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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 2, 2012
Update: Senate GOP staffer fired after profane Twitter comments about Rep. Kriesel
A Minnesota Senate Republican staffer was out of his job Friday, hours after he used profanity on Twitter to publicly criticize Cottage Grove...
November 2, 2012 - 3:15pm
October 29, 2012
Letter: Some advice for city leaders
We have a great city in Willmar! The people and business community of Willmar have worked together to grow our community to where it is today. We are not done. We need to continue our work on economic development and job creation diligently.
October 29, 2012 - 11:15am
July 25, 2012
Letter: Paynesville Bypass is good
I want to thank those who helped with the Paynesville Highway 23 bypass project. The people of Paynesville were great. Thanks also to former Senators Norm Coleman and Mark Dayton, Rep. Collin Peterson and former Rep Mark Kennedy. Peterson led the coordination in Washington. This bipartisan...
July 25, 2012 - 12:57am
March 8, 2012
Astro Bob blog: Solar storm hits, expected to continue through tonight
Like many of you, I stayed up as late as I could hoping to see aurora and then finally went to bed. The coronal mass ejection (CME) - that high-speed...
March 8, 2012 - 10:25am
February 24, 2012
Letter: Kudos to city workers
I would like to thank the city workers for the great job that they did on trimming up the trees that line the street in front of my house. I would also like to comment on what a super job they did with the cleanup. When I mentioned this to two other friends who had their trees trimmed,...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Letter: A time to show authority
If ever there was a time for the Willmar City Council to step up and take a direct interest in the management of the Willmar Municipal Utilities, it is now.
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am
November 4, 2011
Letter: 'Yes' vote is vital to community
I vigorously support a yes vote on the Willmar operating levy. Support from greater Willmar area community members to renew this levy is vital for continued area economic development and to maintain a high level of education. I have appreciated the School Board's significant efforts...
November 4, 2011 - 12:00am
March 5, 2011
Letter: Flying the flag with pride
In response to the letter headlined "A disgrace to the flag" in the March 2 paper, listen to Johnny Cash's rendition of "Ragged Old Flag" and you will understand why it is OK to fly a worn American flag with pride. Bob Szeremeta New London
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Letter: Flouting the parking law
Handicap parking is just that -- parking areas reserved for those with a valid handicap parking permit. I constantly see cars parked in these spots with either no parking permit or with an expired permit. I have seen cars parked with permits that expired in the 1990s. Maybe...
January 19, 2011 - 7:13am
October 26, 2010
A choice for Willmar's future
Willmar Public School District voters face a significant choice. The choice offers two very different options for the future: continuing multimillion-dollar budget reductions that negatively impact our community, or stopping further damaging budget reductions for the next few years. As...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: Mathiasen has top qualities
As it is my opinion that the Willmar Public School Board should include another woman to bring balance to the board, I wish to recommend Linda Mathiasen as one of the next members of the Board of Directors of Willmar Public Schools. I have served on several boards of directors with...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Letter: Vogel has what it takes
With a projected state deficit of more than $5 billion, we need a representative who understands how to do much with limited resources and uses common sense when spending our money. Bruce Vogel has faced many challenges in his lifetime, including spending time working on his family's...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
September 24, 2010
Commentary: Why do presidents still talk to author Woodward?
NEW YORK -- Question of the day: Why do presidents give the White House keys to Bob Woodward? I ask this with all due deference, respect, hat in hand, cape over puddle and other sundry gestures owed by ink-stained wretches like me to The Most Famous Journalist on the Planet. Through...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
Editorial: Removing oversight of MUC is bad idea
The Willmar Charter Commission is recommending a number of changes to the City Charter. Among those proposed changes is a proposal to remove the Municipal Utilities Commission from direct oversight by the City Council. This change is not in the best interests of the city residents...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Crace to run for sheriff in Swift County
BENSON -- Benson Police Chief Jim Crace announced Thursday he intends to run for Swift County Sheriff. Two other individuals, Chief Deputy John...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am