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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
ST. PAUL—There is one easy prediction in Minnesota politics: The 2018 governor's race will be crowded. Nearly 20 people have said they...
February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
January 22, 2017
Spicer Winter Fest lighting ceremony and fireworks
People gather for the Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks at Saulsbury Beach Saturday, Jan 21, as part of Spicer Winter Fest. Events began this weekend...
January 22, 2017 - 1:18pm
August 30, 2016
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
WILLMAR—The Kandi Racing Association will pay at least $2,000 for conducting an illegal fireworks display last summer that left a volunteer...
August 30, 2016 - 6:32pm
July 11, 2016
Kandiyohi Racing Association charged in 2015 fireworks incident at Willmar race track
WILLMAR -- The Kandi Racing Association is now facing multiple charges related to a June 2015 fireworks display at the KRA Speedway in Willmar...
July 11, 2016 - 8:13pm
June 1, 2016
Stingers' opening night ends with a bang
The Willmar Stingers bats were quiet in the season opener Tuesday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium. But there was plenty of action moments after...
June 1, 2016 - 7:32am
April 11, 2016
Minnesota House lights up over fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
January 21, 2016
Spicer WinterFest begins this weekend, but will be without popular ice castle attraction
The annual WinterFest celebration officially kicks off this weekend in Spicer, preceding five-plus weeks of winter-themed activities in the community....
January 21, 2016 - 9:47am
November 16, 2015
Fireworks mishap kills 19-year-old Minnesota man
MOUNTAIN IRON – A 19-year-old Cook man died in a fireworks accident in northern Minnesota on Friday morning. A mortar-style firework was placed on top of a hard hat Trevor Reichel, of Cook, was wearing in a backyard on the 5600 block of Oriole Avenue in Mountain Iron,...
November 16, 2015 - 10:40am
July 6, 2015
America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
NEW YORK — Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating...
July 6, 2015 - 12:00am
June 28, 2015
State Fire Marshal: Exercise caution around fireworks
Last year in Minnesota, 71 fireworks injuries were reported, 15 involving children ages nine and under, according to the State Fire Marshal. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the State Fire Marshal has issued a press release as a reminder of what types of fireworks are legal...
June 28, 2015 - 7:24pm
June 16, 2015
Fireworks investigation to wrap up this week
WILLMAR — The State Fire Marshal’s investigation regarding the unpermitted fireworks display at KRA Speedway, which injured a volunteer firefighter, will likely be concluded later this week. Bruce Roed, who oversees fireworks safety for the Fire Marshal’s Office, said Tuesday...
June 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
June 15, 2015
Officials research fireworks’ origins
WILLMAR — The State Fire Marshal is investigating the origin of the fireworks used last week in a display that injured a volunteer firefighter at KRA Speedway in Willmar. It was previously determined that KRA Speedway did not obtain a permit to host Wednesday’s fireworks display....
June 15, 2015 - 11:40pm
January 26, 2015
Winterfest Fireworks in Spicer
Saturday Night Fireworks at Winterfest from Saulsbury Beach on a mild evening (36-degrees) at Spicer and the Ice Castle with hundreds on the beach and many more on Green Lake.
January 26, 2015 - 11:42am
July 3, 2014
Mention the Fourth of July and most people immediately think of fireworks. From the fireworks over the Mall in Washington, D.C., to the Taste...
July 3, 2014 - 4:29pm
June 29, 2014
For those caught using illegal fireworks, injuries could be the least of your concerns
Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging consumers to use extra precautions when lighting...
June 29, 2014 - 11:37pm