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As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
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Local women named Princess Kay finalists
Cheers to the class of 2017: Unique grad gifts that keep on giving
Congress renames Fargo ag lab for former North Dakota governor
Adrian Peterson selling Twin Cities 5-bedroom home for $695,000
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Bradley's 3-pointer gives Celtics improbable win over Cavs
Tide takes out Gophers
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
ABC says politics played no role in cancelling of conservative comedy 'Last Man Standing'
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Ardyce G. Meadows
Michael Thomas Cullen
Kathryn A. Frandson
Ardella M. Solbrack
Lola M. Olson
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
April 19, 2017
Emergency alert system gets the word out fast in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Communication technology is changing rapidly but the need to notify the public of emergencies is as urgent as ever. That's why...
April 19, 2017 - 6:51am
April 10, 2017
Fire destroys home in rural New London
NEW LONDON – Gary Green and his wife, Tammy, left their rural New London home Monday afternoon for a quick trip into Willmar. When they came...
April 10, 2017 - 10:06pm
February 1, 2017
Hutchinson man dies days after crash south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A Hutchinson man has died from injuries sustained last Saturday in a one-vehicle crash south of Litchfield. Jeffrey Michael Conklin...
February 1, 2017 - 10:33pm
December 11, 2016
Snow emergency Sunday night in Willmar
The City of Willmar Public Works Department has declared a snow emergency in the central business district beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday. The area...
December 11, 2016 - 7:17pm
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