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Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
America will fall $1.44 trillion short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million...
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
January 25, 2016
Grove City prepares for $12.8M infrastructure project
GROVE CITY — Built about 60 years ago, Grove City’s sanitary sewer treatment system is cracked, leaky and exhibiting structural failure....
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
August 1, 2015
Willmar’s 2016 capital spending proposal reviewed ahead of report to be given at Monday meeting
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members asked questions about suggested spending next year for equipment and projects as listed in the proposed $7.9 million capital improvement program that Mayor Marv Calvin presented to the council this week. Calvin said the areas of focus for...
August 1, 2015 - 12:58am
May 29, 2015
State infrastructure come first
I’m writing in support of Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan as well as the other initiatives he ran on and was re-elected. During the Ventura and Pawlenty terms of governor, there were several income tax cuts made that were unsustainable which resulted in years of budget deficits. Minnesotans...
May 29, 2015 - 3:08pm
May 21, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
May 21, 2015 - 12:10am
July 8, 2014
Historic suspension bridge will be saved: Granite Falls awards bid to restore pedestrian bridge over Minnesota River
GRANITE FALLS — A historic pedestrian bridge that spans the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls will be saved. Granite Falls City Council...
July 8, 2014 - 11:03pm
Historic, suspension bridge will be saved over Minnesota River in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — An historic, pedestrian bridge that spans the Minnesota River in downtown Granite Falls will be restored. Granite Falls city council members awarded a $1,490,287 bid to Robert Schroeder Construction Company, Glenwood, at their meeting on Monday, according to...
July 8, 2014 - 12:21pm
April 30, 2014
Upgrading infrastructure: USDA providing $2.9M funding package for Maynard
MAYNARD — The city of Maynard is moving forward with plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment infrastructure and put its worries of backups and flooding behind it, thanks to $2.9 million in funding being provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. Maynard...
April 30, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 17, 2014
Legislators told of need for infrastructure investment
WILLMAR –– Meeting Wednesday in a newly refurbished student center at Ridgewater College, local legislators highlighted statewide infrastructure...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
August 12, 2013
Ten years after NE blackout, U.S. power grid smarter, sturdier
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was just another hot August afternoon for New York electricity grid chief Rick Gonzales, as he sat in the control room helping to make sure the state's 8 million homes had enough power to keep the lights on and the air conditioning running.
August 12, 2013 - 7:59am
March 2, 2013
Shakopee Mdewakanton awards $1M to Upper Sioux for work on infrastructure
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY — The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has awarded a $1 million grant to the Upper Sioux Community to help with construction of a new wastewater treatment plant. According to a news release, this is the third year the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community...
March 2, 2013 - 8:54am
City Council to consider infrastructure improvements in new Willmar, Minn., industrial park
WILLMAR — A Willmar City Council committee is recommending design work take place for removing an aging sanitary sewer lift station and extending a sewer line in the new industrial park. The council’s Public Works/Safety Committee voted this week to recommend the council amend...
March 2, 2013 - 12:00am
February 8, 2013
Super Bowl blackout traced to preventive equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An electrical device that had been installed expressly to prevent a power outage caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium's power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for more than a half-hour. Officials of...
February 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
February 5, 2013
Documents: Worries about outage before Super Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were...
February 5, 2013 - 7:45am
January 15, 2013
Willmar, Minn., school leadership calling for timely evaluation of facilities
WILLMAR — As enrollment climbs, the Willmar School District may soon need to evaluate its facility needs, Supt. Jerry Kjergaard said this week....
January 15, 2013 - 11:19pm