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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: Austvold, Garcia in title matches; four area wrestlers place third
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
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
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
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 Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
February 27, 2014
Officials: Oil-by-rail shippers must account for dangerous gas
WASHINGTON — Oil companies handling volatile fuel out of North Dakota’s energy patch must consider the dangers of flammable gas carried in the kind of oil-by-rail shipments involved in a string of fiery derailments, a U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. Fuel produced in North Dakota’s...
news / nation
February 27, 2014 - 11:32pm
May 3, 2011
No threat, but Minnesota law enforcement watches for terrorism
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is under no specific terrorism threat, but much like immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, law enforcement officials say they are on heightened alert after the American military's killing of Osama bid Laden. "I have instructed Minnesota's Commissioner of Public...
news / state
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
Kandiyohi Co. officials say good-byes to Falk, Beccue
WILLMAR -- Good-byes were said Tuesday to two longtime Kandiyohi County public servants. Richard Falk presided over his last meeting as chairman...
news / local
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Whistling from the other side of the net
Retired coaches whistle another tune when they become referees. "I never missed a call when I was coaching," quips junior college hall of fame volleyball coach Val Swanson with a straight face. "Me neither," confirmed Mary Hanson. "Now I understand why officials miss things; I can...
sports / prep
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 23, 2010
Statewide city officials conference focuses on financial crisis
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Mayors, city council members and city administrators are getting together in St. Cloud this week to focus on their financial problems. The League of Minnesota Cities holds its annual conference at the St.
news / state
June 23, 2010 - 10:42am
Editorial: Health officials were right on H1N1
A year ago, the H1N1 influenza virus emerged out of Mexico threatening the world with an epidemic. This flu outbreak had the makings of a major flu pandemic. Now a year later, the 2009 H1N1 influenza fears have eased and health officials are reviewing what worked and what did not. The...
opinion / editorials
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2009
Seasonal flu vaccination planned for Sept. by the health dept.
WILLMAR -- Local health officials hope that many area residents will be vaccinated against seasonal flu in September. That will allow them to focus later in the fall on vaccinating high-risk groups against the H1N1 novel influenza, commonly called the swine flu. The previously unknown...
news / local / region
September 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Call federal officials:
Pres. Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500; (202) 456-1111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Pres. Joe Biden, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500; (202) 456-1111. E-mail: email@example.com Sen....
opinion / letters
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2009
Minn. health officials say they're ready, prepared for flu outbreak
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is prepared to respond to a swine flu outbreak, state health leaders say, but the first probable case was a "wake-up call." Public health leaders attempted to reassure Minnesotans Wednesday that a well-rehearsed pandemic response plan is in place. Gov.
news / local / region / state
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 28, 2009
Local health officials hike monitoring, preparation for swine flu
WILLMAR -- Local health authorities have stepped up their surveillance for possible cases of North American, or swine, influenza. They're also urging old-fashioned prevention measures for the public: hand washing, covering coughs and staying home when ill. "Those types of things...
news / local / region
April 28, 2009 - 12:00am