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Obamacare uncertainty harming economic rebound, CEOs say
West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm
Private employers step up hiring, trade deficit narrows
U.S. car buyers borrow more as rates fall and standards loosen
Vikings break ground on new stadium
Prep Wrestling: Willmar outmuscles BOLD, KMS
Gymnastics Roundup: Mighty Melrose topples Willmar
Timberwolves, Spurs meet Wednesday in Mexico City
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Review: Five shoppings apps to get you the best prices
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
H. Catharine Mulder
Sara A. Yoder
Geraldine E. Jackson
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
Letter: Willmar Council is balanced (link fixed)
Letter: A rational view of the mayor
June 30, 2013
Jeffrey James Ackerman of Willmar charged in flag burning incidents
WILLMAR -- Two fifth-degree arson charges were filed Friday against Jeffrey James Ackerman, 40, of Willmar, for burning two U.S. flags belonging to downtown Willmar businesses. Ackerman used a cigarette lighter to start the flags on fire, Police Chief David Wyffels said Sunday.
news / local
June 30, 2013 - 11:18pm
April 23, 2010
N.D. babysitter charged after 3-year-old found wandering highway
A Ramsey County deputy's discovery of a 3-year-old child wandering in the middle of North Dakota Highway 20 has led to an 18-year-old baby sitter being charged with neglect. Chelsea Walkingeagle of Grand Forks was arrested Wednesday and is expected to make an initial court appearance...
news / nation
April 23, 2010 - 10:03am
November 11, 2009
BNSF to lay off staff at Willmar depot
WILLMAR -- Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall...
news / region
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Danube police chief faces theft charges
DANUBE -- Charges of felony theft have been filed against the chief of police in Danube and his wife. Criminal complaints filed in district court in Renville County accuse Lester Leon Schneider Jr., 39, and Jammie Jean Schneider, 38, of taking $4,650 from the Danube Fire Department's...
news / local / region
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 6, 2009
Van driver in arrested and named in fatal tent accident
OLIVIA -- The name of the driver of a van that backed into a tent at a campground near Morton Sunday morning that resulted in the death of a 4-month infant has been released. Assistant Renville County Attorney Glen Jacobsen said Nicolle Prechel, 31, of Redwood County, who was arrested...
news / region
July 6, 2009 - 9:07am
April 30, 2009
Wadena man charged with endangering children, passed out on couch as children went missing
WADENA - Charges were filed April 20 against a Wadena man who police said was passed out on the couch while children in his care went missing. Police received information around 2 p.m. April 17 that two small children were playing near the curb of a street. They were also told that...
news / state
April 30, 2009 - 11:10am
December 27, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 27
A Benson man has been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening to kill a Willmar woman and her son and burn down their house. Victor Walter Stiehm, 23, was arraigned Friday in Eighth District Court. Judge Michael Thompson set unconditional bond at $50,000. Conditional bail...
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Mom arrested after child, 2, in shorts, shirt and boots found in bitter cold outside Grand Forks home
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Officers found a 2-year-old boy wearing only a long-sleeve shirt, shorts and boots standing outside a Grand Forks home this morning when the temperature was minus 15 and the wind chill minus 38. The toddler was brought into a squad car to warm up, and an ambulance...
news / nation
December 15, 2008 - 10:00am
November 7, 2008
Three men charged in Grove City burglaries
LITCHFIELD -- Three young men have been charged with burglary, theft and property damage in a string of business burglaries in Grove City. Kyle Richard Litzau, 18, of Atwater, Damon Dwight Wiederhoft, 19, of Cosmos, and Austin Thomas Klinghagen, 19, of Grove City, have all been arraigned...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am