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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lac qui Parle Lake
MILAN - Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in another popular recreational lake in west central Minnesota. They were found in Lac qui Parle...
September 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 1, 2016
Specialist in farmland values: West central Minnesota values have softened
PRINSBURG—Farmland values in west central Minnesota have softened, still sliding from the peak reached in 2013-14 when commodity prices...
August 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
July 11, 2016
MnDOT urges caution, potential for roadway flooding in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa counties
WILLMAR – Motorists should drive with caution in Lac qui Parle and Chippewa counties today due to the potential for some roadway flooding,...
July 11, 2016 - 11:07am
February 16, 2016
Former Fagen CFO used fake ethanol company to embezzle $4.5 million
MINNEAPOLIS—A former CFO at Fagen Engineering created a fictitious ethanol company in Nebraska called Fairmont Investments LLC to help her allegedly embezzle $4.5 million from her employer's company. Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls used the monies that she allegedly embezzled...
February 16, 2016 - 8:56pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
June 19, 2014
Heavy rains cause flooding this morning in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR –– Heavy storms last night that dumped as much as eight inches of rain on already saturated fields, roads and basements is causing...
June 19, 2014 - 2:07pm
April 9, 2014
Granite Falls to restore Volstead House
GRANITE FALLS — A National Landmark structure will continue to tell the stories of its late owner, prohibition and farm cooperatives well into...
April 9, 2014 - 11:11pm
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
November 7, 2013
City seeks $3M to complete levee upgrade
MONTEVIDEO — Hundreds of volunteers risked their lives to stack 1 million sandbags and save Montevideo from certain disaster in the flood of...
November 7, 2013 - 11:19pm
August 26, 2013
Weather Service warns oppressive heat to peak in region today
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued an excessive heat advisory for the region today. It warns that dangerously hot conditions will persist through Tuesday. The temperature is expected to reach 96 degrees in Willmar this afternoon. High humidity...
August 26, 2013 - 11:28am
February 24, 2013
Kandiyohi Pheasants Forever encouraging pheasant feeding
WILLMAR — Recent winter storms and a growing snowpack are causing stress for some wildlife populations, although problems are not widespread. The Kandiyohi County chapter of Pheasants Forever is beginning an effort to encourage people to feed pheasants due to signs that some of...
February 24, 2013 - 11:32pm
November 17, 2012
Defense raises mental health, evidence issues in Nelson case
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson's first court appearance since his arraignment in May on a first-degree murder charge focused largely on motions concerning...
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
Gilbertson, Lopez, Nordaune and Dahlvang elected to Chippewa Co. Board
MONTEVIDEO -- Matt Gilbertson, Jeffrey Lopez, David Nordaune and Jim Dahlvang have been elected to the Chippewa County Board. According to unofficial results, Gilbertson, of Watson received 618 votes and Galen Rud, of Montevideo, received 581 votes for the District 1 seat. The race...
November 7, 2012 - 7:33am