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State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Letter: MN anti-environment bills put politics ahead of science
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 27, 2015
Long-range transportation plan reviewed
WILLMAR — A four-year plan on how federal money will be spent on local transportation projects was reviewed Friday in Willmar. The plan includes a wide range of state, county and city projects such as a roundabout near Lake Lillian, a tunnel underneath U.S. Highway 71 to provide...
March 27, 2015 - 11:17pm
March 25, 2015
Other opinion: It’s time to invest in transportation
As a crop and dairy farmer, I could skimp on fertilizing my crops for a couple of years to cut costs; however, my yields will be reduced over time.
March 25, 2015 - 8:00am
March 12, 2015
A Lillian leak
Jason Steel and Tom Egge, in pit, of Monson Excavating, cut out a leaking joint Thursday in a six-inch water main that services the far north...
March 12, 2015 - 11:34pm
March 11, 2015
Road closed Thursday in Lake Lillian to repair broken water main
LAKE LILLIAN – Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday Kandiyohi County Road 8 in Lake Lillian will be closed to traffic while crews repair a broken water main. The work is expected to last 3-4 hours. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.
March 11, 2015 - 4:16pm
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Wodasch and...
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
February 12, 2015
Lake Lillian to host ‘town talks’ Monday on local business
LAKE LILLIAN — Spurred by the recent closing of the town’s only grocery store, Lake Lillian will host a pair of community talking sessions this coming week on business recruitment and retention. The goal is to look at “the whole big picture” of local business, said Susan...
February 12, 2015 - 11:36pm
January 27, 2015
Records published Jan. 28
This is the records summary for Jan. 28. Theft LAKE LILLIAN — The theft of various construction tools was reported at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 16300 block of 195th Street Southeast.
January 27, 2015 - 11:12pm
December 11, 2014
Harland Madsen receives AMC President’s Award
ST. PAUL — Kandiyohi County Commissioner Harlan Madsen, of Lake Lillian, received the Association of Minnesota Counties’ President’s Award for his service and leadership in county government during the AMC’s annual conference Dec. 8 in St. Cloud. The prestigious President’s...
December 11, 2014 - 11:14pm
November 5, 2014
Lake Lillian death investigation turned over to BCA
LAKE LILLIAN — The investigation into a death from a gunshot wound Tuesday evening in rural Lake Lillian has been turned over to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sheriff Dan Hartog said in a phone interview Wednesday. Hartog said he could not comment on the nature...
November 5, 2014 - 11:35pm
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
Shooting death in Lake Lillian is under investigation
LAKE LILLIAN - Authorities are investigating a shooting death that happened Tuesday evening in rural Lake Lillian. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was reported at 8:17 p.m. in the 12000 block of 225th Avenue Southeast. The victim was found with a gunshot...
November 5, 2014 - 8:40am
October 30, 2014
Letter: Vote no on ACGC levy
Vote yourself a tax cut. Note no on ACGC renewal of the operating levy. Mike Hanson Lake Lillian
October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Letter: Baker is what we need
Political ads and other letter writers talk about how their candidate will lower taxes, raise minimum wages, build more roads and more. These are very pertinent topics but as a small business owner and rural resident I have had other concerns — electric vehicle regulations and...
October 30, 2014 - 8:30am
October 28, 2014
Atwater woman faces second-degree arson charges for the K & M Liquor Store fire in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR — The 51-year-old rural Atwater woman charged in the fire that destroyed her business, K & M Liquor Store in Lake Lillian, waived...
October 28, 2014 - 11:47pm
September 22, 2014
Friends mourning loss of former Olivia grad killed by grizzly while hunting in Canada
Ken and Brenda Novotny OLIVIA — A family with its roots in Renville County is mourning the loss of two brothers who died days apart, one in a tragic hunting accident. Ken Novotny, 53, of Germantown, Tennessee, died Wednesday when he was attacked by a grizzly bear while...
September 22, 2014 - 12:41pm