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Mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens
Decision nearing on highway route in wye project around Willmar, Minn.
Rail bypass funding, realignment loom large as Kandiyohi County concerns
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
Willmar man charged with indecent exposure at the library
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
September 9, 2016
Heartland merging with another community action agency
WILLMAR—A year of planning is leading the Oct. 1 merger of social service agencies in west central and southwestern Minnesota. Heartland...
September 9, 2016 - 9:30pm
September 2, 2016
Housing classes to be offered in Willmar and Marshall
WILLMAR—The Minnesota Multi-Housing Association is conducting three classes for property managers of multi-housing units. At the Marshall City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14, the class Fundamentals for Rental Housing Management in Minnesota will be held. The course will cover...
September 2, 2016 - 9:05am
August 15, 2016
Housing seminars slated in Marshall, Willmar
WILLMAR—The Minnesota Multi Housing Association will be conducting two seminars in September in southwestern Minnesota. A seminar on the fundamentals of rental property management in Minnesota will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Marshall City Hall. Topics will include...
August 15, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 17, 2016
Duininck Inc. purchases McLaughlin & Schultz Inc.
WILLMAR — The acquisition of the asphalt-related assets of McLaughlin & Schultz Inc. by Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg was completed May 10. The acquisition will allow Duininck Inc. to expand its capabilities in the region, the company said in a news release. According to Duininck...
May 17, 2016 - 5:49am
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old Balaton man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a couple last year at their Lyon County farm home. The Marshall Independent...
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 15, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting now charged in murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been indicted on first-degree murder charges...
March 15, 2016 - 10:45am
November 2, 2015
Analysts warn of upcoming job crisis
MARSHALL — Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting...
November 2, 2015 - 11:36pm
October 15, 2015
Search resumes Saturday for man who’s been missing since 2008
PORTER — Searchers have been looking for Brandon Swanson since he disappeared May 14, 2008, while driving home to Marshall. On Saturday, they’ll...
October 15, 2015 - 11:21pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
Heartland, Western Community Action agencies to merge in October 2016
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action of Willmar and Western Community Action of Marshall are moving ahead with a merger. The board of directors for the two Community Action Agencies voted unanimously July 15 to merge the two organizations and set Oct. 1, 2016, as the target date. It...
August 3, 2015 - 12:29am
April 8, 2015
Cheers to the Granite Falls congressman who wrote the law on libations
RANITE FALLS — Times change. Brau Brothers Brewing Company, of Marshall, tapped a keg of free beer Tuesday, and plenty of people in Granite...
April 8, 2015 - 11:47pm
Workshops focus on soil health
WORTHINGTON — Two workshops are being offered in Southwest Minnesota to offer information on how to build healthier soil in farm fields. The first event will be held Thursday at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Worthington and on Friday, the same...
March 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
Update: MnDOT lifts travel advisory
Updated 7:10 p.m. Thursday: The Minnesota Department of Transportation has removed no travel advisories for Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone and Yellow Medicine. WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel this afternoon...
January 8, 2015 - 2:47pm
January 1, 2015
Supreme Court rules in favor of doctors who sued Marshall hospital over medical staff bylaws
WILLMAR — In a dispute that garnered national attention, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract between a hospital and members of the medical staff. The Supreme Court Justices also ruled that a medical staff that meets...
January 1, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 29, 2014
Southwest Minnesota State to offer bachelor’s in ag education
MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education in the 2015 spring semester in cooperation with area community colleges. The additional of the bachelor of science degree makes the school the second institution...
July 29, 2014 - 11:01pm