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Decision nearing on highway route in wye project around Willmar, Minn.
Rail bypass funding, realignment loom large as Kandiyohi County concerns
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
Willmar man charged with indecent exposure at the library
5 injured in Stearns County accident
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
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