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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Nearly 85 skaters representing 12 figure skating clubs competed Saturday during the 8th annual Lakes Area Classic Basic Skills Competition at...
January 10, 2016 - 11:03pm
November 26, 2015
VIDEO/PHOTO: Students, staff sample prized pies
Matthew Raak, vice-president of the Post-Secondary Agricultural Students Club, arranges prize-winning pies Wednesday at the Ridgewater College...
November 26, 2015 - 11:19pm
October 6, 2015
Inventors Congress ends 58-year run
REDWOOD FALLS — The Minnesota Inventors Congress is ceasing to operate after a 58-year run. “It’s hard,’’ said Deb Hess, its executive director for the past 31 years, when reached as she worked to complete the closing. The Minnesota Inventors Congress and Inventors Resource...
October 6, 2015 - 11:16pm
April 27, 2015
Islamic Society replaces its board of directors
The Islamic Society of Willmar elected a new board of directors Sunday with 291 members casting ballots. They elected Mohamud Mohamed, Jamal Hamud, Anis Iman, Abdullahi Ali, Ibrahim Shil, Mohamed Qassim, Isse Olow, Omar Farah, Abdinasir Abdi and Ahmed Dahir. The board will meet...
April 27, 2015 - 11:11pm
May 9, 2012
Hats off for donated circus tickets
Hats off from the Willmar Optimist Club to the more than 275 area merchants that purchased ticket packages for the recent Jose Cole Circus performances. Tickets were distributed to six area grade schools, Willmar Area Food Shelf, various day care centers, West Central Industries,...
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 4, 2012
A stone-cold success
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Curling Club continues to grow from a humble start here eight years ago. The 5th annual New Year's Bonspiel starts Friday...
January 4, 2012 - 10:02pm
September 28, 2011
Even better than hole-in-one
A hole-in-one is pretty good. A hole-in-one that nets you $10,000? It couldn't have gotten much better for Brianna Pillatzki of Madison last weekend. Pillatzki aced the Madison Country Club's 150-yard, par-3 No. 6 on Saturday. She had the good fortune of it coming during a last-chance...
September 28, 2011 - 1:03am
September 21, 2011
Eagle Creek senior tournament Sept. 30
Eagle Creek Golf Club's senior golf tournament is Friday, Sept. 30, beginning with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Members and non-members are welcome to compete in the 18-hole tournament, which is open to golfers age 50 and older. Flight assignments will be based on handicap and age. Cost...
September 21, 2011 - 12:09am
September 12, 2011
Amateur Golf: Ozornia wins Valley's club title
WILLMAR -- Eddie Ozornia edged Bill Iverson by a stroke to win the Valley Golf Club's Club Championship over the weekend. In the women's championship, defending champion Jenna Bernhagen won for a fifth time, finishing two strokes ahead of Pam Meyer. Ozornia shot 177 over 45 holes....
September 12, 2011 - 12:36am
September 10, 2011
Stingrays hosting 'Try Us Out Night'
The Willmar Stingrays swim club has scheduled its fall registration night and its "Try Us Out Night" for potential swimmers and parents who want to see if the club is for them. Stingrays registration is 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Willmar High School. All current team members...
September 10, 2011 - 1:43am
August 29, 2011
Jacobson completes Eagle Creek 'grand slam'
WILLMAR -- Defending champion Andy Jacobson held off a bid by first-time finalist Pete Hannig to win the Eagle Creek Golf Club Match-Play Men's...
August 29, 2011 - 12:00am
August 23, 2011
Hinrichs, Armstrong, Boelter win titles at Hawk Creek Country Club
RAYMOND -- Dave Hinrichs won his third Hawk Creek County Club men's club championship on Saturday, shooting 77-33-110. Three players tied for second at 112, including defending champion Zach Gerdes.
August 23, 2011 - 1:03am
August 18, 2011
Hawk Creek club tourney is on Saturday
The Hawk Creek Club Tournament at Raymond begins teeing off at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The Men's Championship Flight is 27 holes; Men's A (11-19 handicaps) and B Flights (20 & above handicaps); Men's Senior (65+) Flight and Women's Flight are all 18 holes. The $10 entry fee includes...
August 18, 2011 - 12:10am
August 8, 2011
Collins gets ace at Little Crow CC
Mike Collins recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at Little Crow County Club between Spicer and New London. Collins used a 7-iron to ace Pines No. 5 from 130 yards out.
August 8, 2011 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Sierra Club hosting West Central Minnesota bicycle ride June 11
WILLMAR -- The next bike outing of the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11. Participants will ride from Freeport to Sauk Centre and back along the Lake Wobegon Trail, about 30 miles, with stops for birds and wildflowers. For information...
June 4, 2011 - 8:00am