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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 3, 2015
Dozens of wildfires keep crews busy in northern Minnesota, into North Dakota
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Tinder-dry conditions and winds gusting in excess of 50 mph fueled dozens of wildfires across northern Minnesota, although...
April 3, 2015 - 7:12am
September 5, 2013
Drought Monitor shows drought deepening in central Minn.
WILLMAR — The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that the driest portion of Minnesota is in the central portion of the state, including Kandiyohi County. The northern two-thirds of Kandiyohi County, along with portions of Swift, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright...
September 5, 2013 - 10:49pm
Drought deepens in central Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The late-summer drought is deepening in central Minnesota, according to data released Thursday. The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that several counties in central Minnesota are now in a severe drought. The area makes up nearly 5 percent of the state,...
September 5, 2013 - 10:14am
August 29, 2013
Drought spreads in U.S. Midwest, Iowa suffering: Drought Monitor
(Reuters) - Abnormally dry conditions and pockets of moderate drought have spread over parts of the U.S. Midwest in the past week, including in the key crop state of Iowa, according to a report issued on Thursday. The U.S. Drought Monitor, issued weekly by state and federal climate...
August 29, 2013 - 1:00pm
August 22, 2013
Drought making comeback in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Drought is making a comeback in Minnesota. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a new area of moderate drought centered on Carlton and northern Pine counties in eastern Minnesota. Farmers there have been struggling with stressed crops and...
August 22, 2013 - 11:06am
June 13, 2013
Drought monitor still shows drought conditions, may have helped spring planting
WILLMAR -- Even with the numerous heavy wet snows in April and May and seemingly abundant rainfall, west central Minnesota is still in a moderate...
June 13, 2013 - 11:39pm
April 15, 2013
West Central Minnesota cattle producers’ profit margins taking a big hit
NEW LONDON — Drought and high feed prices are cutting into the profit margin for cattle producers like Gary and Kathy Stai of New London. The...
April 15, 2013 - 11:21pm
January 18, 2013
Federal Reserve: Farm income may drop in 2013
OMAHA - The Federal Reserve predicts U.S. farm income could decline in 2013, but it depends upon how long the drought continues. Roughly two-thirds of the nation has been in a severe drought since last summer. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., said Thursday that if it...
January 18, 2013 - 9:06am
January 13, 2013
Better growing season ahead? More precip expected in 2013
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Northern Plains likely will see more rain this spring and early summer than it did in the same period last year, according...
January 13, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Drought cut corn crop by about one-fourth
DES MOINES, Iowa — For farmers like Earl Williams, last year couldn’t have started out better or ended much worse as a warm, sunny spring...
January 11, 2013 - 9:54pm
USDA final report details crop losses to drought
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its final crop report for 2012, showing heavy losses due to the drought still gripping much of the nation. The year-end report shows farmers got less than three-fourths of the corn the agency initially expected...
January 11, 2013 - 12:15pm
January 8, 2013
US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree...
January 8, 2013 - 12:55pm
December 20, 2012
Drought's grip unrelenting across Midwest
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst U.S. drought in decades continues its iron-fisted grip across much of the nation's key farming states, though some relief could come from the first major snowstorm of the season trekking eastward across the Midwest. Thursday's weekly U.S. Drought Monitor...
December 20, 2012 - 9:42am
December 11, 2012
Recent snowfall won't relieve drought conditions
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - With all the snow in parts of Minnesota, it seems surreal to think more than 80 percent of the state is in a severe or extreme drought. Climatologists say that most of the snow will run off into rivers and lakes next spring because of the frozen ground, which...
December 11, 2012 - 9:20am
November 24, 2012
Editorial: Drought is having an impact in country
November 24, 2012 - 12:52am