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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
February 1, 2011
Willmar declares snow emergency in central business district
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department is declaring a snow emergency in the central business district at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The area affected will be from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. Residents may use city parking...
February 1, 2011 - 10:08am
January 31, 2011
Snow emergencies declared in some west central Minnesota cities
The following cities have declared a snow emergency as of Monday 10 a.m.. Montevideo: The city of Montevideo declared a snow emergency early Monday. No parking is allowed on any avenue or street in the city until plowed. Hutchinson: The city of Hutchinson has declared a snow emergency....
January 31, 2011 - 10:11am