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Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Warren's Generators honored
Engan Associates design nationally recognized
Redwood Area Hospital recognized for excellence
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
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
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
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
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