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Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
August 9, 2012
Becker Co. authorities detained three in sexual assault investigation at WE Fest
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
August 9, 2012 - 9:26am
Six baby bunnies born in Detroit Lakes flowerpot
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Jeanne Smith of Detroit Lakes has been volunteering to plant and water the big flower planters that decorate Lincoln Park...
July 9, 2012 - 8:46am
June 16, 2012
Kandiyohi County: 'Where the lakes begin'
WILLMAR -- It's no secret that Minnesota boasts some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in the United States, due in large part to the state's...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 17, 2012
1st Red Beard 7k run draws 200
WILLMAR -- It was not a typical mid-March morning in Minnesota nor were the nearly 200 runners in ordinary gear. The event was the 1st Red...
March 17, 2012 - 12:55pm
March 6, 2012
Wyman hearing cancelled after he fails to appear, warrant remains
WILLMAR -- A review hearing for Andrew Charles Wyman, 18, of Willmar, was cancelled this afternoon after he failed to appear before District Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court. Wyman, who has a warrant issued for his arrest, absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth...
March 6, 2012 - 4:36pm
February 24, 2012
Letters from Home blog: Learning to ice fish parallels life
February 24, 2012 - 8:54am
February 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Chamber of Commerce receives state award
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been named Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives, the professional association for local chambers of commerce in Minnesota. The award is based on performance in several categories,...
February 6, 2012 - 12:28pm
January 30, 2012
Letter: Do your part to protect lakes
After reading the article "Kandiyohi County among leaders in enforcement" dealing with aquatic invasive species in the Jan. 14 paper, I felt proud of our county for stepping up the enforcement but couldn't help feeling defeated when I realized how poorly other counties are doing in...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
Vogel says AIS has attention of legislators
WILLMAR - Rep.
January 17, 2012 - 4:17pm
December 30, 2011
Fish houses, ATVs and drivers break through ice on west central Minn. lakes
WILLMAR -- Bystanders rescued a 66-year-old ice fisherman when his three-wheel vehicle went through the ice at 2:53 p.m.
December 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2011
Unseasonal warmth leads to shaky ice conditions in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Rescuers donned wetsuits and safety harnesses Tuesday morning to salvage an unoccupied fish house that sank through the ice on Foot...
December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
October 17, 2011
Detroit Lakes, Minn., woman gets scare when bitten by venomous spider
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
October 17, 2011 - 10:08am
September 10, 2011
Cardinals fall to Brainerd
BRAINERD -- Some things don't change. Year in and year out Brainerd is big, physical and deep -- too much for most of their Central Lakes foes, including Willmar. The Blue Wave washed over the outnumbered Cardinals 31-7 on Friday night at Adamson Field. Willmar has good numbers...
September 10, 2011 - 1:33am
August 27, 2011
Zebra mussels found in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed on Friday a report that zebra mussels are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria. Brophy and Cowdry are part of a small chain of lakes less than a mile upstream of Lake Darling and the Alexandria...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 26, 2011
DNR confirms zebra mussel infestation in two more lakes near Alexandria, Minnesota today
ALEXANDRIA -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists are confirming today a report that zebra mussels are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria. Brophy and Cowdry are part of a small chain of lakes less than a mile upstream of Lake Darling and the Alexandria...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00pm