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Shot in the wilds of rural Minnesota … an alligator
Willmar Schools release free mobile app
Two Dassel men arrested, face drug and possession of stolen property charges
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
MLB playoffs: Giants blank Pirates in NL wild card game
Prep football: Willmar Week 6 preview
College volleyball: Warriors survive against Cyclones
College football: Gophers’ Cobb on pace for a historic season
Vikings’ rookies stepping up and leading the way
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Clarice Lorraine Knigge
Robert D. Goris
Anton "Tony" C. Werlinger
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
October 24, 2011
Demise of Obama long-term care plan leaves gap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's the one major health expense for which nearly all Americans are uninsured. The dilemma of paying for long-term care is likely to worsen now that the Obama administration pulled the plug on a program seen as a first step. The Community Living Assistance Services...
news / nation
October 24, 2011 - 4:15pm
September 5, 2011
Updated: Hancock, Minn., police chief dies after boat capsizes
Updated 7:30 p.m.
September 5, 2011 - 4:33pm
June 11, 2011
80-year-old Hawick, Minn., man paddles canoes made by his own hands
HAWICK -- There are two different kinds of people who craft their own cedar strip canoes, according to David "Duke" Hassinger. "Some people like to have the ones they can hang on the garage wall to show to their neighbors and friends,'' said Hassinger. "I want it to be pretty too,...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Christmas fire causes injuries in Long Prairie
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- A firefighter and a family were injured during a Christmas morning fire that severely damaged a Long Prairie home. The St. Cloud Times reports that Andrew and Jessica Lorentz and their two children, ages 1 and 3, woke up to the smell of smoke and discovered...
news / state
December 27, 2010 - 9:50am
October 2, 2010
Willmar man provides help to sick bald eagle
WILLMAR -- In Chuck Grunwald's mind, it was something he had to do. An avid fisherman plying the shallows of Long Lake, Grunwald didn't get...
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
More work, more reward
SPICER -- Three times Kevin Fasen has hunted the African continent, but a trio of Midwestern states has made possible the hunting accomplishment...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
Assessments of Willmar area lakes to be done this year
WILLMAR -- Not since Willmar Mayor Ole Reynolds and Kandiyohi County board chair Virgil Olson stood before the cameras and supposedly sipped water from a dipper pulled from Foot Lake in 1983 has water quality in the lake gotten this kind of attention. Roughly every two weeks during...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
New country dwellers worry some regional farmers
WILLMAR -- Mike Vosika doesn't oppose plans for a small housing development on Dovre Township's Long Lake, but he wants to make sure the future residents realize they'll be building their new homes in farm country. Vosika has cattle in the pasture that abuts the proposed Rolling...
news / local / region
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
German woman from Long Prairie becomes citizen for Iraq deployment
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. - A German woman from Minnesota has become a U.S. citizen so she can deploy to Iraq this week. Heike Lewandowski became an American at a ceremony Saturday at the Mall of America. She'll be serving for a year with the 34th Infantry's Red Bull Division. The 37-year-old...
news / region
February 7, 2009 - 3:00pm