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Shivering weather greets celebrities at Oscars
Father, who lost 3 children in ND fire, is in Twin Cities burn unit
Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 on 17th try
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Orion T. Johnson
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
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
March 24, 2011
Update: State opens emergency flood center
ST. PAUL -- The state Emergency Operations Center opened today as flooding begins in southern Minnesota, with problems expected to move north in coming weeks. Up to 150 people from state, federal and private agencies will man the St. Paul center until floodwaters recede. While spring...
March 24, 2011 - 11:00am
March 23, 2011
Willmar declares snow emergency Thursday morning
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department is declaring a snow emergency in the central business district at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The area affected is from First to Seventh Streets Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. The city parking lots may be used to park...
March 23, 2011 - 1:38pm