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Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 20, 2013
Rendezvous: Play about trafficking of young girls gets first out-state showing Sunday in Benson
BENSON — A 14-year-old Minnesota girl faced with the harsh results of selling her body for money is the focus of a play on human trafficking...
June 20, 2013 - 11:14am
June 19, 2013
Heartland Girls’ Ranch plays key role in efforts to address human trafficking
BENSON - The first thing to know about human trafficking is that it doesn't just happen to other people in distant countries. It happens here....
June 19, 2013 - 11:30pm
March 18, 2013
Jennie-O promotes Dierenfeld WILLMAR — Jeff Dierenfeld has been promoted to the position of product development manager in the research and development department at Willmar corporate offices. In this newly created position, he will be leading the research and development product...
March 18, 2013 - 7:13pm
April 30, 2011
HUD grants allow Heartland Community Action Agency to expand programs for homeless families
WILLMAR -- Heartland Community Action received $152,442 in two separate grants from U.S. Housing and Urban Development to provide housing and supportive services to homeless families. The funding will allow Heartland to expand its existing services to help high-need homeless individuals...
April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Heartland gets a new coat of paint
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
Local Heartland manager to receive national anti-poverty award this week
WILLMAR -- Rhonda Otteson of Willmar will receive the 2010 Sargent Shriver Achievement Award this week at the National Community Action Partnership Conference in Boston. The award is given each year to an individual who has overcome tremendous challenges to leave poverty and give...
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
S.D. utility offers power supply opportunity to Willmar
WILLMAR -- Heartland Consumers Power District of South Dakota is offering to become a power supplier for Willmar Municipal Utilities, but Heartland...
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
April 27, 2010
South Dakota utility interested in selling power to city MUC
WILLMAR -- A South Dakota utility says it's interested in replacing the power that Willmar Municipal Utilities buys under a contract from another supplier that expires in five years. The unexpected interest expressed by Heartland Consumer Power District of Madison, S.D., in selling...
April 27, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Thursday event offers community information
WILLMAR -- Heartland Community Action Agency and several local partners will host a Community Connect event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The event is free and open to the public. Chili will be served and free child care will be available in...
January 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 19, 2010
Hillesheimheads Heartland planning WILLMAR -- Stephanie Hillesheim has been hired as the new planning director with Heartland Community Action Agency in Willmar. Her duties will include grant writing and overseeing financial development projects for the agency. Before joining Heartland,...
January 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 16, 2009
Energy assistance program applications adding up fast
WILLMAR -- The number of people applying for home heating assistance this winter is increasing, and the program is seeing a record number of new applicants. Just seven weeks after it started, the energy assistance program at Heartland Community Action Agency has received nearly as...
November 16, 2009 - 12:15am
October 27, 2009
WILLMAR -- Melanie Vander Ark of Willmar is starting a new home child care business and plans to call it Caterpillar Clubhouse of Willmar at 1021 13th St. S.W. in Willmar. Vander Ark is writing to assume the name for her business. LITCHFIELD -- Clark Gustafson of Litchfield has been...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Tough economy brings more people in search of assistance financially
WILLMAR -- Signs of a tough economy are being seen in increased requests for services at the Heartland Community Action Agency.
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 3, 2009
Heartland to weatherize hundreds of area homes
For Jim Capps, the $787 billion federal stimulus package passed by the Senate in February once seemed like just another number. "They said 'it's gonna create jobs.' I said, 'for who?'" he recalls, climbing down a ladder from attic of Ramon and Juanita Rivera's home in Willmar on...
July 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
A gift within a gift for mom
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am