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A bear on Duluth visit
10:25 a.m. UPDATE: BNSF oil train cars on fire, N.D. town evacuated aftertrain derailment
BNSF oil train detrails, tankers on fire, northeast N.D. town evacuated
BNSF Railway train detrails in northeast N.D.
Rice man killed Tuesday in crash near Paynesville
Vikings' Wallace says he’s NFL’s fastest
Prep Softball Roundup: Alexandria sweeps doubleheader from Willmar
Boys Tennis Roundup: Cardinals collect 11th win
Prep golf: Tuesday's results
Prep Baseball Roundup: Willmar drops two to Alexandria
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Christian School to stage ‘Little Women’ at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ now on stage at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
Entrepreneurial trade show slated May 20 in Willmar
A&W Furniture is named Retailer of the Year
Guptill earns certified clerk designation
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Venenga to deli brand manager
Lungren joins Heritage Bank as ag lender
Joyce L. Finstrom
Oscar T. Christiansen
Gordon "Gordy" T. Savoie
Lucille Josephine Carlson
Kermit LeRoy Torgerson
Spring blossoms in orchard
For once, Willmar High School Grand March in warm sunshine
Video: Art students at the Willmar ALC
Satre — Paz
Ridler — Gustafson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Editorial: Erhardt’s fowl joke was very poor move
Commentary: Support access to higher education
Commentary: Support MnSCU budget request
Minnesota Opinion: End political games, nonsense over LGA
August 12, 2014
Casting ballots in Willmar primary race
Early morning voters at Vinje Church in Willmar on Tuesday: By 8:30 a.m., 22 had voted, according to workers, in Ward 2/Precinct 2 which...
news / local
August 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
August 11, 2014
Low primary vote turnout expected today
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should not need to wait in long lines at today’s primary election.
news / state
August 11, 2014 - 10:20pm
August 7, 2014
McFadden tours MinnWest, talks economy and energy
WILLMAR — Mike McFadden is confident that he will be the winner in the Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday. McFadden, who was endorsed by the state party last spring, said he sees the primary as another step in his campaign to unseat incumbent Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. McFadden...
news / local
August 7, 2014 - 11:24pm
August 6, 2014
Candidate Profile: Christianson cites passion for wanting to be where the decisions are made
WILLMAR — Incumbent Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson says he is seeking re-election to a sixth four-year term on the council because he still has a passion for wanting to be where the decisions are made that affect his ward, his neighborhood and the city in general. Christianson...
news / local
August 6, 2014 - 10:58pm
August 14, 2012
Voting is underway today in primary election
August 14, 2012 - 11:54am
Editorial: Primary Day is an exercise of your basic right - vote today
Today is primary day in Minnesota. So it an important day for you and other citizens to practice America's most basic and important right -- vote today. This primary is the first statewide vote since the redistricting was completed following the 2010 Census.
opinion / editorials
August 14, 2012 - 7:20am
West central Minnesota voters face redistricting changes for first time on primary ballot
WILLMAR -- Voters face a variety of changes in the primary today due to redistricting required because of population changes recorded in the...
news / local
August 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Tuesday's vote will narrow local races, prepare for Nov. 6
WILLMAR -- Tuesday's primary in Minnesota will be the first with the state's new redistricting plan, so there's bound to be a little confusion. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hopes to avoid some of it by helping people to get information about their polling places. Ritchie was in...
news / local / region
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 4, 2012
Six run in District 4 in Kandiyohi County Board primary
WILLMAR -- Six candidates will face off in the District 4 Kandiyohi County Board race in the Aug. 14 primary election. Voters will be allowed to vote for only one candidate in the primary. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election Nov. 6. The candidates are...
news / local
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Koenen wins special Senate primary election
WILLMAR - Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL of Clara City, won today's special primary election in Senate District 20, defeating fellow DFLer John Schultz, of Correll. The seat was formerly held by DFL Sen.
news / local
March 27, 2012 - 10:19pm
Koenen continues to lead as ballots counted in special primary election
WILLMAR -- Rep. Lyle Koenen continues to hold a solid lead over fellow DFLer John Schultz in today's special primary election in Senate District 20. Votes are currently being tallied in the seven counties were votes were cast and are being reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State's...
March 27, 2012 - 9:06pm
Koenen leads in Senate District 20 primary election
WILLMAR -- As ballots are being counted in the special primary election held today in the seven west central Minnesota counties of Senate District 20, Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL of Clara City, currently has the lead over DFLer John Schultz of Correll. With 47 percent of the ballots reported...
March 27, 2012 - 8:44pm
Special primary election is today in Senate District 20
WILLMAR - Voters in west central Minnesota's Senate District 20 will go to the polls today for a special primary election to fill the vacancy in office caused by the death of Sen. Gary Kubly. The Granite Falls DFL lawmaker died earlier this month from Lou Gerhig's disease. Today's...
March 27, 2012 - 7:49am
Primary election is today in seven counties of Senate District 20
WILLMAR - Voters in west central Minnesota's Senate District 20 will go to the polls today for a special primary election to fill the vacancy in office caused by the death of Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls. The contest is the first step in the election process. Four candidates...
news / region
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Minnesota Senate District 20 primary puts counties in a time crunch
GRANITE FALLS -- With only a three-week notice, election officials from seven area counties have been scrambling to finalize details for a special primary election Tuesday in Senate District 20. Voters there are being asked to select a successor to the late Sen.
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am