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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
Glenwood/Lowry punches ticket to Final Four
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
November 3, 2012
Willmar woman faces drug sale charges for alleged sale of 200-plus pills in Olivia
OLIVIA -- Susan Marie Erickson, 46, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Friday to first- and second-degree drug sale charges for allegedly selling...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Maintenance work continues on First Street Bridge in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Motorists driving over Willmar's First Street Bridge have been dealing with two fewer lanes to use since Monday. That situation could...
June 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hit-and-run driver caught, facing multiple charges
WILLMAR -- A 48-year-old Willmar man has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a motor vehicle crash around 4:45 p.m. Monday at First Street and Becker Avenue. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, the potential charges against the man, whose name...
May 30, 2012 - 4:58pm
May 29, 2012
Willmar, Minn., FIRST Robotics team builds basket-shooting robot
For six weeks, the 15 members of the Willmar FIRST Robotics team used a box of parts and a challenge to develop a robot that can play basketball. Their...
May 29, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Litchfield: First District Association...by the numbers
8 feet - height of fence that surrounds all of First District 9 - number of Minnesota dairy cooperatives that are part of First District 91 - years First District has been in business 140 - number of employees at First District in Litchfield 1,100 - number of voting member units...
April 12, 2012 - 2:28pm
Litchfield: First District looks to an increasingly global future
First District Association in Litchfield has come a long way in its 91-year history. But that's not to say it comes from humble beginnings. When...
April 12, 2012 - 2:25pm
July 21, 2011
Man injured after series of car crashes along First Street in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Willmar man was injured in the final crash in a series of motor vehicle accidents that happened between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Daniel Erickson, Jeffrey James Tyler was taken by ambulance from the...
July 21, 2011 - 8:56am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Don't delay teacher contracts
The governor was a no-show at Monday's meeting on education funding, rejected the Republicans' offer of $110 million, and "insists that Republicans find $1.8 billion in new revenue, such as his plan to increase taxes" as reported in Thursday's West Central Tribune. Looming right around...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 16, 2011
Child causes distracted-driving crash Sunday evening
WILLMAR -- A small child attempting to climb out of their car seat distracted the driver of a vehicle that left First Street and crashed into a fire hydrant, gas main and building Sunday evening. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, officers investigated...
May 16, 2011 - 12:19pm
May 10, 2011
Backyard first kiss video goes viral
It is just two kids sitting in the backyard as mom captures the first kiss moment on video. Now it has gone viral across the Internet. The two...
May 10, 2011 - 10:28am
November 13, 2010
First snowfall falls in region, one foot of snow hits southern Minnesota
Update 2:30 p.m.
November 13, 2010 - 2:35pm
November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Local students return to school fresh from their summer break
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
UPDATE: First Street has reopened
WILLMAR -- First Street in Willmar reopened to traffic around 1:45 p.m.
August 31, 2010 - 3:36pm
Gas leak closes part of First Street in Willmar
WILLMAR - First Street has been closed to traffic for several blocks because of a natural gas leak at a construction site. The road was shut...
August 31, 2010 - 12:16pm