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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
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
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 1, 2017
Police: Cosmos man abducted estranged wife
WILLMAR — Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning,...
March 1, 2017 - 5:19pm
Hutchinson man dies days after crash south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A Hutchinson man has died from injuries sustained last Saturday in a one-vehicle crash south of Litchfield. Jeffrey Michael Conklin...
February 1, 2017 - 10:33pm
October 8, 2016
Unbeaten no more
LITCHFIELD— Critical mistakes were too much for Litchfield to overcome Friday, as the Dragons fell 30-19 to Class AAAA second-ranked Hutchinson...
October 8, 2016 - 12:07am
October 6, 2016
Football Preview: Litch, Hutch in battle of unbeatens
What a party it will be in Litchfield on Friday night if the Dragons football team can snatch a victory from perennial state powerhouse Hutchinson. Unlike previous encounters, such a win wouldn't be celebrated as an upset. The Dragons and Tigers both enter their 7 p.m. tangle with...
October 6, 2016 - 11:32pm
May 14, 2016
Hats off to Ridgewater grads
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College’s two campuses graduated more than 680 students this spring. The college’s students — 234 graduated Thursday...
May 14, 2016 - 11:15am
November 5, 2015
Officer names released in fatal Hutchinson police shooting
HUTCHINSON (Forum News Service) — The two officers involved in a fatal shooting during a scuffle in a duplex in Hutchinson have been identified. The Hutchinson police officer shot and wounded was Jacob Willers, who had just started with the department on Oct. 12. After being...
November 5, 2015 - 11:20pm
August 28, 2015
Two die in separate crashes on state Highway 29
BENSON — Two men were killed in two separate fatal accidents that happened within 12 hours of each other on different stretches of state Highway 29. According to the State Patrol, Rhett R. Peters, 28, of Hutchinson, was killed early Friday morning in a one-car rollover on state...
August 28, 2015 - 10:19pm
Hutchinson man dies in rollover near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA — A 28-year-old Hutchinson man died in a rollover on Highway 29 south of Alexandria early Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, Rhett R. Peters was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer north at about 3:45 a.m. and was entering a curve just north of the Pope County and...
August 28, 2015 - 9:42pm
August 24, 2015
Ridgewater College classes begin
WILLMAR — About 3,225 students were on Ridgewater College’s Willmar and Hutchinson campuses Monday, the first day of classes of the fall...
August 24, 2015 - 11:05pm
August 10, 2015
Road work clears on Highway 15 from Hutchinson to Dassel
WILLMAR — A project for bituminous overlay of Minnesota State Highway 15 from Hutchinson to Dassel is complete. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, in 2014, that portion of State Highway 15 received a 1.5-inch bituminous overlay. Due to the extent of the deteriorated...
August 10, 2015 - 9:02pm
May 11, 2015
Records published May 11
The following contains the records summary for May 11. Vandalism WILLMAR — Tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on the 2300 block of Fifth Street Southeast in Willmar, it was reported Sunday. WILLMAR — A vehicle was entered and rummaged through while parked on the 3400 block...
May 11, 2015 - 12:03am
April 4, 2015
Hutchinson man faces gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor charges for firearms possession
LITCHFIELD — A 61-year-old Hutchinson man alleged to be living in the U.S. without proper immigration documents made a court appearance Wednesday on multiple charges for illegally possessing firearms. Domingo Alvarez faces charges of gross misdemeanor illegal alien in possession...
April 4, 2015 - 1:07am
April 2, 2015
Investigation leads to arrest, seizure of 13 firearms yesterday at residence west of Hutchinson
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement reportedly seized 13 firearms yesterday at a residence west of Hutchinson and arrested a man who allegedly has been living in the U.S. illegally and provided false information to obtain a gun permit. Domingo Alvarez, 61, was reportedly booked into...
April 2, 2015 - 10:56am
February 27, 2015
'A Chronology and Data Summary: Ridgewater College President Doug Allen’s Leadership'
A Chronology and Data Summary: Ridgewater College President Doug Allen's Leadership Prepared by the Minnesota State College Faculty-Ridgewater College, Willmar and Hutchinson Related: MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence The complete...
February 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
Ridgewater faculty passes no-confidence vote in college president
WILLMAR -- The faculty of Ridgewater College has said through a vote Thursday that it has no confidence in the leadership of President Douglas Allen. According to a news release from the faculty union, the vote was passed overwhelmingly. No vote tally was provided in the release....
February 27, 2015 - 9:59am