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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
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