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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
February 1, 2017
Hutchinson man dies days after crash south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A Hutchinson man has died from injuries sustained last Saturday in a one-vehicle crash south of Litchfield. Jeffrey Michael Conklin...
February 1, 2017 - 10:33pm
December 11, 2016
Snow emergency Sunday night in Willmar
The City of Willmar Public Works Department has declared a snow emergency in the central business district beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday. The area...
December 11, 2016 - 7:17pm
November 28, 2016
Update: 911 services restored after outage in Kandiyohi, Meeker Counties
UPDATED: 4 p.m. WILLMAR -- 911 services were out-of-order for approximately an hour and a half Monday afternoon in both Kandiyohi and Meeker...
November 28, 2016 - 12:51pm
August 11, 2016
Renville County declares state of emergency
After heavy rain and flooding Wednesday, Renville County officials moved Thursday to declare a state of emergency for the area. "The declaration...
August 11, 2016 - 3:21pm
November 13, 2015
At least 120 dead in Paris attacks, Hollande declares emergency
PARIS (Reuters) - Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 120 people in a deadly rampage that a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack.
November 13, 2015 - 11:07pm
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
With winter mostly over, Minnesota is preparing itself for spring and summer weather threats. Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held statewide April 13-17 to refresh, remind and educate citizens about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. Each day during...
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am
March 31, 2015
Video: With pilot out of options, plane grazes car during emergency landing on Hawley area highway
HAWLEY, Minn. - Authorities are on the scene of a downed plane that grazed a car headed east on Highway 10 west of here before landing on the...
March 31, 2015 - 4:02pm
May 24, 2014
BOLD school staffers respond to co-worker’s health crisis
OLIVIA — The BOLD schools and communities are “pretty shook up” after a staff member at the Olivia school suffered a significant health issue Thursday, but are also proud of the swift and sure response by the man’s co-workers and by medical responders, according to the superintendent...
May 24, 2014 - 2:00am
May 20, 2014
Warning!: County residents encouraged to sign up for new alert system
WILLMAR –– Getting a heads-up warning about dangerous weather, a neighborhood evacuation or an emergency road closure is now available to Kandiyohi County residents through a new citizens’ alert system. Sheriff Dan Hartog showcased the new system Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County...
May 20, 2014 - 11:23pm
September 6, 2013
Crews respond to near drowning in New London
WILLMAR -- Ambulance, fire and law enforcement crews responded just after 4 p.m. this afternoon to a near drowning in a pool in New London. A news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Nester says the 2-year-old child was transported from the scene in the 19000 block...
September 6, 2013 - 10:36pm
July 3, 2013
Area counties included in Dayton’s emergency declaration
WILLMAR – An emergency declaration signed today by Gov. Mark Dayton could bring federal dollars to west central Minnesota communities hit hard by storms last month. The “peacetime emergency” declaration includes 26 counties, including Kandiyohi, Big Stone, Swift, Meeker...
July 3, 2013 - 4:07pm
April 2, 2013
Washington state dispatcher sends mom to rescue
CATHLAMET, Wash. (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat. A 45-year-old kayaker was hanging onto a log piling...
April 2, 2013 - 11:41am
December 21, 2012
Editorial: Our state behind in emergency prepping
Today arrived with amusement or laughter about the Mayan Prophecy of Dec. 21, 2012, warning of an end of some kind. On a serious note, America’s preparedness for emergencies — from salmonella-tainted food outbreaks to weather disasters to bioterrorism — is declining. A...
December 21, 2012 - 7:23am
December 18, 2012
Updated: Paynesville Area High School releasing students, air quality issues cited
Wctrib.com Storify link, with reactions from students on social media (click to view): Paynesville High School evacuated, possible carbon monoxide...
December 18, 2012 - 11:14am
July 25, 2012
Feds reject individual flooding aid for Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Federal officials today rejected Minnesota's request to financially help individuals affected by last month's floods in the northeastern part of the state. "It has been determined that the damage to dwellings from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to...
July 25, 2012 - 1:30pm