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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus rerouted before crash that killed 7-year-old in northern Minnesota
The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by Thief River Falls Radio this morning...
October 11, 2016 - 9:37am
May 24, 2016
Sober ride between Spicer and Willmar returns for summer weekends
A sober ride home from a night on the town in Willmar or Spicer is closer than you think. That’s because the JOYRIDE program, bussing from...
May 24, 2016 - 7:52am
May 5, 2016
Student hospitalized after being hit by school bus
ST. PAUL — A child is in critical condition after being struck by a school bus in St. Paul Thursday morning, police said. The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Dale Street, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said. The student was...
May 5, 2016 - 9:55pm
April 27, 2016
Driver who crashed into Head Start Bus near Granite Falls sentenced to one year in jail
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students in July on U.S. Highway 212...
April 27, 2016 - 10:44pm
April 4, 2016
Man escapes car dangling on Malibu cliff, only to be hit by bus
A man who nearly drove his sports utility vehicle over a cliff in the posh beach front community of Malibu managed to escape his dangling car unharmed, only to be hit by a passing bus as he stumbled away from the wreckage, police said. The victim, who was not identified by authorities,...
April 4, 2016 - 4:25pm
March 15, 2016
Minnesotan who crashed into bus carrying kids on Hwy. 212 pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students on U.S. Highway 212...
March 15, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 8, 2016
Central Community Transit to draft new agreement for merger
WILLMAR — Preparations have started in earnest for a merger of Central Community Transit and Meeker County Public Transit, scheduled to take effect July 1. The CCT Joint Powers Board took one of the first steps by voting Friday to draft a new joint powers agreement for all the entities:...
January 8, 2016 - 11:40pm
November 27, 2015
Survey prompts additional hours for bus service in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Most Central Community Transit riders rely almost entirely on the bus system to go places — work, errands, shopping, medical appointments...
November 27, 2015 - 10:29pm
September 25, 2015
Update: School bus and three semis collide in southeast N.D. fog, bus driver and others injured
Update 12:15 p.m.: KINDRED, N.D. - A school bus driver was hospitalized Friday morning after a Kindred School District bus and a semi truck...
September 25, 2015 - 11:47am
September 15, 2015
All aboard for ‘Mockingbird’
Motor coach driver Barb Levin prepares to pull out of the Kandi Mall parking lot in Willmar Tuesday afternoon for downtown Minneapolis. Aboard...
September 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
July 13, 2015
School bus crash on U.S. Highway 212 injures 16
GRANITE FALLS — A school bus and Kia Soul collided head-on Monday morning on U.S. Highway 212 east of Granite Falls, injuring 16 people, including...
July 13, 2015 - 11:04pm
April 16, 2015
Medical emergency likely cause of fatal bus crash in Duluth
DULUTH -- One day after Tuesday's fatal bus crash in downtown Duluth, an arrangement of red and yellow flowers marked the site. The flowers...
April 16, 2015 - 9:00am
April 14, 2015
Crash between two Duluth buses results in one death
DULUTH, Minn. -- Officials with the Duluth Transit Authority say at least one person died after two buses crashed Tuesday morning.
April 14, 2015 - 12:31pm