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Dangerous wind chills continue, Thursday’s high expected to be 17 degrees
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade
Six people rescued from Nevada cold kept warm by heating stones
Mega Millions lottery up to $400 million, 2nd-biggest ever
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
Boys swimming & diving: Montevideo sinks Willmar
Girls basketball roundup: Warriors tame Bulldogs
Boys basketball roundup: Olson, Wildcats rebuff Thunder Hawks
Love leads Wolves past Pistons
College Basketball: Gophers trounce South Dakota State
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Torison — Severson
Warm the Children just past halfway point
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Jean Erickson Crews Arnberg
Alice A. Christenson
Loretta M. Jacobson
Wallace Henry Zallek
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
December 10, 2010
Alexandria minister enjoys fame from Norwegian reality show
NEW YORK - Grant Aaseng lives a quiet life as a Lutheran minister in Alexandria, Minn. He's no celebrity. Yet the last time he was in Oslo,...
news / state
December 10, 2010 - 9:45am
November 18, 2010
Editorial: Join the Great American Smokeout
Today marks the 35th Great American Smokeout Day in Minnesota and across the United States. It is a good day to take one step toward creating "a world with less cancer and more birthdays." Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Monticello Times, as a community effort encouraging citizens...
opinion / editorials
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
President, CEO of Great Western Bank to retire
The president and chief executive officer of Great Western Bank has announced he'll step down after the new year. A news release from the Sioux...
news / business / nation
October 8, 2010 - 8:05am
September 24, 2010
Cartoon by John Sherffius
opinion / cartoons
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2009
CAPX route plan attracts a little bit of resistance
GRANITE FALLS -- The first in a series of formal hearings to be held on plans for the southern route of the CAPX electric transmission project attracted some resistance from residents along its path. About two dozen people attended the hearings during the afternoon and evening Monday...
news / region
December 1, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Power line trips out west of Benson
BENSON -- Benson area residents made do with cold breakfasts this morning when an electric transmission line outside of the community tripped, leaving the community and the neighboring DeGraff and Clontarf areas without power for just over an hour. A Great River Energy line that...
news / local / region
May 13, 2009 - 9:38am
Worthington turkey wins Great Gobbler Gallop
CUERO, Texas (AP) - It was neck and neck. A turkey from Worthington, Minnesota, named Paycheck is the winner of the annual Great Gobbler Gallop in Cuero, Texas. His handlers brought home the Traveling Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph for the second year in a row. Ruby Begonia and Paycheck...
news / state
October 13, 2008 - 12:00pm
September 22, 2007
Energy consultant says Big Stone II costs will rise after two owners leave project
WILLMAR -- An energy consultant thinks the cost of the proposed Big Stone II power plant will increase, now that two of seven owners have withdrawn from the project. "The basic message is that the withdrawal of (Great River Energy) and (Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency),...
September 22, 2007 - 12:00am
September 18, 2007
Great River Energy withdrawing from Big Stone II
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Great River Energy of Elk River is withdrawing as an owner of the $1.6 billion Big Stone II power plant, a new coal-fired power plant in extreme northeastern South Dakota, Big Stone II officials said Monday. Big Stone II officials said Great River Energy...
September 18, 2007 - 12:00am