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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
March 15, 2016
Commentary: White poverty and me
In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)...
March 15, 2016 - 2:00am
March 10, 2016
Kandiyohi County event offers greater insight into lives of the poor
WILLMAR — The assignment was deceptively simple: Spend an hour living in poverty in “Realville.” Participants in a poverty simulation last...
March 10, 2016 - 10:51pm
December 21, 2015
Young mother praises nurse partnership that mentored her in parenting
WILLMAR — In the 2½ years since Lois Peters has known her, Alexis Buehler has grown from being an unsure, pregnant 18-year-old to a confident...
December 21, 2015 - 12:10am
November 19, 2015
More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
WILLMAR — Minnesota was named the top state in the country for child well-being in July, but that lofty ranking doesn’t tell the full story...
November 19, 2015 - 11:09pm
August 3, 2015
Heartland, Western Community Action agencies to merge in October 2016
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action of Willmar and Western Community Action of Marshall are moving ahead with a merger. The board of directors for the two Community Action Agencies voted unanimously July 15 to merge the two organizations and set Oct. 1, 2016, as the target date. It...
August 3, 2015 - 12:29am
July 20, 2015
Salvation Army seeks to establish program in Willmar to lift people out of poverty
WILLMAR — The local Salvation Army is trying to establish a program in Willmar that focuses on helping people lift themselves out of poverty.
July 20, 2015 - 12:03am
July 11, 2015
Video: Helping the homeless
Concert-goers listen to The Eagle Lake Gospel Quartet Friday evening, the first of five musical groups to perform in downtown Willmar during...
July 11, 2015 - 12:00am
February 28, 2015
Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
WILLMAR — A chili fest and cook-off early next week will mark the start of the Willmar Area Food Shelf’s annual month-long fundraiser to...
February 28, 2015 - 7:00am
November 25, 2014
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
The November/December issue of Business 2 Business is now avaialble to view on online. This issue focuses on how local businesses support...
November 25, 2014 - 12:54pm
November 20, 2014
One-third of Minnesota kids live in low-income households
WILLMAR — One-third of all Minnesota children live in poor or low-income households, according to a report on child poverty released this fall. Even though economic indicators show that the state's economy has rebounded from the recession, "low income families are recovering...
November 20, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 14, 2014
Nearly 100 families receive free computers in Willmar giveaway
WILLMAR — When she found out her family would be receiving a free computer, Tonya Summerlet sat with her daughters and the tears flowed. The...
November 14, 2014 - 11:28pm