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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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
February 12, 2016
Local group discusses sex offender housing restrictions
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community Development Committee wants to begin looking into the possibility of a city zoning ordinance which would restrict where registered sexual offenders could live within the city. “It comes from concerns from the community,” said Bruce Peterson,...
February 12, 2016 - 11:18pm
January 25, 2016
Fellowship's Willmar homes for men licensed, operated with strict rules
WILLMAR — Overcomers International Fellowship operates three homes in Willmar. The Willmar homes are licensed with Kandiyohi County and the...
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
Fellowship's Willmar homes offer safe, sober place for men trying to rebuild their lives
WILLMAR — Over the past 20 years, the Rev. Michael Laidlaw and Overcomers International Fellowship have housed over 6,500 homeless men, many...
January 25, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Program aids homeless Native American Veterans
CASS LAKE — Homeless Native American veterans in northern Minnesota in Cass Lake and White Earth will receive help this winter to find housing. The Native American communities have been awarded $302,000 for permanent housing and support services for Native American veterans who...
January 8, 2016 - 10:57pm
October 2, 2015
Editorial: Good housing is vital to all of our communities
Housing is an important factor in any community and its success. A recent study of all 12 cities in Kandiyohi County confirms that suitable housing is hard to find at all levels of the market in our county. That certainly confirms what many observers and residents have been...
October 2, 2015 - 2:00am
September 30, 2015
Study finds countywide need for suitable housing
WILLMAR — A new study of the housing in all 12 cities in Kandiyohi County reinforces what many observers have been saying: Suitable housing...
September 30, 2015 - 11:45pm
Kandiyohi County-wide Housing Study to be presented at 3 p.m. today
The Kandiyohi County-wide Housing Study will be presented at 3 p.m. today in the multi-purpose room at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. The meeting is open to the public. The study was prepared by Community Partners Research, Inc.
September 30, 2015 - 1:36pm
September 6, 2015
More Minn. cabin owners expected to become full-timers at the lake as boomers age
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. -- From the windows of their remodeled farmhouse, Gary and Karalyn Harrington can watch the cattails sway along the...
September 6, 2015 - 11:31am
May 12, 2015
Cavco acquires Friendship Homes of Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Friendship Homes in Montevideo is now part of Cavco Industries Inc. The recent acquisition makes the local operation a part of one of the country’s leading producers of manufactured and modular housing, park model RVs, and vacation cabins in the United States. Cavco...
May 12, 2015 - 2:01pm
April 18, 2015
City to consider code violations at Willmar mobile home park
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council’s Community Development Committee is supporting staff efforts to remove illegally or improperly constructed additions to mobile homes at the Regency West Mobile Home Park. The committee gave consensus approval Thursday to Planning and Development...
April 18, 2015 - 12:08am
February 23, 2015
‘We have an absolute crisis in terms of workforce’
ST. PAUL — KLN Family Brands in Perham has more than 100 job openings, but the western Minnesota community has no homes for people the company hires. Similar stories came from far-flung parts of Minnesota, such as Willmar, Roseau, Cook County and Red Wing, before a state Senate...
February 23, 2015 - 11:20pm
Better U.S. housing market makes it easier to trade up
NEW YORK — Joe and Debbie Valerio, a couple in their 60s, put their Westport, Connecticut, home of more than 20 years on the market because...
January 23, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 15, 2014
Extended stay expands
WILLMAR — Two Willmar businessmen are finding success in offering clean, quiet and safe short-term housing to students, construction workers...
September 15, 2014 - 11:38pm
September 2, 2014
Oilfield-style housing — such as manufactured homes — could fill the needs of migrant workers in Renville County
OLIVIA — Renville County is looking north for its answer to a long-standing issue of meeting the housing needs of seasonal workers. The county is looking at the possibility of developing housing for seasonal workers modeled after that provided for oil field workers in North Dakota....
September 2, 2014 - 9:25pm
August 24, 2014
Management cites improvements appreciated by tenants of Willmar mobile home parks
WILLMAR — Eviction of bad tenants and removal of dilapidated homes are among improvements made by management in recent years at Regency East...
August 24, 2014 - 11:41pm