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Town Hall attendees call for change in Willmar City Council
Man charged in stabbing brother in Grand Rapids
ACGC takes renewable route, invests in solar energy
RCW could start building additions in fall
NFL: Have Vikings finally replaced Moss?
Men's basketball: Badgers escape with win
NHL: Wild’s playoff push hinges on homestand
Tom Powers: MLS guys are kidding about the stadium, right?
Prep football: Solem patriarch of BOLD football family
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Lucille "Tweet" Violet Corneil
Verna E. Thomsen
Richard "Ric" T. McGinty
Paul T. Quisberg
Viola M. Kittelson
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Letter: Where was Rep. Baker?
Letter: A misuse of Robert’s Rules
Letter: Ill-advised talks with Iran
Letter: Did voters make a mistake?
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
March 21, 2015
Winter weather advisory issued for Sunday
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 11 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday. A mix of rain and snow is expected to shift to heavy snow by Sunday afternoon. The snow should taper off mid-evening Sunday. Total snowfall is predicted to be 3 to 6 inches,...
news / region
March 21, 2015 - 4:13pm
March 19, 2015
Rep. Baker authors bills to fund Highway 23 expansion between New London and St. Cloud
WILLMAR — Three different bills with three different funding options to finish a four-lane expansion of state Highway 23 between New London and St. Cloud will be introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representative. Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, has authored bills to pay...
news / local
March 19, 2015 - 1:11pm
March 9, 2015
Township elections Tuesday
WILLMAR – Most west central Minneosta townships hold elections and conduct their annual meetings Tuesday. Township residents typically elect supervisors and clerks and set the annual budgets. Polls are open at various times in each township, with the annual township meetings...
news / local
March 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
March 5, 2015
Gov. Dayton in Willmar Friday to talk transportation
WILLMAR –– The expansion of state Highway 23 will be highlighted Friday when Gov. Mark Dayton comes to town to discuss his transportation proposals for west central Minnesota. Dayton and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle will hold a press conference...
news / local
March 5, 2015 - 4:09pm
Texas plane crash kills Bill Graves, Willmar Domino’s franchise owner
ARGYLE, Texas -- William “Bill’’ Graves, 52, a Domino’s Pizza franchisee owner of 94 stores in nine states, including a store in Willmar, was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed Wednesday night in a field near Liberty Christian School in Argyle. According...
news / local
February 5, 2015 - 9:05am
February 3, 2015
Willmar superintendent to retire at end of school year
WILLMAR -- Willmar Schools Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the current school year. Kjergaard has been superintendent since July 2008. Kjergaard told the members of the Willmar School Board about his retirement on Jan. 30,...
news / education
February 3, 2015 - 3:58pm
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