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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 9, 2012
Willmar, Minn., to participate in GreenStep Cities program to reduce energy use
WILLMAR -- Willmar will participate in a statewide citizen-driven program that focuses on local government opportunities to reduce energy use...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2011
City Council: Hiring administrator is top priority
WILLMAR -- Local elected officials agree that hiring a replacement for longtime City Administrator Michael Schmit, who will retire at the end of July, is the biggest issue facing the Willmar City Council right now. Council members who met Friday to discuss current challenges and...
April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
January 11, 2011
Design Center's annual planning session set for Wednesday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Design Center board of directors and advisory board will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Permits for seven new feedlots get preliminary OK from county
WILLMAR -- Conditional use permits were unanimously approved Monday by the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission for the construction of seven new turkey barns that will house 89,700 birds. Four barns will be located in Roseville Township and three will be Burbank Township in general...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Commentary: Hospital moves on future are good steps
Rice Memorial Hospital is taking a positive step of strategic planning for the hospital's services offered, reviewing its facilities development and consulting with the two medical clinics in the city. These strategic planning efforts will be crucial to the future development and...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
September 19, 2009
It's National Preparedness Month, local officials urge planning, communication
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Director Don Ericson usually hears the same comment from people affected by tornados or other severe weather situations. "They say "I never thought it would happen to me,'" he says. "No one expects it to happen to them." While Federal...
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
Planning for taxes needed for crop insurance payments
ST. PAUL -- With the probability of crop losses due to weather, farmers may be receiving crop insurance indemnity payments. Any crop insurance proceeds you receive need to be included as income on your tax return.
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
August 24, 2009
Rice plans to launch strategic planning process
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital is launching a new strategic planning process that will start Sept.
August 24, 2009 - 12:00am
July 16, 2009
Dairy expansion east of Willmar gets approval from Kandiyohi County Planning Commission
WILLMAR -- A 260-head expansion of a dairy operation east of Willmar was unanimously approved Monday by the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission. The conditional use permit now goes before the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. The expansion at the Robert Larson farm involves...
July 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Paynesville Schools organizes new mission statement
PAYNESVILLE -- Weeks after holding a community meeting about the district's future, Paynesville Area Schools assembled a list of district priorities and goals based on the ideas of the Paynesville community. Superintendent Todd Burlingame said Thursday the School Board finalized...
May 16, 2009 - 12:00am
May 13, 2009
Conditional use permit OK'd for 24-hour rock crushing for short-term mining work in Roseville
WILLMAR -- A conditional use permit was approved Monday that will allow a construction company to mine, crush and wash aggregate for 24 hours a day, five days a week, at a site in Roseville Township. The permit also allows Knife River, a Montana Dakota Utilities Resources Company,...
May 13, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Paynesville community provides little feedback at school district planning meeting
PAYNESVILLE -- The Paynesville Area Schools has a better understanding of what the community wants for its school district, but the ideas came from few sources. Superintendent Todd Burlingame said the district held its strategic planning and visioning meeting for the Paynesville...
April 20, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Blomkest-Svea sanitary sewer ponds receive preliminary OK by board
WILLMAR -- A conditional use permit to build a wastewater stabilization pond to treat municipal sewage from the Blomkest and Svea communities...
December 9, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Multi-unit housing for mega-dairy to be discussed tonight
WILLMAR - A request to allow multi-unit housing for employees of a large dairy near Pennock will be discussed tonight by the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission. St.
December 8, 2008 - 12:00pm
November 11, 2008
Commision approves permits for church, home business
WILLMAR -- A conditional use permit was approved Monday for the Living Word Lutheran Church to build a new sanctuary in New London Township. The church has been housed at the Prairie Meadows Learning Center in Spicer since 2005. The new church will be built off Kandiyohi County...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am