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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 19, 2017
Emergency alert system gets the word out fast in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Communication technology is changing rapidly but the need to notify the public of emergencies is as urgent as ever. That's why...
April 19, 2017 - 6:51am
February 9, 2017
Anonymous threat prompts lockdown at Red Lake schools
BEMIDJI—Schools in Red Lake went into lockdown this morning and Red Lake Nation College closed for the day after staff learned of an anonymous...
February 9, 2017 - 1:28pm
February 8, 2017
Police to host second seminar on policing in diverse communities
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department will host officers from the Latino Peace Officers Association's Minnesota chapter Thursday for...
February 8, 2017 - 11:15pm
February 2, 2017
Classes canceled at northern MN school after bomb threat
BEMIDJI—Students at Cass Lake-Bena schools went home early Thursday, Feb. 2, after school district staff heard of a bomb threat there....
February 2, 2017 - 1:33pm
October 25, 2016
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Corporal Jason Keith has responded to many fatal crashes. Often, he said, the dead had not been wearing...
October 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 2, 2016
DWI arrests generally decreasing in Minnesota
WILLMAR—Alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries cost Kandiyohi County an estimated $1.8 million last year. That's according...
September 2, 2016 - 9:33am
Willmar to take up sex offender residency restrictions
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will take up a potential ordinance that will restrict where Level 3 sex offenders — those deemed most likely to reoffend — can live within the city, and also where those offenders who committed a sex crime against someone 16 years of age...
May 2, 2016 - 12:08am
January 25, 2016
Fellowship's Willmar homes for men licensed, operated with strict rules
WILLMAR — Overcomers International Fellowship operates three homes in Willmar. The Willmar homes are licensed with Kandiyohi County and the...
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
August 19, 2014
WILLMAR — A crowd gathered in Willmar on Tuesday evening to witness new rescue equipment that can overturn 80,000-pound semis
August 19, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 7, 2014
Willmar Police Dept. receives new equipment, praise for traffic safety enforcement from state
WILLMAR — A state agency representative had praise this week for the Willmar Police Department’s traffic safety enforcement efforts. As a result of its good work, the department received a LIDAR (light detection and ranging) unit, which can more accurately pinpoint vehicles exceeding...
May 7, 2014 - 11:19pm
February 27, 2014
Boston Marathon heightens security measures after bombing attack
(Reuters) - Boston Marathon organizers have banned runners from bringing bags and imposed other measures to tighten security for the April race after a twin bomb attack near the finish line last year killed three people and wounded 264.
February 27, 2014 - 10:18am
February 20, 2014
Minnesota to consider local oil disaster aid
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer....
February 20, 2014 - 10:00am
January 23, 2014
U of M works on public safety
MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota officials say they are instituting several initiatives to promote safety on and near the Twin Cities campus. A number of recent crimes, especially dealing with smartphone and computer thefts, prompted the actions. “We are implementing...
January 23, 2014 - 10:01am
January 9, 2014
No danger from substance on Minn. court letter
ST. PAUL -- A suspicious substance on a letter mailed to the Minnesota Supreme Court was not hazardous, the state Public Safety Department reported Tuesday. The St. Paul Fire Department removed the letter from a state building Tuesday and tested it. Public Safety Spokesman...
January 9, 2014 - 8:04am
December 5, 2013
2 children unaccounted for after house fire in Lucan
LUCAN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two children are unaccounted for after a farmhouse caught fire in the southwestern Minnesota town of Lucan. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in a news release that two adults and several children were able to escape the...
December 5, 2013 - 9:48am