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Mills drops request for election recount in 8th District race
Separation anxiety: Trump's management style poses challenges in Oval Office
U.S. payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
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
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
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
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
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
Raging fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China
BEIJING (AP) -- Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing...
June 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 18, 2013
Fertilizer plant explosion devastates West, Texas, multiple deaths (video, photos)
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed...
April 18, 2013 - 6:30am
November 6, 2012
AMPI plant closure in Dawson, Minn., to affect 130 employees
DAWSON -- Associated Milk Producers Inc.
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Renville County conducting online water plan survey
OLIVIA -- Renville County is currently in the process of updating its water management plan and is inviting residents of Renville County to complete a short online survey regarding the county's surface and groundwater resources. Residents may access the survey from the Renville County...
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
Dawson meat processor to pay $20,000 penalty
DAWSON -- Noah's Ark Processors LLC of Dawson has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty and complete corrective actions for violations at its facility, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced on Wednesday. An inspection on Aug. 25, 2009, documented blood-contaminated water...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Plans announced for nation's first "energy beet" biofuel plant in Red River Valley
A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans to turn one of the Red River Valley's top crops - sugar beets - into efficient, lucra-tive biofuel. Green Vision Group, the company behind the project, said Monday it's work-ing to build a demonstration plant to convert beets...
December 13, 2010 - 1:05pm
November 5, 2010
Local fire departments called back to Bushmills; plant operated through fire
ATWATER -- Firefighters from the Atwater Fire Department were called back around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Bushmills Ethanol plant and remained at the plant until about 2 a.m. after a fire in one of the large corn bins flared again. According to Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz,...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Fire burns conveyor belt, grain at Bushmills Ethanol plant
ATWATER -- Firefighters from Atwater, Grove City, Kandiyohi, Spicer and Willmar were called Wednesday to Bushmills Ethanol plant near Atwater...
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 25, 2010
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Editorial: New city wastewater treatment plant is good one
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Willmar Municipal Utilities invests $2.6M in new wastewater treatment plant project
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities had a net investment of $2.6 million in the city's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment project...
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Dustup over group's charge that coal ash from Big Stone plant contaminating area
BIG STONE COUNTY -- A public interest group is charging that heavy metals and chemicals are leaching from coal ash stored at the Big Stone power plant near Milbank, S.D., and contaminating groundwater at the site. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources --...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2010
New wastewater treatment plant successfully completes test run
WILLMAR -- Willmar's new wastewater treatment plant completed a seven-day test run this week without any operating issues. Plant contractor Graham Construction Services began the test run known as a systems demonstration on Aug. 16.
August 26, 2010 - 12:00am