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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 15, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities power equipment in excellent shape after annual overhaul
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities has completed what could be considered its annual spring cleaning, keeping the equipment that produces some of Willmar’s power in top working order. “We literally clean things up,” said Jon Folkedahl, director of electric production. Folkedahl...
June 15, 2016 - 11:49pm
May 18, 2016
MnDOT demonstrates new machinery
WILLMAR — A machine that spit out 500 traffic cones in a neat row, a remote-controlled traffic flagger operated from the side of the road and...
May 18, 2016 - 11:38pm
January 26, 2016
Broken chiller melts ice at Cardinal Arena
WILLMAR — Things got a little soft at Cardinal Arena inside the Willmar Civic Center when one of the chillers used to freeze the ice went on...
January 26, 2016 - 11:48pm
October 2, 2014
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
WILLMAR — Chris Rosen and other coal handlers at Willmar Municipal Utilities’ power plant were excited when they received training Wednesday...
October 2, 2014 - 12:12am
February 10, 2014
Fish house burglaries on Lake Ripley under investigation, sheriff says check your shack
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County authorities are asking the public to check their fish houses on Lake Ripley to determine if items are missing after a string of burglaries on the lake. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, two reports of burglarized fish houses were taken...
February 10, 2014 - 1:45pm
October 30, 2013
City panel OKs first equipment purchase under new policy
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Works Department has received preliminary approval to buy a new aerial bucket truck under a recent City Council spending policy that requires council approval of equipment purchases of more than $10.000. The council’s Public Works/Safety Committee...
October 30, 2013 - 11:39pm
July 24, 2013
Caterpillar 2Q profit falls 77 percent; cuts outlook
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar says its second-quarter profit fell 77 percent as dealers cut inventories more than it had anticipated and...
July 24, 2013 - 7:12am
October 7, 2011
Equipment stolen in Dassel, Minn., recovered in Wisconsin
TURTLE LAKE, WIS. -- Two men have been arrested and numerous pieces of stolen heavy equipment, including a Bobcat missing from a farm equipment dealer in Dassel, were recovered by law enforcement Thursday in Turtle Lake, Wis. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff...
October 7, 2011 - 3:29pm
December 9, 2010
Fire near Litchfield destroys shed, bales, machinery
LITCHFIELD -- A shed, cornstalk bales and several pieces of haying machinery were damaged or destroy by fire around 10 a.m. Wednesday at a rural Litchfield residence. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, deputies and fire crews were called to a fire in a shed at 16235...
December 9, 2010 - 9:32am
October 1, 2010
Sheriff reminds drivers to watch for farm equipment
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin wishes to remind all motorists using all roadways in Meeker County to be mindful of the current farm harvest season for a safe and accident free harvest season. There is increased traffic of all types, including semi and farm trucks,...
October 1, 2010 - 10:40am
September 22, 2010
MnDOT urges motorists, farmers to share the road
ST. PAUL -- It's harvest time and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists on Minnesota highways to be aware of the large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants. "Record harvests are being predicted this year," said...
September 22, 2010 - 10:02am
September 25, 2009
Minnesota officials urge motorists to be cautious on roads
WILLMAR -- Highway crashes involving farm vehicles and equipment are rare, according to statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety....
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Case IH lands major cotton picker contracts in China
BENSON -- A major contract that will send products made in Benson to China was announced by Case IH, a leading brand in the agricultural equipment business of CNH. CNH and Fiat Group recently signed two contracts totaling nearly $12 million with the Xinjiang Agriculture Cultivation...
September 2, 2008 - 12:00am