase...
February 22, 2017 - 5:47pm
October 24, 2016
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
WILLMAR — The fourth public open house for the roundabout project near Blomkest is set from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Public Library, 410 Fifth St. S.W. in Willmar. The roundabout will be constructed next summer at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state...
October 24, 2016 - 7:41pm
October 17, 2016
Predatory offender moving to Blomkest; community meeting scheduled
BLOMKEST—A community meeting has been scheduled regarding the move of a Level Three predatory offender from Willmar to Blomkest. Lee...
October 17, 2016 - 6:40pm
October 9, 2016
Highway 71 to reopen Monday from Blomkest to Olivia
WILLMAR — The U.S. Highway 71 detour from Blomkest to Olivia will be removed and the road opened to traffic Monday. According to a news release from the state Department of Transportation, the concrete repair project from Blomkest to Olivia began Sept. 15. This project is part...
October 9, 2016 - 7:08pm
September 29, 2016
Antique power group losing its home
BLOMKEST—The only thing certain in life is change, even when your mission is keeping the history. The West Central Antique Power Collectors...
September 29, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 19, 2016
Records published May 19
This is the records summary for May 19. Vandalism WILLMAR — A Willmar man’s vehicle stalled near the Holiday gas station after a prankster poured syrup in his gas tank, a woman on the 1500 block of Trott Avenue reported to Willmar police at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. She said the incident...
May 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 25, 2016
Blomkest man faces 60 days jail for animal mistreatment
WILLMAR — A Blomkest man accused of mistreating over a dozen animals on a rural hobby farm was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail and one...
April 25, 2016 - 9:24pm
March 9, 2016
Blomkest woman faces charges after driving into ex’s truck
BLOMKEST — A Blomkest woman who allegedly rammed her vehicle into her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle Tuesday has been charged with second-degree assault, first-degree damage to property, child endangerment and domestic assault. A criminal complaint on the charges in Kandiyohi County District...
March 9, 2016 - 11:01pm
February 18, 2016
Blomkest man faces charges for mistreating, torturing animals
Malnourished and dead lambs. Dead turkeys. Neglected horses, cats and dogs. That’s what a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputy reported after a May visit to a Blomkest hobby farm. Now, a Blomkest man has been charged in Kandiyohi County District Court with one felony and 13 misdemeanors...
February 18, 2016 - 11:16pm
January 20, 2016
State Patrol says alcohol a factor in crash that injured two near Blomkest
Two people were injured Tuesday night after their vehicle ran off Highway 71 in Blomkest and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Eliezer Rodriguez, 22, of Renville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Highway 71. Dakota A. Wallert, 19, of Olivia, was a...
January 20, 2016 - 10:39am
September 8, 2015
MnDOT sets open house Thursday in Blomkest on plans for Highway 71/7 roundabout
WILLMAR — An informational meeting to learn about a roundabout scheduled to be built at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7 near Blomkest will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blomkest Community Center. This is the second in a series of three open...
September 8, 2015 - 12:06am
August 3, 2015
Roundabout to be constructed in 2017 at intersection of Hwys. 7, 71
LAKE LILLIAN — The safety of roundabouts as a traffic control device was the message from transportation officials discussing Kandiyohi County’s...
August 3, 2015 - 12:35am
March 24, 2015
MnDOT proposes roundabout at Highways 7 and 71 near Blomkest
WILLMAR — Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 71 near Blomkest has been proposed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Construction is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2017. The $1.9 million proposal is part of a...
March 24, 2015 - 8:44pm