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State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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August 2, 2016
Nonprofit thrift store ministry opens in Willmar
WILLMAR—A nonprofit thrift store ministry called Bargains & Blessings has opened at 1417 1st Street South in Willmar, just behind Sound...
August 2, 2016 - 2:12pm
May 20, 2016
New crew on board to launch 2016 season for Let’s Go Fishing
WILLMAR — As Twins fans know all too well, picking the right roster can mean everything. Joe Holm believes he has the winning combination...
May 20, 2016 - 11:02pm
March 7, 2016
Liebl to lead Barn Theatre as executive director
WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre Board of Directors has chosen Zack Liebl as the community theater’s new executive director. Liebl began his new...
March 7, 2016 - 11:32pm
Habitat for Humanity names new executive director
WILLMAR — Marybeth Nelson is the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota. She started March 1 and is filling the vacancy left when Joline Hovland retired in February. “I am honored and elated to have the opportunity to continue to serve and further...
March 7, 2016 - 11:04pm
January 4, 2016
Spicer woman co-founds organization to help widows in Uganda
WILLMAR — Every time she travels to Uganda, Tonya Thimons sees women who once seemed without hope transformed in just a few months into people...
January 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
October 14, 2015
Attorney general accuses Minnesota car donation charity of fraud
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Minnesota’s attorney general accused the nation’s largest vehicle-donation charity on Wednesday of using...
October 14, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 6, 2015
Inventors Congress ends 58-year run
REDWOOD FALLS — The Minnesota Inventors Congress is ceasing to operate after a 58-year run. “It’s hard,’’ said Deb Hess, its executive director for the past 31 years, when reached as she worked to complete the closing. The Minnesota Inventors Congress and Inventors Resource...
October 6, 2015 - 11:16pm
October 5, 2015
Willmar Area Food Shelf names Ziehl executive director
WILLMAR — Alana Ziehl said her desire to “get back to the nonprofit world’’ and help people has led her to the Willmar Area Food Shelf...
October 5, 2015 - 12:34am
August 18, 2015
VanDerBill is United Way marketing director
WILLMAR — The United Way of West Central Minnesota announces that Brittany VanDerBill has accepted the position of marketing and resource development director as of Aug. 5. VanDerBill has a background in the insurance industry with more than five years of sales and marketing experience....
August 18, 2015 - 5:44pm
June 25, 2015
Arc Kandiyohi County hires new director
WILLMAR — Arc Kandiyohi County, 200 Fourth St. S.W., Suite 25, Willmar, announces its recent hiring of Kelly Doss as the new executive director. Arc Kandiyohi County is a nonprofit that provides support and advocacy services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Doss...
June 25, 2015 - 12:04pm
November 28, 2014
Rice Health Foundation raises record amount with annual gala
WILLMAR — The Rice Health Foundation set a record this month at its annual holiday gala, raising $342,000 to support services and patient care at Rice Memorial Hospital. The amount is the most ever for the yearly fundraiser, said Shirley Carter, executive director of the Rice Health...
November 28, 2014 - 11:43pm
September 24, 2014
Volunteers make meals for kids
Several hundred volunteers — of all ages — labored on 12 production lines from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Center in Atwater with...
September 24, 2014 - 11:19pm
May 8, 2014
Let’s Go Fishing readies for 13th year
WILLMAR — Governor Mark Dayton and the legions of anglers who will open the 2014 fishing season this weekend aren’t the only the ones eager to get back on the water. Let’s Go Fishing is preparing to launch its 13th year in coming weeks. More than 2,200 volunteers dedicate their...
May 8, 2014 - 11:37pm
March 25, 2014
Kramer is Grace Place program director
WILLMAR — Janine Kramer has been named program director of Grace Place of Willmar, a nonprofit, faith-based supportive Christian residential facility for women facing difficult life situations. Grace Place welcomes adult women without dependents with living skills and a safe...
March 25, 2014 - 9:26am
January 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., nonprofit to give away computers to low-income families
WILLMAR — KandiComp of Willmar doesn’t plan to get rich working with PCs for People, a nonprofit that provides free refurbished computers...
January 21, 2013 - 10:52pm