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Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
NLS discusses health risks of synthetic turf
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
November 11, 2015
Boy Scouts burn old flags
Members of Boy Scout Troop 227 burn tattered and faded American Flags Wednesday in a temporary burning ring at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in...
November 11, 2015 - 11:04pm
June 27, 2013
Police: White man confesses to Willmar flag burning, to be charged soon
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police have secured a confession from a 40-year-old white male for burning U.S. flags at two downtown Willmar businesses. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the man, a local resident who will not be named until he is formally charged,...
June 27, 2013 - 5:35pm
June 4, 2013
Willmar Police post photos of four flag-burning suspects, ask for help identifying
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department has posted photos of the four suspects in the two flag-burning incidents and is asking for the community’s...
June 4, 2013 - 9:11am
October 19, 2012
Rain means end of burning ban in Renville County
OLIVIA - The burning that had been in place since the beginning of the month has been lifted in Renville County. Sheriff Scott Hable said because the area received "some much-needed rainfall and with the vast majority of harvest complete" the burning conditions in Renville County...
October 19, 2012 - 11:42am
October 5, 2012
Yellow Medicine County, Minn., under burning ban until further notice
GRANITE FALLS -- As of this morning, Yellow Medicine County is under a burning ban. According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, the ban will be in place until further notice and there will be no new burning permits issued or validated. However, campfires are still allowed. A burning ban also...
October 5, 2012 - 11:36am
Burning ban in place in Renville Co., Minn.
OLIVIA -- A burning ban is in place in Renville County and will stay in place until further notice. Because of the "extremely dry conditions, low relative humidity and no forecasted rain in the near future and predicted windy days ahead," Sheriff Scott Hable issued the burning ban...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2012
Burning ban declared for Renville County
OLIVIA - A burning ban in place in Renville County. Because of the "extremely dry conditions, low relative humidity and no forecasted rain the near future and predicted windy days ahead" Sheriff Scott Hable issued the burning ban Wednesday afternoon. The ban in Renville County will...
October 4, 2012 - 9:58am
July 3, 2012
Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause
DARWIN -- A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department were paged just after noon Monday...
July 3, 2012 - 8:40am
December 29, 2011
Minn. DNR urges caution amid high fire danger
A lack of snow cover across all but one little corner of Minnesota has left the state with an unusually high fire danger for late December. The state Department of Natural Resources allows no outdoor burning of debris and vegetation burning without a permit, except in Cook County...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
October 13, 2011
Renville County, Minn., burning ban lifted
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office has announced that as of 1 p.m. today, the burning ban that has been in effect since Oct. 3 has been lifted for Renville County. The announcement was made around 1 p.m. today by Sheriff Scott Hable. Because of the recent rainfall over...
October 13, 2011 - 1:23pm
September 14, 2010
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 22, 2010
Stearns, Pope counties in new DNR burning restrictions
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will increase restrictions on open burning beginning at 12:01 a.m.
April 22, 2010 - 9:52am
April 27, 2009
Kandiyohi County ends burning ban
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has lifted a burning ban that was in effect for Kandiyohi County. The ban was ended this weekend after a rainfall that reduced the risk of fire.
April 27, 2009 - 11:29am
April 23, 2009
Burning ban today in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS -- A burning ban is in effect, due to high winds, for Thursday only, according to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County dispatch.
April 23, 2009 - 10:15am