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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
December 1, 2013
Video: Scouts Place Wreaths on Veterans Graves
A group of Willmar Scouts help place wreaths on veteran's graves Saturday at the St. Mary Cemetery in Willmar. The group from St. Mary's Scout...
December 1, 2013 - 11:49am
August 28, 2013
Letter: Help catch a graveyard thief
The family of William D. Tayler — my father, who passed away on July 19, 2013 — is asking the Willmar community to help us catch the thief who has repeatedly stolen the American flag and sentimental pictures of my mom and dads’ wedding pictures from his grave. My dad liked...
August 28, 2013 - 12:54am
August 13, 2012
Fixing up Fairview
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Letter: Shady doings at the cemetery?
A couple of weeks ago, my mother and I visited a gravesite in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. The dirt had settled in the grave -- about two years ago -- and the situation had been mentioned to a person working in the cemetery more than once. Each time, we had been assured that things...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 17, 2011
Letter: A well-run cemetery
It has been very sad to note the conflict over flowers at the Spicer cemetery. If you come out to Fairview Cemetery in Willmar, you will see that the grass is always mowed, the premises always cared for, and a variety of flowers at the gravesites. I would like to extend a special...
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
June 16, 2011
Letter: Changing times at cemeteries
Some things are changing. I went into my local hospital a while back to see a friend. When I asked at the desk what room he was in, they said he wasn't there. I was very frustrated because I knew he was there. Due to new privacy laws, they could not tell me what room he was in or...
June 16, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Letter: Many questions, few answers
The Spicer city ordinance which is posted by the cemetery reads, in part: "City ordinance prohibits any decorative ornaments, trees, shrubs, or flowering plants near headstones." (The sign, by the way, is not very conspicuous and is easily missed.) We have some questions about this...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Disrespect to grieving families
We are extremely angry and outraged by the actions of the Spicer City Council regarding the use of the Spicer cemetery. For years, on Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day), we have honored our departed loved ones by placing flowers on their graves. Now, suddenly, we have...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: No peace at the cemetery
I want to say thank you to Leah Fernelius for writing the letter regarding the Spicer City Cemetery. Unlike her, I have many loved ones buried there. When I went to the cemetery this spring to trim the shrubs that I had planted there, to my dismay they had been mowed down like so...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Letter: Sad-looking cemetery in Spicer
It is the day after Memorial Day and the local cemeteries are decked out in flags and flowers. Those lovingly placed flowers, flags, and other trinkets are out to help remember our loved ones, but not in Spicer. Today the city employees went through the Spicer City Cemetery and removed...
June 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Willmar police investigating burglaries; safe taken from Bethel Church, pastors make plea for return of records
WILLMAR -- Willmar police are investigating a series of burglaries, including the burglary of Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Willmar, and...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Willmar Police seek information on burglaries, including Bethel Church
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police are investigating a series of burglaries reported during the past week, including the overnight burglary of Bethel Lutheran Church. Anyone with information about this or other crimes is urged to call the department at 320-235-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 235-3640....
January 7, 2011 - 11:56am
December 23, 2010
Letter: A Christmas act of kindness
This time of year brings out the best in people! I recently visited my husband's grave at St. Mary's Cemetery and was touched to find a beautiful fresh Christmas wreath on his grave. I was so overwhelmed it brought tears, wondering who would take the time to do this wonderful act...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 1, 2010
WILLMAR -- While many Americans celebrated Memorial Day barbequing, golfing or just enjoying a day off of work, a large crowd gathered under...
June 1, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
A little help
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am