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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica open for viewing in Willmar
Committee recommends Willmar City Council approve human resources position
Meadow Star Dairy draws quite the crowd
Police receive report of child firing gun
Alert system aided search for missing Willmar boys
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Remembering our deployed soldiers over the Fourth of July
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
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
Donald D. Coleman
Willard "Bill" A. Nelson
Jennifer Lynn Bougher
Helen Muriel Berg
Cornelia B. Fredrick
Commentary: Sanders is making his goodbye count
Commentary: Double trouble is coming with Trump
Commentary: Republicans' Benghazi Report seeks repetition, not the truth
Cartoon from June 30
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway, fixes engine, takes off again
LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on a State Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call reported that an airplane had landed...
News / region
August 1, 2012 - 8:55am
FAA OKs first phase of Willmar old airport land release
WILLMAR -- Mayor Frank Yanish announced today the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the city of Willmar's request for the first of...
News / local
June 1, 2012 - 10:59am
January 14, 2012
Soaring farmland values make proper estate planning even more important
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Now more than ever, area farmers need a plan to pass on their farm to the next generation, according to a farm estate planner. Even farmers with an estate plan may need to update it because of soaring land values, said Mike Baron, owner/manager of Great Plains...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
Prime hunting land is target for 'no net gain' debate in west central Minnesota
LAKE JOHANNA TOWNSHIP, POPE COUNTY -- Kurt Nelson has 80 acres of land in the southeast corner of Pope County that are the kind often touted...
outdoors / region
April 30, 2011 - 7:50am
January 10, 2011
Farmland values rising
WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report. The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making. "Is this the new...
News / local / region
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Community land trust creates affordable housing solution
WILLMAR -- The Westwind development is offering affordable single-family housing opportunities as well as affordable rental housing. Homeownership...
News / local / community
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
When moms get angry ... school lunches get a whole lot more nutritious
MONTEVIDEO -- A childhood obesity epidemic has many fearing this generation of children will have a shorter lifespan than their parents or grandparents. A lack of physical activity is one of the causes, but the biggest culprit is a diet high in calories and low in nutrition. A growing...
News / region / state
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
United FCS buys land in Willmar for new building
WILLMAR -- United FCS has purchased 6.4 acres of land at the south edge of Willmar for a future expansion of its offices. CEO Marc Knisely announced the purchase Friday morning at the United FCS offices in Willmar. "Sharing positive news in this economic environment is good for...
News / local
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Editorial: City must complete airport parcel sale
The city of Willmar's efforts to obtain the federal release of the former municipal airport land and complete a subsequent land sale with a valid purchase agreement have been delayed. The delay is due in part to continuing efforts by some, including City Councilman Jim Dokken and...
opinion / editorials
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Glup honored with USFWS manager award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on July 17, Litchfield Wetland Management District Project Leader Scott Glup was...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Farmers will attend Italy's 'Terra Madre' slow food conference
MONTEVIDEO -- Recently married and just out of college, Richard Handeen and Audrey Arner settled in 1972 on the land his great-grandparents first tilled exactly 100 years earlier. They came with aspirations to defy the conventional wisdom: They intended to keep the farm small, and...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Commission works on revising comprehensive land use plan
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission could complete work during the next 30 to 60 days on a proposed revision of the city's comprehensive land use plan. The goals, objectives and policy guidelines in the comprehensive plan assist the Planning Commission and city planning officials...
News / community
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 20, 2008
Land's natural beauty preserved for all
I don't get around much, but last fall I found myself on main street in Moab, Utah. Moviemakers discovered Moab in the 1950s. Nearby parks and the Colorado River drew tourists and adventures. Most recently, mountain bikers made the hard-rock plateaus surrounding this distance outpost...
September 20, 2008 - 12:00am
February 21, 2003
Letter: Saving our native prairie
Prairie and native grasslands are disappearing rapidly, taking soil and habitat as well as hunting, ranching and other economic opportunities with them. Congress should ensure that federal farm and crop insurance subsidies don’t exacerbate the loss of these vital natural resources....
opinion / letters
February 21, 2003 - 8:10pm