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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
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September 22, 2012
World War II museum sents grand opening in Granite Falls, Minn.
The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will host its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There is no admission fee, and visitors are welcome to tour the museum at their leisure. No formal ceremony is planned, but First Officer Jeffrey Skiles of the "Miracle...
extra / region / world
September 22, 2012 - 8:22am
Fagen Fighters World War II Museum ready for takeoff in Granite Falls, Minn.
To appreciate how prized this collection of World War II aircraft is, know this: The new, 15,000-square-foot brick-faced hangar that holds them...
extra / region / world
September 22, 2012 - 8:00am
June 14, 2012
Airshow Saturday offers glimpse of WWII museum in the works in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS -- While this weekend's airshow is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the Granite Falls Municipal Airport, it's likely only the beginning in terms of people making this site a destination. The Fagen Fighters WWII Museum will open this fall to permanently remember...
showcase / region / world
June 14, 2012 - 12:55pm
Commentary: Echoes of World War II in land of Normandy
No one told me that January is the wrong time to visit Normandy (until afterwards, that is). Most of the places we went to visit were closed. It was cold and wet and rainy. It took more than three hours each way. But I haven't been to France in fifteen years, and who knows (especially...
opinion / commentary / world
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Letter: Our greatest generation
Dec. 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the day that does in fact live "in infamy." For on that fateful day in history, America suffered great loss: 3,500 dead or wounded, more than 350 aircraft destroyed and 18 ships sunk or severely damaged. Many...
opinion / letters / world
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
July 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., Municipal Utilities' Big Stone II payments reduced
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities' monthly principal and interest payments toward the planning process for the cancelled Big Stone II project have been reduced. The utility received a $50,464 refund from a fund balance and will use the refund to reduce the remaining monthly...
news / local
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Area veterans heading to D.C. for tour of war monuments
WILLMAR -- Chet Curtis had only one thing to remember as he packed for an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. "When I talked to my daughter about...
news / region / world
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
March 8, 2010
PUC kills certificate of need for Big Stone II lines
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has killed the certificate of need for the transmission lines that would have served the failed Big Stone II power plant in eastern South Dakota. But the PUC has kept the route permit for the transmission lines open for one year...
news / region
March 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 5, 2010
Veteran spent most of WWII training: Gunner in training
SLAYTON -- The year was 1943. Jim Meaden was in his senior year of high school at Slayton and working alongside his dad, Otto, in the family-owned...
news / state / world
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Demise of Big Stone II worries local utility
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities General Manager Bruce Gomm says he's disappointed and worried about the demise of the proposed Big Stone II power plant and transmission line project. "We were counting on that not only for Willmar's needs but for the whole region.
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
Utility official optimistic about Big Stone II project
WILLMAR -- The four remaining partners in the proposed Big Stone II project hope to replace Otter Tail Power Company of Fergus Falls after Otter Tail withdrew from the project in September as a partner, lead developer and plant operator. If the partners are successful in recruiting...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
September 17, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On Big Stone II
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: By The Associated Press On Big Stone II: A decision announced by Otter Tail Power Co. to pull out of the Big Stone II energy project could seriously affect the availability of affordable electricity in our area. The clean-coal...
opinion / editorials
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am