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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
May 2, 2017
Straw leads United Community Action
MARSHALL — Nancy Straw has been named the next executive director of the United Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit geared toward...
May 2, 2017 - 8:49am
April 12, 2017
Marshall man pleads guilty to sex with 15-year-old
WILLMAR — A Marshall man has pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual conduct charge for having intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in Willmar....
April 12, 2017 - 6:39am
March 15, 2017
Shrimpin' ain't easy: Proposed seafood facilities seek state aid to open in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — A southwestern Minnesota company is fishing for state aid to open two indoor shrimp farms. Michael Ziebell, president of trū...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 26, 2017
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
BALATON, Minn. — Luverne is among two southwest Minnesota communities tapped to possibly become home to the state's first commercial-scale...
February 26, 2017 - 10:39pm
February 15, 2017
SMSU athlete dies unexpectedly
MARSHALL — A student at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall who was a member of the school's wheelchair basketball team has unexpectedly died. In a news release issued this morning, SMSU staff said that John Herndon died Tuesday. Herndon, who was from Macomb, Michigan,...
February 15, 2017 - 10:33am
January 24, 2017
Employers must file tax forms by Jan. 31
MARSHALL — All employers and business owners must file tax forms W-2, W-3 and 1099-MISC by Jan. 31 for the 2016 tax year. These changes were made in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act which was signed into law in December 2015.
January 24, 2017 - 5:40am
January 13, 2017
Otto Bremer awards $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — The Otto Bremer Trust awarded a $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout Centers for Addiction Recovery. The funds will support nonprofit business operations in serving people and families who seek treatment for drug, alcohol or gambling addiction. The grant allows...
January 13, 2017 - 9:00am
December 19, 2016
Southwest Initiative taking on 'opportunity gap'
MARSHALL — Growing income disparity has created an "opportunity gap'' that is putting the American dream out of reach for many of today's...
December 19, 2016 - 9:36am
A drive home to Lucan Friday afternoon during a blizzard
I left work at 3:00 p.m Friday from Marshall. I live in Lucan. I traveled eastbound on Highway 19 and saw some spin outs and cars in ditch. It...
November 19, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 24, 2016
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
WILLMAR — Three Somali-American men have developed a partnership to provide non-emergency medical transportation for Medical Assistance...
October 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
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