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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
February 21, 2012
Suspect held in Blue Earth, Minn., home invasion
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) -- Police late Monday arrested a suspect in an early morning home invasion in southern Minnesota that left a 37-year-old man dead and three other people seriously injured. Police were called to a Blue Earth home about 12:30 a.m. Monday after a masked man entered...
news / state
February 21, 2012 - 8:26am
February 20, 2012
Authorities trying to determine whether masked man knew people inside Blue Earth house
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) -- A masked man entered a southern Minnesota home early today and attacked its occupants, killing a 38-year-old man and seriously injuring three others, authorities said. No one had been arrested by afternoon, and authorities were still trying to determine...
news / state
February 20, 2012 - 4:31pm
January 28, 2012
Vision for future of local health care unveiled to Willmar, Minn., area providers
WILLMAR -- Local health organizations were handed an opportunity this week to redesign how they care for patients. What's envisioned is a complete realignment of how doctors and hospitals are paid, with rewards for making patients better and information technology to guide decision-making...
news / local
January 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2011
Bautista, Jays blast Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even by Jose Bautista's recent standards, this a remarkable stretch of hitting. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, the Toronto outfielder has led the majors in home runs. But a performance that included three home runs in Sunday's 11-3 victory over Minnesota...
sports / pro
May 16, 2011 - 12:00am
April 4, 2011
Twins take final game of series against Jays
TORONTO (AP) -- Danny Valencia and Denard Span homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on late to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the season but it wasn't enough for the Blue Jays, who left the bases loaded...
sports / pro
April 4, 2011 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Twins fall to Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Vernon Wells drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, Jose Bautista hit an inside-the-park homer, his major league-leading...
sports / pro
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Letter: Special interests in health care
Having spent almost 30 years in the insurance business, I have been following the discussions on health reform with interest. One thing is clear, there is good information and a lot of bad information. One reliable source is the Kaiser Family Foundation which recently completed its...
opinion / letters
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
American Opinion: On health care and Blue Dog Democrats:
By The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On health care and Blue Dog Democrats: The Blue Dog Democrats of the Mid-South say they can't be bought by health care industry sources pumping thousands of dollars into their re-election...
opinion / editorials
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 11, 2009
Commentary: Red states are no better than blue states
In an entertaining but silly political game, partisans score points by comparing statistics of so-called red states and blue states. Conservative Ross Douthat does that in a recent column, "Blue-State Blues." Aroused, liberals came back with their own numbers, many of which did not...
opinion / commentary
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
June 23, 2009
For Spicer trio, the past business failures at the site now home to Blue Sky are simply circumstance
SPICER -- The place is the Bermuda triangle of restaurants. New businesses full of passion and energy go in, only to be inexplicably lost soon afterward. Among the missing: old relics like Shbooms, followed in brief succession by G. Michael's, the Harbor Inn and Game Time Bar and...
business / local
June 23, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Peterson opposed tax cuts
WILLMAR -- An emphasis on tax cuts over infrastructure led U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson to vote against the economic stimulus bill which President...
news / local
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am