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Pancake feed during Willmar Fests
Willmar Fests 2017 "Oh the Places You'll Go" Ambassador Coronation
Guidance for future grads: New Fargo business helps parents, students navigate college admissions process
Cultivating kindness: Group paints rocks to inspire others
Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
Brad Dokken: Fishing a game of expectations
Good fishing is just part of the package in this Quetico adventure
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Oscar M. Engebretson
Teresa Marie Dahl
Ervin M. Mithun
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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July 17, 2013
Work finished on expansion, improvement at Roosevelt Elementary playground in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - A three-year project to improve the playground at Willmar's Roosevelt Elementary School is done. Workers were putting the finishing...
July 17, 2013 - 11:26pm
April 30, 2013
Volunteers putting up playground at park in Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to take part in Build Week activities. Volunteer shifts are still available on all days now through Sunday. Anyone interested in volunteering with...
April 30, 2013 - 11:34pm
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
October 13, 2012
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2012
Dawson, Minn., receives $1.2 million grant today for industrial park project
DAWSON - The city of Dawson got a big shot in the arm today when it was awarded a $1.2 million federal grant that will be used to expand its industrial park. Representatives from the U.S.
October 4, 2012 - 2:11pm
September 26, 2012
Renville County to seek grant funds for OHV park in Minnesota River Valley
OLIVIA -- As a dozen or more supporters watched, the Renville County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to apply for Legacy funds to acquire lands for an off-highway vehicle park. The proposed park would be developed in the Minnesota River Valley on 272 acres of land to...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Willmar, Minn., worker resting after exposure to chlorine fumes
WILLMAR -- A Willmar Public Works Department employee rested at home Thursday after he was exposed to chlorine fumes while performing maintenance...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Several homes evacuated as precaution near Rice Park in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar city worker was treated at Rice Memorial Hospital for a chemical reaction experienced while performing maintenance work...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Willmar, Minn., city worker overcome by fumes when cleaning wading pool
WILLMAR -- A Willmar city employee was taken to Rice Hospital Tuesday afternoon after being overcome by fumes he was using to clean the pool shed at the wading pool at Rice Park in southwest Willmar. Police cordoned off the area and evacuated several downwind houses. Ten to 11 people...
July 24, 2012 - 3:12pm
June 22, 2012
Canines spend the night at the old ballpark
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2012
DNR hopes to acquire land adjacent to Vicksburg Park
OLIVIA -- Recreational opportunities in the area of Vicksburg County Park on the Minnesota River could soon be expanded. The Minnesota Department...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
22-year-old Minneapolis man delivering food to neighbor shot and killed
MINNEAPOLIS -- Police say a young Minneapolis man biking to a neighbor's house to deliver some food was shot and killed by three boys who wanted his bike. Twenty-two-year-old Jody Patzner Jr. collapsed on the sidewalk and died just blocks from his home Monday night in north Minneapolis....
April 11, 2012 - 10:10am
March 20, 2012
Update: Minnesota State Park reservation schedule starting March 22
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new state park and recreation area reservation system will be operational again starting Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. The new online system has been upgraded significantly, but due to expected high demand, reservations will only...
March 20, 2012 - 11:57am
February 28, 2012
On split vote, Renville County continues steps towards OHV Park in southwest corner
OLIVIA -- By a three-to-two vote, the Renville County board of commissioners continued the steps towards the possible development of an Off Highway...
February 28, 2012 - 3:26pm
January 31, 2012
West Diamond Lake access reopened to vehicle traffic by Kandiyohi Co., Minn., sheriff
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office is opening the west access, at County Park 3, to Diamond Lake. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, the condition of the ice off the access is rough, but there is no open water at this time. Citizens are reminded to pay attention to the...
January 31, 2012 - 2:10pm