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Police seek DNA analysis in Willmar armed robbery
Video captures motorcyclist being thrown from bike on I-94
Man found drowned in lake with boat going in circles
Health care costs remain a big concern for Minnesota employers
Willmar technicians’ avian flu work honored
Legendary girls basketball coach Pat Summitt dead at 64
Kooista wins arms battle
NWL Baseball: Bats go silent in Stingers' loss at St. Cloud
NLS holds down Litchfield for Legion win
Community Christian's Reid makes immediate splash
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
Lauretta L. Theline
Velora "Val" Westerlund
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Norbert P. Anderson
Alvera A. Haugen
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
April 22, 2013
Minn. House expects long $11 billion health budget debate
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- At least 600,000 more Minnesotans would get subsidized health care under a bill House Democrats expect to pass late tonight or early Tuesday. Republicans complain that even with increased spending for nursing homes and...
News / state
April 22, 2013 - 2:34pm
February 7, 2013
Vehicle hits rural Kimball, Minn., house, alcohol believed to be factor
KIMBALL — A 52-year-old Kimball man lost control of his vehicle, which struck an occupied residence around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday north of Kimball. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, Kyle Loy Christensen was driving eastbound on County Road 147 in...
News / region
February 7, 2013 - 10:30am
January 3, 2013
House re-elects Boehner speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing...
News / nation
January 3, 2013 - 12:47pm
January 1, 2013
Details of Senate bill averting 'fiscal cliff'
Highlights of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year. The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that were due to expire at midnight Monday....
News / nation
January 1, 2013 - 7:11am
December 20, 2012
Unable to garner votes, Boehner holds off on 'Plan B' vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly scrapped a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens...
News / nation
December 20, 2012 - 9:26pm
November 12, 2012
Peterson seeks action on legislation before Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, fresh off a comfortable re-election win, is lobbying Republicans who control the House to bring a farm bill up for a vote by year's end. The western Minnesota Democrat said the bill needs a decision before current federal farm policy expires...
November 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 10, 2012
Open house slated for Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The former Lincoln Elementary School will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday for former students and community members who would like...
News / local / region
November 10, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
UPDATE: Newman reelected in Senate 18, Urdahl in House 18A
GROVE CITY -- Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, has been reelected to the Minnesota Senate in District 18 and Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, will return to the state House of Representatives in District 18A. Unofficial returns showed that Newman had collected 22,060 votes while challenger...
News / region
November 7, 2012 - 8:49am
Urdahl leading for sixth term in District 18A House
GROVE CITY -- Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, was leading early Wednesday in his re-election bid to the state House of Representatives in District 18A. With 54 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed that Urdahl had collected 5,572 votes, 58 percent.
News / region
November 7, 2012 - 1:09am
Dahms will return to Minn. Senate in District 16
WILLMAR -- Voters have chosen to return Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, to the Minnesota Senate to represent the new District 16. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday, Dahms was leading DFLer Ted L.
News / local / region / state
November 7, 2012 - 12:56am
Klobuchar in easy win; 2 House races tight
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to an easy re-election victory Tuesday and most U.S. House members from Minnesota won. However, House races with Republican Reps. Chip Cravaack and Michele Bachmann remained close late Tuesday. Winning U.S. Representatives included...
News / state
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
Candidates find plenty to spar about
WILLMAR --District 17 senate and 17B house legislative candidates found plenty to spar about, a few things to agree on, but always differed on...
local / region
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2012
Rural Grove City, Minn., house burns, cause undetermined
GROVE CITY -- The cause of a fire that burned a rural Grove City residence Wednesday afternoon is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City Fire Department was dispatched...
News / region / state
November 1, 2012 - 9:25am
October 31, 2012
Sawatzky building trust
WILLMAR -- Minnesota needs to work together again, says Mary Sawatzky, 51, of Willmar, the DFL-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of...
News / local / state
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 23, 2012
Lindus Construction blog: Know which home improvement projects require permits
October 23, 2012 - 8:49am