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Farm bill process starts again: What could go wrong?
Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move
Minnesota Legislature: Tax cuts almost a cinch, but who gets them?
Minn. Supreme Court reverses Meeker County fourth amendment case
City Auditorium needs help: Willmar facility's needs being discussed
Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
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Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
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Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
February 7, 2017
New London man escapes before truck sinks in Green Lake
SPICER – A 20-year-old New London man escaped injury Monday night after the pickup he was driving went through the ice on Green Lake. According...
February 7, 2017 - 6:12am
February 6, 2017
Driver escapes injury after driving into open water on Lake Koronis
PAYNESVILLE – A Richfield man escaped injury Sunday when he got lost while driving a truck on Lake Koronis and went into open water. According...
February 6, 2017 - 8:37am
January 10, 2017
Travel alert: Freezing rain and snow will be followed by high winds today
WILLMAR – Freezing rain followed by a heavy dose of snow that could last until noon is causing travel problems for morning commuters in the...
January 10, 2017 - 9:03am
January 8, 2017
ATV riders unhurt when break through ice on Nest Lake
WILLMAR - An all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice at 1:38 p.m. Saturday under the state trail bridge near the Nest Lake boat access in Kandiyohi...
January 8, 2017 - 11:34am
January 4, 2017
Doctors advise Germans to walk like penguins on ice
BERLIN — German trauma surgeons advised the public Wednesday to walk like penguins to avoid slipping on pavements with freezing temperatures...
January 4, 2017 - 11:14pm
December 22, 2016
Vehicle falls through Lake Wakanda ice
A 34-year-old Willmar man escaped unharmed from his vehicle Thursday morning after it fell through the ice on a rural Willmar lake.
December 22, 2016 - 11:24am
Update: Some schools closed; others delayed because of icy roads
WILLMAR – Freezing rain and icy roads this morning has resulted in some school closing for the day, while other districts are still scheduled...
November 22, 2016 - 6:24am
March 17, 2016
Lake ice piles up in Spicer
It is just one more crazy event to occur on the lake this winter, such as water skiing on Christmas Day. Driven by a westerly breeze, mounds...
March 17, 2016 - 7:43pm
March 6, 2016
Keep vehicles off the ice, officials warn
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 11:12pm
Law enforcement urges caution on melting lake ice
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 1:53pm
February 23, 2016
Ice fishing shelter removal deadlines approach
ST. PAUL — Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways are approaching, according to the Minnesota...
February 23, 2016 - 11:11pm
Truck goes through the ice on Henderson Lake near Spicer
SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received a report Saturday morning of a truck going through the ice on Henderson Lake, west of Spicer on Friday. The truck, belonging to a rural Spicer man, went through the ice at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The driver and passenger of...
January 23, 2016 - 12:23pm
December 28, 2015
Four snowmobilers break through thin ice
GARRISON — Four people broke through the ice and a man spent about an hour in the cold waters of a northern Minnesota lake Saturday before emergency personnel rescued him. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of two people broken through the ice on Partridge...
December 28, 2015 - 10:27pm
December 17, 2015
Officials caution Minnesotans to check ice conditions before venturing on lakes
BEMIDJI -- Officials are urging anglers to check ice conditions before setting foot or tire on frozen lakes, after nearly 50 people were rescued...
December 17, 2015 - 6:00am
December 14, 2015
Some 50 anglers rescued after ice breaks on Minnesota lake
RED LAKE — Nearly 50 people had to be taken off Upper Red Lake Monday after several sheets of ice broke up on the big lake, stranding them...
December 14, 2015 - 11:32pm