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Stormwater drainage planned at site of new Robbins Island playground
Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
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'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 30, 2012
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
January 4, 2012
One dead in crash west of New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON -- A Paynesville woman was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of New London that also injured a woman from Kandiyohi. Betty Boehl, 64, died after her 2007 Jeep was struck broadside by a vehicle at the the intersection of U.S.
January 4, 2012 - 8:07am
December 22, 2011
Letter: OHV park is not a good fit
This letter is in response to an effort being undertaken by a small group of people to create an ATV amusement park in our beautiful and fragile Minnesota River valley. The proposed off-highway park would be located in Sections 22 and 23 of Sacred Heart Township.
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am