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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
June 25, 2010
Tornado warning issued for parts of Renville and Redwood counties until 6:15 p.m., funnel cloud reported southwest of Fairfax
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for southeastern Renville, southwestern Sibley, east central Redwood, northeastern Brown and western Nicollet counties in west central Minnesota until 6:15 p.m. At 5:32 p.m., a trained weather spotters reported...
June 25, 2010 - 5:45pm
Thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod, Renville and Sibley counties until 6:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod, northeastern Renville and central Sibley counties in west central Minnesota until 6:15 p.m. * AT 517 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE...
June 25, 2010 - 5:30pm
June 18, 2010
152 people cited during seat belt enforcement, motorcycles are next focus
WILLMAR -- A total of 152 people in Kandiyohi and Swift counties were issued citations for not using their seat belt or their child's safety restraint seat during the recent 14-day "Click It or Ticket" mobilization by area law enforcement officers. Agencies involved in the mobilization...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
3 finalists considered for Yellow Medicine judge
SAINT PAUL -- Three attorneys with experience as prosecutors are being considered for appointment to the trial court bench vacancy in Granite Falls, part of the Eight Judicial District. The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended Chippewa County Attorney Dwayne Knutsen, Yellow...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
April 22, 2010
Stearns, Pope counties in new DNR burning restrictions
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will increase restrictions on open burning beginning at 12:01 a.m.
April 22, 2010 - 9:52am
March 4, 2010
Willmar businessman announces bid for Senate 13 seat
WILLMAR -- Willmar business owner Larry Rice announced Wednesday he is running for the Minnesota Senate District 13 seat. Rice will seek the...
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
February 8, 2010
State finances will demand redesign of county services
WILLMAR -- The grim news about the state's economy, for the short term and the long term, will leave few choices but to rethink and redesign how services are delivered by counties. "This is a really challenging time," said Jim Mulder, executive director of the Association of Minnesota...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
Theft charge against chief of police in Danube will be dismissed
LITCHFIELD -- Charges of felony theft against Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr. were continued for dismissal in a year under terms of an agreement approved Wednesday in district court in Litchfield. The charges of theft and misconduct by a public official will be dismissed...
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Charges against Danube police chief to be dismissed
LITCHFIELD -- Charges of felony theft against Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr., 40, were continued for dismissal in a year under terms of an agreement approved Wednesday in district court in Litchfield. The charges of theft and misconduct by a public official will be dismissed...
January 27, 2010 - 3:41pm
January 20, 2010
Recession bringing out entrepreneurs, but can local governments wring out budgets to help them?
MONTEVIDEO -- As local governments look to trim recession-stressed budgets by slashing contributions to nonprofit organizations, one is making the rounds in search of support. The very recession that has hurt government budgets is what makes support for the Entrepreneur's Assistance...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
State declares weather emergency and closes offices in four SW Minn. counties
The state of Minnesota has declared a weather emergency and closed state offices in four southwest Minnesota counties. Tom Hanson, Management and Budget commissioner, announced at noon today that state offices in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota...
January 7, 2010 - 12:32pm
Blowing snow makes for hazardous driving conditions in SW Minn.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists not to travel unnecessarily in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Redwood, Pipestone, and Yellow Medicine counties, due to high winds and blowing snow causing near zero visibility. No other road closures are...
January 7, 2010 - 10:34am
December 28, 2009
National Park Service to assist Tatanka Bluffs
REDWOOD FALLS -- Their goal is to make the Tatanka Bluffs Corridor a recreational destination with brand recognition on par with the state's...
December 28, 2009 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Yellow Medicine County tables plan that looks at merging family services with its nearby counties
GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal Tuesday to study the possibility of joining its family services operations with those of Lincoln, Lyon and Murray counties. The commissioners indicated they wanted to leave open the possibility of...
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
October 26, 2009
Hawk Creek Watershed will offer incentives for restoration of wetlands
CLARA CITY -- The Hawk Creek Watershed Project will offer incentives for wetland restoration as part of an effort to reduce the phosphorus runoff that plays a role in depleting oxygen levels in the lower reaches of the Minnesota River. Cory Netland, Hawk Creek Watershed Project director,...
October 26, 2009 - 12:00am