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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 30, 2012
Two injured in accident Thursday south of Willmar
WILLMAR - A two-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon south of Willmar sent two people to the hospital. According to the State Patrol, vehicles...
March 30, 2012 - 10:56am
November 15, 2011
Stearns County, Minn., grocery store robbed at gunpoint
ST. MARTIN -- Anyone with information about the armed robbery of the Corner Grocery store in St. Martin is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. According to a news release from Sheriff John Sanner, two black males entered the store around 7:40 p.m. Monday and robbed...
November 15, 2011 - 12:13pm
June 11, 2011
Willmar, Minn., 'landlord' to purple martin colony to host MartinFest! later this month
WILLMAR -- As faithfully as purple martins gather to roost prior to their migration each fall, so too will birding enthusiasts join near Willmar...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Kaymer wins PGA Championship in playoff
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 25, 2009
Purple martin banding project aimed at learning more about these entertaining birds
WILLMAR -- Every year, Dick Doll hosts visitors from Brazil. They take over the apartments he provides them, raise their young and leave. Now, he's going to find out a little bit about them. For three years now, Michael North, a senior natural resource specialist with the Minnesota...
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 23, 2009
Teen pleads guilty to charges in October graffiti spree, November burglary charge
WILLMAR -- Albert Martin Navarro, 16, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree damage to property for an Oct. 18 graffiti spate and a Nov. 6 incident that involved breaking into garages, doing graffiti and stealing beer. As...
February 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan.22
n Amberly Lynn Samuelson, 22, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft for taking a man's vehicle in July. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony for motor vehicle theft and a misdemeanor charge for tampering with...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Willmar teen faces further charges for a spate of crimes across the city
WILLMAR -- A 16-year-old Willmar boy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony third-degree burglary charge, plus three lesser charges, for allegedly breaking into two garages, stealing beer and slashing tires on vehicles on Nov. 6 in the southwest quadrant of the city. Albert Martin...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Willmar teen pleads not guilty in October graffiti spree throughout city
WILLMAR -- A 16-year-old Willmar boy pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony charges for an Oct. 18 graffiti spate on homes and businesses along the city's northeast side and at other locations around Willmar. Albert Martin Navarro faces charges of third-degree burglary, first-degree...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
Teaching the little ones the ways of Norway
As a circle of pre-schoolers tried to twist their chubby fingers in the complicated fashion required when singing the "Itsy-Bisty Spider" song, their tongues and brains were also undergoing a challenging twist. They were trying to sing the song in Norwegian. "Very good," cooed Jamie...
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Moe -- Martin
Katie Moe of Rye, N.H., and Tyler Martin of Mont Vernon, N.H., are engaged to be married Oct. 24 in York Harbor, Maine. Moe is the daughter of Ron and Cathy Moe of Willmar. She graduated from Willmar Senior High School in 2001 and from the College of St. Benedict in 2005...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
Xcel Energy power remains out in parts of Kandiyohi, Meeker and Stearns county
MINNEAPOLIS -- Xcel Energy customers in southern Stearns County and northern Kandiyohi and Meeker counties could go without power until late tonight or early Friday. At 1:09 a.m. today a transformer failure in Paynesville's electrical substation caused 5,400 customers to lose power,...
June 12, 2008 - 4:00pm