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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 6, 2016
‘Confident they’ll make it right,’ landowner says
FREEMAN, S.D. — The man who owns land where an oil spill is being investigated has no qualms with Trans- Canada. Loren Schultz, of Freeman, is pleased with the ongoing cleanup and investigative efforts on his field near the intersection of Highway 18 and 437th Avenue, about 5 miles...
April 6, 2016 - 11:14pm
April 4, 2016
Oil surfaces along Keystone pipeline, no damage found
FREEMAN, S.D. — TransCanada officials are still searching for the cause of an oil slick discovered in southeast South Dakota that shut down...
April 4, 2016 - 8:51pm
June 9, 2013
Report: NSA contract worker is surveillance source
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed...
June 9, 2013 - 11:25pm
October 26, 2012
Teens take vehicle, flee cops, hit gas meter; Regency West evacuated
WILLMAR -- Two young men suspected of a robbery fled from Willmar police early Thursday morning, causing a major gas leak that required the evacuation of half of the residents of the Regency West mobile home park. According to Police Capt. Jim Felt, Darian Frank, 19, of Willmar,...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Robbery suspects flee from Willmar, Minn, Police, hit gas meter; trailer park evacuated
WILLMAR -- Two young men suspected of a robbery fled from Willmar Police early this morning, causing a major gas leak that required the evacuation of half of the residents of the Regency West mobile home park. According to Police Capt. Jim Felt, Darian Frank, 19, of Willmar, is in...
October 25, 2012 - 11:34am
September 14, 2012
Gas leak forces evacuation in Olivia, Minn., including nursing home
OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department evacuated the northwest corner of the community for a couple hours Thursday afternoon, including residents of the Golden Living Center nursing facility, due to a report of a gas leak. Law enforcement received the report of the underground gas...
September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 5, 2012
Chlorine bleach leak nuclear plant in Minnesota
RED WING, Minn. (AP) -- Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing issued an alert early Thursday after workers discovered chlorine bleach leaking from a tank. Xcel Energy says no radioactive material was released and there is no danger to the public. No workers...
January 5, 2012 - 8:26am
October 19, 2010
Ammonia leak prompts evacuation in Morris
MORRIS, Minn. - A farming accident caused up to 600 gallons of anhydrous ammonia to be spilled here Monday night, prompting authorities to evacuate a portion of the community. According to Morris Police Chief Jim Beauregard, a farmer reported about 10 p.m. that while he was applying...
October 19, 2010 - 10:07am
October 8, 2010
Keeping the moisture out
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
UPDATE: First Street has reopened
WILLMAR -- First Street in Willmar reopened to traffic around 1:45 p.m.
August 31, 2010 - 3:36pm
Gas leak closes part of First Street in Willmar
WILLMAR - First Street has been closed to traffic for several blocks because of a natural gas leak at a construction site. The road was shut...
August 31, 2010 - 12:16pm
May 15, 2010
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 15, 2010 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Homes evacuated after gas line cut
WILLMAR -- Nearly 20 north Willmar homes were evacuated late Tuesday morning, and senior citizens moved out of danger after a two-inch natural...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 3, 2009
Seven Jennie-O workers are taken to hospital after ammonia leak
WILLMAR -- Seven workers at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant #5 were taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after an ammonia leak around...
March 3, 2009 - 10:25am