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Willmar's trapshooting team grows in numbers and talent
Viking ship departs Norway’s shore for a voyage into Minnesota
Willmar City Council agrees to create a human resources job
Petitioners oppose New London-Spicer Schools transgender policy
Road construction and detour start Monday on Kandiyohi County Road 40
NFL Draft: Vikings take Ole Miss wideout Treadwell with first pick
NFL Draft: Eagles pick NDSU star QB Wentz with second overall pick
NFL Draft: As expected, Los Angeles Rams select in-state star quarterback Goff at No. 1
MLB: Molitor says he’s sticking with Jepsen as Twins closer
MLB: Twins’ top prospects have put in a lot of miles this week
Authorities obtain closed search warrant in connection with Prince's death
Due to phone issues, Barn Theatre offering alternative way to purchase tickets for Nancy Harms show
Authorities: Prescription opioid medication discovered on Prince at death scene
Clara City native, now a noted jazzist based in NYC, to perform in Willmar
Tickets remain for one of Garth Brooks' four shows in Fargo
Van Otterloo — Wubben
Schlueter — Jansen
Hintzen — Johnson
Hansen — Blasing
Sussenguth — Spyhalski
Live it!: Fashion tips to beat spring
Live it! Q&A: How preschool sets the tone for kindergarten
Live it!: Preschool ... and what your child can gain from it
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
April/May edition of Live it! Magazine now available online
Norma Jane Fox
Lois Mary Gilberts
Robert C. Peterson
Ruby Viola Lien
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Editorial: Have a great prom and make sure to get home safe
Commentary: California looms large for GOP
Commentary: The Lesser of the evils in 2016?
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 8, 2016
Commentary: Putting our children first
It’s that time of year when anxious high school seniors assess their worth by checking their email. The nation’s colleges and universities...
opinion / commentary
April 8, 2016 - 12:05am
February 26, 2016
This is winter?
WILLMAR - Children at Cardinal Place Kennedy Elementary enjoyed a terrific winter afternoon on the playground. The weater was ideal: 45 degrees...
News / local
February 26, 2016 - 4:15pm
December 30, 2015
Warm the Children surpasses 2015 goal
A total of 379 donations have been received during the 2015 campaign, totaling $35,059.45, which puts the program at 103 percent of goal. The Warm the Children campaign has helped more than 8,400 children from an estimated 3,081 families over the past 21 years. Last year, the Warm...
News / region
December 30, 2015 - 10:28pm
November 19, 2015
More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
WILLMAR — Minnesota was named the top state in the country for child well-being in July, but that lofty ranking doesn’t tell the full story...
News / education
November 19, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 14, 2015
KIDS COUNT data to be presented Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR — The annual KIDS COUNT Coffee Tour to mark the release of the KIDS COUNT Data Book stops Monday in Willmar. Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota staff members will be at the the Willmar Public Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday to discuss how economic stability and the...
News / local
November 14, 2015 - 11:29am
September 20, 2015
Children’s mental health report finds less stigma, more recognition
WILLMAR — Parents, children and professionals involved in the Kandiyohi County children’s mental health system say there’s reason to feel optimistic about the system. Professionals and parents who participated in a series of focus group meetings this past year said they’re...
News / local
September 20, 2015 - 11:36pm
July 30, 2015
Million dollar day
Kaiya, 5, and Riley McAllister, 5 months, and mom Stacey Waataja take advantage of a 75-degree, blue-sky Thursday morning to go to Ramblewood...
News / local
July 30, 2015 - 1:09pm
July 4, 2015
Slide Show: Spicer Indendence Day Parade
Thousands line the sidewalks along Lake Avenue for the Spicer July 4th parade on Saturday morning has the temperature neared 80 degrees.
Life / community
July 4, 2015 - 12:58pm
June 11, 2015
E-cigarettes growing more popular — and poisoning more kids
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has seen a jump in the number of children poisoned by e-cigarettes and their liquid refillables, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. From 2013 to 2014, the number of e-cigarette and e-liquid poisonings among Minnesota children 5 and younger rose...
News / state
June 11, 2015 - 11:08pm
April 9, 2015
Conference on children with disabilities slated for April 18 in Willmar
WILLMAR — U-Empowered, a regional conference for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities, will be April 18 at Evangelical Free Church in Willmar. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 18 and will feature a keynote educational presentation, breakout sessions...
News / region
April 9, 2015 - 11:00pm
March 10, 2015
Letter: Poisoning our children
It is a shame that we have to legislate to get toxic chemicals out of our children’s products. The Minnesota Department of Health has generated a list of nine priority chemicals which are toxic to children. These chemicals are in our children’s everyday products such as personal...
opinion / letters
March 10, 2015 - 12:00am