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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
September 29, 2015
Man convicted in death of NFL Star Peterson’s son
CANTON, S.D. --After a nearly three-week murder trial, a jury found a 29-year-old man guilty of killing the biological son of NFL star running back Adrian Peterson. Joseph Patterson was convicted Tuesday night in Canton, South Dakota, just south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where...
September 29, 2015 - 11:20pm
August 14, 2010
Showing the way to a journey of discovery
MONTEVIDEO -- Joseph Nicollet camped where the Chippewa River meets the Minnesota River on Aug. 5, 1838 and dutifully made note of its clear...
August 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Investigators dig near site of 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Stalin's daughter guards her privacy living in Wisconsin
MADISON -- An independent film is bringing to light a well-kept secret in these parts: Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter has lived incognito for much of the past two decades in small towns in Wisconsin. It is unclear whether the 84-year-old who fiercely guards her privacy...
April 12, 2010 - 10:00am
March 25, 2010
UPDATED: Pope linked to cover-up in Superior Diocese priest case
Pope Benedict XVI -- or at least his immediate subordinate in his previous role as a cardinal -- was made aware of an attempt to cover up the...
March 25, 2010 - 9:37am
October 13, 2009
Troy Barrick is administrator at Rice Care Center WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has selected Troy Barrick as new administrator of Rice Care Center in Willmar. He will begin the new position on Oct. 26. "There were many good candidates to choose from and Troy rose to the top...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 31, 2009
Good health, Canada-style
My wife, Kathy (Fridgen) O'Connell, and I are Americans who have lived in Canada for many years. Kathy was born and raised in Wheaton and we both have many friends in Minnesota. We are appalled at the scare-mongering and sheer nonsense regarding Canadian universal public medical insurance...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Teen, already in sex offender treatment, faces new sex charge
WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old boy, who is already in sex offender treatment for molesting three young girls, made his first appearance Monday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for allegedly committing sex acts with a 13-year-old boy at a Willmar residential care facility. Joseph...
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
February 16, 2009
Letter: Those trickle-down economics
I have been watching the progress of Congress's bailout voting with interest and not a little bemusement. For at least two decades, and even during the last federal election cycle, I have heard Democrats criticizing the "trickle-down theory" of economics that is credited to former...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 20, 2008
Bernu -- Johnson
Holly Alison Bernu and Joseph Andrew Johnson are engaged to be married Dec. 27 at the Church of Lord of Life in Maple Grove. Bernu is the...
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 4
n Reynaldo Alba Gonzales, 36, of Willmar, was arraigned Monday on four felony charges of making terroristic threats and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly threatening to kill a woman and her son with a knife Saturday. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000...
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Editorial: Hosch is our choice in Dist. 14B
House District 14B is a race between Republican-endorsed Jim Stauber of Cold Spring and DFL-incumbent Larry Hosch of St. Joseph. District 14B covers the central portion of Stearns County, including Paynesville. A first-time candidate, Stauber's only experience is an appointment...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 14, 2008
Teen pleads in molestation case, to get extended juvenile jurisdiction
WILLMAR -- Joseph Leroy Driscoll, 16, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting three young girls. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, three additional felony charges of second-degree...
October 14, 2008 - 12:00am