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Five die in crash with semi in western South Dakota
Popular Minnesota Court of Appeals judge, former attorney retires after 40 year career
Philando Castile case: As jury selection begins, what do both sides look for?
Montevideo residents seek to help immigrants
Stingers add upgrades to Taunton
Prep Baseball: Spaulding shuts down Tigers in NLS' 3AA victory
Softball: KMS, BOLD still alive in 3A
Fischer, Obregon, Ackerman place in 8AA tennis tourney
Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Lorenz, Gustafson win Memorial Day 5K
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Timothy D. Claussen
Donald E. Bjork
Evelyn F. Carlson
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct one location. The Willmar Middle School is not a site this year due to a remodeling project....
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
September 4, 2012
Jennie-O Turkey Store puts new products on breakfast table
WILLMAR -- Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Jennie-O Turkey Store is now trying to make breakfast not only...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 27, 2012
Start your day with a good (and fun) breakfast
The fresh fragrance of fall has greeted my nose as my golden retriever, Gracie, and I have been out for our brisk morning walks together. It's...
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Too much fear of controversy
Innocent until... I was disappointed that Greg Mortenson was judged guilty based on a TV news report and his mother, Jerene Mortenson, was disinvited from being the speaker at the Willmar mayor's prayer breakfast. Fear of controversy has denied us the opportunity to hear the other...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 7, 2010
Appleton restaurant embodies a promise made, kept
APPLETON -- Charlene Stockton has proven her talent for taking children others have turned their backs on, making them her own, and bringing...
December 7, 2010 - 12:00am
Religious freedoms key point at prayer breakfast
WILLMAR -- Religious leaders have had mixed reactions to a federal judge's ruling that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, says the...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2009
Want to get kids to eat breakfast? How about pizza?
When my two adult sons were young boys, we had a rule in our house - sugar-coated cereal only on Saturdays. As I tried to instill healthful eating...
August 24, 2009 - 12:00am
May 8, 2009
ELCA leader meets people working for peace in Middle East
WILLMAR -- Many people who visit Israel want to see the Church of the Nativity, the Tombs of the Patriarchs or the Temple Mount, says a Lutheran Church leader who recently traveled for the first time to Israel. "That is what is in our imagination as most important,'' says the Rev....
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Legislative breakfast set for this weekend cancelled
WILLMAR -- A breakfast with local legislators scheduled for Saturday has been postponed, the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday. The Chamber's public policy legislative breakfast will instead be held at the conclusion of the 2009 legislative session, according...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
ELCA bishop will speak at 2009 Mayor's Breakfast set for next week
WILLMAR -- Pastor Jon V. Anderson, bishop of Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, will be the featured speaker during the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Thursday at the Willmar Conference Center. His topic will be "Holy Stones and Living Stones'' (reflections on a recent...
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
Local legislators: Jobs are key in current economic situation
WILLMAR -- Local legislators agree that keeping people working is a key for the state to successfully maneuver through the current national economic...
March 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Legislators agree: jobs are key in economic crisis, budget situation
WILLMAR -- Local legislators agree that keeping people working is a key for the state to successfully maneuver through the current national economic situation and the state's $4.57 billion budget deficit. "Clearly, clearly across the state, across the country, jobs are the key,"...
March 7, 2009 - 10:54am
March 2, 2009
Letter: Give kids breakfast at home
I was appalled to read the article in Feb. 26 issue concerning the Roosevelt Elementary Expanding Breakfast program. First of all, is it too much to ask that our overweight kids walk to the cafeteria rather than having breakfast delivered to their classroom? Secondly, whatever happened...
March 2, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
Roosevelt Elementary wins award for breakfast program
WILLMAR -- Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar has received a $4,000 award for its breakfast program. The Midwest Dairy Council chose three schools to receive $8,000 in awards in the Expanding Breakfast program. The award program was created to take breakfast to the students...
February 19, 2009 - 3:04pm