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Keeping Willmar’s lights on comes at a hefty cost
State Patrol identifies driver killed in Pipestone crash
Five injured in three-vehicle crash Friday north of Dassel
National Guard joins avian influenza eradication efforts
Local officials, statewide group discuss making Willmar bicycle friendly
Parise leads Wild past Blues, into Western Conference semifinals
College baseball: Ridgewater splits with Anoka- Ramsey, swept by Rochester
Amateur baseball: Blues club Rails
Prep softball roundup: Tigers win 3 at MCA Invite
College softball: Ridgewater wins 2 against Riverland
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
Lac qui Parle Mission open house set for Sunday near Montevideo, Minnesota
Belgrade, Minnesota, author releases sequel to ‘Jude’s Gentle Giants’
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Alvin G. Blom
Ronald L. Bennett
Delores A. Rueff
Harold J. Dilley
Marlys L. Dalager
Gartner — Hammond
Heiling — Zimmer
Olson — Schlitter
Video: Gorbie 10-weeks post-amputation
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Avian flu impact is serious for state
Letter: Christianson come down from your throne
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Letter: This student wants your 'yes' vote
February 1, 2011
Update 10 a.m.: Most schools in west central Minnesota closed for the day
Many schools in the region have closed this morning due to the weather, while some have maintained their two-hour late starts. Blowing snow and bitter cold have made for treacherous travel in open areas. A wind chill advisory is in effect for west central Minnesota.
news / local / region
February 1, 2011 - 10:36am
January 3, 2011
Fargo man cited for driving 86 mph near Rothsay on I-94 when the interstate was closed
FARGO - A 36-year-old Fargo man was cited early Sunday morning for driving on a closed road and speeding after a Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped him near Rothsay, Minn. Dmitri Kilin was "traveling 86 mph on the closed and icy freeway" when he was spotted by a trooper on patrol,...
news / state
January 3, 2011 - 11:17am
January 1, 2011
Some roads re-open as blizzard warning expires
Update 4:30 p.m.
news / state
January 1, 2011 - 4:58pm
December 31, 2010
I-90, I-29 closed down Friday afternoon in South Dakota because of winter weather
South Dakota transportation officials closed Interstate 90 from Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City to Sioux Falls and Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings at 4:30 today as a result of the winter storm.
news / nation
December 31, 2010 - 8:07pm
Update: Highway 28 closed from Sauk Centre to South Dakota border
Hazardous driving conditions are reported on roads in western Minnesota, including Minnesota Highway 28, which has been closed from Sauk Centre to the South Dakota border. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, travel is not advised because of drifting snow. Earlier...
news / region
December 31, 2010 - 7:59pm
MN 28 near Morris closed; hazardous travel in western Minnesota
WILLMAR -- Hazardous driving conditions are reported on roads in western Minnesota, including a section of state Highway 28 near Morris that has been closed. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, travel is not advised because of drifting snow. Highway 28 is closed...
December 31, 2010 - 8:35am
I-29 closed from Brookings to the North Dakato border
South Dakota official have closed Interstate 29 from Brookings to the North Dakota border. Strong winds and heavy snow are creating blizzard conditions with drifting snow and limited visibility making travel dangerous to impossible. There is no timeline at this point for reopening...
news / nation
December 31, 2010 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Landfill to close for Christmas, New Year's
NEW LONDON -- The Kandiyohi County Landfill, located at 15650 Highway 71 N.E., New London, will close at noon on Friday and will be closed all day Saturday in observance of Christmas, the Kandiyohi County Department of Environmental Services announced. Also, the landfill will
news / local
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
November 30, 2010
West central Minn. schools cancel classes today
WILLMAR -- Many west central Minnesota area schools began the morning with plans to start classes two hours late today, but several districts have now decided to cancel school for the day. Willmar, New London-Spicer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Paynesville, BOLD and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa...
news / local / region
November 30, 2010 - 8:09am
November 24, 2010
Accident closes Highway 7 near Lester Prairie
WILLMAR -- State Highway 7 near Lester Prairie has been closed because an accident. The Minnesota State Patrol is detouring traffic around the accident scene, which is on Highway 7 at McLeod County Road 1. The emergency road closure is anticipated to last several hours. Travelers...
November 24, 2010 - 2:56pm
Highway 14 closed from Lamberton to Highway 71 junction due to flooding
WILLMAR, Minn. - U.S. Highway 14 in southwestern Minnesota is now closed from east of Lamberton to the junction of Highway 71 due to flooding, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT said this portion of Highway 14 had been using flagging operations to guide...
news / state
September 24, 2010 - 1:58pm
September 2, 2010
Old Highway 19 bridge south of Morton closed to vehicular traffic
According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation the bridge, which was built in 1927, will remain open to ATVs, snowmobiles and pedestrians. It has been used as a local-traffic-only access to Sulphur Lake since 1997. Recent MnDOT inspections found that concrete deterioration...
September 2, 2010 - 8:59am
July 17, 2010
County Road 1 closed Monday near Raymond
WILLMAR -- A section of Kandiyohi County Road 1 near Raymond will be closed Monday while crews replace a culvert. The closure is located about a mile north of state Highway 23. The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department office in Willmar said the work zone will be closed to traffic...
news / local
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Accident closes Highway 15 south of Hutchinson
WILLMAR - An accident with serious injuries has closed state Highway 15 this afternoon south of Hutchinson. There's no indication at this point how long the closure will last. Traffic is being diverted to alternate routes. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
May 28, 2010 - 4:12pm
May 19, 2010
State Highway 9 closed for semi rollover
NEW LONDON -- State Highway 9 north of New London is closed due to a semi-trailer rollover. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the road will be closed for about two hours. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route. Flagging operations will continue during...
news / region / state
May 19, 2010 - 4:29pm