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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
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Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
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'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
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'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Adeline T.J. Skogstoe
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
July 24, 2015
Temporary lane closures on Highway 12 in Litchfield
Lane closures on the east edge of U.S. Highway 12 near County Road 34 will begin today at 10:30 a.m. to fix a bump in the road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone, and motorists may encounter delays. The project should be complete today in the early...
July 24, 2015 - 10:24am
May 5, 2015
U.S. Highway 12 detour from Kerkhoven to Pennock starts Monday
WILLMAR — Motorists will encounter a detour on U.S. Highway 12 from Kerkhoven to Pennock beginning Monday as crews start work on a resurfacing project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced. According to a news release from MnDOT, the 8-mile project extends from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:29pm
MnDOT to host open house on U.S. Highway 12 construction from Atwater to Litchfield
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages the public to attend an open house informational meeting regarding construction on U.S. Highway 12 from Atwater to Litchfield, which includes a detour. According to a news release from MnDOT, the meeting will be from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
April 30, 2015
MnDOT puts finishing touches on U.S. Highway 12 project
WILLMAR – Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 12 from Sixth Street Southeast to near the Highway 71 bypass in Willmar may encounter minor delays that began today as crews put the finishing touches on the Highway 12 reconstruction project. Work includes minor grading, seeding...
April 30, 2015 - 2:35pm
April 21, 2015
MnDOT sets open houses for highway projects
Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 Headquarters will sponsor open houses Monday and Tuesday for area residents, business owners and others to learn about traffic changes and other details associated with projects proposed for U.S. Highway 12 from Pennock to Kerkhoven,...
April 21, 2015 - 9:23pm
October 23, 2014
Highway 12 East near bypass opens as resurfacing work ends
WILLMAR — The resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 East at the Willmar bypass has been completed. Crews removed traffic control devices and opened the road to motorists, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The turn lane at Seventh Street Southwest is...
October 23, 2014 - 11:16pm
Highway 12 project at Willmar Bypass is done and open to traffic
WILLMAR – U.S. Highway 12 on the east side of Willmar is done and open to traffic today. Judy Jacobs, public affairs coordinator from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 office in Willmar, said the resurfacing project on Highway 12 at the Willmar bypass has...
October 23, 2014 - 11:53am
September 15, 2014
Commentary: When will Minnesota fix U.S. Highway 12?
We are all saddened by the death of a wonderful young man, Robert Brau, in the accident in Montrose, where a young woman allowed her car to drift across the midline and strike Brau’s motorcycle. Several years ago another young Willmar man, Trae Mielke, was killed in Delano when...
September 15, 2014 - 6:00am
September 10, 2014
Segment of Highway 12 detour in Willmar will be removed tonight
WILLMAR – The detour for the resurfacing project on Highway 12 near the Willmar bypass will be removed tonight as the road opens to allow traffic through the work zone. Work will continue on the project as crews excavate and reconstruct the road, add a right turn lane at...
September 10, 2014 - 4:09pm
MnDOT to remove U.S. Highway 12 resurfacing project detour tonight
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the detour for the resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Bypass will be removed tonight as the road opens to allow traffic through the work zone. Work continues on the project as crews excavate and reconstruct...
September 10, 2014 - 4:01pm
August 26, 2014
Lane closes today on 7th St.
WILLMAR — Motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar can expect brief delays at a temporary eastbound lane closure at Seventh Street Southwest beginning today to allow crews to saw cut the old concrete for construction of a right-turn lane for traffic heading south onto Seventh...
August 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
Seventh Street Southwest lane closure set Wednesday in Highway 12 project
WILLMAR -- Motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar can expect brief delays at a temporary eastbound lane closure at Seventh Street Southwest beginning Wednesday to allow crews to saw cut the old concrete for construction of a right-turn lane for traffic turning south from Highway...
August 26, 2014 - 1:15pm
July 31, 2014
One victim airlifted following semi-car collision on Highway 12 east of Pennock
PENNOCK - Multiple individuals were injured this morning in a semi-truck and car collision near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and 75th...
July 31, 2014 - 12:45pm
June 26, 2014
Willmar businesses gear up for Highway 12 construction project
WILLMAR — When reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 starts next month on the east side of Willmar, the road work and detours...
June 26, 2014 - 11:31pm
June 25, 2014
20 miles a day on foot: Running across Minnesota for a cause far, far away
RAYMOND — If the plight of refugees in Burma and Thailand seems like something far, far away, consider how distant the Wisconsin border appears...
June 25, 2014 - 10:44pm