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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 9, 2015
MnDOT to host Highway 12 open house Dec. 16 in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — An open house to learn about plans to resurface U.S. Highway 12 from Benson through Kerkhoven will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Kerkhoven Civic Center. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to resurface that section of Highway 12 next year in a...
December 9, 2015 - 12:06am
December 5, 2015
KMS band to play Monday at state Pearl Harbor observance
KERKHOVEN — The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints band has been invited to perform at the state’s 2015 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Program Monday at the Armory in St. Paul. The band has been chosen to represent the state in Hawaii at the 75th anniversary celebration...
December 5, 2015 - 12:14am
November 12, 2015
Then and now
Verne Broberg, 97, pauses Wednesday beside his U.S. Army portrait from 1943 at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. He was one of 22 military veterans...
November 12, 2015 - 12:00am
September 3, 2015
Video: KMS bus driver ready to begin another school year
After graduating from Kerkhoven, Jean Rustad stayed around and has been driving school bus ever since, along with other duties at Rustad Bus...
September 3, 2015 - 7:34am
July 9, 2015
Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock opens
PENNOCK — The resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock is complete, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The detour will be removed late Friday afternoon, at which point the road will be open to all traffic. The project resurfaced...
July 9, 2015 - 11:11pm
May 5, 2015
U.S. Highway 12 detour from Kerkhoven to Pennock starts Monday
WILLMAR — Motorists will encounter a detour on U.S. Highway 12 from Kerkhoven to Pennock beginning Monday as crews start work on a resurfacing project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced. According to a news release from MnDOT, the 8-mile project extends from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:29pm
March 17, 2015
Records published March 18
The following contains the records summary for March 17. Hazardous materials team responds to oil spill at Willmar railyard WILLMAR — It was reported around 12:37 p.m. Monday that about 500 gallons of oil spilled from one of the rail cars at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe...
March 17, 2015 - 11:07pm
March 16, 2015
Records published March 17
The following contains the records summary for March 17. Hazardous materials team responds to oil spill at Willmar railyard WILLMAR — It was reported around 12:37 p.m. Monday that about 500 gallons of oil spilled from one of the rail cars at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railyard...
March 16, 2015 - 11:46pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 20, 2014
Crop dusting plane crashes near Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — A crop dusting plane crash landed Tuesday afternoon in a corn field southeast of Kerkhoven, according to Swift County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation of the scene showed that Douglas Jackson, 54, of Benson, was spraying a soybean field about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday when...
August 20, 2014 - 11:16pm
Crop dusting plane crashes Tuesday near Kerkhoven
A crop dusting plane crash landed Tuesday afternoon in a corn field southeast of Kerkhoven, according to Swift County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation of the scene showed that Douglas Jackson, 54, of Benson, was spraying a soybean field about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday when he hit a guide...
August 20, 2014 - 11:45am
July 1, 2014
Lamecker's General Store puts it together in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — Kerkhoven knows what its got, now that it’s back. Scott Lamecker opened the doors of Lamecker’s General Store on Monday,...
July 1, 2014 - 9:47am
June 10, 2014
Lamecker’s General Store to open in Kerkhoven
KERKHOVEN — Scott and Teresa Lamecker are closer to filling the void left in Kerkhoven with the closing of the community’s hardware and grocery store businesses in 2013. The couple is aiming to open Lamecker’s General Store at the end of the month, if work continues to progress...
June 10, 2014 - 11:08pm
June 5, 2014
Area high school trap shooters to compete
ALEXANDRIA — Teams from several area schools will be among those competing when Alexandria hosts the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s 2014 opening this weekend. Willmar, New London-Spicer, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, and MACCRAY are among the teams scheduled to...
June 5, 2014 - 12:16am
Radio with roots: In Benson, the more things change on air, the more they stay the same
BENSON — The proverbial saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same’’ could also be the business mantra in Benson, where...
May 5, 2014 - 11:16pm