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Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
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