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Hundreds gather to mourn U of M student from Lake Elmo who went missing, presumed dead
Mental health hospital opens apartment building
Rolling Stones to play in Minneapolis on June 3
University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Expert: Welcome tomfoolery at work
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
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 Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. governmen...
news / nation
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,...
news / local
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...
news / region
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...
news / state
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...
news / region
October 19, 2010 - 10:07am
October 8, 2010
Keeping the moisture out
news / local / community
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
opinion / cartoons
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...
news / local
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...
news / local
March 3, 2009 - 10:25am