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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
February 18, 2017
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer...
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
February 9, 2017
Olivia man charged with arson for Dec. 3 house fire
OLIVIA — A 20-year-old man lit his parents' Olivia home on fire early Dec. 3, authorities say — but not before he had moved his...
February 9, 2017 - 4:03pm
February 7, 2017
Records published Feb. 7
This is the records summary for Feb. 7. Jail fight WILLMAR — Two inmates were reportedly transported to the emergency room around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after an altercation at the Kandiyohi County Jail. The two suffered minor bruising, and both were cleared by a doctor. Man dies...
February 7, 2017 - 10:41am
Power agency adds more wind power
OLIVIA — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, which provides power to 12 municipalities including Olivia, has added power from Black Oak Getty Wind Farm to its renewable power portfolio. Black Oak Getty Wind Farm is located in Stearns County, and has an output of 78 megawatts....
February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
February 6, 2017
Redwood Falls man killed in crash south of Olivia
OLIVIA -- A Redwood Falls man died Monday morning in a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 71, south of Olivia. The crash closed...
February 6, 2017 - 10:47am
Highway 71 reopened after fatal crash near Olivia
UPDATED: 3 p.m. WILLMAR – A stretch of U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia, closed for several hours due to a fatal crash, has been reopened. Traffic...
February 6, 2017 - 8:20am
January 24, 2017
Letter: The left must accept the outcome
January 24, 2017 - 10:45pm
January 19, 2017
Letter: Unfair media attacks on Trump
I am writing about the way the media has handled the reporting of Donald Trump. Since we know blaming the media is something like blaming a...
January 19, 2017 - 2:53pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners will be watching the Legislature to see whether counties will be reimbursed for enforcing the state's new buffer law before the county agrees to take on that responsibility.
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 23, 2016
Renville County takes cautious approach toward buffer law
OLIVIA – Renville County is taking a cautious approach toward implementing the state’s new buffer requirements. At its meeting Tuesday, the Renville County Board of Commissioners instructed the Soil and Water Conservation District to go ahead with plans to send letters notifying...
December 23, 2016 - 7:00am
December 10, 2016
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
From the comfort of coffee shops, his home in Olivia and an office with its own baby grand piano, Don Orth has edited and produced eight books...
December 10, 2016 - 6:08am
December 7, 2016
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
OLIVIA — Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, will hold a listening session for concerns regarding rising health insurance premiums beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Renville County Government Services Center Building, 105 Fifth Street South, Room 116, Olivia. "Many of...
December 7, 2016 - 9:18am
December 5, 2016
Olivia woman injured in Highway 71 crash
WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old Olivia woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash early Monday morning on an icy U.S. Highway 71. The State Patrol says Lacy J. Starr was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the crash. Just after 7:30 a.m. Monday,...
December 5, 2016 - 1:18pm
December 4, 2016
Fire damages rural Olivia home
OLIVIA—Five people managed to escape unhurt when fire broke out Saturday morning in their rural Olivia home. The Renville County Sheriff's Office said a 911 call was made at approximately 6:43 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival at the residence, located three miles south of Olivia...
December 4, 2016 - 2:52pm
November 29, 2016
United FCS welcomes Chandler
OLIVIA — Sharon Chandler has joined the United FCS office in Olivia as a tax assistant. She will be providing clerical support to the tax...
November 29, 2016 - 7:45am