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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 22, 2010
Student energy team reaches out to eager younger learners at ACGC
ATWATER -- Shoppers in Atwater, Cosmos and Grove City are showing their school pride by saying "no'' to disposable plastic bags and carrying...
March 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 26, 2010
Manufacturers more optimistic about recovery
WILLMAR -- We may have weathered the worst of the recession, at least in the eyes of many Minnesota manufacturers. Executives with small-to-medium-sized...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Grief Center brings support, education about grief and loss
Brenda Wiese was still new to Rice Memorial Hospital's Grief Center in Willmar when a high school-aged boy came in to talk to her about the recent...
November 7, 2009 - 9:00am
Volunteers find satisfaction in helping with holiday festival
By the time the Rice Health Foundation's annual holiday festival next weekend is over and done with, more than 100 volunteers will have been...
November 7, 2009 - 9:00am
October 17, 2009
Foundation honors Chapins for philanthropy
WILLMAR -- John and Conni Chapin have received the Award in Philanthropy from the Willmar Area Community Foundation. According to a news release from the foundation, the award recognizes local individuals who have significantly contributed to the fields of philanthropy -- either...
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Pohlad Foundation, Chamber make business grants, loans available
WILLMAR -- Financial assistance is available businesses in west central Minnesota and around Minnesota to help during the current economic downturn and be poised for recovery The grants and low-interest loans will be funded by the Pohlad Family Foundation of Minneapolis and will...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 14, 2009
School foundation will help equip Roosevelt playground
WILLMAR -- New playground equipment is coming to Roosevelt Elementary School to accommodate the younger students it will serve next year. The Willmar Public Schools Foundation board agreed to donate $5,000 to help purchase the $14,000 playground set. The PTSA organizations from...
April 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 12, 2009
With emphasis on improving the life in Kandiyohi County, community foundation creates fund for women and children
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar Area Community Foundation created a new Women's Fund this past year, one of the first grants went to the certified nursing assistant training program at Ridgewater College, to help pay for books, transportation, tuition and uniforms for women who needed...
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Wal-Mart Foundation awards more than $40K in local grants
WILLMAR -- Just in time for the holidays, more than $40,000 in grant money for local nonprofit organizations and projects was announced Thursday by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant awards will support projects ranging from a literacy initiative at the ACGC Schools to the Willmar...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
December 2, 2008
Requests to Willmar School Foundation reflect the economy
WILLMAR -- Requests for aid from the Willmar Public Schools Foundation provided a reminder Monday of how the recession is affecting families in the area. The foundation's board of directors met Monday and agreed to pay $1,000 for activity fees for five students at Willmar Senior...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am
November 22, 2008
Region developing strategies for growth
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- Per capita incomes in the region have been on a downward slide for 16 years relative to the rest of the state. Consolidation in agriculture means young people continue to leave the region. The region's health care industry is doing well, but it's difficult...
November 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 17, 2008
Table settings benefit ambulance
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
November 10, 2008
Rice Health Foundation to host its annual holiday benefit
Rice Memorial Hospital's Rice Health Foundation will host its annual holiday festival Friday and Saturday at the Willmar Conference Center and Holiday Inn. Tickets are already sold out for a gala dinner, silent auction and "Black and White Ball" to be held Friday night. Holiday...
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
Ambulance initiative has goal of better outcomes for heart attacks
WILLMAR -- In 90 minutes, the Willmar Ambulance Service can respond to someone having a heart attack, assess the patient, arrive at Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency room, get the patient on board a helicopter and into a cardiac catheterization lab in St.
November 10, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Ridgewater's automotive programs in dire need of donated cars
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College auto technician programs have an urgent need for donated vehicles to be used for training students. The program usually receives 60 to 70 vehicles a year but has received only 10 so far this year, said Bobbie Mattison, executive director of the Ridgewater...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am