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Willmar Public Library Children's Matinee
Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 26, 2016
Popular Montevideo restaurant to close after 54 years
MONTEVIDEO — To know Montevideo, enjoy a beef commercial or burger and fries platter at the Trailways Cafe and top it all off with a slice...
May 26, 2016 - 12:15am
May 23, 2016
Two injured in separate incidents involving deer and motorcycles
WILLMAR — Two people were injured over the weekend in separate incidents involving motorcycles and deer. Patricia Savelkoul, 48, of Paynesville,...
May 23, 2016 - 12:33am
May 22, 2016
Prep Track: Card, T-Hawk boys teams claim True Team championships
The boys track and field teams from Willmar and Montevideo brought home first-place finishes and the Willmar girls placed second at the 2016 Minnesota True Team Meet state championships over the weekend at Stillwater High School
May 22, 2016 - 11:26pm
May 20, 2016
It's a story straight out of a Hollywood script, and west central Minnesota is playing a lead role
It seems like a story scripted for the movies. Three chemical companies operate illegally near the homes of residents in a small town. The factories...
May 20, 2016 - 11:10am
Extras sought for Uruguayan commercial to be filmed Saturday in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO - Bombay Films of Montevideo, Uruguay, is seeking at least 40 Montevideo, Minn., area residents who can show up to pack the Thunderhawk...
May 20, 2016 - 10:19am
May 17, 2016
Two suspects appear in court for theft of pickup, 108 mph chase
WILLMAR — Friday morning’s 108 mph high-speed police chase on Kandiyohi County Road 23 involving two teenagers began with a stolen pickup...
May 17, 2016 - 11:45pm
May 11, 2016
Locals in Montevideo make faces at Uruguayan visitors for chance to be on TV there
MONTEVIDEO — Alexa Frazier of Montevideo took a sip on her straw and made a face as if she’d just swallowed sour milk. “Perfect,’’...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
May 9, 2016
Uruguayan film crew looking for locals for TV commercial to be filmed in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- An Uruguayan film crew is seeking local men and women of all ages to casting call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to audition for a TV commercial that will be filmed in Montevideo. MNBombay Films of Montevideo, Uruguay, has issued a casting call to to western Minnesota residents...
May 9, 2016 - 9:21am
May 2, 2016
Employee of Granite Falls home for vulnerable adults faces sexual assault charges
GRANITE FALLS — A male employee at a Granite Falls home for vulnerable adults has been charged in Yellow Medicine County District Court for...
May 2, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 26, 2016
Bahl retiring from St. Cloud VA system
ST.CLOUD — After 40 years of federal service, Barry Bahl will be retiring as the director of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Bahl was appointed director of the Veterans Affairs health care system in 1999. Bahl leads a health care system which covers 27 counties and includes...
April 26, 2016 - 8:21am
April 19, 2016
Montevideo stalker, flasher gets work release, probation
MONTEVIDEO — A man suspected last summer in six different Montevideo drive-by stalking and indecent exposure incidents involving women and girls has been sentenced to work release and two years of supervised probation. The complaints, all involving a white man in his 20s and an...
April 19, 2016 - 9:29pm
April 11, 2016
Man pulling handcart turns heads in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — “All my answers start with too,’’ said Marc Charlebois as he pulled his handmade cart Monday along U.S. Highway 212 in Montevideo....
April 11, 2016 - 8:11pm
April 7, 2016
Montevideo man sentenced for sexual assault
MONTEVIDEO — A 37-year-old Montevideo man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct in two counties with a 15-year-old...
April 7, 2016 - 9:20pm
Lockdown at Montevideo Schools ends without incident
MONTEVIDEO - A lockdown at the Montevideo Schools ended without incident by the end of the school day Thursday. Montevideo police determined...
April 7, 2016 - 4:36pm
April 5, 2016
Montevideo man sentenced to more than 36 years for killing roommate
MONTEVIDEO - District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Michael Dean Grussing, 55, to serve 439 months for his second-degree murder conviction in...
April 5, 2016 - 4:13pm