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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
March 13, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Sleepy - and dangerous - behind the wheel
In May 2011, a charter bus traveling on Interstate 95 from North Carolina to New York City left the road north of Richmond, Va., at 5 a.m. and...
March 13, 2012 - 8:23am
February 10, 2012
Minor injuries reported in crash involving Willmar, Minn., school bus
WILLMAR -- Minor injuries were reported after a Willmar school bus rear-ended a van this afternoon at the intersection of Olena Avenue and South First Street. Willmar Police said the bus had 43 children on board but none were hurt. A replacement bus was sent to the crash scene to...
February 10, 2012 - 5:02pm
November 1, 2011
Iowa boy dies after being struck by school bus
JANESVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old Janesville boy who was struck by a school bus has died of his injuries. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened around 3:50 p.m. Monday, just after Justin Bradfield got off the bus in rural Janesville. The Patrol says...
News / nation
November 1, 2011 - 12:58pm
June 23, 2011
Kerkhoven-based co. has bus stolen in New Jersey
A Kerkhoven tour company's bus was stolen from a group of five buses parked Saturday in a Secaucus, N.J., hotel parking lot during a two-day trip to New York City. Chuck Rustad, owner of Rustad Tour's, said he woke up early Saturday morning to a call from his driver wondering where...
News / region
June 23, 2011 - 9:00am
February 28, 2011
Sauk Centre man arrested, jailed after fight on bar bus
SAUK CENTRE -- A 32-year-old Sauk Centre man was arrested for second-degree assault and transported to the Stearns County Jail after a fight involving a knife early Sunday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday on...
News / region
February 28, 2011 - 12:27pm
January 11, 2011
NLS school officials begin the process to cut the budget, add 16th bus route
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously ap-proved a resolution Monday directing the district's administration to recommend...
News / region / education
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Charges for woman in cop chase
WILLMAR -- The Spicer woman whose vehicle ended up in a pond this week made her first court appearance Thursday on related charges. Lorraine...
News / local
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2010
5-year-old central Minnesota girl getting off school bus hit by passing car
VERNDALE, Minn. - A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized overnight after she was hit by a car getting off a school bus here Monday night. According to the Verndale Police Department, a Wadena-Deer Creek school bus was letting off the girl at 3:53 p.m. when she was hit. The bus driver...
News / state
September 28, 2010 - 10:03am
September 8, 2010
New bus lot works well for Roosevelt, vehicle congestion an early annoyance
WILLMAR -- A new bus parking and drop-off area north of Roosevelt Elementary School was a success on the first day of school. Not so successful...
News / local / education
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
China wants answers after 9 killed on hijacked bus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- China demanded answers today from the Philippines after a 12-hour hostage drama in the heart of Manila ended with eight Hong Kong tourists dead along with their Filipino hostage-taker after a day of botched negotiations. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi...
News / world
August 24, 2010 - 10:00am
Willmar bus going 'green'
WILLMAR -- When school starts on Sept. 7, Willmar students will be riding big yellow buses that have gone "green" under the hood. Fifteen of Willmar Bus Service's diesel school buses were retrofitted with filters and catalyst mufflers that will reduce their emissions by 50 percent. "We...
Business / News / local
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Girl Scouts volunteer to 'Stuff the Bus'
News / local
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2010
2 dead, dozens hurt in school bus crash in Missouri
RAY SUMMIT, Mo. -- Two buses carrying high-school band students to an amusement park were involved in a freeway wreck involving a tractor-trailer...
News / nation
August 5, 2010 - 1:50pm
April 9, 2010
Two Harbors bus driver charged with sex assaults
DULUTH - A 62-year-old school bus driver is being held in the St. Louis County Jail after being accused of sexually assaulting four elementary school girls. The bus driver, of Two Harbors, is being held on preliminary charges of four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct...
News / state
April 9, 2010 - 11:06am
March 6, 2010
Driver sentenced in crash that killed Pelican Rapids student
BUFFALO -- The driver in the April 5, 2008, bus crash along Interstate 94 that killed a Pelican Rapids High School student was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, 30 days of house arrest and 30 days of community work service. Loren Ernst, 71, of Moorhead, was sentenced Friday afternoon...
News / state
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am