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FBI: Violent crime in U.S. rose in 2015 but far from peak levels
Latest poll shows Clinton up seven points in Minnesota
Bountiful 2016 pumpkin crop overcomes last year's shortfall
Smooth succession for NW Minnesota business
E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
June 23, 2016
Early voting starts today for primary election
WILLMAR — There’s still more than a month to go before the primary election but Minnesota voters can start voting early today. Absentee ballots for the Aug. 9 primary can be obtained from local elections offices — typically the county auditor’s office — by mail or in person....
June 23, 2016 - 9:46pm
April 17, 2012
Mother's Day weekend walleye opener?
ST. PAUL -- Walleye and northern pike may be safe until Mother's Day weekend after all, if discussion in a Senate committee Monday is any indication, Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee Monday expressed no support for moving the fishing opener to May...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Some lawmakers ready to adjourn
ST. PAUL -- Every issue in front of the Minnesota Legislature is optional as it prepares to adjourn in a few days, a couple of weeks ahead of its mandatory May 21 last day. As lawmakers return from a 10-day Easter-Passover recess on Monday, there is nothing they absolutely have to...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
State council members impressed with early childhood programs in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Members of the Governor's Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. The group held its first meeting outside the Twin Cities...
January 17, 2012 - 4:06pm
September 9, 2010
Leaving their mark
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
SW Minn. schools start early year in the heat
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) -- The school year has begun for 16,000 students in southwestern Minnesota, who are part of a three-year experiment to see if starting class before Labor Day can improve test scores. State law normally prevents districts from starting before Labor Day, a statute...
August 24, 2010 - 1:30pm
July 19, 2010
Batman: The early years
July 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Legislature may address proposals for early voting in '10 session
WILLMAR -- With memories of a long Senate recount still lingering, and a lively governor's race looming, the Legislature is expected to take...
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters WILLMAR -- More than 4 out of 5 fire departments use on-call...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 15, 2009
Mobile preschool program expands
WILLMAR -- The Growmobile, the mobile preschool program operated by the United Way of West Central Minnesota, has launched for the summer and has expanded to five additional towns in Kandiyohi County. The program brings early childhood and parent education to local neighborhoods...
June 15, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Early school start OK'd
ST. PAUL -- A House Committee gave its blessing to allowing school districts to begin classes before Labor Day for the next two years. On a 14-5 vote, the House K-12 Education Finance Committee approved the bill, which has other committee stops before reaching a full House vote. The...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
United Way launches 'Born Learning' campaign
WILLMAR -- United Way of Kandiyohi County and its women's philanthropy initiative are kicking off a public engagement campaign this week called "Born Learning." The campaign is part of an effort by Empower, the women's philanthropy initiative, to increase kindergarten readiness to...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am