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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Boudreau won't be resting Wild stars
Berrios focused on claiming spot in Twins' rotation
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'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
'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
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
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?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 8, 2015
Southwest Initiative Foundation names new president
HUTCHINSON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation has named Diana Anderson as its new president and chief executive. The foundation’s board...
January 8, 2015 - 8:17pm
Southwest Initiative Foundation names new president
HUTCHINSON - The Southwest Initiative Foundation has named Diana Anderson as its new president and chief executive. The foundation’s board of directors voted unanimously this week in favor of Anderson’s appointment. She had been interim president and CEO since August 2014,...
January 8, 2015 - 4:15pm
December 26, 2014
Ridgewater introduces BSN program
WILLMAR — The patient is recovering from a C-section, and students in the Ridgewater College baccalaureate nursing program are gathered around...
December 26, 2014 - 6:20pm
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 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