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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thomspon 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
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
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?
February 1, 2017
Group calls for U.S. flood insurance revamp as program deadline nears
A U.S. flood insurance program that is drowning in billions of dollars in debt can be modernized to bolster its finances while curbing the public's...
February 1, 2017 - 9:59am
January 11, 2017
Heavy rains trigger evacuations in California and Nevada
LOS ANGELES - The rainfall that has pummeled the U.S. West this week lightened on Wednesday but that did not keep swollen rivers from overflowing...
January 11, 2017 - 10:54pm
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: Other top stories
Summer weather brought many storms The year started with the Winter That Wasn't — an El Nino weather pattern that brought uncommonly warm...
January 7, 2017 - 6:10am
December 29, 2016
Minnesota DNR seeks to join lawsuit against F-M diversion
FARGO — Minnesota regulators, who have so far refused to issue a permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, now say they've been forced...
December 29, 2016 - 9:39pm
October 19, 2016
Kandiyohi County OKs financial help for Fair Association
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Fair board members were looking forward this year to an outstanding fair — good attendance, popular grandstand...
October 19, 2016 - 9:34am
September 29, 2016
Flood recovery funds available through USDA
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Farm Service Agency Executive Director Grant Herfindahl reminded farmers and ranchers this week of U.S. Department of Agriculture farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding. "These significant...
September 29, 2016 - 7:29am
September 15, 2016
More than 6 inches of rain floods Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Sioux Falls and the surrounding area has had more than six inches of rain in a short timeframe Thursday afternoon and...
September 15, 2016 - 8:29pm
August 29, 2016
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Steve Benson Steve Benson is an editorial cartoonist for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona, and is syndicated nationally. Cartoon...
August 29, 2016 - 7:56pm
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
ALEXANDRIA—The rain came quickly Monday morning, flooding low-lying areas, but didn't cause any serious damage as it moved through Douglas...
August 29, 2016 - 7:48pm
August 26, 2016
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
WILLMAR—While the water that flooded homes, businesses and parks earlier this month has receded for the most part, the damage it left behind...
August 26, 2016 - 11:30pm
August 12, 2016
Southwest Willmar homeowners say they've never seen water like this
WILLMAR—On Thursday morning, Lynn Norsten stood outside her home on the 600 block of 10th Street Southwest. Long tubes drained nearly a foot of water out from her basement on to the street. "It's horrible," Norsten said. "We have lived here since 1970, and never water. Not...
August 12, 2016 - 1:31pm
Willmar: Red Cross currently out of clean up kits, more coming at 1:30 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Due to the overwhelming response, the Red Cross has run out of the free clean up kits being handed out at the Church of the Nazarene. A second shipment is due to arrive at 1:30 p.m. today at the same location. The church is located at 505 12th Street Southwest, in Willmar....
August 12, 2016 - 11:35am
The day after the downpour: Images of the Willmar-area flooding
Here's a look at the aftermath of the torrential rains that deposited 8-10 inches of water on Willmar and the surrounding area. Some people...
August 12, 2016 - 8:36am
August 11, 2016
Floodwater fills S&F Furniture store, first floor of Super 8 Motel
WILLMAR - A business with a 48-year history in Willmar was flipped on its heels Thursday when floodwaters from torrential rains the night before...
August 11, 2016 - 3:10pm
Red Cross to hand out free cleanup kits
WILLMAR -- The Red Cross will have cleanup kits available to hand out from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Nazarene, 505 12th St. S.W., Willmar. Red Cross will be on the Trott Avenue side of the parking lot. Anyone needing a kit to help clean up water damage from Wednesday’s...
August 11, 2016 - 2:58pm