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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 18, 2017
City of Willmar wants assurances on benefits of wye
WILLMAR — In an effort to protect the city's benefits from the Willmar Wye project, the Willmar City Council approved a motion at Monday's...
April 18, 2017 - 6:03am
February 2, 2017
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
ST. PAUL — A third as many trains haul North Dakota crude oil across Minnesota as two years ago. Falling oil prices forced a drop in oil...
February 2, 2017 - 5:58pm
December 3, 2016
Willmar wants to preserve at-grade crossing in final railroad bypass design
WILLMAR — When Bruce Peterson, Willmar Planning and Development Services director, met Wednesday with partners of the Willmar Wye project,...
December 3, 2016 - 7:06am
October 17, 2016
Public meeting on Willmar wye Tuesday
WILLMAR — A public meeting on the Willmar Wye rail connector project will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Department...
October 17, 2016 - 8:11pm
September 15, 2016
Willmar's pedestrian bridge in need of TLC
WILLMAR—The paint is wearing away, graffiti mars the surface and the approaches to the bridge look a bit like a jungle. The pedestrian...
September 15, 2016 - 7:31pm
July 24, 2016
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
WILLMAR—Despite apparent rumors to the contrary, Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson said this week, the Willmar railroad...
July 24, 2016 - 10:26pm
May 12, 2016
BNSF stores train engines in Willmar
WILLMAR — It is not out of the ordinary to see long trains in Willmar, some with more than one engine. However, lately there looks to be one...
May 12, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 4, 2016
BNSF train derails in Fargo
WEST FARGO - A cause of a West Fargo train derailment early Wednesday is not known yet. Around 4:30 a.m., police say they received a notification...
May 4, 2016 - 9:13am
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
April 3, 2016
County to acquire right of way in rail bypass corridor
WILLMAR — In anticipation of building an overpass to improve traffic safety at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass near Willmar, the Kandiyohi County Board gave the go-ahead last week to start acquiring the right of way. Two separate parcels, totaling about 10 acres, are...
April 3, 2016 - 11:33pm
March 19, 2016
Highway 12 to be rerouted for Willmar railroad bypass project
WILLMAR — U.S. Highway 12 will be rerouted south of its current location from approximately Seventh Avenue Northwest to just past Kandiyohi County Road 5, as part of the Willmar railroad bypass project. The decision was made about two weeks ago, after representatives from the...
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
February 23, 2016
Open house about wye set for Thursday
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project, also known as the Willmar Wye, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Humans Services building, in the basement multi-purpose...
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
February 18, 2016
BNSF to spend $130 million in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (Forum News Service) — BNSF Railway Co. says it will spend $130 million in Minnesota this year to maintain the railroad's infrastructure — a huge drop from last year. The largest part of the railroad’s Minnesota maintenance spending is for replacing and upgrading...
February 18, 2016 - 5:30am
January 28, 2016
Wind rides the rails
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east...
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
January 7, 2016
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
BENSON — Benson residents will have their opportunity to weigh in on proposals to improve safety at the three downtown crossings of the Burlington...
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm