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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
April 21, 2016
Commentary: The GOP would unify around Trump at its own peril
The other day I spied a high Republican official walking on the street and called out his name. He stopped, hit his smile app and exclaimed how...
April 21, 2016 - 12:15am
Commentary: The New Trump as the new Coke
If authenticity is your calling card, how do you become authentically inauthentic? Welcome to the New Donald Trump, a marvel of the Twitter-Cable-Facebook...
April 21, 2016 - 12:15am
February 15, 2016
Powers: Will firing Mike Yeo salvage Wild’s season?
For the Wild it came down to this: Make a change or die
February 15, 2016 - 11:45pm
February 8, 2015
Tom Powers: Flip the coach, Flip the GM seeing eye to eye
For Flip Saunders, coaching the Timberwolves this season has all worked out. Kind of
February 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
November 12, 2011
Walter Scott: A measure of success
Thursday morning was cold, the wind was blowing, and rain was coming down in sheets. It makes me glad, some days I have to go to work. If I were not working, I would feel obligated to go hunting. The deer rut is in full swing and it is only a matter of time before the deer of one's...
November 12, 2011 - 12:00am
October 29, 2011
Walter Scott: Remember there are good times to leave the binoculars at home
Most shots with a bow are taken at thirty yards or less. If a hunter is desperate, or the biggest buck they have ever seen, some people will take a shot out to 40 yards. Anything beyond that is pushing one's luck to unacceptable levels. Sunday morning, I planned to hunt for just...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Walter Scott: Man and wife, enjoying nature together
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are just beginning to cool. I should be in the mood to go bow hunting. When temperatures are warm during the day and do not get very cool at night, deer move to feed only during the wee hours of the morning. The decreasing number of...
October 22, 2011 - 12:59am
November 26, 2010
Willmar boys hockey ready to scrap with big dogs
The Willmar Cardinal football team didn't always win, but they were never boring. Even in the 14-point loss to Brainerd, Willmar piled up 320 yards of offense and had three explosive runs from 45 to 70 yards. The boys hockey team could deliver much of the same entertainment. Like...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
If Woods has answers, he's keeping them secret
Over the course of a year, almost everything we knew about Tiger Woods has been turned on its head. He touched new lows, both personal and professional. He lost his wife, his aura, some fans, wheelbarrows of cash and in a sense, every tournament he entered. Even his good name is gone. Think...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Wrestling coach takes job at Albany
Casey Johnson has the Willmar Cardinals wrestling program on an upward trajectory but he won't be on board to savor it. The 29-year-old physical education teacher will be teaching and coaching elsewhere this school year. "It's bittersweet," he said this week of his departure after...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
May 6, 2010
50 years in the dugout ends for Elsie
Elsie Klemmetson has hinted at retirement before but this time he means it. He's turned in his VFW uniforms, scorebooks and lineup cards. That...
May 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Sussenguth to play at Southwest Minnesota State
After three years on the Willmar Cardinal varsity and two with the Ridgewater College Warriors, Casey Sussenguth leaves town next fall to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. "I really wanted to play at the next level," said Sussenguth, who averaged 20.6 points, 9.6 rebounds...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Willmar heading into big weekend
Willmar High School Homecoming week has three big athletic events this weekend. Top-ten-ranked Sartell (4-0), the Central Lakes Conference leader, is here on Friday night (See preview on Page B-3). The up-tempo Cardinals (3-1) are coming off a comeback win at Little Falls. The Cardinal...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Netland: A catcher behind a keyboard
Dwayne Netland had a long and brilliant career in journalism, but the spring of 1950 stands out. He was a senior at Willmar High School, getting ready for graduation and, presumably, for prom. He was the catcher and leadoff hitter for the Willmar Cardinals baseball team that won...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
June 4, 2009
Summer rewards for winter agony
This is the anti-winter -- the payback for scraping windshields and endless days of gray. Minnesotans don't take summer for granted. It's a three-month celebration. The single biggest event in the city, and the county, is the Foot Lake 4k Run/Walk, this year on June 27. The run...
June 4, 2009 - 12:00am