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Medical marijuana law takes effect
Records published July 1
Willmar’s new fire chief settles into his dream job
Defendants make life-changing choices through local drug court program
New Minnesota laws go into effect today
VFW Baseball: Willmar drubs Montevideo
Stingers shock Duluth
Legion Baseball: Willmar too much for Kerkhoven
Hunter hits 3rd in Twins' revamped order
Wild had what Reilly wanted: potential, opportunity
Willmar library exhibit promotes its music catalog, summer reading program
Fan builds collection as a tribute to garage rock bands of the 1960s
Surreal Life: Willmar artist draws inspiration from sub consciousness
Video: Musical production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' opens at the Barn tonight
Video: KMS band selected for 75th Pearl Harbor anniversary
Arugula: Green & White Pizza
Video: 2015 Willmar Fests Grande Parade
Video: crowning the new Willmar Fests Ambassadors
Video: U of M Marching Band at Willmar Fests
Live it: Chill out this summer with these beverage classics
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: Stay-at-home moms and their changing role
Clayton O. Anderson
Lee E. Gerhardson
Gernhild S. Anderson
Jeanette Jean Saunders
Commentary: It is time to remember the Korean War
Editorial: Council member Christianson’s isolated city view hurts Willmar
Editorial: Willmar City Council should not try to restrict free speech
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
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...
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 down over the noon hour from Willmar Avenue north to Kandiyohi Avenue. Willmar Police, the Willmar Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue...
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 gas line was cut. The incident happened at about 10:45 am when a utility crew hit the line on County Road 41, which is also known as the...
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 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. According to officials at Rice Memorial, all seven people were treated and released. The leak promoted the evacuation...
news / local
March 3, 2009 - 10:25am