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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
December 30, 2014
Victims of fatal crash in Paynesville ID-ed
PAYNESVILLE — The two people killed Sunday evening in a one-vehicle rollover crash west of Paynesville in Roseville Township have been identified, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the vehicle, Zachary John Pistulka, 20, of...
December 30, 2014 - 10:16pm
December 29, 2014
Vehicle tips sign
A vehicle knocked over a street sign at the corner of Monongalia Avenue Southwest and Eighth Street Southwest in Willmar Monday.
December 29, 2014 - 10:29pm
Two die Sunday in Paynesville crash
PAYNESVILLE — Two were killed Sunday evening in a one-vehicle rollover crash west of Paynesville in Roseville Township, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened around 8:54 p.m. along 240th Avenue Northeast, near Tri-County...
December 29, 2014 - 10:18pm
Man dies in snowmobile accident near Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — A North Dakota man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident north of Montevideo, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Peter Decock, 34, of Fargo, N.D., was driving a snowmobile on 10th Street Northeast at the time of the accident, Chippewa...
December 29, 2014 - 10:17pm
December 25, 2014
Snow makes for messy roads, crashes Thursday evening
The Minnesota State Patrol reported two vehicle crashes in Meeker County Thursday evening: A head-on crash occurred around 7 p.m. near U.S. Highway 12 at State Highway 15. The road was icy when Laverne Carlson, 83, of Willmar, drove a Toyota Sienna westbound on U.S. Highway 12 and...
December 25, 2014 - 11:33pm
Records published Dec. 25
This is the records summary for Dec. 26. Blaze destroys pickup Tuesday PRINSBURG — The Prinsburg Fire Department received report of a pickup truck on fire at a residence around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes...
December 25, 2014 - 11:30pm
December 24, 2014
Crash with propane truck injures three in Lac qui Parle County
BELLINGHAM -- A head-on crash involving a propane truck injured three people Tuesday afternoon in Lac qui Parle County. According to the State Patrol, Shane Sexton, 42, of Benson, was driving a 2002 Ford pickup north on state Highway 75 north of Bellingham when the vehicle turned...
news / region
December 24, 2014 - 8:15am
December 23, 2014
Records published Dec. 24
This is the records summary for Dec. 24. Four teens injured Monday in Willmar crash WILLMAR — Four teens were injured in a two-vehicle side-swipe type accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jayme Hamlander, 19,...
December 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
December 22, 2014
Records published Dec. 23
This is the records summary for Dec. 23. Man injured Monday in Yellow Medicine County accident CLARKFIELD — A man was injured in a car accident Monday morning on Minnesota Highway 67, west of Yellow Medicine County Road 21. Jeovany Umanzor Fuentes, 41, of Clarkfield was reportedly...
December 22, 2014 - 11:06pm
Updated: Olivia crash causes injuries
Update 6 p.m. OLIVIA — Three were injured, one reportedly seriously injured, in an accident Monday afternoon west of Olivia. Dee A. Lothert, 59, of Renville was reportedly traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 71 when her Dodge Ram pickup truck crossed the center line, struck...
December 22, 2014 - 10:46pm
December 12, 2014
Juvenile driver in crash that killed Brau charged with misdemeanor
WILLMAR — The 17-year-old female driver involved in the Wright County crash that killed Robert Brau, 21, of Willmar, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense, Brau’s parents have learned. The girl was reportedly traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 near Montrose when her...
news / local
December 12, 2014 - 11:00pm
December 9, 2014
Carolina Panthers QB Newton suffers minor back fractures in car accident
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and taken to the hospital where he was in fair condition with minor back fractures, officials said. Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his lower back...
news / nation
December 9, 2014 - 4:08pm
Cam Newton involved in car crash
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C., but apparently escaped serious injury. According to reports, Newton was involved in a crash on the Church Street bridge over I-277 near Bank of America Stadium...
news / nation
December 9, 2014 - 1:41pm
December 8, 2014
Litchfield man killed, six injured in crash Sunday on icy roads
GROVE CITY — A Litchfield man was killed, and six others were injured, in a two-vehicle head-on accident Sunday night on icy roads on U.S. Highway 12 in Meeker County. The accident was reported at 6:22 p.m. Sunday on Highway 12 and 515th Avenue in Acton Township between Atwater...
December 8, 2014 - 9:11pm