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October/November issue of Live it! Magazine out now
Update: Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant #4 returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident
Suspect arrested for allegedly threatening man with shotgun
Luncheon shows lines of poverty
College Football: Lifeless Warriors thrashed in season finale
For Willmar football, district 2015 schedule looks much like CLC
Prep Football Section Pairings
Prep Volleyball Section Pairings
The Insider: Four SEC West teams in AP top five
Couch culture: New exhibit in Willmar looks at human interaction through passive relaxation
Rose Ensemble in Willmar, Minn., Friday
Opening our eyes on the prairie
Festivities surrounding Meander Weekend set in western Minnesota
Women in business section out now
Tina Marie Williams
Sara G. Molina
Donna Mae Knutson
Hund — Hagemeyer
Drange — Sparks
Muench — Johnson
Juris — Dean
Enter your photo in our Signs of Fall contest
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
Has governor’s race turned to Minnesota nasty?
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
August 12, 2012
Update: Victim in Meeker County train fatality identified
EDEN VALLEY - Nicholas Phillipp, 21, of Eden Valley was killed early Saturday morning when he was struck by a train as he was walking across the railroad tracks on state Highway 22 in Eden Valley. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m.
August 12, 2012 - 6:20pm
March 31, 2012
State Patrol: Driver in Plummer train-truck accident dies
PLUMMER, Minn. - A semi driver died early this morning when his vehicle collided with an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train crossing U.S....
news / state
March 31, 2012 - 1:31pm
Plummer, Minn., temporarily evacuated following Canadian Pacific train accident
PLUMMER, Minn. - The northwest Minnesota town of Plummer was evacuated for a time this morning after a train accident, according to a Canadian...
March 31, 2012 - 10:35am
June 8, 2011
Canadian Pacific repair completed in Paynesville, rail traffic begins on line
The Canadian Pacific Railway line that shut down near Paynesville Monday is expecting to restart normal operations earlier than expected, according to company spokesman Mike LoVecchio. After ten railroad cars were derailed Monday afternoon, railroad employees worked throughout the...
news / region
June 8, 2011 - 11:08am
March 29, 2011
Pacific Avenue near utilities bldg. permanently closes
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities will install barricades today to permanently close several blocks of Pacific Avenue Southwest. Pacific Avenue will be closed between Seventh and 10th streets. Eighth Street Southwest will also be closed between Benson and Pacific avenues. The...
news / local
March 29, 2011 - 3:23pm
March 13, 2010
Municipal Utilities will ask Council to close Pacific Avenue
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has voted to ask the City Council to close Pacific Avenue Southwest from Seventh Street...
news / local
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
UPDATE: Superior train accident victim in serious condition
DULUTH - A Superior man whose foot was amputated when he slipped under train wheels Saturday in the Union Pacific rail yard in Itasca remains in serious condition at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. Jeffrey P. Ayotte, 54, a railroad employee, had been involved in switching cars...
news / nation
January 6, 2009 - 11:00am
October 30, 2008
Canadian Pacific completes purchase of DM&E Railway
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Canadian Pacific Railway has officially taken over the operations of Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Canadian...
news / business / state / nation
October 30, 2008 - 11:00am
October 24, 2008
Big Stone II power plant partners study independent report
WILLMAR -- Electric utilities proposing the Big Stone II power plant are just starting to analyze an independent report that says the utilities have underestimated construction costs and overestimated the costs of energy alternatives. The report to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am