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Willmar Police Department looks to buy four new vehicles
Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Cornelia B. Fredrick
David J. Bingham
Donald D. Coleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
August 27, 2013
Pioneer Public TV in Appleton, Minn., hires Moore
APPLETON — Pioneer Public Television has hired Patrick Moore to serve as the new communications coordinator for the public television station that broadcasts in more than 45 counties throughout western Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and eastern South Dakota. Moore lives in...
August 27, 2013 - 7:07am
February 5, 2012
Charter Communications service in Willmar market has been restored on Super Bowl night
Update 8:15 p.m. Charter Communications has restored its regular television channels in the Willmar market. Regular channels on Charter, including NBC which was carrying the Super Bowl, began suffering interference about 6 p.m. Sunday night. Charter's high definition channels...
February 5, 2012 - 8:15pm
January 4, 2012
Forum Communications to start Upper Midwest news service, Jacobs named to lead launch
FARGO - Forum Communications Company is expanding its presence in the region with the launch of a multi-state news service, company President...
News / local
January 4, 2012 - 3:40pm
November 28, 2011
Small west central Minn. towns deliver message: We need our local post offices
WATSON -- During the summer, a daily ritual for 90-year-old Ernest Solseth was to putt-putt his way downtown to the post office on his riding...
News / region / local / Business
November 28, 2011 - 9:00am
December 16, 2010
Willmar native named U.S. Rep. Paulsen's communications director
Willmar native Tom Erickson is U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen's new communications director. Erickson, who has worked for Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, is leaving a job as National Republican Congressional Committee press secretary. His twin brother, Nick, works for...
News / state
December 16, 2010 - 7:31am
September 15, 2010
Marcil planning to step down as CEO of Forum Communications Co., publisher of Fargo Forum
FARGO, N.D. -- William C. Marcil, whose media career has spanned nearly 41 years, eight presidential administrations and countless major news...
News / local / region / Business
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
County OKS $400K upgrade of phone system
WILLMAR -- When it comes to county communications, talk isn't cheap. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners...
News / local
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2009
County spends $400,000 on new phone system
WILLMAR --In a unanimous vote today the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed to purchase a new telephone system. The project had been estimated to cost nearly $500,000. The low bid from Transcend Communications, which features the ShoreTel system, came in at $399,970, about 30...
December 1, 2009 - 1:29pm
April 27, 2009
Commentary: Newspapers are still delivering readers and viewers for customers
Who said newspapers are dinosaurs, extinct, obsolete? I don't think so. Newspapers today, both in print and online, have more readers today than ever. This trend was again evident during recent Red River Valley flooding, when The Forum and inforum.com became the go-to sources for...
opinion / commentary
April 27, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Former Tribune publisher named vice president of newspapers for Forum Communication Co.
Steve McLister, former West Central Tribune publisher, has been named vice president of newspapers for Forum Communications Co. in Fargo, N.D. In his new role, McLister will be expected "to foster sales and Internet initiatives as the company positions itself for industry changes...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
Former West Central Tribune publisher named vice president of newspapers for Forum Communication Co.
Steve McLister, former West Central Tribune publisher, has been named vice president of newspapers for Forum Communications Co. in Fargo, N.D. In...
News / state
December 23, 2008 - 12:00pm
December 5, 2008
Forum Communications CEO: Company not interested in Star Tribune purchase
Speculation has surfaced in recent days that the financially distressed Minneapolis Star Tribune could be sold to one of several buyers, including...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: A questionable endorsement
I think the people of the area should be informed as to who wrote the endorsement editorial for John McCain. I would like to know if the same editorial appeared in all of the newspapers owned by Forum Communications. As a former newsboy for the old Willmar Tribune, I assure you that...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am