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Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
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
January 10, 2015
MPR leads initiative to protect school music
ST. PAUL — As schools begin planning their 2015-16 budgets, a coalition of music-oriented organizations is asking that they protect student choirs, bands and orchestras. The initiative, Music Makes Us Whole, features a website listing benefits of music instruction and contact information...
January 10, 2015 - 5:00pm