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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Best Buy in its final days in Willmar
Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
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
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cal Thomas: It's time for Trump
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
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
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