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Food, lodging inspections show improvement in Kandiyohi, Renville counties
Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
December 2, 2015
Minnesota student loses ministry post over lesbian relationship
ST. PAUL – A student at Concordia University in St. Paul is demanding protections for gays and lesbians after she said her relationship with...
December 2, 2015 - 9:22am
November 9, 2015
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
Editor's note: Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month, with Nov. 21 designated National Adoption Day, a collective...
November 9, 2015 - 12:56pm
June 15, 2015
Twin Cities archbishop Nienstedt resigns amid pedophile priest case
ST. PAUL -- The archbishop of the Twin Cities and a deputy bishop have resigned after prosecutors charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis...
June 15, 2015 - 9:06am
March 1, 2015
Lunch to go ... for 850
Two Willmar churches on Saturday hosted the ELCA Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Equipping Congregations Day.
March 1, 2015 - 11:44pm
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Wodasch and...
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
July 13, 2014
Sonshine Festival opens Wednesday in Willmar, set-up already underway
WILLMAR — Sonshine is fast approaching and the annual Christian music festival again promises to supply something for everyone with big-name...
July 13, 2014 - 11:27pm
February 27, 2014
Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the...
February 27, 2014 - 6:51am
March 28, 2013
Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual
ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center in a Holy Thursday ritual that he celebrated for years as archbishop and is continuing now that he is pope. Two of the 12 were young women, an unusual choice given that the rite re-enacts Jesus'...
March 28, 2013 - 1:17pm
March 13, 2013
Update: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas...
March 13, 2013 - 2:38pm
March 12, 2013
Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals heard a final appeal for unity Tuesday before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope, as they celebrated Mass amid divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church and...
March 12, 2013 - 6:43am
March 11, 2013
Cardinals count down to conclave with final talks
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether...
March 11, 2013 - 8:50am
March 6, 2013
Americans nix conclave briefing; concern of leaks
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's penchant for secrecy has won out over American-style transparency. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN...
March 6, 2013 - 9:50am
February 18, 2013
Newly formed organization seeks to aid homeless families in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — An organization representing churches, residents and social service agencies is asking churches in Willmar and Kandiyohi County to...
February 18, 2013 - 5:25am
February 11, 2013
Pope's mission to revive faith clouded by scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics...
February 11, 2013 - 10:09am
January 24, 2013
Family’s new business venture in Willmar, Minn., has a higher purpose than just making money
WILLMAR — The former Northern Grounds coffee shop in downtown Willmar is about to come back to life as The Goodness coffee shop, a non-profit...
January 24, 2013 - 10:57pm