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Five die in crash with semi in western South Dakota
Popular Minnesota Court of Appeals judge, former attorney retires after 40 year career
Philando Castile case: As jury selection begins, what do both sides look for?
Montevideo residents seek to help immigrants
Stingers add upgrades to Taunton
Prep Baseball: Spaulding shuts down Tigers in NLS' 3AA victory
Softball: KMS, BOLD still alive in 3A
Fischer, Obregon, Ackerman place in 8AA tennis tourney
Late goals lift Penguins in Stanley Cup Final opener
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Lorenz, Gustafson win Memorial Day 5K
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Timothy D. Claussen
Donald E. Bjork
Evelyn F. Carlson
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
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
June 18, 2012
Red Cross app offers first aid instructions
MINNEAPOLIS -- There's an app for everything these days -- including saving a life. The American Red Cross announced Friday that it has launched its official first aid mobile app, putting simple lifesaving information in the hands of anyone with a smart phone. According to a news...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Controlled burn gets out of control west of Willmar, Minn.
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Fire damages Willmar, Minn., home (video)
WILLMAR -- Area firefighters were responding tonight to a blaze at a home on the corner of Third Avenue and Vos Park Drive Northwest in Willmar,...
June 1, 2012 - 7:54pm
November 9, 2011
State to survey Minnesotans after Emergency Alert System test this afternoon
ST. PAUL -- The first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System takes place at 1 p.m. today.
November 9, 2011 - 7:57am
November 8, 2011
Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System at 1 p.m. Wednesday
CHICAGO -- A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is slated for 1 p.m. Wednesday. It's the first such test to be conducted nationwide. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission...
November 8, 2011 - 12:50pm
November 4, 2011
FEMA to conduct first nationwide test Wednesday of the emergency alert system
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide...
November 4, 2011 - 1:46pm
Letter: A great help in emergencies
I just saw the news article Oct. 3 about the grant for a new utility task vehicle. What a wonderful addition for Willmar area emergency services. When I had my near-fatal heart attack in 2006, a rural Wisconsin volunteer fire department used a similar vehicle to save my life and...
October 4, 2011 - 12:00am
October 3, 2011
Grant will pay for utility task vehicles for Willmar, Minn., fire, ambulance crews
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Ambulance Service and the Willmar Fire Department have for years each wanted a piece of equipment called a utility task...
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
September 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., community remembers in prayer, unity
WILLMAR -- Willmar area residents commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept.
September 12, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
Emergency responders do more planning, build relationships
If the average citizen in west central Minnesota is completely honest with him or herself, they'd probably admit that this part of the country isn't much of a terrorist target. They'd also admit to being at least a little bit complacent about the possibility. But, thankfully, that...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
August 5, 2011
Disaster relief grants available for veterans
SAINT PAUL -- Veterans affected by recent tornadoes and storms in Minnesota could be eligible for financial assistance for cleanup and repairs. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is offering disaster relief grants for reimbursable expenses to veterans in the following counties:...
August 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 18, 2011
911 working in Kandiyohi County, YM County calls rerouted to Lyon Co.
WILLMAR -- Emergency 911 calls are being received in Kandiyohi County, but other area counties are having difficulties with emergency calls. Yellow Medicine County is having some technical difficulties with phone lines and 911 calls. Currently, county dispatch is unable to receive...
May 18, 2011 - 1:05pm
May 14, 2011
Willmar to host emergency preparedness conference
WILLMAR -- Willmar will be the host next week for the annual conference of the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Team. The conference will take place Wednesday through Friday at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center and will include Dr. Edward Ehlinger, commissioner of the...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am