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State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 27, 2016
Three area trail projects recommended for funding in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Bicycle and pedestrian projects proposed in Clara City, Olivia and Willmar are being recommended for funding, the Area Transportation Partnership for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 learned at its meeting Friday in Willmar. The Area Transportation...
February 27, 2016 - 12:16am
Lower oil costs mean more miles of road work possible this summer in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Lower oil prices mean more miles of road construction this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is adding to its 2016 road construction projects this year thanks to the savings made possible by lower oil prices, according to Susann Karnowski, assistant district...
February 27, 2016 - 12:15am
February 25, 2016
Lt. Gov. Smith to discuss Highway 23 Friday in Willmar
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — A town hall meeting to discuss transportation needs in west central Minnesota, including proposed improvements to state Highway 23, will be 4:30 p.m. today in Willmar. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Charlie...
February 25, 2016 - 8:53pm
February 24, 2016
NLS board OKs schematic design of building project
NEW LONDON — The initial design of a $21.6 million building project in the New London-Spicer School District was approved Monday. Architects from the DeVetter Design Group presented the schematic drawings for a 650-seat performing arts auditorium and two-court gym at the high school/middle...
February 24, 2016 - 11:31pm
February 15, 2016
Soil tests begin for hotel project at Little Crow Country Club
NEW LONDON — Soil borings were conducted last week at the Little Crow Country Club near New London as part of a process to determine if the...
February 15, 2016 - 11:24pm
January 25, 2016
Highway 23 expansion plans available for review at open house Thursday in Hawick
WILLMAR — Updated plans for a proposed four-lane expansion of state Highway 23 between New London and Paynesville will be available for public...
January 25, 2016 - 12:01am
January 19, 2016
NLS gets bonds for a low interest rate
NEW LONDON — Nervous stock market investors looking for more stable government bonds may have helped the New London-Spicer School District get an exceptionally low interest rate for their construction bonds. “We got great bids today,” said Greg Crowe, senior municipal advisor...
January 19, 2016 - 11:43pm
December 30, 2015
State’s top bonding priority: Fix existing stuff
ST. PAUL — Don’t expect the Minnesota Legislature to spend a ton of money on glitzy new buildings next year. The leaders of the House and Senate bonding committees say it’s time to focus on meat-and-potatoes projects such as repairing sewer and water systems, fixing roads and...
December 30, 2015 - 10:52pm
December 22, 2015
Cold temps don’t stop construction
Construction continues Tuesday at Bethesda Pleasant View, a 123-bed nursing home in Willmar, despite a temperature of 30 degrees and winds from...
December 22, 2015 - 9:41pm
December 9, 2015
Litchfield seeks comments on Highway 12 project
LITCHFIELD — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the planned reconstruction in 2019 of U.S. Highway 12 and state Highway 22 through downtown Litchfield. The reconstruction involves four blocks of Highway 12 and Highway 22 from Commercial Street...
December 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
December 8, 2015
VIDEO: Bethesda expansion begins to take shape
Construction crews are benefitting from the warmer December weather as the expansion of Bethesda Pleasant View on Willmar Avenue Southeast is...
December 8, 2015 - 7:17am
November 29, 2015
New on-site hotel headlines additions to MOA
BLOOMINGTON — The Marriott, which has 342 rooms available as of this week, brings an upscale option for those who want to stay as close to the Mall of America as possible. Rooms start at $299 per night, with peak rates reaching more than twice that. The hotel hosts Cedar + Stone,...
November 29, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 24, 2015
New London-Spicer School board approves continuing contract negotiation with construction manager
NEW LONDON — After reviewing proposals and interviewing a half-dozen firms for nearly as many hours Monday afternoon, the New London-Spicer School Board selected a construction manager to help lead the district through a $21.6 mil- lion building project. At its meeting Monday night,...
November 24, 2015 - 10:16pm
Work continues on The Barn Theatre
Work continues Tuesday on the renovation of The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. When completed, the updates will include a new entrance with...
November 24, 2015 - 9:16pm
November 19, 2015
Officials consider detour route for State Highway 23 passing lane construction by Raymond and Clara City
RAYMOND — Funding is allocated and plans are on track to build passing lanes on Minnesota Highway 23 near Raymond and Clara City next summer, but one big decision remains. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will decide whether to detour traffic entirely around the communities...
November 19, 2015 - 12:04am