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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 20, 2012
Grass fire spreads to Easy Bean farm near Milan, destroys art studio but home saved
MILAN -- Cleanup work is underway today at the Easy Bean Farm east of Milan, where a fast-moving grass fire on Monday destroyed an art studio and its contents, granary with farm equipment, pickup truck and tractor and damaged two greenhouses and other equipment. The fire also destroyed...
March 20, 2012 - 12:24pm
March 10, 2012
Burglars shoot doors on businesses in Milan, Clara City, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison. The...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Burglars shoot open doors with shotgun on grocery, convenience store in Milan and Clara City
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School. The burglars...
March 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
February 23, 2012
Willmar man hurt in crash north of Milan
MILAN -- A 39-year-old Willmar man was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash north of Milan this morning. According to the State Patrol, Alejandro J. Gallegos was driving a 1997 Ford Taurus southbound on State Highway...
February 23, 2012 - 1:56pm
February 14, 2012
Registration ends Wednesday for Sons of Norway workshop in Milan, Minn.
MILAN -- A workshop about the Sons of Norway will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Milan. The annual workshop will focus on "What is in it for me?
February 14, 2012 - 8:57am
February 7, 2012
Appleton, Minn.'s Scandi Girls say Main Street is where opportunities exist for entrepreneurs
APPLETON -- Why compete when you can rule on Main Street? There remain plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs on the Main Streets of rural...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
Willmar, Milan projects gain Minnesota energy grants
WILLMAR -- Clean energy projects in Willmar and Milan are among 27 in the state being awarded grant funds by the Clean Energy Resource Teams. Known as CERTs, the University of Minnesota-sponsored initiative is kicking off 2012 by announcing seed grant awards in each of the seven...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2012
Western Minn. local foods producers looking to tap growing market
MILAN -- If there's any question about the growing demand for locally produced foods in the midst of farm country, talk to Angela Jackson of...
January 28, 2012 - 12:00am
December 30, 2011
UPDATE: Teen driver killed in crash south of Milan, Minn.
MILAN -- A 19-year-old Appleton man was killed in a one-vehicle crash around 9:45 p.m. Thursday according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the Patrol, Anthony J. Dittes was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe northbound near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway...
December 30, 2011 - 3:06pm
Driver killed in crash south of Milan, Minn.
MILAN -- The name of the driver killed in a one-vehicle crash around 9:45 p.m. Thursday will be released later today by the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the Patrol, the person was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe northbound near the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway...
December 30, 2011 - 10:32am
November 13, 2011
Workshop on Wednesday in Milan, Minn., focuses on marketing local foods
MILAN -- Do you produce food on your farm and market it directly to customers in western Minnesota, eastern South Dakota or the Twin Cities? A free Land Stewardship Project workshop for farmers who are interested in exploring ways to distribute farm-fresh local foods more efficiently...
November 13, 2011 - 10:49am
October 6, 2011
Milan, Minn., launches Jenson endowment fund
MILAN -- The Milan Community Foundation launched the Karen Jenson Endowment Fund Sept. 30 with a Norwegian tea at the Milan Community Center....
October 6, 2011 - 9:32am
May 14, 2011
New stocking strategy helping numbers on Lac qui Parle Lake in western Minn.
MILAN BEACH RESORT -- Before most anglers catch their first walleye of the season, Kyle Anderson and Doug Pierzina will have let something like...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
March 2, 2011
As more people look to local foods, market reaches a 'tipping point'
MILAN -- For years the school lunch menu was as simple as pizza on Monday, chicken nuggets on Tuesday and beef nachos on Wednesday. "Over and...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
November 7, 2010
First rural SEU at work
As surely as the winter winds howl, residents in Milan send their hard-earned dollars to the far-corners of the earth. With some exceptions,...
November 7, 2010 - 8:00am