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Records published September 22, 2017
'Dancing With the Atwater Area Stars' scheduled Saturday
Willmar to consider new TIF district on 1st Street
Firing of Litchfield police officer upheld by arbitrator
Public given opportunity to pray, have sorrow wiped away at ceremony honoring LaFontaine-Greywind
Prep Volleyball: Willmar wins big CLC match
Local Roundup: Litchfield downs NLS to run record to 19-0
Swimming & Diving: Cards edge Spartans
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Ex-teammate Ramirez can feel Sano's pain
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Arthur "Art" M. Erickson
Annabelle E. Kern
Mary Ellen Zachman
Doris E. Thompson
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
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.
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
May 10, 2013
Motorcyclist injured Thursday near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD – A rural Hutchinson man was air-lifted Thursday night from the scene of a motorcycle accident near Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department, Joseph Butcher, 34, was injured when the 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving...
May 10, 2013 - 8:05am