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Strong economic report a welcome boost for Clinton, Trump calls numbers 'dismal'
Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in 2 years
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Aaron Abrahamson letter: Don't blame Baker for MNsure
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
May 3, 2013
Zebra mussels on construction barges halt work on St. Croix bridge
STILLWATER, Minn. — Work on the new St. Croix (KROY) bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin has been halted after dead zebra mussels were found on six construction barges headed for the river. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident....
May 3, 2013 - 9:54am
November 1, 2012
New Highway 12 bridge opens in Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- The new U.S. Highway 12 bridge over the Minnesota River opened on Wednesday morning, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists traveling on Highway 12 will no longer encounter a detour between Ortonville and Big Stone City, S.D. The new, wider...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Highway 40 bridge repairs complete
WILLMAR -- Repairs are complete on a Minnesota Highway 40 bridge located 18 miles west of Willmar near the Murdock sugar beet piling site, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge load limit had been restricted for large trucks while crews reinforced...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
Grant award lifts Granite Falls, Minn., bridge out of troubled waters
GRANITE FALLS -- An historic bridge considered the iconic image of a community's struggles with flooding will be saved, thanks to a recent grant award and state bond funds. The City of Granite Falls recently learned that the National Scenic Byway will be awarding the city $512,000...
August 7, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Editorial: A bridge collapse may come once more
The Interstate 35W bridge collapsed five years ago today, falling in quick order into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 other individuals. It was supposed to be a seminal moment in America's history of infrastructure investment and maintenance. The...
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Kandiyohi County road and bridge meeting 8:30 a.m. tomorrow
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will discuss construction projects on tap for this year and revisions to the 2012 road and bridge budget during a meeting tomorrow morning in Willmar. The Commissioners will meet as the road and bridge committee at 8:30 a.m. at the Highway...
February 29, 2012 - 5:10pm
February 22, 2012
Bachmann pledges to continue work on new bridge linking Minn., Wis..
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will continue efforts to build a new bridge linking Minnesota and Wisconsin even though newly drawn congressional districts mean she would no longer represent the area where the bridge would be built. "I have committed to building this...
February 22, 2012 - 11:29am
November 10, 2011
New Stillwater, Minn., bridge awaits congressional action
ST. PAUL -- A new bridge over the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin awaits votes by the full U.S. House and Senate. The final committee hurdle came this morning when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the bridge with bipartisan support. The final...
November 10, 2011 - 10:14am
A red, white and blue bridge for Minneapolis on Sept. 11
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Interstate 35-W bridge in Minneapolis will show its patriotic colors to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will light the bridge in red, white and blue on Sunday. MnDOT Commissioner...
September 10, 2011 - 8:40am
September 30, 2010
APPLETON -- Chainsaw artists Jarrett and Jordan Dahl are among several new artists joining the 2010 Meander Arts Crawl this weekend. The annual event is a free, self-guided tour of artists' studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. The iconic blue...
September 30, 2010 - 10:07am
September 21, 2010
A smoother approach ultimately awaits
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Detour in place in Edwards Township due to bridge work
WILLMAR -- A section of 128th St. SW north of Raymond will be closed to traffic for about a month while a bridge is being replaced. The project, which includes replacing the existing timber bridge with concrete box culverts, is located ½ mile north of state Highway 23 in Edwards...
September 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Detour on County Road 4 begins Monday
WILLMAR -- Beginning Monday, a section of Kandiyohi County Road 4 near Lake Lillian will be closed to traffic for the next month while a bridge is replaced. The work will consist of replacing the existing timber bridge with concrete box culverts and approach grading.
August 24, 2010 - 1:09pm
August 23, 2010
Bridge settlement includes $1.5M for memorial
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The settlement announced today for victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse includes $1.5 million for a memorial commemorating victims of the 2007 disaster. The money will be a donation from Robins Kaplan Miller and Ciresi and other law firms that represented...
August 23, 2010 - 2:00pm
Engineering firm to pay $52.4M in 35W bridge collapse
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed to pay $52.4 million to victims. San Francisco-based URS Corp. had been sued by more than 100 people. They accused the company of missing warning signs in the Interstate...
August 23, 2010 - 12:11pm