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63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Severed fingers traced to 23-year-old man ... but mystery remains over how they wound up in Minnesota park
Feds say a number of Mexican restaurants in Minnesota were drug fronts
USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
June 28, 2011
Hodapp enters not guilty pleas, trial set on arson, property damage charges
WILLMAR -- Chase John Hodapp, 20, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Monday to 17 charges against him for his role in a string of alleged motor vehicle thefts, fires and property damage that culminated with setting fire to an occupied Willmar residence. Hodapp entered the pleas during...
June 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 7, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 7. Property damage WILLMAR -- Slashed tires on a vehicle were reported around 8:15 p.m. Sunday along the 1400 block of Fifth Street Southwest. Theft WILLMAR -- The theft of a HP laptop computer was reported around 9 p.m. Sunday along the 400...
December 7, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 1. Property damage WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S. Someone had left marks on doors, a tree, a fire hydrant and on the sidewalk outside of the mall. WILLMAR -- Vandalism to a vehicle...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 17. Benson woman dies of injuries suffered in July crash CLONTARF --A 90-year-old Benson woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash July 9 near Clontarf. According to the State Patrol, Pearl I. Buyck died Monday at...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 13. Information sought in Dumpster fire RAYMOND -- Anyone with information regarding a fire early Friday morning in a Dumpster in Raymond is asked to call the local Crimestoppers hotline or the state arson hotline. The fire, similar in situation...
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 12. Graffiti WILLMAR -- Graffiti on the pillars of the First Street Bridge was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday. Property damage SPICER -- Damage to a home and a possible burglary were reported around 10 a.m. Thursday along the 6900 block of...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
November 11, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 11. Theft WILLMAR -- The theft of cash was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 700 block of 11th Street Northwest. WILLMAR -- The theft of a camera, valued at $150, was reported at Willmar Senior High School, 2701 30th St. N.E. Property...
November 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 10. Theft SPICER -- The theft of a shotgun from a vehicle was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday along North Shore Drive. The value of the gun was estimated at $1,000. Fire RAYMOND -- The Blomkest Fire Department was paged to a tractor fire around...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 9. Ambulance checks passenger after crash near school WILLMAR -- A passenger was checked by ambulance crew members, but not taken to the hospital, for treatment of possible injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash around 8 a.m. Monday near Roosevelt...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2010
Storm takes roof of Spicer business with it as it passes through the area
SPICER -- High winds Tuesday night ripped off a portion of a steel roof from the Spicer Power Products building, located on Kandiyohi County...
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Wadena students to return Sept. 7
WADENA, Minn. - Wadena area students have a badly damaged high school building after a tornado tore through the town this June. But that isn't stopping the Wadena-Deer Creek school district officials from holding classes starting Sept. 7. The 7th and 8th graders will go to a closed...
August 25, 2010 - 10:16am
June 21, 2010
Strong winds cause damage in Watertown, S.D.
National Weather Service officials in Aberdeen says it appears straight-line winds were responsible for damage to several mobile homes in Watertown early Monday. Winds clocked in excess of 50 mph moved through Watertown about 2 a.m. Doug Kranz with the Watertown Fire Department says...
June 21, 2010 - 12:57pm
Storm chaser video of Wadena-area tornado
Here is some video from the Wadena-area tornado storm on June 17, 2010.
June 21, 2010 - 8:39am
Residents of hard-hit area of Wadena begin cleanup
WADENA -- When Maria Marthaler emerged from her basement and looked out her blown-out picture window after Thursday's tornado, she couldn't believe...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Safety a priority as cleanup begins in devastated Wadena
WADENA -- Safety continued to be the top priority here Friday as cleanup began in the aftermath of Thursday's tornadoes. Officials restricted...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am