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'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
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'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
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August 7, 2016
U.S. Highway 12 accident disrupts traffic, power in east Willmar
WILLMAR—A single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 in east Willmar Sunday evening disrupted traffic and interupted electricity...
August 7, 2016 - 11:58pm
Polls open Tuesday morning for primary election
WILLMAR—Amid the hoopla of August—county fairs, trips to the lake, the Rio Olympics, the drama surrounding the presidential election—Minnesotans go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the state's primary election. Polling places open bright and early Tuesday morning...
August 7, 2016 - 11:42pm
Records summary for Aug. 8.
This is the records summary for Aug. 8. Three hurt in accident KANDIYOHI - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department is investigating an accident that sent three people to the emergency room at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar and the driver fled on foot. The one-vehicle accident...
August 7, 2016 - 11:26pm
Fairgrounds ready for big event
THERE IS AN IF YOU GO UNDER 080616.N.WCT.FAIRIFYOUGO WILLMAR—As summer continues to fly by, people all over the area are gearing up to...
August 7, 2016 - 11:20pm
Immigrants contribute to all aspects of Minnesota economy
WILLMAR—Immigrants and refugees contribute to the state's economy as workers and entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Minnesota's...
August 7, 2016 - 11:02pm
Aug. 7: Single-vehicle crash closes Highway 12 in east Willmar, power out in parts of the city
A single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 in east Willmar shut down traffic on Sunday evening.
August 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
August 6, 2016
Records published Aug. 6
Fire destroys semi, damages building LITCHFIELD—A fire was reported Thursday afternoon in Meeker County that destroyed a semi and damaged a commercial building where the vehicle was being stored. The fire was reported by an employee at 3:39 p.m. at a business in the 23000 block...
August 6, 2016 - 12:24am
August 5, 2016
Former Willmar PD detective one of officers involved in shooting of suspect in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA—A former Willmar Police Department officer has been identified as one of two Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents who discharged...
August 5, 2016 - 11:40pm
Willmar man to serve 3½ years for attacking, strangling woman after hiding in apartment, waiting for her
WILLMAR—A 27-year-old Willmar man was sentenced Tuesday to serve three and a half years in prison, after breaking into a woman's apartment,...
August 5, 2016 - 4:57pm
YMCA program aimed at fighting achievement gap
WILLMAR—Valerie and Dayanara were hard at work, coloring and cutting out paper fish. On the fish were words like wig, quit and hill. It...
August 5, 2016 - 2:08pm
Unplugged: Willmar's Best Buy is closing
WILLMAR—Best Buy has decided not to renew its lease for its store in Willmar, ending the store's 10-year run in Willmar. Bianca Jones, with...
August 5, 2016 - 10:52am
Records published Aug. 5
This is the records summary for Aug. 5. Burglary SPICER—A burglary was reported just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 9000 block of Highway...
August 5, 2016 - 7:49am
Two incumbents file for Willmar School Board
WILLMAR—Two incumbents have filed to run for re-election to the Willmar School Board. Filing for school board and small city elected office...
August 5, 2016 - 7:30am
August 4, 2016
Kerkhoven pilot was making instrument landing before crash that killed him
WILLMAR -- Kerkhoven pilot Loren Larson was making an instrumental landing system approach to a runway at the La Crosse Regional Airport in Wisconsin...
August 4, 2016 - 11:40pm
City of Willmar, curling club consider partnership for new curling facility
WILLMAR—The Midwest Curling Association is hoping to bring the city of Willmar onto its team as the association tries to build a dedicated...
August 4, 2016 - 11:35pm