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Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
Records published Oct. 21
Man sentenced to prison for threatening family with gun
Advice to health plan buyers: Shop early, seek tax credits
'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Alveda B. Myhre
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 7, 2016
Willmar's first Blessing Box installed
WILLMAR — Willmar's first Blessing Box is already a busy place, just a few days after it was placed along Willmar Avenue. The Blessing...
October 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
October 4, 2016
Family classes tied to better school performance for poor kids
• Children in low-income families who get extra help building social skills before kindergarten may behave better and get higher grades than...
October 4, 2016 - 7:29am
October 2, 2016
When it comes to government, things could be worse
This column is dedicated to all county commissioners and city council members to remind you that things could be worse. These are (condensed) minutes of a special meeting of the Willmar Village Council May 29, 1883.
October 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
September 8, 2016
'Honor the Badge' event set Sunday at Robbins Island
WILLMAR—A local nonprofit plans to honor area law enforcement this Sunday, in a celebration it says is in light of recent nationwide events...
September 8, 2016 - 1:34pm
September 6, 2016
Willmar Area Food Shelf closes New London, Ridgewater branch sites
NEW LONDON—Citing the lack of resources and volunteers, the Willmar Area Food Shelf shut down two branch sites last week—one that...
September 6, 2016 - 6:37pm
September 5, 2016
Paynesville area pays respects to Jacob
PAYNESVILLE—At times Monday afternoon, the road alongside a well-grazed pasture near Paynesville was quiet. But most times a slow stream...
September 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
August 26, 2016
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
KANDIYOHI COUNTY—Parishioners from Lake Lillian and Kandiyohi will gather together one last time this weekend at two historic churches...
August 26, 2016 - 7:28am
August 24, 2016
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
SACRED HEART—Atop the ashes of its beloved church building, which burned down weeks ago from a lightning strike, the Hawk Creek Lutheran...
August 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 23, 2016
Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
WATKINS—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
August 22, 2016
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
In the Midwest, few things beat the warmth of the summer, but for some, the season can mean weight gain, poor sleep habits and infrequent workouts....
August 22, 2016 - 4:16pm
August 16, 2016
Imagination runs wild at playground design day
WILLMAR—Over 200 children shared their ideas and dreams Tuesday for a new playground planned to be built next year in Willmar. It was Design...
August 16, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 15, 2016
At home on the diamond: Litchfield family keeps playing ball despite tornado damage to house
LITCHFIELD—Scott Marquardt was at his daughter's softball game in Kimball when his garage was torn apart by a tornado last month. His wife,...
August 15, 2016 - 6:02pm
August 10, 2016
Poultry makes return to Kandiyohi County Fair
WILLMAR—Steamy weather early in the day didn't stop 4-H'ers on Wednesday from showing the hard work that they put into their poultry and...
August 10, 2016 - 8:29pm
Willmar’s destination playground planners want to hear from the kids
WILLMAR -- When it comes to designing the destination playground proposed for Willmar’s Robbins Island Park, playground planners are going...
August 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
August 9, 2016
Exhibits and vendors move in as the Kandiyohi County Fair prepares for kickoff
WILLMAR—Walking through the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds, one could see the skeleton of what will be a full-fledged, jam-packed event in...
August 9, 2016 - 11:30pm