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Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Plans unveiled for new Willmar Surgery Center
Sioux Indian group wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
Family of Minnesota veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation for those returning from war
Small plane crash reported at Minnesota airport
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
March 24, 2014
Malaysia Prime Minister tells families of missing jet passengers plane is lost
Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has told families of passengers of a missing Malaysian airliner that the plane ended its journey...
March 24, 2014 - 9:30am
August 21, 2013
Lost canoeist rescued last night in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD – A canoeist was rescued last night in Meeker County after his canoe tipped over and he walked through thick woods and a cornfield. Robert Tiwari, 45, of New Prague, was not injured in the ordeal. Tiwari told authorities that he had rented a canoe from The Riverside...
August 21, 2013 - 8:39am
July 20, 2012
Letter: The lost has been found
The Willmar Police Chief called me Wednesday and said Brian's bike was located and is not even damaged. It will be returned to him later Wednesday. Thank you to the people who left it in the grass and to everyone who has called with support and offers to replace his bike for him. So...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
Hats off for purse returned
Hats off from Naida Carlson to the person who took her purse to the service counter at Cash Wise after she accidentally left it while packing her groceries. She writes, "I thank you."
May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
MS. Simplicity blog: Handwritten thank you notes becoming a lost art
April 10, 2012 - 8:28am
February 6, 2012
Missing S.D. man gets confused by fog, found 300 miles away in northern Minn.
GRAND FORKS -- The search for a missing Britton, S.D., man who apparently got lost in dense fog has a happy ending as he was discovered more than 300 miles from home in Minnesota. KELO-TV in Sioux Falls reports that 82-year-old Leonard Johnson was discovered a nearly six-hour drive...
February 6, 2012 - 8:30am
January 28, 2012
Hats off from Winnie Palm to the person who found a lost check in the parking lot at Skylark Mall on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25. She writes, "He picked it up and brought it inside to the first lady he saw. Karen was sitting behind an admittance desk for the eye clinic. She, in turn,...
January 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 30, 2011
Dairy barn burns in Spring Hill, Stearns County, cows and $100K lost
SPRING HILL -- Approximately 50 cows and a dairy barn were lost in a fire discovered around 2 a.m. Friday in Spring Hill Township of Stearns County. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies were dispatched to the fire at the Daniel Welle farm,...
September 30, 2011 - 9:23am
October 29, 2010
Letter: America has lost its way
In the '50s America was a great nation with a purpose, a direction and a moral compass to guide us. In the '60s we lost our way. Americans believed we had achieved our successes and greatness by our own means, and not because of God's providence on whose principles this country was...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 7, 2010
'Sexting' case: ND college student's phone stolen, used to send pictures of man's genitalia
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Elaina Bialke figures her cell phone fell out of her pocket while she was working at Wal-Mart in Grand Forks. When the 21-year-old...
October 7, 2010 - 11:46am
May 27, 2010
'Lost' finale lost me
There's a rule at our house -- at least I like to think it's a rule -- that there's no talking Sundays once night-time TV shows begin. That...
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Commuter sees light, rescues hunter
Whitey Bommersbach was driving to work about 6 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a flash of light off to the side of Highway 11 in rural Sargent County, N.D. "I just happened to look out in the countryside, and I saw a light out in the water and the cattails," said Bommersbach, a county...
March 26, 2010 - 11:13am
August 28, 2009
Girl found after wandering into cornfield
MURDOCK -- A 7-year-old girl who wandered away from her family farm and into a cornfield was found unharmed about two hours later Thursday evening. According to Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison, his office received a report from Phil Schwenk around 6:40 p.m. that his daughter...
August 28, 2009 - 9:36am
June 13, 2009
Lost 'rafters' return home unharmed
LITCHFIELD -- A two-hour search Thursday for three missing children in Meeker County ended when a deputy found them walking home with a Huckleberry Finn story to tell. Deputies with the Meeker County Sheriff's Department and volunteers with its Mounted Posse joined to search for...
June 13, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Missing 72-year-old Wadena, Minn., woman found safe in Wis. after search
WADENA, Minn. - Using cellular phone triangulation, authorities in Minnesota and Wisconsin were able to locate a missing Wadena woman Sunday night after being reported missing since April 30. Shirley Chromey, 72, was found safe after becoming lost in Wisconsin on her way to visit...
May 7, 2009 - 10:39am