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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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August 17, 2016
Second Rockin' Robbins event raises funding for new Willmar playground
The second Rockin' Robbins summer concert was held Tuesday at Robbins Island in Willmar. The event was headlined by Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks....
August 17, 2016 - 11:11am
August 15, 2016
Tall ships return this week
When a line of tall ships make their way through the Duluth ship canal on Thursday, it will be the culmination of years of planning — and a...
August 15, 2016 - 10:44am
Life Connections caters to older adults
Today’s Life Connections runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Willmar Civic Center. The West Central Sanitation Senior of the Year and the...
April 15, 2016 - 12:10pm
January 28, 2016
Trump overshadows Republican debate even as he sits it out
DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican front-runner Donald Trump skipped a presidential debate in Iowa Thursday after a flurry of last-minute negotiations...
January 28, 2016 - 11:27pm
November 12, 2015
New London to kickoff the holiday shopping season with some Victorian Era flair
NEW LONDON — Shoppers and shopkeepers in New London will step back in time Saturday as the town takes a page out of “A Christmas Carol”...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
May 21, 2015
Klobuchar to visit veterans in Olivia
OLIVIA – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will visit Olivia Monday to meet veterans and discuss issues of importance to them. She will be at the American Legion Club in Olivia at 3:30 p.m. Monday. All veterans are encouraged to attend and meet with the senator during this Memorial Day...
May 21, 2015 - 11:25pm
February 18, 2015
County OKs use of Spicer park for ninja warrior event
SPICER –– On a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed to let a nonprofit organization use a portion of the county parking lot in Spicer for three days in June for an obstacle course contest fashioned after the TV show American Ninja Warrior. The event will...
February 18, 2015 - 11:29pm
January 20, 2015
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber to hold its annual meeting, honor volunteers at event
WILLMAR — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the Chamber’s annual meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Willmar Conference Center. The event, hosted by neXt, recognizes community leadership, volunteering...
January 20, 2015 - 11:45pm
October 17, 2013
‘Community Connect’ event links people with services
WILLMAR — For working people who are living on a shoestring — or those living on a friend’s couch because of homelessness — the process...
October 17, 2013 - 11:14pm
September 22, 2013
Video: Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!
The annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! arts event is held Saturday in downtown Willmar featuring the works by local artists and musicia...
September 22, 2013 - 5:45pm
May 29, 2013
ACM to market e-games at statewide meetings
WILLMAR -- Allied Charities of Minnesota is hosting regional informational meetings in June to discuss electronic gaming and opportunities for local charities. A meeting will be held in Willmar from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18 at the American Legion, 220 19th Ave. S.W. A light meal and beverages...
May 29, 2013 - 6:02pm
April 19, 2013
Video: Life Connections
The 14th annual Life Connections is held Friday at the Willmar Civic Center, the daylong event featured exhibits, seminars and entertainment....
April 19, 2013 - 5:44pm
March 4, 2013
Inspirational speaker highlights fundraiser in Willmar, Minn., to help women with struggles
WILLMAR — A Minnesota musician who carries his music in his head, heart and hands was nearly forced to give up his career as an acoustical guitarist because of a debilitating disease that affected the nerves in his right hand. But instead of giving up when he was given the diagnosis...
March 4, 2013 - 11:39pm
September 27, 2012
Video: 1,000 Print Summer
The Thousand Block Summer event which invites people in different towns to create an original block print is held Thursday in Willmar, Minnesota....
September 27, 2012 - 7:12pm
May 2, 2012
Meeker County, Minn., drug take-back yields 18 lbs., box takes in 40 lbs.
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County officials collected 17.87 pounds of unused medication in the local portion Saturday of a national campaign effort of taking back old and unused prescription medication. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the drugs were received during...
May 2, 2012 - 9:41am