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Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
MnSCU chancellor, faculty call a truce
Leaner Target worries Minnesota
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
NHL: Wild beat Ottawa in shootout
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Tom Powers: Guardado’s life was good, but Twins needed him
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Donna M. Vigil
Dennis "Denny" Lee Schultz
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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 is more affordable because developer Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership established a "partnership community land trust'' for the...
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 honored as the 2009 Federal Land Manager of the Year. Glup earned the award from Take Pride in America®, a nationwide partnership program...
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