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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
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
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
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
November 16, 2016
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
WILLMAR — Whether updates at Rice Park will go forward is now in question as the Willmar City Council voted Tuesday to reject all bids...
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 28, 2016
Roger Klinghagen letter: Willmar could use RV park
Looking at the Willmar plans for the Robbins Island playground, I would like the city to consider an RV park in the plan. Not a lot of spaces...
October 28, 2016 - 1:56pm
October 25, 2016
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
OLIVIA — Renville County will close the gates Monday at its county parks. The parks are closed to motor vehicles through the winter season, but they remain open for visitors. The Renville County parks department reminds park users that day use activities are allowed through...
October 25, 2016 - 8:37pm
September 14, 2016
Robbins Island regional designation possible this month
WILLMAR -- Things are looking up for Robbins Island, as there is a possibility the state will designate it a regional park in the next few weeks....
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 2, 2016
Letter: New playground equipment is needed
I finally understand why there's a push to update the playground equipment at Robbins Island Park. I took a good look at what's there, and there's not very much. One of the swing sets looks like it's left over from my era. It might still be sturdy enough for kids, but for how much...
August 2, 2016 - 1:30am
July 15, 2016
State parks’ online reservation system a welcome change for some
BUFFALO RIVER STATE PARK -- Sitting around a slightly smoking campfire, with an early July breeze rustling trees overhead, Dan Hilgert and Ryan...
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 14, 2016
State park officials try new approach to hear from campers
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK – Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 14, 2016 - 1:52pm
May 22, 2016
New ways to play soon available in several Willmar parks
WILLMAR — The children of Willmar will soon have brand new places to play, as the city has begun the installation of seven new playground...
May 22, 2016 - 11:25pm
February 11, 2016
U.S. Bank and Minnesota Vikings grant could help with Rice Park project
WILLMAR — The city of Willmar hopes to team up with U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings to bring some much needed updates to Rice Park. The Willmar Finance Committee recommended the City Council approve a $50,000 grant application to the U.S. Bank Place to Play program, to assist...
February 11, 2016 - 11:14pm
December 28, 2015
Couple prepares for their first season as managers of Games Lake County Park
WILLMAR — For Todd and Beth Lief, managing a park and campground and spending the entire workday in the great outdoors is something they’ve...
December 28, 2015 - 11:28pm
Reservations for Kandiyohi County parks open Saturday
WILLMAR — Campsite reservations at the Kandiyohi County parks open Saturday for 2016, launching a new season for the county park system along...
December 28, 2015 - 11:25pm
November 2, 2015
Six Willmar parks to get new equipment
WILLMAR — Six city parks will have seven new playground units installed next spring, under action taken Monday night by the Willmar City Council. The council voted 7-0 to approve buying the equipment from Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground of Golden Valley, Minnesota. The $142,462.71...
November 2, 2015 - 11:02pm
October 22, 2015
Council OKs plan to remove, repair and monitor playground equipment
WILLMAR — The city continues its effort to address playground equipment safety issues. The Willmar City Council last month ordered the removal of 43 (19 percent) of the 280 playground units in the 28 parks that were rated the most hazardous by city certified playground safety inspectors...
October 22, 2015 - 11:04pm
October 21, 2015
Kandiyohi County Board chooses new names for parks
WILLMAR — Out with the old numbering system, in with real names for Kandiyohi County’s parks. The County Board of Commissioners chose new...
October 21, 2015 - 12:44am
October 7, 2015
Citizens to suggest county park names
WILLMAR — Diamond Lake County Park. Games Lake County Park. Saulsbury Beach County Park. A list of straightforward names was rolled out Tuesday in a quest by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners to come up with new names for the county’s seven parks. But before anything...
October 7, 2015 - 10:32am