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Willmar school officials consider a change in start times next year
Highway 23 four-lane to be discussed at open house Tuesday in Hawick
Morris physician practicing under conditional license after unauthorized prescriptions, fraudulent billing discovered
Willmar native begins his work as first full-time chairman of Met Council
Records for Jan. 24
Morris expected to leave Redskins, join Falcons
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Report: NFL will try new replay method
Patriots say they followed rules, accept no blame
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Lois Mae Harms
Iona M. Bulau
Lillian T. Meder
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Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Stai — Schoer
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
Letter: Why we must preserve the Martin Luther King holiday
January 12, 2015
Akerson asks judge's order for release of information from school
WILLMAR — The attorney for the former Willmar High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student asked the court for an order releasing information from the Willmar Public Schools during a court appearance on Monday. Chad Akerson, 34, appeared...
news / local
January 12, 2015 - 3:03pm
January 11, 2015
Bonspiel Final at Willmar Civic Center
Former St. John’s University curler Josh Oestreich of team WD40 aims the rock to take out two GVL-Poly stones during the third-place game Sunday morning at the New Year’s Bonspiel at the Willmar Civic Center.
January 11, 2015 - 11:49pm
Harmony gets a home
WILLMAR –– For years, a program that brings children together with their noncustodial parents through supervised visits has been scattered among three different locations in Willmar. Starting next month, all of the Harmony Visitation Center’s staff, programs and families will...
January 11, 2015 - 11:30pm
Records published Jan. 12
This is the records summary for Monday, Jan. 12. Thefts SUNBURG — Tires, aluminum rims and a tire bead breaker were stolen in a theft reported Saturday morning at an auto shop in Sunburg. Tracks were spotted leading to the shop on Central Avenue. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
January 11, 2015 - 11:16pm
January 10, 2015
Convictions published Jan. 9
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Cesar Arce, 42, Willmar, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, April 27 Beverly Ann Montag, 46, Willmar,...
January 10, 2015 - 1:00pm
January 9, 2015
Business survey to be analyzed
WILLMAR — In an all-out blitz that started in November, local leaders and volunteers have completed nearly 100 face-to-face surveys with Kandiyohi County business owners. The next task will be to look at the information they collected and to analyze it. The process will help provide...
January 9, 2015 - 11:55pm
Walkin’ in sunshine
On a rare blue-sky day with the wind chill still well below zero on Friday afternoon, volunteer Debbie Dixon, a Ridgewater College freshman from Mahnomen, exercised Dublin, a three-year old pure bred Olde English Bulldogge, at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter on the west side of Willmar....
January 9, 2015 - 11:52pm
Records published Jan. 10
This is the records summary for Saturday, Jan. 10. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — Tweets sent to an Atwater teenager have led to five felony counts of violating a domestic no-contact order for an Osakis man. Todd Hendricks, 46, was arrested on a warrant this week...
January 9, 2015 - 11:49pm
YMCA provides Willmar’s only racquetball courts
Tom Bruin, right, and Mark Olson play racquetball Friday at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA in Willmar, often hitting the hollow ball off...
January 9, 2015 - 11:15pm
Willmar wind turbine sidelined
WILLMAR — Mechanical issues have sidelined Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 4 (south tower). Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electric production for the utilities, said the turbine was taken out of service Thursday morning due to mechanical issues in the hub. He said...
January 9, 2015 - 11:06pm
January 8, 2015
Truck driver pleads guilty to illegally passing school bus
WILLMAR— The driver of a truck alleged to have frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right in May 2014 will be sentenced Feb. 25 in Kandiyohi County District Court. The sentencing date was set after Allen Howard Morris, 48, of Apple Valley pleaded guilty...
January 8, 2015 - 8:15pm
Blizzard warning today for sections of central Minnesota
WILLMAR – Nasty weather could be hitting parts of central Minnesota today The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for...
news / local
January 8, 2015 - 6:59am
January 7, 2015
Ice castle to commemorate New London’s 150th anniversary
Despite frigid weather, Crow River Construction plus other volunteers build an ice sculpture across from the high school in New London Wednesday. The town turns 150 this year. They hoped to complete two castle walls and entrance by the days’ end. The Wee-Kut Ice Company pulled the...
January 7, 2015 - 8:45pm
Willmar teacher participates in NASA program
Willmar Senior High School science teacher Rob Palmer is attending the meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week in Seattle. He is participating in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program and is one of 40 teachers and students sent to Seattle. IPAC stands for...
January 7, 2015 - 8:38pm
Records published Jan. 8
This is the records summary for Jan. 8. Accident WILLMAR — A hit-and-run property damage accident was reported at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday in the 3200 block of 15th Street Southwest. A vehicle reportedly broke four mailboxes, leaving behind a light and a bumper from the vehicle. District...
January 7, 2015 - 8:08pm