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No chickens in Atwater and no discipline for police chief
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
From Twitter to the table
School district approves 14 percent levy drop
Speaker urges ag to engage
MLB playoffs: Giants blank Pirates in NL wild card game
Prep football: Willmar Week 6 preview
College volleyball: Warriors survive against Cyclones
College football: Gophers’ Cobb on pace for a historic season
Vikings’ rookies stepping up and leading the way
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Clarice Lorraine Knigge
Robert D. Goris
Anton "Tony" C. Werlinger
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
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 the goal of packaging 60,000 nutritious meals for disadvantage children as part of Food for Kidz, a nonprofit organization based in Stewart....
news / local
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...
life / outdoors
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 to low-income families. While the company is a for-profit business, its partnership with the nonprofit PCs for People is an important aspect...
news / local
January 21, 2013 - 10:52pm
December 8, 2012
Letter: Keep your donations local
First I want to thank all of you that donate to any nonprofit organization. The giving of a contribution and/or your valuable time is precious to all those who are on the receiving end. I understand the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber has adopted a logo of “Buy Local First.” I...
opinion / letters
December 8, 2012 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
United Way already at 34 percent of its $915K goal
WILLMAR -- Barely a month into its official 2010 campaign, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has already reached 34 percent of its goal of raising $915,000 for programs that meet regional community needs. "We're seeing a good response. It's encouraging and hopeful," said Stacey...
news / local / region
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Women's Fund looks to improve life for women, girls across area
WILLMAR -- When organizers with the Women's Fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation were looking at how to allot grant money this past year, one program that caught their attention was Kitchen Kamp, an initiative by the Heartland Community Action Agency to help teenaged mothers...
news / local / community
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Study finds volunteerism at a crossroads
WILLMAR -- As Minnesota's economy sank deeper into recession this year, Mary Quirk and her colleagues at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer...
news / local
December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
United Way expands its service area; now regional organization
WILLMAR -- In a move aimed at better reflecting the people and the towns it serves, the United Way of Kandiyohi County has become the United Way of West Central Minnesota. The expansion and the name change became official this week. The transition process -- forging new relationships...
local / region / news
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am