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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
November 6, 2012
Bomb threat at technical college in Canby forces evacuation, disrupts voting
CANBY -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby this morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Department are seeking information...
November 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
December 20, 2011
Buffalo Lake faces taxing dilemma with blight
OLIVIA -- Buffalo Lake has made steady progress towards removing those properties that were damaged by the tornadoes that swept through town in June of 2003, and left blighted and neglected in their wake. Some of the last properties to be cleared may prove to be the most costly. Joyce...
December 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
April 26, 2011
Fahey sentencing for Renville County sexual assault of newspaper carrier is delayed as defendant retains new attorney
OLIVIA -- Matthew Fahey's sentencing for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax is being postponed until May 27, according to a decision announced Tuesday by the district court in Renville County. The delay was requested by Matthew Fahey's new, private...
April 26, 2011 - 3:22pm
November 3, 2010
Koenen narrowly wins, returns in House District 20B
Lyle Koenen, DFL, Clara City, won election to a fifth term to represent a district that has been a DFL-stronghold by holding off a challenge by a young, but energetic and emerging Republican challenger, Brian Kohout of Olivia. Koenen held a 6,687 to 6,461 lead as unofficial results...
November 3, 2010 - 6:47am
Falk retains District 20B House seat
Andrew Falk, DFL, Murdock, survived a hard-fought campaign by Republican challenger Jay Backer, Graceville, to return for a second term in the state legislature. Late results showed Falk the winner by a 7,418 to 6,818 total, according to unofficial totals Wednesday morning. The...
November 3, 2010 - 6:43am
Kubly retains Senate 20 seat
Senator Gary Kubly, DFL, Granite Falls will return to a second term in the senate after fending off a challenge from political newcomer Gregg Kulberg, R, Hector. Kubly led by a 15,648 to 11,723 vote count, according to unofficial results on Wednesday morning. The unofficial results...
November 3, 2010 - 6:40am
January 12, 2009
Crews work to keep roads open in west central Minnesota
Limited visibility in the western part of the state is causing problems for motorists today, but state roads are being cleared and kept open. Rumors that some state highways are being closed are false, said Jeff Butson, operations superintendent at the Minnesota Department of Transportation's...
January 12, 2009 - 3:12pm
Schools closed today in winter blast
More than 20 west-central Minnesota schools have cancelled classes today as a blustery storm moves across the region. The area is under a winter-weather...
January 12, 2009 - 10:10am
December 30, 2008
Wrongly rejected absentee ballots get challenged again at Willmar regional meeting
WILLMAR - More objections to absentee ballots were raised today in Willmar as campaign officials for Norm Coleman and Al Franken reviewed ballots that had been wrongly rejected in the U.S. Senate race. Representatives from Norm Coleman and Al Franken met with officials from five...
December 30, 2008 - 6:00pm
Regional meeting to review rejected absentee ballots is at 1:30 p.m. today in Willmar
WILLMAR - A regional meeting to review absentee ballots believed to be wrongly rejected in the U.S. Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken takes place at 1:30 p.m. today at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. Similar meetings are being held throughout...
December 30, 2008 - 11:00am
December 9, 2008
Litchfield School Board cuts budget for next year
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School Board cut more than $300,000 from the Litchfield School District's 2008-09 budget Monday as the first step of the district plan to exit statutory operating debt. Superintendent Bill Wold said Tuesday the School Board approved $328,750 in budget...
December 9, 2008 - 4:10pm
December 4, 2008
A makeover made in Redwood Falls airs Sunday
Bob Wetmore doesn't usually get to watch crowds of cheering people lead his A&W Furniture delivery truck to the front doors of a home, but then, he doesn't often get to put his products on national television either. Both are coming to be, thanks to ABC's reality program, "Extreme...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am