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European parties accused of being influenced by Russia
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
Sen. Al Franken championed a Minnesota rape survivor's bill. Now she wants a new sponsor.
Rice Hospital explains factors driving employee health insurance hikes
Willmar High Art Club throw-a-thon produces ceramic bowls for soup fundraiser
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rest after wild weekend
Wild score 4 goals in final 7 minutes in crazy comeback win
NWL Baseball: Six Stingers sign to return for 2018 season
State Swimming & Diving: Two Willmar divers in top four after state semis
Timberwolves' Tyus Jones breaks down his pick-and-roll connection with Towns
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
14 movies worth seeing this holiday season - and none about Santa Claus
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
Kat Perkins urges St. Mary's students to be fearless
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
James G. Andrews
Alden V. Van Der Pol
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Tooting your own horn could help others
Commentary: No man accused of sexually harassing a woman is irreplaceable - not even Al Franken
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
Commentary: The FCC vote that could put local news at risk
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
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Emma Anne Williams
November 1, 2011
Letter: Don't let schools fall behind
The students in the Willmar Public School system are not just competing with others in this state or nation but with other students around the world. With over 25 years of teaching in international schools overseas, I know the competition and it is very tough. Students in other countries...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Too much fear of controversy
Innocent until... I was disappointed that Greg Mortenson was judged guilty based on a TV news report and his mother, Jerene Mortenson, was disinvited from being the speaker at the Willmar mayor's prayer breakfast. Fear of controversy has denied us the opportunity to hear the other...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
Hat's off to Walt's Car Wash
Hats off from Patrick Foley, who writes that he recently returned to Walt's Car Wash for the first time since the change in ownership. "I had gotten used to such friendly and efficient service that I held my breath a bit as my car was being serviced. I was happy to find out that they...
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Letter: Solving the budget crisis
The anti-tax and anti-big government folks claim they have a "mandate" from the American people to slash government spending and not raise taxes. The term "mandate" implies landslide election results. There were very few landslides in the 2010 elections. Nevertheless, they continue...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
March 1, 2011
Letter: Same CBHH, revised program
There is need to clarify some information surrounding the Willmar Community Behavioral Health Hospital, located on Olena Avenue Southeast. It is believed that the adult mental health program that was opened there in August of 2008 is still in operation. That is false. The program...
March 1, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Transit goals for the state spelled out at hearing
WILLMAR -- Preserving the state's existing transit system is the top goal listed in a proposed Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The plan was the subject of a statewide public hearing Wednesday that was conducted through a live video conference between all the Minnesota...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Letter: Thank you, Mr. Mayor
Mayor Heitke, I want to personally thank you for the years of service to the city of Willmar and its citizens. I was always treated with respect when I had a project to bring to you as the mayor for the city of Willmar. We always had a great discussion and if you felt it was good...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
Favre unsure of return;; Vikes add Ramsey and put Jackson on injured reserve
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brett Favre says he's committed to finishing the season with the Minnesota Vikings - even if he can't play. Favre said Thursday that he is unsure if his sprained shoulder and hand numbness will heal in time for him to play another game. The Vikings (5-8) have...
December 16, 2010 - 4:14pm
March 13, 2010
It's that time o' year ... Communities plan celebrations in honor of St. Patrick's Day
Parts of west central Minnesota are looking a little greener this week. It's that time o' year when the region's Irish-American population gathers...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 24, 2010
American Opinion: On the announcement by Patrick Kennedy not to seek re-election:
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the announcement by Patrick Kennedy not to seek re-election: News that Patrick Kennedy will not seek re-election to his seat in the U.S. House, where he has served since 1995, surprised...
February 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
Cost next step being considered in sweeper suggestion
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar Public Works Department is recommending the city buy a new vacuum-type street sweeper capable of removing finer debris particles than the present brush-type sweeper to comply with stricter storm water pollution prevention rules. But first, the Public...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 27
n Thomas John Skaggs, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. He will be sentenced March 9. As part of a plea agreement, he will receive a stay of adjudication. Under a stay of adjudication, a conviction may be removed from...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
November 8, 2008
Erickson -- Antil
Kristin Erickson of New London and Patrick Antil of Willmar are engaged to be married Dec. 20 at New London Evangelical Covenant Church. Erickson is the daughter of Rick and Char Erickson of New London. She is a 2005 graduate of New London-Spicer High School in New London. She expects...
November 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Hallberg -- Durham
Brittany Hallberg of Blaine and Patrick Durham of Coon Rapids are engaged to be married Nov. 1 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi. Hallberg is the daughter of Dan and Betsy Hallberg of Kandiyohi. She graduated from Willmar Senior High School in 2004 and from Central...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Sex offender fugitive caught in Swift County
CLONTARF -- A 30-year-old Level 3 sex offender wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges was taken into custody around 11 p.m. Monday by law enforcement officials in Swift County. According to a news release from Sheriff Scott Mattison, Bryan Patrick Six had escaped from custody...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am