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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39
‘It makes you feel you belong’: Schools provide Muslim students space, time for daily prayers
Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations
Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept
Border bar owners, police mixed on 4 a.m. closing bill in Minnesota
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
Girls Basketball: Cards stretch win streak to seven
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
November 26, 2016
Parenting Perspectives: Becoming a parent a weird responsibility
Becoming a parent is weird. It hasn't been bad, really. In fact, I like being a mom considerably more than I thought I would. But the transition...
November 26, 2016 - 12:41pm
September 5, 2016
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Cartoon by Gary Markstein Markstein is an editorial cartoon artist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and syndicated nationally. Cartoon feedback...
September 5, 2016 - 10:47am
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct one location. The Willmar Middle School is not a site this year due to a remodeling project....
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
May 19, 2016
Cinco de Mayo Family Fun Festival returns to Willmar after 4-year hiatus
Following a four-year hiatus, Willmar will once again play host to the Cinco de Mayo Family Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to...
May 19, 2016 - 12:00am
February 14, 2016
Having a ball at the gym
Alysia Buteyn and Will Schneiderman, both 6, delight in pushing an oversized beach ball around the Central Minnesota Christian School gymnasium...
February 14, 2016 - 11:56pm
December 30, 2015
Warm the Children surpasses 2015 goal
A total of 379 donations have been received during the 2015 campaign, totaling $35,059.45, which puts the program at 103 percent of goal. The Warm the Children campaign has helped more than 8,400 children from an estimated 3,081 families over the past 21 years. Last year, the Warm...
December 30, 2015 - 10:28pm
December 23, 2015
Warm the Children raises 94 percent of $34,000 goal
WILLMAR — With just days to go until Christmas, the 2015 Warm the Children campaign is edging closer to its goal at 94 percent. The goal of...
December 23, 2015 - 10:14am
December 12, 2015
Video: Holiday Express on the move again today
The Santa Semi stopped at the Cosmos American Legion and was greeted by a large turnout to see not only St. Nick and his red-nosed reindeer but...
December 12, 2015 - 12:00am
November 19, 2015
More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
WILLMAR — Minnesota was named the top state in the country for child well-being in July, but that lofty ranking doesn’t tell the full story...
November 19, 2015 - 11:09pm
October 31, 2015
Commentary: Minnesota remembers, keeps looking for Jacob
The announcement of child pornography charges and the person of interest connection came 26 years and 7 days after Jacob Wetterling was abducted on a warm Sunday night near St. Joseph along a rural Stearns County road. Minnesota paused to listen on many fronts. U.S. Attorney...
October 31, 2015 - 5:00am
September 20, 2015
Children’s mental health report finds less stigma, more recognition
WILLMAR — Parents, children and professionals involved in the Kandiyohi County children’s mental health system say there’s reason to feel optimistic about the system. Professionals and parents who participated in a series of focus group meetings this past year said they’re...
September 20, 2015 - 11:36pm
June 11, 2015
E-cigarettes growing more popular — and poisoning more kids
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has seen a jump in the number of children poisoned by e-cigarettes and their liquid refillables, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. From 2013 to 2014, the number of e-cigarette and e-liquid poisonings among Minnesota children 5 and younger rose...
June 11, 2015 - 11:08pm
June 9, 2015
Encourage kids to follow basic safety guidelines online
ST. PAUL — Summer offers more free time for kids, and that time is often spent online. The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension encourages parents to continue dialogue with their children regarding safe online behavior. Whether kids use the Internet for social...
June 9, 2015 - 11:09pm
May 14, 2015
Editorial: Vote yes twice for all Willmar kids
Voters of the Willmar School District will face two decisions Tuesday: whether to invest in the school facilities for academics and whether to invest in a field house facility for extra-curricular athletic programs. Both areas are serious needs for the district and its students....
May 14, 2015 - 8:27am
Some foster kids were homeless
ST. PAUL — New research shows that 20 percent of one-time foster children have been homeless. “The fact that one in five foster youth have experienced homelessness is a stark reminder to all of us involved in the child welfare system that we have a lot of work to do,” said...
April 14, 2015 - 9:00am