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Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls on flight to Minneapolis barred for wearing leggings without dresses
After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth
Athanasiou converts in OT as Red Wings nip Wild
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
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
State to delay more school aid
January 26, 2010 - 10:00am
December 19, 2009
New radio system is working 'flawlessly'
WILLMAR -- When the switch was flipped Tuesday morning on Kandiyohi County's new 800-megahertz radio system, emergency personnel had no idea...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2009
Meeker County Board of Commissioners approves budget and levy for next year
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Board of Commissioners gave final approval this week to a $25.4 million budget. The 2010 budget is a decrease of 1.6 percent from last year. The $408,541 in savings comes from having at least five fewer full-time equivalent positions. Employees made...
December 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2009
Meeker County receives grant for warning sirens, to be placed on lakes
LITCHFIELD -- A grant received by the Meeker County Sheriff's office will be used to fund two outdoor warning sirens that will be placed on Lake Minnie Belle and Star Lake. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the $39,550 grant was received from the federal Homeland...
December 1, 2009 - 10:01am
September 19, 2009
It's National Preparedness Month, local officials urge planning, communication
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Director Don Ericson usually hears the same comment from people affected by tornados or other severe weather situations. "They say "I never thought it would happen to me,'" he says. "No one expects it to happen to them." While Federal...
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Man extracted from vehicle in Willmar
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Emergency personnel praised for response to EF-1 twister
WILLMAR -- Lessons learned in the 2008 twister that hit Willmar helped county emergency management personnel handle the tornado that skipped...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
County official: Tornado confirmed in Spicer
SPICER - Local officials said this morning that the storm that hit Spicer yesterday was a tornado. Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Deputy...
July 15, 2009 - 8:45am
July 7, 2009
Letters: Helping during hard times
I am commenting on your article in the June 18 issue of the paper: "Caught in somewhat of a Catch 22." The article gave a good review to the situation nonprofits are facing. I felt I needed to share what is going on at the Meeker County Emergency Food Shelf in Litchfield. We have...
July 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Emergency room visits soaring at Rice Memorial Hospital
WILLMAR -- In the past three months, emergency visits at Rice Memorial Hospital have soared, prompting the hospital to add a second emergency-room...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2009
Police say Mandan man drives pickup into N.D. emergency room
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A pickup driven by a naked man crashed into the admitting area of the St. Alexius Hospital emergency room early Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt. The driver was arrested. Police said he may have overdosed on a prescription drug. Police Sgt. Dwight Offerman...
April 30, 2009 - 8:31am
April 29, 2009
This time it was fake
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Swift County Commissioners give their approval to grant application for radio system
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
March 31, 2009
Local ambulance crews on flood standby
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota River is rising in their own backyard, but when the call came late last week to help evacuate hospital patients in flood-beleaguered...
March 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Snow emergency declared for downtown Willmar, starting at 1 a.m. Thursday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Public Works Department declared a snow emergency beginning at 1 a.m. on Thursday for the central business area. The area affected is from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the Byass. Vehicles may be kept in city parking lots...
January 14, 2009 - 4:00pm