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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
August 23, 2016
Hwy. 23 detour to end Friday between Clara City, Raymond
WILLMAR—The state Highway 23 detour from Clara City to Raymond will end Friday and the road will be open to traffic, according to the Minnesota...
August 23, 2016 - 7:50pm
July 18, 2016
Highway 23 detour starts July 20
GRANITE FALLS—A detour of Highway 23 from Granite Falls to Cottonwood will begin July 20, so the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 18, 2016 - 12:26am
July 16, 2016
Letter: Positive news for HIghway 23
The July 9 article headline, "MnDOT Denies Study for Highway 23 Gap", in the West Central Tribune gave the impression there was a negative development pertaining to the completion of Minnesota Highway 23. That was not the case. The fact that the gap from New London to Paynesville...
July 16, 2016 - 4:00am
July 9, 2016
MnDOT finds no need for EIS for Highway 23 gap
NEW LONDON—Expanding Minnesota Highway 23 to four-lanes from New London to Paynesville does not have the potential for significant environmental impacts, and an Environmental Impact Study is not required for it, the Minnesota Department of Transportation concluded in a finding...
July 9, 2016 - 12:33am
June 14, 2016
Bonding panel focuses on transportation
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding appears to remain the main hurdle to a special legislative session to fund Minnesota public works projects and fix a tax bill. A meeting of House and Senate public works negotiators Tuesday failed to produce any sign they are closer to agreement...
June 14, 2016 - 11:55pm
June 9, 2016
16 from west central Minnesota vie for Highway 23 funds in Washington, D.C.
WILLMAR — A group of 16 area business people, elected officials and public employees spent 24 hours in Washington, D.C., this week in a first-step effort to get new federal grant money for state Highway 23. If Highway 23 is designated as a Critical Rural Freight Corridor, there...
June 9, 2016 - 10:53pm
June 8, 2016
Detour starts Monday for state Highway 23 passing lanes project
WILLMAR — Motorists are advised that a detour will begin at 7 a.m. Monday for travel on Minnesota Highway 23 between Raymond and Clara City....
June 8, 2016 - 11:36pm
June 1, 2016
Highway 23 passing lane projects to get underway
RAYMOND — “Nothing worse than being behind a train of cars,’’ Brian Neal said. It was his way of saying he hopes the passing lanes to...
June 1, 2016 - 11:23pm
May 27, 2016
MnDOT hosts meetings Tuesday in Raymond, Clara City for Highway 23 passing lanes
WILLMAR (Staff report) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting open house meetings Tuesday in Clara City and Raymond to discuss the upcoming passing lane projects on state Highway 23. The meetings will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Clara City City Offices,...
May 27, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 26, 2016
Special session sought for bonding bill
NEW LONDON — Standing in the parking lot of his auto body and car sales business on the edge of state Highway 23 by New London, Troy Holtkamp...
May 26, 2016 - 11:57pm
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 21, 2016
Editorial: The work continues on closing gaps on Highway 23
The wait for filling the gaps on Minnesota Highway 23 continues. With no transportation agreement yet in the 2016 Minnesota Legislature, Willmar...
May 21, 2016 - 7:54am
May 20, 2016
Wait for Highway 23 funds continues
HAWICK — The modest, pale green house on the edge of Hawick that Mary and Dave Solum have called home for 50 years — and where they raised...
May 20, 2016 - 12:14am
May 12, 2016
Minnesota Highway 23 meeting set for Tuesday in Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD — Area residents and business owners are invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottonwood Community Center, at 142 W. Main St. in Cottonwood, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 23 passing lanes project between Hanley Falls and Cottonwood....
May 12, 2016 - 11:08pm
State Highway 23 open house to be Tuesday in Hawick
WILLMAR — The final draft of a preliminary plan to fill the four-lane gap between New London and Paynesville on state Highway 23 is completed...
May 12, 2016 - 11:06pm