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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
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
December 27, 2008
Koosman uses Christmas lights display to raise money for Salvation Army
For any commuter driving north on state Highway 23 near Eagle Lake in past weeks, there was a glow, comparable to the lights of Las Vegas, visible across to the lake's east side. Located near the intersection of Kandiyohi County roads 9 and 26, Chad Koosman of Willmar has turned...
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am