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Depressed Minnesota mom who killed baby gets prison for manslaughter
Dayton, legislators work on health insurance aid as deadline nears
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Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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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American wines are gaining in popularity
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March 22, 2017
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
March 17, 2015
Records published March 18
The following contains the records summary for March 17. Hazardous materials team responds to oil spill at Willmar railyard WILLMAR — It was reported around 12:37 p.m. Monday that about 500 gallons of oil spilled from one of the rail cars at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe...
March 17, 2015 - 11:07pm