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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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
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Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 18, 2016
Little libraries to pop up in Willmar parks
WILLMAR — The United Way has always been a champion of both early childhood education and literacy, and this summer the United Way of West...
June 18, 2016 - 8:33am
April 7, 2016
Through Willmar library partnership, Girl Scouts play tutors, pals to young students
Each Thursday, Tasha Klatt spends two hours at the Willmar Public Library tutoring young students. They are some of the most rewarding hours...
April 7, 2016 - 9:56am
February 17, 2016
‘Motorboat, motorboat kick up the gas’
Wesley Ternes, age 2-1/2, steers the motorboat Wednesday across the Smart Play Spot “lake” at the Willmar Public Library, making a “putt...
February 17, 2016 - 11:39pm
February 7, 2016
Fourth-graders Matthew Strey, left, and Jordan Gorans share a library moment during Friday’s weekly visit by Cassie Ackerson’s class at Kennedy...
February 7, 2016 - 10:56pm
February 6, 2016
Kennedy Elementary students share a good read
Matthew Strey, left, and Jordan Gorans, fourth-graders at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar, share a library moment during Friday's weekly...
February 6, 2016 - 9:56am
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
June 27, 2015
Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
Bianca Hanson couldn’t help but smile as she added the final intricacy to her novelty. Working within the confines of a clay pot decked out...
June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
June 25, 2015
Willmar library exhibit promotes its music catalog, summer reading program
The Willmar Public Library has a message for all the bibliophiles out there: it’s not just about the books. In conjunction with its summer...
June 25, 2015 - 8:36am
June 8, 2015
Video: Fun, songs and reading at the library
Upbeat muscian gets the word out: Story teller and banjo picker Jack Pearson, of Minneapolis, entertained children and adults at the Willmar...
June 8, 2015 - 3:16pm
May 12, 2015
Great River Regional Library names new executive director
ST. CLOUD — The Great River Regional Library board of trustees has appointed Karen Pundsack as executive director of the 32-library system. Pundsack has been serving as interim director since July 2014. She joined Great River Regional Library in 1999 as manager of the Sauk Centre...
May 12, 2015 - 1:44pm
March 21, 2015
For teens looking for a great read, some social interaction, library’s book club is the place to be
Wendy Rios is a bibliophile, and a proud one at that. To her, words are simply a gateway to another life. Just 13, she immerses herself in...
March 21, 2015 - 12:16am
January 15, 2015
Pioneerland Library System ends director’s contract
WILLMAR — Pioneerland Library System board members unanimously approved a motion not to renegotiate the system’s contract with executive director Mark Ranum following a closed meeting held at the library headquarters in Willmar Thursday evening. They agreed to appoint an ad hoc...
January 15, 2015 - 11:32pm
October 29, 2014
Batman, AKA Dave Paulsen, and Batboy, Paulsen’s son Ben, 5, entertain costumed children with heroic deeds and reading books about his fellow...
October 29, 2014 - 12:09am