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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Best Buy in its final days in Willmar
Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cal Thomas: It's time for Trump
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
September 4, 2016
12,000 and counting leave their 'Lights on for Jacob,' at Minnesota cop's urging
As a St. Paul police officer, Danielle Lewis is all too familiar with instances of children being put into danger. “We deal with child victims...
September 4, 2016 - 10:08pm
March 7, 2016
MnDOT converts to LED roadway lights
ST. PAUL — More than 28,500 roadway lights along Minnesota roads and bridges will be replaced with LED lights over the next four years. The conversion from traditional high-pressure sodium lights to LED lights is expected to save the state up to $1.45 million a year in energy costs...
March 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
Koosman lights raise record amount of money for The Salvation Army
WILLMAR — It was a record-breaking season for Chad Koosman and his famous holiday lights display north of Willmar. Not only was the display...
January 7, 2016 - 11:47pm
December 22, 2015
Koosmans feel like champions thanks to community support for their light display
WILLMAR — Chad and Angie Koosman’s massive display of Christmas lights in rural Willmar did not win the $50,000 prize Monday in ABC’s “The...
December 22, 2015 - 5:00am
December 19, 2015
Willmar Christmas lights display garners national attention
When it comes to the holidays, Chad Koosman lives by four words: Let there be light. Each year, Koosman, an irrigation contractor by trade,...
December 19, 2015 - 8:00am
November 23, 2015
Kandiyohi County creates no-parking zone to manage traffic by light display
WILLMAR — Citing heavy traffic and safety concerns, Kandiyohi County has decided to create a temporary no-parking zone at the rural intersection near a local family’s huge holiday light display. The request came from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog and was formally approved...
November 23, 2015 - 11:41pm
August 3, 2012
Two sets of lights damaged in Willmar, Minn., as a result of traffic accidents
WILLMAR -- The third and fourth weeks in July were bad weeks for Willmar traffic signals after vehicular accidents damaged signals at two city...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 8, 2012
Astro Bob blog: Solar storm hits, expected to continue through tonight
Like many of you, I stayed up as late as I could hoping to see aurora and then finally went to bed. The coronal mass ejection (CME) - that high-speed...
March 8, 2012 - 10:25am
December 22, 2011
Willmar, Minn., area light displays spread holiday cheer
Sparkling icicle lights. Candy cane walkways. Multicolored lights strung on trees. Twinkling snowflakes in windows. If you're driving around...
December 22, 2011 - 12:49am
December 14, 2010
New solar-powered lights flash speed warning by ACGC
GROVE CITY -- New signs with solar powered flashing beacons have been installed on state Highway 4 near the Atwater-Cosmos- Grove City High School in Grove City. The signs identify a school speed limit of 35 miles per hour within the school zone when the beacon lights are flashing,...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
New program offers Christmas lights recycling
WILLMAR -- Every fall as families decorate porches and roofs with holiday lights, wads of tangled up strings of Christmas lights with burned out bulbs get thrown away.
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
Sheriff: More nighttime burglaries reported
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking residents to lock their doors and secure all basement and main floor windows after more nighttime burglaries were reported Monday. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, additional reports of nighttime burglaries were taken today from residents...
September 13, 2010 - 1:46pm
December 18, 2009
86,000 bulbs, movie-night specials highlight Salvation Army fundraising effort
Chad Koosman has doubled the number of Christmas lights he has on display at his home near Eagle Lake, and he's inviting folks over to look at...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2009
High-speed rail advocates explain route through Superior, Duluth
Amid differing cost estimates and ridership figures, one thing has been nailed down for the Northern Lights Express: where the proposed high-speed...
December 10, 2009 - 10:16am
December 4, 2009
Getting into the holiday spirit
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am