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DNR investigating report of zebra mussel on Green Lake
Family escapes early morning fire that destroyed Meeker County home
Suspects in Granite Falls shooting are in custody after police chase Tuesday
Alzheimer’s coalition settles on projects to implement
Dayton asks for earlier release of MNsure policy rates
Willmar Notebook: Stiers have special All-Star moments
Legion Baseball: Willmar advances in playoffs
Golf: Jacobson 7th at MGA
Tom Powers: Kluwe mess is a learning moment gone way too far
The Insider: Wolves re-sign Hummel
The secret life of rural literature in West Central Minnesota
Menk is financial analyst at United FCS
CDS names Steinbeisser senior accountant
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Burgmeier to coordinator
UCare honors ACMC
Hormel Foods to buy Muscle Milk products maker CytoSport Holdings
Charles Robert "Chuck" Kanten
Elmer A. Kodet
Alvan G. Sander
Enter the Summer Sizzling Sweepstakes
Even on vacation, many find it difficult to disconnect from work
Sietsema — Beyerl
Thompson — Ninow
Neis — Ewert
Editorial: Ukraine tragedy fault lies in Russia
Letter: The antithesis of science
Letter: Congress needs compromise
Letter: Why I vote Democrat
Editorial: Welcome to all at Sonshine Festival
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
February 7, 2009
Contact county officials
If you have a Kandiyohi County concern, contact a County Board member: Dist. 1: Richard Falk, Willmar, (320) 235-0271; 627 Knollwood Drive, Willmar, MN 56201 Dist. 2: Richard Larson, Willmar, (320) 235-5805; 920 Mary Avenue SE, Willmar, MN 56201 Dist. 3: Dean Shuck, Sunburg, (320)...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am