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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
June 2, 2009
Timberwolves still in limbo with McHale
MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves boss David Kahn and Kevin McHale are still deciding McHale's status as coach. Fred Hoiberg and the rest of the evaluators in Minnesota's front office are furiously planning for the draft, without a guarantee Kahn will keep them beyond that. The Wolves...
June 2, 2009 - 11:33pm
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Moorhead man pleads guilty to two felonies in Lake Lillian burglary
WILLMAR -- Andrei Kevin Russell, 23, of Moorhead, formerly of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple felony charges for his alleged role in a home burglary in rural Lake Lillian. Russell pleaded guilty to an amended second-degree burglary charge and a felony for theft Friday...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Randy Wittman; McHale takes over as coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Randy Wittman on Monday, two days after an embarrassing 23-point loss at home to the...
December 8, 2008 - 11:00am
December 5, 2008
Federal judge blocks NFL's suspension of 5, including Viking's Williams pair
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal judge on Friday blocked the NFL from suspending five players for violating the league's anti-doping policy. U.S....
December 5, 2008 - 1:30pm
November 22, 2008
Tight state funds creating bottleneck in mental health system; Willmar's newest facility feeling the squeeze
WILLMAR -- Since it began taking patients in September, Willmar's new 16-bed mental health hospital has been at or near capacity, but a shortage of state and federal funds is creating a "bottleneck" in where those patients go when they're discharged. Kevin Bollin, director of Willmar's...
November 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 20
- A Willmar man avoided prison time but will spend five years on probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to domestic assault and a firearms violation. Benjamin Allen Pierskalla, 24, could have faced up to 15 years in prison for possessing guns in spite of a prior assault...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Recounts will begin Wednesday in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- Tables, chairs, pilers, sorters and -- most importantly -- ballots are being prepared for the recount in the U.S. Senate race that...
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
November 8, 2008
Heinen -- Roverud
Rebekah Heinen and Kevin Roverud were united in marriage Oct. 11 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Helen Heinen of New London. The groom is the son of Greg and Carol Roverud of Spicer. Maid of honor was Kristi Spieker, sister...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Letter: Vote no on amendment question
On Nov. 4, Minnesotans will have the opportunity to oppose a proposed amendment to Minnesota's constitution, and I would strongly urge you to do so. The proposed amendment increases the state's sales tax rate by three-eighths of 1 percent, with funding dedicated to wildlife, art,...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Advanced Placement courses at NLS pass national audit
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer High School's six Advanced Placement courses have passed a national audit completed by college and university professors. During Monday's NLS School Board meeting, Principal Kevin Acquard reported the curriculum of work provided to students of the...
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 16, 2008
Mayor vetoes rejection of funding for controversial housing plan department of employment and economic development
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke has vetoed the Willmar City Council's April 7 rejection of the $350,000 state grant for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project. City Clerk Kevin Halliday said Tuesday the mayor's veto means the grant is accepted by the city. In...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am