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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
June 27, 2016
Food Hub begins to bear fruit and vegetables and hopefully more
WILLMAR—Those who started the Willmar Food Hub are looking to not only grow and harvest sustainable food stuffs locally, they are also hoping...
June 27, 2016 - 11:30pm
April 19, 2016
Spicer winery participates in Savor Minnesota
SPICER — Glacial Ridge Winery of Spicer participated Saturday in the seventh annual Savor Minnesota tasting event at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The event featured several Minnesota wineries, breweries and food producers, and members of the public could visit each booth and try...
April 19, 2016 - 8:14am
April 6, 2015
U of M study finds lower average produce prices at farmers markets in region than at stores
WILLMAR — Ask people why they shop at farmers markets and they will answer one, two and three: They like the freshness and quality of the produce,...
April 6, 2015 - 12:11am
October 24, 2014
Video to promote renovation of Willmar hub for local foods
WILLMAR — More than 60 beer aficionados, eatery patrons, lovers of locally grown food and others gathered for an outdoor video shoot at noon...
October 24, 2014 - 11:50pm
September 12, 2014
Community-Owned Grocery takes another step toward opening of store with capital campaign
WILLMAR — The Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar has reached its final stage before construction and is kicking off a capital investment campaign to receive more financial support from member-owners before breaking ground. Russ Bennett, president of the COG board of directors,...
September 12, 2014 - 11:49pm
August 3, 2014
Public invited to annual meeting of Willmar Community-Owned Grocery on August 14
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery is conducting its annual meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. August 14 at the grocery’s new location next to Westside Liquor in Willmar. Everyone from the community is invited for free desserts and beverages, a question-and-answer...
August 3, 2014 - 10:39pm
March 28, 2014
Papers signed for purchase, rehab of ‘Barn Shed’ building in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Documents were signed this week to finalize a partnership enabling the development of local food-focused businesses at a site in...
March 28, 2014 - 10:59pm
March 1, 2014
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
What if you could have dropped in on Steve Jobs’ garage while he tinkered and built the first Apple computers? Thirty-six students in the...
March 1, 2014 - 7:18am
Grant keeps local foods effort going
MILAN — Carol Ford will be able to carry on the work of her late husband and develop a local foods network in the region based on the production...
January 1, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 10, 2013
Community-Owned Grocery house parties to discuss local foods
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community-Owned Grocery, in collaboration with its member-owners, is organizing a series of house parties to encourage discussion of local foods and healthy eating. At the parties, Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 6 and 10 at private homes of COG member-owners, participants...
November 10, 2013 - 11:16pm
March 21, 2013
Minnesota Grown to present farmers' market data
WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — Farmers market managers and vendors from across Minnesota gather in Waite Park on Thursday for the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association's Spring Conference. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says they'll be the first to hear the results of customer...
March 21, 2013 - 10:00am
March 4, 2013
Farm to Cafeteria workshop is Tuesday in Morris, Minn.
MORRIS — Apples, cucumbers, and tomatoes are the top three most popular Minnesota fruits and vegetables among K-12 students, according to an Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy survey of school food service leaders. Getting these locally grown foods on the menus of schools...
March 4, 2013 - 11:53am
February 21, 2013
County Board hears update on plans for Community-Owned Grocery in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Efforts to establish a new food cooperative in Willmar got the attention of the Kandiyohi County Commissioners this week when organizers of the Community-Owned Grocery gave the commissioners an update on the project. Frequently known locally as the COG, volunteers have...
February 21, 2013 - 12:35am
January 15, 2013
USDA offering loans to farmers who grow for locals
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new loan program to help small farmers, including growers who want to take advantage of the soaring interest in locally produced food. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack told The Associated Press on...
January 15, 2013 - 12:55pm
January 2, 2013
Elk’s Bluff Winter Greenhouse feeds a growing appetite for local foods
MONTEVIDEO — No airline ticket to a southern destination required for Tim Elkington. He makes his escape from winter every day with a short...
January 2, 2013 - 12:00am