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Manchester bomber had links to Islamic State, officials say, as more arrests are made
Destination Playground build continues
Records summary for May 23 and 24
Nature Conservancy to plant 100,000 pines in cool spots in northern Minnesota to withstand climate change
Final Minnesota legislative bills may be passed in middle of the night
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Alpha G. Finden
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
September 16, 2010
Editorial: Work on vital Grass Lake site continues
It is good to see the Grass Lake restoration project near Willmar has finally gotten on the political radar this week. Elected officials, state natural resource officials and property owners met Tuesday to discuss Grass Lake developments and building consensus on phase two options. The...
September 16, 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 20, 2010
Pavement work continues between Fairfax and Hector
WILLMAR -- A major pavement patching project which began Thursday on state Highway 4 between Fairfax and Hector will stretch into next week. Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 to 15 minutes during work hours. Crews will be working on the project from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Hawk Creek seeking volunteers to monitor water quality
OLIVIA -- The Hawk Creek Watershed Project is looking for volunteers to help monitor water quality in the Willmar area. Volunteers are needed to take Secchi disk readings on lakes or transparency tube readings on streams in the Willmar area. They include: East Twin, West Twin, East...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 26, 2010
$10.9M project at two YME buildings given OK
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine East can continue to move forward with an estimated $10.9 million worth of health and safety and other improvements to its buildings this summer. A judge's ruling denied a request by two district taxpayers for a temporary injunction to halt the project...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 4, 2010
Westwinds work progressing
May 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
Meeker Memorial to hold open house Sunday to showcase $26.5 million expansion project
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker Memorial Hospital is hosting a community open house on Sunday and hospital officials want the public to come and visit the...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
When moms get angry ... school lunches get a whole lot more nutritious
MONTEVIDEO -- A childhood obesity epidemic has many fearing this generation of children will have a shorter lifespan than their parents or grandparents. A lack of physical activity is one of the causes, but the biggest culprit is a diet high in calories and low in nutrition. A growing...
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Mussels among topics for CRWP annual meeting
STARBUCK -- The Chippewa River Watershed Project is hosting its annual meeting at the Starbuck Community Center on Thursday, March 25. The free event begins at 5 p.m. followed by a meal at 6 p.m. and presentations at 7 p.m.
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 15, 2010
Wastewater project marks milestone with 'energized' plant
WILLMAR -- Work on the city's new wastewater treatment plant will reach a milestone today when the structures at the site are energized for the first time with permanent power. Replacing temporary power with permanent power means construction of the structures and electrical and...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Hill Grocery project makes visit possible
The visit by passive solar architects Tim Eian and Joe Gransee-Bowman to Montevideo was made possible by the partnership behind the Hill Grocery House project in Montevideo. Students in Matt Olson's construction trades class at the Montevideo High School are building a home that...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 9, 2010
Editorial: Willmar needs to unite on vet home
Willmar and Kandiyohi County officials and area legislators are participating Monday in a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed 90-bed veterans home in Willmar. The public and officials will have a chance to discuss the proposed veterans home with Gil Acevedo, Minnesota's deputy...
January 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 26, 2009
Amateur photographers tell Chippewa River watershed's story
MONTEVIDEO -- Stacy Salvevold needed only to slip out her back door and the warmth of her home on a January morning to capture the sparkle of...
December 26, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2009
Clearing the muddy Chippewa
BENSON -- The Chippewa River continues to carry sediment to the Minnesota River by the dump truck load. Last year it averaged about 88 tons...
December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 9, 2009
Renville County considers joining Project Lifesaver
OLIVIA -- Renville County is looking at joining Kandiyohi County among the rural Minnesota counties participating in the Project Lifesaver tracking...
November 9, 2009 - 12:00am