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First U.S.-Cuba scheduled passenger flight in decades takes off
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Minnesota man charged with selling leased livestock
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Cards fall to Rocori
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J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
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Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
August 7, 2016
Aug. 7: Single-vehicle crash closes Highway 12 in east Willmar, power out in parts of the city
A single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 in east Willmar shut down traffic on Sunday evening.
August 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
May 25, 2016
Roadwork abounds this summer
WILLMAR — The season of orange cones, traffic delays and detours is here. With construction underway in earnest, motorists can expect to deal...
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 6, 2016
Highway 12 project begins Monday
WILLMAR (Staff Report) — A nearly 12-mile long project to resurface U.S. Highway 12 between Willmar and Atwater begins Monday. During the anticipated three-month project travelers will experience lane closures and short delays in traffic. There will be no detours, however, and the...
May 6, 2016 - 11:28pm
April 13, 2016
Editorial: Willmar Wye project to be valuable to many entities
Local, state, federal and railroad officials are meeting this week in town to discuss the proposed Willmar rail Wye project. Welcome to all the visitors. The proposed Willmar rail Wye proposal is an important project for the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Department...
April 13, 2016 - 8:00am
March 9, 2016
ATV accident near Grove City sends one to HCMC
GROVE CITY - A Litchfield man was injured late Tuesday night when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving on U.S. Highway 12 was struck by a Jeep near Grove City. According to the State Patrol, Arthur Meisenbach, 50, was driving a 2001 Honda four-wheel ATV west on Highway 12 at about...
March 9, 2016 - 7:35am
March 3, 2016
Letter: Another idea for Highway 12
Recently, we were introduced to another plan for the proposed railroad wye: reroute Highway 12 a little further south. That would make the...
March 3, 2016 - 2:00am
February 27, 2016
Possible Hwy. 12 realignment draws a crowd in Willmar
WILLMAR — A steady stream of landowners, business owners and residents filtered through the community room at the Kandiyohi County Health...
February 27, 2016 - 12:25am
February 17, 2016
New wye option could reroute Highway 12
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering a second option for the Willmar rail wye project, which would reroute U.S....
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 12, 2016
MnDOT to hold open house on Highway 12 downtown Litchfield project
WILLMAR -- The public is invited to attend an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby area next to the Sweet Depot at 207 N. Sibley Ave. in Litchfield to give feedback on a 2019 reconstruction project involving downtown Litchfield. According to a news release, the Minnesota...
February 12, 2016 - 11:01pm
January 13, 2016
Injuries reported after crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Willmar
A Chrysler minivan and a semi hauling poultry feed were involved in two-vehicle crash shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection...
January 13, 2016 - 10:31am
December 9, 2015
Litchfield seeks comments on Highway 12 project
LITCHFIELD — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the planned reconstruction in 2019 of U.S. Highway 12 and state Highway 22 through downtown Litchfield. The reconstruction involves four blocks of Highway 12 and Highway 22 from Commercial Street...
December 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
December 4, 2015
VIDEO: Two vehicles involved in crash Friday west of Willmar
Three people were injured in an apparent head-on crash Friday morning on U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar. The Minnesota State Patrol released...
December 4, 2015 - 1:02pm
December 3, 2015
Minnesota woman airlifted after Highway 12 rollover crash
ORTONVILLE - A 29-year-old woman was airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, after the van she was driving hit an icy spot on U.S. Highway 12 in Big Stone County and rolled, ejecting her. Tausha M. Rogers, of Clinton, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Fargo...
December 3, 2015 - 9:39am
October 6, 2015
Willmar Highway 12 bridge project is done
WILLMAR — A bridge repair project on U.S. Highway 12 on the west end of Willmar is done. The $530,000 project, which included replacement of approach and repairs to the bridge deck, was finished Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced. PCI Roads...
October 6, 2015 - 7:42pm
Willmar Highway 12 bridge repair is done
WILLMAR – A bridge repair project on Highway 12 on the west side of Willmar is done. The $530,000 project, which included replacement of approach and repairs to the bridge deck, was finished this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. PCI Roads,...
October 6, 2015 - 4:42pm