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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
July 11, 2016
Update: Vehicle crashes into Willmar Municipal Utilities building
Updated: 7:12 p.m. Officers with the Willmar Police Department responded to the scene of a crash Monday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities building...
July 11, 2016 - 4:54pm
June 16, 2016
MACCRAY to pursue single campus
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members decided on a 4-2 vote Monday to once again pursue a one-campus district. With the vote, board members...
June 16, 2016 - 11:57pm
Work progresses on Willmar’s school projects
WILLMAR — Work on Willmar’s new elementary school may start later than usual, due to delays in receiving construction drawings from the architect....
June 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
June 9, 2016
MACCRAY to survey residents on school district building plans
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members intend to survey district residents to learn where common ground can be found on the district’s...
June 9, 2016 - 11:12pm
Volunteers help Willmar church build new sanctuary
WILLMAR — Grace Baptist Church of Willmar is growing along with its population of Karen worshipers. Karen people, an oppressed minority in...
June 9, 2016 - 10:58pm
June 2, 2016
Television drama moves to the valley
GRANITE FALLS — After a 50-year run in Appleton, Pioneer Public Television broke ground Thursday on a new, 17,500-square-foot studio and headquarters...
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 31, 2016
Swift County hears space, building needs report
BENSON — A nine-month-long examination of Swift County’s existing government buildings and the current and future needs of the county has...
May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 18, 2016
Benson school board hears $8.5 million proposal for Northside Elementary
BENSON — Benson School Board members are in the early stages of crafting a new plan to address the district’s facilities needs, one year...
May 18, 2016 - 11:21pm
May 10, 2016
Willmar School Board awards boiler contract
WILLMAR — A Willmar firm has been awarded a contract to do some of the deferred maintenance work in Willmar Public Schools’ major building program. On Monday the Willmar School Board awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Jefferson Learning Center to Chappell Central of...
May 10, 2016 - 12:17am
May 4, 2016
MACCRAY unable to reach consensus on building needs
MAYNARD — A working facilities committee for the MACCRAY School District has been unable to reach a consensus on how the district should address...
May 4, 2016 - 12:03am
April 21, 2016
Editorial: MACCRAY School District faces a tough decision
The MACCRAY School District and its communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond face a challenging decision on the future of the district and its school buildings. This is not an easy decision for any school district, especially a consolidated school district. Every community wants...
April 21, 2016 - 12:16am
April 20, 2016
MACCRAY debates two-campus option
RAYMOND — Build a new elementary school in Raymond, upgrade the high school in Clara City and add a 600-seat auditorium, and make MACCRAY a...
April 20, 2016 - 7:27am
April 6, 2016
MACCRAY struggles to reach consensus on building projects
CLARA CITY — Whether they recommend a three-site or one-campus system, members of the MACCRAY School’s working facilities committee are wondering...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
School Board to award contracts for science classrooms next week
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will award contracts for work on the science classroom additions at a special meeting March 30. The meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. After the special meeting, the board and a group of employees...
March 23, 2016 - 11:57pm