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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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 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