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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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June 7, 2016
UPDATE: Driver killed, son seriously injured in head-on crash north of Elrosa
Updated: 5:17 p.m. The State Patrol has released the name of the driver killed early Tuesday after a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 71 just north...
June 7, 2016 - 9:54am
May 6, 2016
Highway 71 bypass resurfacing begins Monday
WILLMAR (Staff Report) — Resurfacing of the Highway 71/Willmar bypass is set to begin Monday. This project includes a drainage adjustment and overlay of the westbound lane of the bypass. Work will begin with the drainage adjustment on the northeast end of the bypass. Paving is expected...
May 6, 2016 - 11:27pm
Car and SUV crash on Highway 71 in Willmar
A four-door Hyundai and a Chevy SUV each suffered front-end damage shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a two-car crash at the intersection of...
March 6, 2016 - 12:23pm
December 16, 2015
VIDEO: Crash on U.S. 71 south of Willmar injures three
A head-on crash about seven miles south of Willmar on Wednesday resulted in three people being transported by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial...
December 16, 2015 - 3:39pm
January 8, 2015
Update: Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and Highway 14 to reopen around 7:30 p.m.
Updated 7:11 p.m. Thursday: The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen Highway 71 from Redwood Falls to Highway 14 at about 7:30 p.m. WILLMAR – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Highway 71 – from Redwood Falls...
January 8, 2015 - 5:01pm
December 23, 2014
Four teens injured in crash north of Willmar Monday night
WILLMAR -- Four teens were injured in a two-vehicle side-swipe type accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jayme Hamlander, 19, of Hutchinson was driving a 2009 Chrysler Sebring northbound in the right lane of...
December 23, 2014 - 5:40am
November 21, 2014
Update: Semi collides with tractor hauling farm equipment in U.S. Highway 71 accident
NEW LONDON—Two men were injured as the result of a crash with a tractor hauling farming equipment Thursday evening in New London. A pickup truck and semitrailer traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 71 reportedly collided with the tractor traveling northbound on the highway, according...
November 21, 2014 - 1:20pm
October 1, 2014
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Park Rapids, Minn., man was killed in a collision with a semi-trailer Tuesday night south of Park Rapids. The crash was reported at 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1976 International semi was pulling out...
October 1, 2014 - 9:30am
January 7, 2014
U.S. Hwy. 71 lane restrictions north of Willmar have ended, accident scene has been cleared
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation office in Willmar says the lane restrictions on U.S. Highway 71 in Kandiyohi County south...
January 7, 2014 - 3:36pm
Emergency lane restrictions on U.S. Hwy. 71 in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation office in Willmar says that motorists traveling U.S. Highway 71 in Kandiyohi County south of Kandiyohi County Road 40 will encounter lane restrictions due to a crash. MnDOT crews are on the scene and are directing traffic,...
January 7, 2014 - 1:27pm
September 9, 2013
Olivia couple killed in crash with farm implement
OLIVIA — An Olivia couple has died as a result of injuries sustained when their vehicle struck an unoccupied farm implement Sunday evening along U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia. According to the State Patrol, the front seat passenger of the 2005 Buick, Carla R. Kopel, 74, was...
September 9, 2013 - 9:15am
July 29, 2013
Highway 71 project near Willmar, Minn. delayed
WILLMAR – The start of a construction project on U.S. Highway 71 near Willmar has been delayed until later this week. Work was scheduled to begin today. Instead, work is tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 29, 2013 - 11:45am
February 19, 2013
Update 8 a.m.: More highways open in region, Hwy 19 still remains closed Redwood Falls to Marshall
Update 8 a.m.: WILLMAR, Minn. – More highways are opening across west central Minnesota this morning. Highways open as of 8 a.m. today according to Minnesota Department of Transportation include: - Highway 7 from Montevideo to Highway 71 - Highway 19 from Redwood Falls to Gaylord...
February 19, 2013 - 8:01am
December 27, 2012
Intersection near New London, Minn., has been the site of multiple crashes
NEW LONDON — Janett Helgeson drives frequently on state Highway 9 from her home in Sunburg to get to U.S. Highway 71. That’s where she was...
December 27, 2012 - 11:13pm
Dec. 27, 2012: Highway 71 is now open following fatal accident near intersection with state Highway 9
NEW LONDON - U.S. Highway 71 has now reopened, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department. Highway 71 had been closed north of Highway 9 since about 11:15 a.m. today due to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 71 and 9. The crash involves a semi truck and...
December 27, 2012 - 2:27pm