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Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
Woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon Go players
News anchor swept over waterfall, plunges 125 feet to her death
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
March 10, 2016
Group offers grants for food projects in southwest Minnesota
MORRIS (Staff reports) — Seed grants are available for innovative ideas to support local foods in the region. The University of Minnesota’s Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is awarding grants to support projects that leverage active citizenship and create...
March 10, 2016 - 9:52pm
February 11, 2016
U.S. Bank and Minnesota Vikings grant could help with Rice Park project
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar hopes to team up with U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings to bring some much needed updates to Rice Park. The Willmar Finance Committee recommended the City Council approve a $50,000 grant application to the U.S. Bank Place to Play program, to assist...
February 11, 2016 - 11:14pm
January 26, 2016
Willmar, Montevideo Alzheimer’s organizations receive grants
WILLMAR — A new Minnesota Board on Aging grant program will help community organizations raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and serve caregivers of people who have the diseases. Two groups from this area, one from Willmar and another from Montevideo,...
January 26, 2016 - 11:02pm
January 14, 2016
Willmar's EDC approves broadband study, loan for Asian grocery
WILLMAR — A $25,000 grant from the Blandin Foundation has been awarded to study the lack of broadband Internet service in Kandiyohi County. Word that the grant had been approved came Wednesday, said Connie Schmoll, business development specialist with the Kandiyohi County and City...
January 14, 2016 - 9:24pm
January 10, 2016
Willmar pursues funds for trail
WILLMAR — With the goal in mind to connect all of the trails in the Willmar City Trail system together, the City of Willmar will submit an application for $80,000 in Transportation Alternatives Program funds. “The idea is to close all the gaps in the system. We’re whittling...
January 10, 2016 - 11:22pm
November 11, 2015
Ceremony marking railroad grant set for Friday in Willmar
WILLMAR — City officials announced that a grant award ceremony is planned Friday in Willmar to recognize the $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant announced recently for Willmar’s proposed railroad wye project to reduce train traffic through...
November 11, 2015 - 10:08pm
October 30, 2015
Editorial: Willmar’s wye project takes another step forward
It was a major step forward this week with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant for Willmar’s rail connector and industrial access wye project. The wye project is a $48.83 million...
October 30, 2015 - 5:03am
September 20, 2015
Grant allows authorities, sex assault victims to collaborate
DULUTH — Earlier this summer, the Duluth Police Department reported to the state that it had 565 untested sexual assault kits going back more than 20 years. It’s a number that law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victims’ advocates alike want to see reduced. Those untested...
September 20, 2015 - 11:08pm
July 29, 2015
Committee backs Wal-Mart Shop With a Cop, DARE grant applications
WILLMAR — Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt has received approval of the City Council’s Public Works/Safety Committee to apply for a $1,000 Wal-Mart...
July 29, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 19, 2015
Willmar PD receives $1,800 safety grant
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department recently received an $1,800 grant from CenterPoint Energy for use in purchasing new safety equipment. The Police Department will use the money to purchase two replacement automated external defibrillators, 32 traffic safety vests and two...
June 19, 2015 - 12:18am
June 15, 2015
Willmar makes first cut for dog park grant
WILLMAR — The list was slashed from 300 potential cities to 15, but Willmar remains in contention for a grant that would result in a new dog park. A popular vote will determine the $100,000 winner of PetSafe’s “Bark for Your Park” competition. Three additional grants valued...
June 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
May 11, 2015
New London receives part of $17.6M grant
NEW LONDON — The City of New London will receive nearly $418,000 in a state grant to rehabilitate homes and businesses in town. The money is part of a $17.6 million Department of Employment and Economic Development grant that will be shared with 37 Minnesota communities, such as...
May 11, 2015 - 11:37pm
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR –– During two intense days of meetings last week in Washington, a team of three local officials made the pitch for federal funding for a railroad bypass in Willmar. A $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is being sought as part of a $50...
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 4, 2015
Kandiyohi County wins grant funds to develop 'AIS Hunter' app
WILLMAR –– The support of local online voters in a competitive BoatUS Foundation grant contest has made Kandiyohi County a winner. The county’s...
April 4, 2015 - 1:17am
March 15, 2015
Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to repair Lakeland and Highland apartments
WILLMAR — Water leaks from worn-out copper pipes in the Lakeview Highrise apartments got so bad that the office staff had to protect the copier...
March 15, 2015 - 10:56pm