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Records published Aug. 31
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 7, 2016
Koosman lights raise record amount of money for The Salvation Army
WILLMAR — It was a record-breaking season for Chad Koosman and his famous holiday lights display north of Willmar. Not only was the display...
January 7, 2016 - 11:47pm
December 26, 2015
Video: No ice fishing, let’s water ski
Christmas Day, around noon, 2015, Green Lake, Spicer, Minnesota, 45th Parallel, water temperature 33 degrees, air temperature 30 degrees (feels...
December 26, 2015 - 12:00am
December 25, 2015
Video: "The Force Awakens" Sermon
Fr. Steve Verhelst tells the Willmar, Minnesota, congregation at the Church of St. Mary's 9 a.m. Christmas Day Mass that "The Force" for Good...
December 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
December 24, 2015
Editorial: Christmas is a time of family and giving
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.”...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
Letter: This Christmas is Holy
Let’s not get distracted during this Christmas Season, I know it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the gifts, food, programs and family. As we reflect on this past year of where we’ve been and all the good and bad moments in our lives and in this world, I hope...
December 24, 2015 - 12:00am
December 22, 2015
Cal Miner checks out some of knots and camping items on the Boy Scout tree Tuesday at the “Festive Forest” at the Kandiyohi County Historical...
December 22, 2015 - 10:58pm
Koosmans feel like champions thanks to community support for their light display
WILLMAR — Chad and Angie Koosman’s massive display of Christmas lights in rural Willmar did not win the $50,000 prize Monday in ABC’s “The...
December 22, 2015 - 5:00am
December 14, 2015
PHOTO: Holiday concert times two
Students perform in a variety of choirs and vocal groups Monday during “Our Holiday Concert” at Willmar High School. The concert was presented...
December 14, 2015 - 11:17pm
VIDEO: St. Lucia Day celebrated at Bethel Lutheran Church
Madison Thorpe, Kierra Miller and Molli Standberg are the St. Lucia Day maidens for the 62nd annual celebration at Bethel Lutheran Church in...
December 14, 2015 - 12:25am
December 13, 2015
PHOTOS: Christmas at the Louis Larson Home
Jillianne Kleine, 14, of New London plays a game Saturday at the Louis Larson Home in New London. She and others dressed in period costumes during...
December 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
VIDEO: Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates St. Lucia Day
Madison Thorpe, Mollie Strandberg, Kierra Miller are the St. Lucia Day maidens for the 62nd annual celebration at Bethel Lutheran in downtown...
December 13, 2015 - 8:14am
December 12, 2015
Video: Holiday Express on the move again today
The Santa Semi stopped at the Cosmos American Legion and was greeted by a large turnout to see not only St. Nick and his red-nosed reindeer but...
December 12, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Bagpiper entertains shoppers
Chris Schmitz of Redwood Falls plays Christmas tunes on bagpipes Friday afternoon outside J.C. Penney at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. A long-time...
December 11, 2015 - 11:09pm
December 10, 2015
VIDEO/PHOTO: Santa takes his back-up sleigh
St. Nick arrives at Kennedy Cardinal Place and Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar to deliver gifts and treats to preschoolers. With little...
December 10, 2015 - 11:13pm
PREVIEW: Willmar Assembly of God to host 51st annual night of music
The story is a familiar one: an egocentric man learns empathy by viewing the world through the needful eyes of another. But Keith Kerstetter...
December 10, 2015 - 6:00am