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Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
September 9, 2016
GM recalls 4.3M vehicles
General Motors on Friday said it will recall nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide due to a software defect that can prevent airbags from deploying...
September 9, 2016 - 4:09pm
August 27, 2016
Willmar soldiers return home
WILLMAR -- More than 150 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 682nd Engineer Battalion returned to Willmar this weekend following...
August 27, 2016 - 11:01pm
August 25, 2016
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
WILLMAR - More than 150 soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard's 682nd Engineer Battalion are returning to Willmar this weekend following a 10-month deployment. The return ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Willmar Senior High School. The soldiers have been members...
August 25, 2016 - 4:34pm
June 30, 2016
Remembering our deployed soldiers over the Fourth of July
Deb Krueger, president of the HomeFront Connection, ties a yellow ribbon recognizing Battle Captain Lance Hauser's deployment with the 682nd...
June 30, 2016 - 10:26am
June 29, 2016
Red Bull infantrymen prepare for deployment
CAMP RIPLEY—Minnesota National Guard soldiers of the 2nd Battalion-135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division spent June 17-30 at Camp...
June 29, 2016 - 10:50am
April 28, 2016
Public can bid farewell Saturday to deploying Army Reserve members from Willmar detachment
WILLMAR - About 20 Army Reserve soldiers from the Willmar-based 825th Quartermaster Detachment are preparing to deploy to Kuwait to support Operation Enduring Freedom. According to a news release, the detachment’s mission will be to provide water and fuel support. A farewell ceremony...
April 28, 2016 - 12:16pm
October 11, 2015
Buses transporting 159 members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar were led out of town by members of the Patriot Guard Sunday...
October 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
October 9, 2015
Editorial: Best wishes to the 682nd for a safe and great tour
Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion received a strong send-off Thursday morning with a parade and a deployment ceremony. The U.S. National Guard unit is preparing to leave Willmar Armory with 159 soldiers and head for a training period at Fort Bliss, Texas. The Headquarters...
October 9, 2015 - 6:00am
October 8, 2015
A parade of community support
WILLMAR –– Standing Thursday morning near the edge of the Willmar National Guard Armory with her arms wrapped around herself, Josephine Hofmann,...
October 8, 2015 - 11:37pm
159 soldiers prepare for nine months in Kuwait
WILLMAR — A crowd in the hundreds gathered Thursday in the gymnasium at Willmar Senior High School to say farewell to the 159 members of the...
October 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
Video: Before deployment, 682nd Engineering Battalion parades through Willmar
The 682nd Enginner Battalion National Guard unit at Willmar, Minnesota, traveled through the town greeted by more than a thousand well-wishers...
October 8, 2015 - 1:50pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
September 12, 2015
Slide Show: Guard unit prepares to deploy
WILLMAR — A Minnesota Army National Guard unit based at the armory in Willmar will be deployed to Kuwait later this year. About 150 members...
September 12, 2015 - 12:00am
July 14, 2013
Official send-off Tuesday for National Guard troops from Litchfield, Minn., armory bound for Afghanistan
LITCHFIELD — An official deployment ceremony was held Sunday at the Litchfield Civic Arena for a Litchfield-based Minnesota National Guard...
July 14, 2013 - 11:10pm
Video: Deployment Ceremony of Minnesota National Guard 849th
The official National Guard deployment ceremony is held Sunday at the Litchfield Civic Arena. Ninety-five Minnesota National Guard soldiers...
July 14, 2013 - 6:45pm