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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘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.
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
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
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Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
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Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
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 18, 2010
Expert predicts wet, cold winter and spring
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Our polar thermostat is out of whack, and that threatens to make the Northern Plains colder and wetter than usual this winter, spring and early summer, an area meteorologist says. "It does look like it will be a late planting season this year," Leon Osborne says. But...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Rural Benson man busted for apparent pot-growing operation
BENSON -- A rural Benson man made his first court appearance Friday on a fifth-degree drug possession charge filed after law enforcement officials searched his property and found an apparent marijuana growing operation. Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 bond or $2,500 cash for...
news / region
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Commentary: Growing up in the USA
SAN DIEGO -- For more than two centuries, part of being an American has often meant struggling to be something else. No offense intended. It's not that people are looking for ways to stop being American. If they were born here, they accept this as a given. It's just that they're...
opinion / commentary
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
New London man gets fine, probation for marijuana growing operation
WILLMAR -- A 31-year-old New London man was sentenced Monday to five years of probation and a $1,500 fine on a fifth-degree drug sale charge for running a marijuana growing operation in the basement of a home on North Long Lake. Marc Alan Gauquie was also ordered to serve 122 days...
news / local
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Man pleads to drug sale charge for marijuana growing operation
WILLMAR -- A 31-year-old New London man pleaded guilty Thursday to a fifth-degree drug sale charge for running a marijuana growing operation in the basement of a home on North Long Lake. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, two additional fifth-degree...
news / local
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
May 8, 2009
Man faces felony charges after pot growing operation bust
WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old New London man made his first appearance Thursday on felony charges for allegedly running a marijuana growing operation, with more than 300 plants, in the basement of a home on North Long Lake. Marc Alan Gauquie faces three felony fifth-degree drug sale and...
news / local
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Commentary: Growing your food is American
SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- It's been decades since that famous forager Euell Gibbons reached through the White House fence and picked four edible weeds out of the president's garden. This is not something that the Secret Service would recommend you try today. But Roger Doiron has a better...
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am