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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: 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
November 7, 2011
Letter: Afraid to shop in Willmar
Letter to members of the Willmar City Council: This past week I had the pleasure of sitting with an elderly woman from Appleton. This woman asked me where I was from. I told her I live in Willmar. She asked me if I was afraid to live in Willmar because of all the crime. She then...
November 7, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Letter: The loss of Garfield School
Concerning the sale of Garfield School: I knocked on about 30 doors in the Garfield neighborhood to get their opinion of the proposal. I'd say I got 29 negative comments about selling the building. The park is a big asset to the neighborhood. If the building is sold to the Islamic...
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 4, 2011
Letter: Yes, it's still our downtown
In regard to the letter from Patricia Carter Harding, I am not sure what her comment about "what has happened to our downtown" was referring to. I shop at Ray Peterson's shoe store, Elmquist's jewelry store, Dunlavy's store, and a Somali and Latino store. I like to walk the streets...
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
September 16, 2011
Letter: Yes, New London is still open
Downtown New London is currently in the second phase of the street reconstruction project. While it sounds intimidating, the downtown businesses want to assure you that we are open for business. There will be one lane of traffic open through downtown during the entire construction...
September 16, 2011 - 12:00am
August 26, 2011
Willmar, Minn., law enforcement seeking help locating missing elderly woman
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police and Kandiyohi County Sheriff's officers are searching for a woman who is missing from the downtown Willmar area. Marian...
August 26, 2011 - 4:33pm
May 21, 2011
Brightening up downtown Willmar
May 21, 2011 - 12:00am
May 10, 2011
Local effort under way to save Willmar's Lakeland Hotel for future redevelopment
WILLMAR -- In its glory days, the Lakeland Hotel was one of Willmar's premier places to stay. Built in 1927, the brick structure occupied the...
May 10, 2011 - 12:00am
March 22, 2011
New business takes over familiar locale
WILLMAR -- The latest addition to the downtown Willmar business community is Whirled Up, a nutrition club offering Herbalife shakes and other...
March 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 4, 2011
Workers smell smoke, but no fire found in downtown Willmar buildings
WILLMAR - Willmar fire fighters checked out the roofs of the Centre Point Mall and Heritage buildings in the downtown after workers reported smelling smoke in the Heritage building sometime before 10 a.m. today. No fire was found, and initial speculation focused on the possibility...
February 4, 2011 - 10:36am
January 7, 2011
Living on the ledge
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
Commentary: The hard work of a downtown Christmas
NEW YORK CITY -- A week ago in the big city, I'm bopping along Fifth Avenue with my brother, and the place is one huge construction site. But this evening's industriousness differs from the usual after-hours midtown work. Guys aren't pouring new cement, climbing out of sewer manholes...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2010
Willmar Holidaze Parade 2010
The Willmar Holidaze Parade in downtown Willmar full of Christmas holiday lights and sounds takes place on Saturday, November 20, 2010.
November 21, 2010 - 4:53pm
September 15, 2010
State group could assist in downtown revitalization
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Design Center is seeking City Council support for a partnership between the Design Center and a statewide organization...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Downtown has flower power
It will be worth your time to drive around downtown Willmar to look at the flowers. With the selection of colors and all the rain we've had, the hanging baskets are beautiful. Pat Williamson Willmar
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am