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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Boys basketball roundup: Bluejays knock off Lancers
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon bu Catilino
Editorial: ‘Da Kid’ returns tonight, welcome
Letter: Willmar’s intellectual Taliban
Editorial: It’s time to speak on Hwy. 23 gap needs
Letter: Put salaries in perspective
November 2, 2012
YMCA Capital Campaign receives major gift from ACMC
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers has announced a five-year, $175,000 donation to the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA "Commitment to Community'' Capital Campaign. The funds will help provide needed expansion space at the YMCA for youth and teens, special needs classes,...
news / local
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who farmed in Swift and Kandiyohi counties has left his $1 million estate to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy announced today that Herbert Schwanke, who died in February 2011, gave his entire estate for land conservation. The funds will be used...
July 2, 2012 - 9:44am
January 3, 2012
Gift of choice can come with restrictions: Tips to get the most out of your gift card
It was the most requested item on people's Christmas lists this year -- and no, it wasn't an iPad, a Kindle or any piece of technology with a touch screen. According to the National Retail Federation, gift cards topped people's wish lists for the fifth year in a row, with eight out...
news / local / business
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2011
Areavoices.com: Give the gift of presence
In a quote from her 1902 book about gardens and sundials, Alice Morse Earle wrote, "The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits...
December 24, 2011 - 12:06am
December 17, 2011
Holiday Gift Guide for folks in Willmar and West Central Minnesota
If it's looking a little, well, empty under your tree this year, don't panic yet.
extra / local
December 17, 2011 - 12:10am
Give more meaningful gifts this holiday
At this time of year, we often hear a lot about Americans' collective spending. While those statistics are economically interesting, our focus should really be on giving instead. This may be a little late for many of you, but for those of us who still have shopping to do, here are...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Areavoices.com: Creative gift wrapping can help environment
I can remember many pre-Christmas evenings spent by the fireplace in my parents' house with my sisters, watching "White Christmas" and wrapping...
December 15, 2011 - 8:54am
July 26, 2011
On The Avenue open four months, already planning expansion in Willmar
WILLMAR -- On The Avenue floral and gift shop has been open in Willmar just four months and is already ready to expand. Owners and sisters Kristin...
business / local
July 26, 2011 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
A saucy gift from the kitchen
This time of year many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap...
December 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Cabinetmaker leaves gift for waterpark in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield's dream of its own waterpark is on its way to becoming a reality thanks to the gift of a late cabinetmaker and his wife. Gordon Crider, former Litchfield resident and owner of Crider Cabinet Shop, died in October, but not before updating his will to include...
news / local / region
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Commentary: The perfect gift for a single goat
Most people who haven't finished (or even begun) their shopping are starting to worry about what gifts to give a friend, relative or spouse. Quick, what did you give or receive last year? How about two years ago? Most of us can't remember, unless it was a big-ticket item. What if...
opinion / commentary
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
A guide along the way
news / local / education / Ridgewater / college
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2009
Woman charged with allegedly stealing $39K from Lutheran Social Service
WILLMAR -- A 28-year-old Litchfield woman made her first court appearance Thursday on a single felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $39,516.99 intended to help students pay school expenses. Jessica Beth Kruger is charged in Kandiyohi County District Court with stealing the...
news / local
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am