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Easy winter means more money for county work
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Former Willmar mayor Richard Hoglund dies
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Letter: Transportation plan's workable
Commentary: Privacy vs. security: how the debate changes
Letter: His vote hurt tipped employees
Commentary: White House hypocrisy on Israel in the Middle East
June 6, 2013
Vandals target Owatonna mosque
OWATONNA, Minn. - Officials at a mosque in southern Minnesota want to know why vandals are targeting their religious center. A window was broken over the weekend at Owatonna's (oh-wuh-TAHN'-uhz) Muslim Society Center. Center officials say it's the second time in two weeks -...
news / state
June 6, 2013 - 5:00am
April 17, 2012
City Council lets stand Planning Commission approval of Islamic Society permit for mosque in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has let stand the Planning Commission's approval of the conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to establish a mosque and education center in the former Lafayette Elementary School building. The council Monday night voted...
news / local
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission to review mosque findings Wednesday at meeting
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission will review on Wednesday night its findings of approval for a conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to operate an Islamic mosque at the former Lafayette School, 1112 Lake Ave. N.W. Besides the mosque, the society...
news / local
April 10, 2012 - 7:00am
March 27, 2012
Planning Commission hearing Wednesday on mosque permit
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesoday at the Fire Hall, 515 Second St. S.W., to consider...
news / local
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
January 28, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Islamic Society backed away from school purchase because of cost
WILLMAR -- Cost was the reason the Islamic Society of Willmar decided not to purchase the Garfield School building and property, a representative of the society said Friday. Mohamed Hassan said remodeling the building for use as a mosque and religious education center would have...
news / local / education
January 28, 2012 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
NYC Imam says resolution to mosque debate in works
NEW YORK -- The imam leading the effort to build an Islamic center and mosque near the World Trade Center site said today that a resolution to the raging debate over its location is being examined. "We are exploring all options as we speak right now, and we are working to what will...
news / nation
September 13, 2010 - 10:41am
American Opinion: On the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York: The controversy over the proposed mosque near ground zero offers an opportunity to see the protections of our Constitution, but perhaps...
opinion / commentary
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2010
Area Muslims observe end of Ramadan at Willmar Civic Center
WILLMAR -- Women wearing colorful hijabs and men wearing long, loose overshirts called khamiis gathered Friday morning at the Willmar Civic Center for a traditional prayer service that's part of Eid al-fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. There was a festive mood in the...
news / local
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 23, 2010
Passions rise at dueling NYC mosque demonstrations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of impassioned demonstrators -- all waving American flags, but separated into two groups by police -- descended on the site of the proposed mosque near ground zero, with opponents chanting, "No mosque, no way!" and supporters shouting, "We say no to racist...
August 23, 2010 - 8:53am