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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
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
September 15, 2010
Electrical problem means no math problems today for YME students
GRANITE FALLS -- School officials in the Yellow Medicine East district are hopeful of fixing the electrical problem that forced the cancellation of classes today, and resuming normal school activities on Thursday. The district cancelled classes today due to a power outage in the...
September 15, 2010 - 11:35am