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Willmar Police Department looks to buy four new vehicles
Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Cornelia B. Fredrick
David J. Bingham
Donald D. Coleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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...
opinion / letters / education
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / letters / community
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...
News / local
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...
opinion / letters
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...
sports / pro
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...
extra / region
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...
opinion / editorials
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