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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
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