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Couple escape house fire north of Willmar
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit
Quilt for a cop at Willmar Middle School
British-born UK parliament attacker ID'd, had been investigated over extremism concerns
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
December 13, 2015
PHOTOS: Christmas at the Louis Larson Home
Jillianne Kleine, 14, of New London plays a game Saturday at the Louis Larson Home in New London. She and others dressed in period costumes during...
December 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
April 14, 2015
Historic Blackduck bridge set ablaze by arsonist, officials say
BLACKDUCK — Arson has severely damaged a 113-year-old bridge believed to be the longest trestle bridge still standing in Minnesota. About 200 feet of the 701-foot-long railroad trestle bridge in Blackduck burned early Monday morning in a fire that investigation revealed had been...
April 14, 2015 - 6:00am
September 7, 2014
Willmar man restores his childhood church
SPICER — For more than 60 years the Bethany Lutheran Church of Long Lake has stood empty and silent, except for the quiet work of Leonard Isdahl. For...
September 7, 2014 - 10:24pm
June 10, 2014
‘Historic 313’ building to be rehabbed for brewhouse, restaurant in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Liv Fuchs says she and her husband, Ryan, and her brother Stevin Carlson can’t wait to start brewing craft beer, and Mike Kinney...
June 10, 2014 - 11:12pm
October 26, 2012
Willmar, Minn., property that was home to members of prominent family is for sale
WILLMAR -- A two-story house connected to the family of early Willmar businessman John M. Spicer will be open for public viewing Saturday. The...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Two convicted of trespassing at historic building to 'see ghosts'
MONTEVIDEO -- Two men who allegedly told officers they wanted to "see the ghosts'' pleaded guilty to trespassing into a locked building after allegedly breaking into the Swensson Farmstead, a historic property in Chippewa County. Charles Dean Scheer, 26, of Redwood Falls, and Mathew...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2011
Historic building's future uncertain as Lake Andrew prepares to open new town hall
NEW LONDON -- Softball games at noon, heart-pounding spelldowns, Christmas programs, painstaking cursive writing exercises and a teacher who...
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 19, 2011
Minnesota Historical Society's 26 sites to re-open on Saturday
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public on Saturday following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. All programs scheduled beginning Saturday will resume as initially planned. Hours of operation and...
July 19, 2011 - 3:06pm
December 11, 2010
Editorial: Terminal building is not historic
The city of Willmar is correct in challenging a state agency's recommendation that the old airport terminal building and surrounding acreage be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city will submit a letter and supporting documentation challenging the recommendation...
December 11, 2010 - 1:30am
November 28, 2010
Christmas in the Old Log Church
An old fashioned Christmas with carols sung both in English and Norwegian is held at the Old Log Church in rural Sunburg on Sunday, November...
November 28, 2010 - 6:46pm
November 19, 2010
Hotel Atwater renovation project gets final go-ahead
ATWATER -- After a long series of stop-and-go decisions that spanned several years, the renovation of the historic Hotel Atwater is a definite go. In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Atwater City Council agreed to proceed with the massive renovation of the 1904-era building. The...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Granite Falls River Front Revitalization saves building
GRANITE FALLS -- A citizens' group is saving a historic downtown building from the wrecking ball in Granite Falls. As members of Granite Falls River Front Revitalization watched Monday, Granite Falls City Council members approved a proposal by the group to save the 1924-built K.K....
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
Effort to save Swift Co.'s first church is on again
APPLETON -- Randy Twitchell could not believe the generosity of people -- many of them strangers -- who donated thousands of dollars to save...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
March 9, 2010
A window on the past: West Central Printing branches out into historic prints of the downtown Willmar area
WILLMAR -- It started with a simple quest. Stephen and Laura Deleski, owners of West Central Printing, were looking for historic photos of their 1890s-era building in downtown Willmar. They uncovered some vintage postcards depicting many of the grand brick buildings that graced the...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
City announces plan to return Hotel Atwater to private owner
ATWATER -- The city of Atwater will give up ownership of the Hotel Atwater as well as a $90,000 state grant to renovate the historic structure. "Of course it's disappointing," said Suzanne Meyerson, who had sold the two-story building to the city for $1 last year so it could be refurbished...
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am