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Avian flu hits a Lac qui Parle County farm
Police sought records about Bearson photos
Zest for life has 5-year-old-girl on doorstep of beating rare cancer
One dies in senior facility fire
EPA call for comments raises delay questions
Men's basketball: Louisville moves on to Elite 8
Men's Hockey: Bulldogs crush Gophers; UND, SCSU also win NCAA openers
College softball: Horning tosses 5-inning no-hitter
MLB: Dozier a big part of Twins’ future
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Verna E. Thomsen
Alvin H. Kluver
Lucille "Tweet" Violet Corneil
Peter H. Monson
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Editorial: Meeting IDs some Willmar objectives
Letter: ACGC’s four-day week
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
Letter: I’m proud of the Wllmar 5
March 27, 2015
Longtime bush pilot and mail carrier Don Hanson dies
WARROAD — As a bush pilot carrying freight, passengers and mail from Warroad to Minnesota’s Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods — the...
news / state
March 27, 2015 - 6:00am
March 25, 2015
St. Thomas’ Bruce Kramer chronicled disease, life, death
HOPKINS — Lifelong educator Bruce Kramer has talked about how ALS can take absolutely everything from you — your ability to walk, speak and,...
news / state
March 25, 2015 - 9:00am
December 3, 2014
Rodger Kent, broadcaster and pro wrestling announcer, dies
COOK — Rodger Kent, a longtime Twin Cities broadcaster who gained famed as a professional wrestling announcer, died Friday in Cook, Minn. He was 90. Kent’s death was announced by the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park. Kent was inducted into the museum’s Minnesota...
December 3, 2014 - 11:47pm
Former director of Kandiyohi County family services dies
WILLMAR — Former Kandiyohi County Family Services Director Jay Kieft was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during the County Board meeting. Kieft, 55, died Monday after a brief battle with cancer, according to his obituary from Cavallin Funeral Home in Grand Marais. In...
December 3, 2014 - 10:20am
September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.
September 4, 2014 - 3:27pm
November 18, 2010
Dr. Hodapp, pediatrician and former mayor, dead at age of 86
WILLMAR -- Dr. Robert V. Hodapp had a way of staying calm, no matter how intense the situation. "He was always even-tempered. Ev-en if he got upset, he didn't show it very much," recalled Dr. James Tiede, one of Hod-app's former colleagues. Hodapp, a longtime pediatrician and former...
news / local
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Letter: Obituary policy is an affront
A recent policy change for obituary printing initiated by the West Central Tribune has changed me from reader to writer. Charging grieving families $10 for a photo of their loved one and 35 cents per word in an obituary is an affront on the history of this community. I realize economic...
opinion / letters
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2008
Russell J. Bakker, 76, of Renville. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, rural Renville. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Renville. Roy E. Benham, 94, of Benson. Service 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson. Loren V. Ewer,...
September 8, 2008 - 12:00am