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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
August 25, 2016
Small town Maynard has big story to tell
MAYNARD—At the turn of the last century, Willmar's economic rival to the west was the bustling town of Maynard. With five grain elevators,...
August 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
July 23, 2016
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
MAYNARD—Jason and Paula Boike lost their rural Maynard farm home and most of their possessions in an early morning fire Thursday. But three...
July 23, 2016 - 12:02am
June 16, 2016
MACCRAY to pursue single campus
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members decided on a 4-2 vote Monday to once again pursue a one-campus district. With the vote, board members...
June 16, 2016 - 11:57pm
May 4, 2016
MACCRAY unable to reach consensus on building needs
MAYNARD — A working facilities committee for the MACCRAY School District has been unable to reach a consensus on how the district should address...
May 4, 2016 - 12:03am
April 21, 2016
Editorial: MACCRAY School District faces a tough decision
The MACCRAY School District and its communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond face a challenging decision on the future of the district and its school buildings. This is not an easy decision for any school district, especially a consolidated school district. Every community wants...
April 21, 2016 - 12:16am
April 20, 2016
MACCRAY debates two-campus option
RAYMOND — Build a new elementary school in Raymond, upgrade the high school in Clara City and add a 600-seat auditorium, and make MACCRAY a...
April 20, 2016 - 7:27am
March 22, 2016
MACCRAY School District narrows building choices to three
MAYNARD — Three different building options with price tags ranging from $27 million to $29 million are now the focus for debate in the MACCRAY School District. A 25-member working committee looking at the district’s facilities needs informally selected three preferred building...
March 22, 2016 - 11:31pm
March 19, 2016
Commissioner visits MACCRAY West to recognize Maynard school's‘ Reward’ status
MAYNARD — Maybe it’s something in the water, or maybe it’s the four-day week schedule, but Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda...
March 19, 2016 - 12:20am
March 9, 2016
MACCRAY still far from consensus on facilities
RAYMOND — A working committee looking at what to do about MACCRAY’s facilities needs has reached the halfway point in its mission, but is far from reaching a consensus. Members of the committee proposed a wide range of options Monday evening at their meeting at the East Elementary...
March 9, 2016 - 11:50pm
February 3, 2016
MACCRAY takes on tough questions: Working committee addressing district’s building needs
MAYNARD — Residents in the MACCRAY School District are early into a five-month discussion about its building needs, and the most challenging issue has already been placed on the table. Whether the district should consolidate operations into one central facility or continue to operate...
February 3, 2016 - 10:52pm
MACCRAY wants consensus as it looks anew at building needs
RAYMOND — Nearly two years after voters in the MACCRAY School District rejected a $20 million building proposal, the district is ready to take a new look at the needs of its facilities. Over 40 residents joined Monday evening at the MACCRAY East Elementary School in Raymond to...
November 3, 2015 - 11:12pm
July 2, 2015
West Central Minnesota celebrates July 4th with a bang
Patriotism, parades and picnics all come together during community Fourth of July celebrations in west central Minnesota. Capped off with fireworks...
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
May 14, 2015
Former Maynard man recovering from stabbing in domestic assault urges others to seek help
WEST FARGO, N.D — Like many domestic violence victims, Keith Peterson put off getting help, over and over again.
May 14, 2015 - 12:21am
May 12, 2015
Maynard woman sentenced in stabbing of ex-boyfriend
ELBOW LAKE — Carly Lacey, the Maynard woman who had faced an attempted murder charge for stabbing her former boyfriend multiple times, was sentenced Monday to more than six years of prison. Lacey was sentenced to 74 months in prison, with credit for 291 days served, on a charge...
May 12, 2015 - 11:20pm
May 3, 2015
Car, motorcycle collide on Highway 71, one injured
NEW LONDON — One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday evening west of New London when a motorcycle and passenger car collided as the car was making a left turn into a driveway. Charles P. Abel, 46, of Maynard, the driver of the motorcycle, was transported to...
May 3, 2015 - 5:58pm