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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
November 6, 2014
Willmar City Council sets mobile home park tax abatement hearing for Dec. 1
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will consider a request next month for a property tax abatement for redevelopment of the Regency East Mobile Home Park. The council this week approved the recommendation of the Community Development Committee to conduct a public hearing Dec. 1...
November 6, 2014 - 11:37pm
July 3, 2014
Southwest Initiative Foundation names interim director
HUTCHINSON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation Board of Directors will appoint Diana Anderson as interim president and CEO effective Aug. 8. Anderson joined the foundation as development director in 2001, leading fund-raising efforts and starting the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s...
July 3, 2014 - 3:36pm
June 23, 2014
Hutchinson man pleads to drug charge for selling mushrooms, methamphetamine
WILLMAR — Logan Michael Bellon, 30, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree drug sale charge for selling psilocybin mushroom and methamphetamine to CEE-VI Drug Task Force informants on two occasions in 2012. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District...
June 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 19, 2014
Southwest Initiative Foundation CEO resigns to take new post
HUTCHINSON — Longtime Southwest Initiative Foundation President/CEO Sherry Ristau has announced that she will be resigning from her position...
June 19, 2014 - 10:39pm
May 14, 2014
Ridgewater’s Willmar commencement on Friday
WILLMAR — Nearly 1,150 students will graduate from Ridgewater College this week. Commencement for the Willmar campus will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Civic Center. The Hutchinson commencement will be at 7 p.m. today in the commercial building on the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The...
May 14, 2014 - 11:40pm
March 7, 2014
Ridgewater top community college in state for career preparedness
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College of Willmar and Hutchinson has received the Minnesota Career Preparedness Award from American College Testing. This week, ACT chose Ridgewater as the top nominee in the state for College and Career Readiness Campaign recognition. The award is based on: -...
March 7, 2014 - 11:30pm
February 20, 2014
Section 3A boys swimming diving prelims postponed until Friday
The Section 3A boys swimming diving prelims event scheduled for tonight at Hutchinson Middle School has been postponed due to the approaching snow storm. Diving prelims for Willmar and other 3A teams will be held Friday at Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road, in Hutchinson. ...
February 20, 2014 - 12:34pm
February 11, 2014
Appeals court upholds possession conviction for informant caught with methamphetamine
WILLMAR — The State Court of Appeals has upheld a drug possession conviction, but reversed a drug sale conviction, against a Hutchinson man who was caught possessing methamphetamine and claimed he was continuing previous work as a confidential informant for a drug task force. In...
February 11, 2014 - 11:20pm
January 31, 2014
McMillan named director of newspapers at Forum Communications
FARGO – Matt McMillan has been named the new director of newspapers for Forum Communications Company. McMillan will oversee the publishers...
January 31, 2014 - 4:57pm
January 13, 2014
Minnesota River Watershed Alliance will meet this month in Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON — The grassroots Minnesota River Watershed Alliance will meet Jan. 21 at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., preceded by a potluck meal at 6 p.m. The meeting is free to the public. A key topic will be the role the alliance will play going...
January 13, 2014 - 11:39pm
October 16, 2013
Spicer, Minn., man injured in accident near Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON – Two people, including a man from Spicer, were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident near Hutchinson. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Stephen Ostlund, 56, of Spicer, and Caitlin Enright, 23, of Duluth, were injured when their vehicles collided...
October 16, 2013 - 7:40am
September 12, 2013
Two people from Hutchinson, Minn., charged after meth found in car on traffic stop
WILLMAR — Two people from Hutchinson made their first court appearances Thursday on first-degree drug possession charges for allegedly possessing 32.5 grams of methamphetamine found in their car during a traffic stop Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12. Unconditional bail was set...
September 12, 2013 - 11:21pm
July 25, 2013
Swimmer's body recovered in McLeod County, Minn.
HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) — The body of a man who died while trying to swim across a lake in McLeod County has been recovered. A search for 69-year-old Keith Allan Wilken, of Fairmont, began after relatives reported him missing Wednesday morning. A family member told authorities...
July 25, 2013 - 7:09am
July 8, 2013
Little Crow, other Dakota killed in war and its aftermath honored at Hutchinson, Minn., ceremony
HUTCHINSON -- Descendants of the Dakota leader Taoyateduta, early Minnesota settlers and others gathered here Saturday for a ceremony to honor...
July 8, 2013 - 4:27am
May 15, 2013
Ridgewater commencement today in Hutchinson, Friday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Commencement ceremonies at Ridgewater College will be held today in Hutchinson and Friday evening in Willmar. The community and technical college expects to award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 383 Hutchinson graduates and 752 Willmar graduates. The Hutchinson...
May 15, 2013 - 3:42pm