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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 28, 2016
Update: 911 services restored after outage in Kandiyohi, Meeker Counties
UPDATED: 4 p.m. WILLMAR -- 911 services were out-of-order for approximately an hour and a half Monday afternoon in both Kandiyohi and Meeker...
November 28, 2016 - 12:51pm
August 2, 2016
911 service restored to Kandiyohi, Meeker counties
911 service has been restored in both Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties as of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office sent an automated...
August 2, 2016 - 9:46am
October 11, 2013
Downed power line causes outage in Clara City area
CLARA CITY — Power was expected to be restored Friday afternoon for Xcel Energy customers in the Clara City area. According to Xcel’s outage page on www.xcelenergy.com, power was expected to be restored around 5:30 p.m. to the 548 customers who have been without electricity...
October 11, 2013 - 11:09pm
August 29, 2013
Power outage leaves Montevideo in the heat
MONTEVIDEO — A power outage forced some of Montevideo's major employers to close their doors for the day, while many residents went without air conditioning in their homes on Thursday. Xcel Energy was expected to begin restoring power to the affected area between 6 and 7:30...
August 29, 2013 - 11:11pm
July 31, 2013
Willmar Utilities traces outage to faulty cable
WILLMAR -- A fault in a wire in a three-wire cable located underground between Payless Shoes and New 2 You Thrift Store on South First Street in Willmar caused a partial power outage to 13 customers this afternoon, said a Willmar Municipal Utilities spokesman. The outage began...
July 31, 2013 - 2:41pm
June 19, 2013
Power restored to Kandi Cooperative customers after thousands affected
WILLMAR -- Crews with the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative and Great River Energy restored electrical service to all of the local cooperative's customers by early evening on Wednesday after thousands had lost service in the afternoon. Dave George, CEO of Kandiyohi Power, said at one...
June 19, 2013 - 7:35pm
October 31, 2012
Car crash causes power outage
WILLMAR -- More than 800 customers lost power for about 90 minutes Tuesday morning after a car struck and broke a mainline power pole near the American Legion on 19th Avenue Southwest. Willmar Utilities General Manager Wesley Hompe said the car hit the pole at 12:43 a.m. The pole...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
May 9, 2012
Fault on transmission line causes early morning power outage in Willmar
WILLMAR - A Willmar Municipal Utilities spokesman says at approximately 2:45 a.m. today a fault was detected on the transmission line that feeds Kandiyohi Power Cooperative substation north of Willmar. This line is fed from Willmar Municipal Utilities sources, so the breakers feeding...
May 9, 2012 - 9:14am
February 29, 2012
Outage affects downtown, north side of Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A power outage Tuesday in Willmar was caused by a generator failure during some routine maintenance. Power was restored at 10:20 a.m. to the downtown area and the north side of town, according to Wes Hompe with the Willmar Municipal Utilities. During a scheduled maintenance...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 28, 2012
Update 10:45 a.m.: Power restored in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A power outage this morning in Willmar was caused by a generator failure during some routine maintenance. Power was restored at 10:20 a.m.
February 28, 2012 - 10:48am
Power out on Willmar north side and in the southeast
WILLMAR -- Power was out Tuesday morning on the northern and southeastern parts of Willmar. Willmar Municipal Utilities were working to restore power this morning. No details were available about the cause of the outage at 10 a.m.
February 28, 2012 - 10:12am
September 24, 2011
3,600 CenterPoint Energy customers from Benson to Morris left without natural gas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Natural gas service to about 3,600 CenterPoint Energy customers from Benson to Morris was disrupted Friday when farm equipment hit a pipeline in the Cyrus area. The outage includedthe towns of Benson, Hancock and Morris. According to a news release from CenterPoint...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
September 23, 2011
Natural gas outage affects 3,600 customers from Benson to Morris, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS -- CenterPoint Energy is responding tonight to a natural gas outage affecting approximately 3,600 customers in the Cyrus area. The outage includes the towns of Benson, Hancock and Morris. Crews are expected to work throughout the evening and weekend to restore service. The...
September 23, 2011 - 5:49pm
July 2, 2011
UPDATE: Xcel expects power to be out until 11 p.m. Sunday
WILLMAR - Xcel Energy expects to restore electricity to communities affected by Friday's storms by 11 p.m. Sunday evening. According to the energy company's website, customers are without power in Lake Lillian, Blomkest, Prinsburg, Clara City, Granite Falls, Wood Lake, Belview, Echo,...
July 2, 2011 - 11:55am
December 7, 2010
Substation problem cuts power in south Willmar
WILLMAR -- A Willmar Municipal Utilities official says an equipment failure inside the south substation caused a half-hour power outage this morning in south Willmar. The outage occurred at 11:09 a.m. after the equipment failed, according to Bruce Gomm, utilities general manager....
December 7, 2010 - 3:39pm