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'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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May 17, 2016
T'Wolves’ latest rookie of the year Towns is all about team
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl Towns Sr. had the perfect opportunity to tell the world how great his son can be. But following Karl-Anthony Towns’ NBA...
May 17, 2016 - 10:04am
Minnesota's Anthony named NBA's rookie of the year
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, who set franchise rookie records in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field-goal percentage,...
May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
September 19, 2014
Joint powers board names new regional transit system
WILLMAR — A new name has been selected for a newly-merged regional transit system that goes into effect next year. Starting Jan. 1, the Kandiyohi Area Transit and the Renville County Heartland Express will begin operating as one entity under the...
September 19, 2014 - 11:45pm
Name selected for new regional transit system; KAT name will be retired
WILLMAR –– A new name was selected today for a newly-merged regional transit system that goes into effect next year. Starting Jan. 1, the Kandiyohi Area Transit and the Renville County Heartland Express will begin operating as one entity under the new name of Central Community...
September 19, 2014 - 3:22pm
August 1, 2014
Plans for regional transit merger progress
WILLMAR –– Reconciling differences in employee wages and benefits between transit systems in Kandiyohi County and Renville County –– and coming up with a new name that creates a unified brand –– are some of the issues that need to be resolved before the Jan. 1 merger of...
August 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
July 25, 2014
Willmar City Council approves joint transit agreement
WILLMAR —The Willmar City Council has approved the joint powers agreement to establish a new transit agency serving Willmar, Kandiyohi County and Renville County. The council voted Monday to authorize City Administrator Charlene Stevens and Mayor Frank Yanish to execute the agreement...
July 25, 2014 - 11:11pm
June 6, 2014
Bus service to help get late-night patrons of local bars home safely
WILLMAR –– A transit program to get late-night bar patrons home safely on weekends is in the works for Willmar and Spicer. The “Joy Ride” service is expected to be launched before the July 4 weekend and will continue through Labor Day. The project is the result of the cooperation...
June 6, 2014 - 11:27pm
May 22, 2014
Merger of transit systems in Kandiyohi, Renville counties moves forward
WILLMAR –– A plan to merge the Kandiyohi County and Renville County transit systems into one entity by January 1 is moving ahead. On Tuesday the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to support the concept of the merger. The Willmar City Council took...
May 22, 2014 - 5:00am
April 28, 2014
Bus riders to benefit from new route on Highway 12
WILLMAR –– Buses are now rolling up and down U.S. Highway 12 between Willmar and Litchfield three days a week, giving new transit options...
April 28, 2014 - 12:00am
December 7, 2013
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
WILLMAR — A new bus route on U.S. Highway 12 between Willmar and Litchfield is expected to begin operation in February. Kandiyohi Area Transit buses will make morning, afternoon and evening runs three days a week between the towns as part of a new coordinated program between KAT...
December 7, 2013 - 5:06am
December 1, 2013
KAT takes transit in new direction
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi Area Transit is moving in a new direction — literally and figuratively. KAT is currently working with Meeker County to establish a shared route between Litchfield and Willmar and they are working with the Renville County transit system on a proposed merger...
December 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
October 13, 2013
Senate committee will hear pitch for regional bonding projects this week
WILLMAR — The Senate Capital Investment Committee will be in west central Minnesota this week to hear proposals for more than $22 million in bonding requests for the 2014 bonding bill. Those projects include a proposal to extend the Glacial Lakes State Trail from New London...
October 13, 2013 - 11:18pm
October 4, 2013
Mergers of Kandiyohi, Renville counties transit systems eyed
WILLMAR — The future of transit services in Kandiyohi and Renville counties could mean a merger of the county’s two separate systems. With strong encouragement by the state, discussions are underway for the two counties to coordinate, cooperate and consolidate their...
October 4, 2013 - 11:33pm
Tablet technology put schedules, maps at transit drivers' fingertips
WILLMAR - Back in the day - like two weeks ago - drivers for the Kandiyohi Area Transit system would get a paper schedule with the day's riders...
May 4, 2013 - 5:00am
January 25, 2012
KAT drivers restricted from talking on phone while driving
WILLMAR -- A new federal law that prohibits bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving is expected to improve transit safety,...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am