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Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Plans unveiled for new Willmar Surgery Center
Sioux Indian group wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
Family of Minnesota veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation for those returning from war
Small plane crash reported at Minnesota airport
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 14, 2016
Dayton wants $220 million to clean Minnesota's water
ST. PAUL - Minnesota communities and farmers would receive a $220 million boost in their efforts to clean up the state's water under a proposal...
January 14, 2016 - 12:26pm
January 8, 2016
4-year-old Minnesota boy to undergo surgery that will enable him to smile for the first time
Four-year-old Ryan Larsen has never cracked a smile - not once, not ever. The Detroit Lakes boy is a one-in-a-million kid who suffers from Moebius...
January 8, 2016 - 8:37am
December 10, 2015
Community health projects receive grants
Minnesota counties will collectively receive a $27.2 million funding boost from the Statewide Health Improvement Program, a community-led health effort through the Minnesota Department of Health. According to a news release, this year’s round of funding includes a new focus on the...
December 10, 2015 - 10:55pm
December 5, 2015
Big win in federal transportation bill for Minnesota: Planning time
ST. PAUL — More than $4 billion for transportation projects is headed from Washington to Minnesota in the next five years, but money is not the big news for state officials. Minnesota’s take is part of a $305 billion funding bill that easily passed the House and Senate late this...
December 5, 2015 - 12:10am
November 20, 2015
Lawmakers agree about transportation needs, not funding
OLIVIA — Area legislators are “hopeful’’ that they will be able to cobble together a transportation funding bill in the 2016 session, although they cautioned that the issues that prevented a deal in the last session remain far from resolved. “Our hope is is we are going...
November 20, 2015 - 11:09pm
October 28, 2015
It’s official: Feds OK $10 million for Willmar railroad bypass
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced Tuesday that the...
October 28, 2015 - 9:28am
June 17, 2015
Crowded addiction treatment program in Willmar to be cut in half
WILLMAR — Even though nearly all of the facility’s 35 beds are filled, the number of clients that will be accepted in a state-operated chemical-dependency treatment program in Willmar will be cut in half next month. Starting July 1 the Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise...
June 17, 2015 - 12:18am
May 21, 2015
MACCRAY hopes to keep four-day week
CLARA CITY — Officials in the MACCRAY School District are “hopefully optimistic’’ that legislation allowing the district to continue its four-day school week will remain intact when a special session is held. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the education bill Thursday afternoon,...
May 21, 2015 - 11:40pm
May 4, 2015
Commentary: Support access to higher education
Dr. Douglas Allen, Ardith Ampe and Diane Jude, Lorna King, Jim Rice, Grant Patterson and Andrew Fische
May 4, 2015 - 7:30am
Commentary: Support MnSCU budget request
As the legislative session nears its conclusion, important decisions will be made regarding budget priorities. Like any budget, including our own family budgets, where we choose to designate money not only indicates our priorities, but also reflects our values.
May 4, 2015 - 7:29am
April 27, 2015
Video: Klobuchar pushes for federal funding to support producers facing avian influenza
LITCHFIELD — Millions of federal dollars have already been spent to respond to a deadly avian influenza that has wiped out millions of turkeys...
April 27, 2015 - 11:54pm
Mayors want more money for streets
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke said Monday as mayors from across the state gathered to ask state lawmakers to up state aid for street repairs. Small cities such as...
April 27, 2015 - 11:35pm
Meeting on college affordability slated for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
WILLMAR — Willmar Senior High School will host a College Affordability Resource Night today. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and is free and open to the public. It is part of a series of similar meetings facilitated by U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff. Franken...
April 27, 2015 - 11:12pm
April 14, 2015
State lawmakers to increase funding to fight bird flu
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are reacting to avian flu by providing money for state agencies to attack the spreading outbreak. The Minnesota...
April 14, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 6, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota's highway fix starts in middle of road
From Forum News Service A recent editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Minnesota's highway fix starts in middle of road Say, Minnesota lawmakers: Have we got a deal for you. It's a proposal that would be immensely popular throughout the state, make Minnesota a better...
April 6, 2015 - 5:00am