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Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
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'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
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'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
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Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
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Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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April 13, 2012
Severe weather awareness week starts Monday, includes tornado drills (video)
ST. PAUL -- With a tornado already reported in the state this year, Minnesotans are again reminded about the dangers of spring and summer storms. Severe Weather Awareness week in Minnesota, which kicks off Monday, is a time for families, schools and businesses to learn about weather...
April 13, 2012 - 10:07am
March 28, 2012
Senate bonding bill differs from House, Dayton plans
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects. The Senate Capital Investment Committee overwhelmingly approved selling $496 million in bonds to fund public works projects such as fixing state facilities...
March 28, 2012 - 11:09am
March 20, 2012
Grass fire spreads to Easy Bean farm near Milan, destroys art studio but home saved
MILAN -- Cleanup work is underway today at the Easy Bean Farm east of Milan, where a fast-moving grass fire on Monday destroyed an art studio and its contents, granary with farm equipment, pickup truck and tractor and damaged two greenhouses and other equipment. The fire also destroyed...
March 20, 2012 - 12:24pm
March 7, 2012
Editorial: Senator Kubly will be missed by state
Minnesota lost a legislator with a kind and passionate heart when Sen. Gary Kubly died Friday. He was both a friend of and a fighter for Granite...
March 7, 2012 - 6:00am
Letter: Kubly was devoted to service
Thank you to Sen. Gary Kubly, his wife, Pat, and their family for their sense of public service. Sen. Kubly's devotion has been to our state. He met with groups on several community and church concerns in order to help us better ourselves as citizens. My prayers are for him and...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Kandiyohi County Board to discuss appointing statutory officers
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are expected to discuss the pros and cons of appointing, rather than electing, certain statutory officers during their regular board meeting on Tuesday. The board delayed the discussion last month, but will likely hear details about the...
March 3, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Willmar declares central business district snow emergency
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department is declaring a snow emergency in the central business district at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The affected area is located from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the bypass. City parking lots may be used...
February 29, 2012 - 11:01am
February 20, 2012
Public health director may also lead Kandiyohi County, Minn., family services on interim basis
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Administrator Larry Kleindl said he intends to recommend that Ann Stehn, the county's public health director, be appointed as interim family services director to fill the vacancy of Jay Kieft, whose resignation as head of family services takes effect March...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 23, 2012
Kandiyohi County agrees to study public health board merger with Renville County
WILLMAR -- For the next six months Kandiyohi County will be studying the potential benefits of merging its public health board with Renville County's. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to study the proposal.
January 23, 2012 - 12:00am
December 28, 2011
Unseasonal warmth leads to shaky ice conditions in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Rescuers donned wetsuits and safety harnesses Tuesday morning to salvage an unoccupied fish house that sank through the ice on Foot...
December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
Letter: Benefiting from government
I believe in fairness in taxation. Those who benefit the most from government functions should also pay the most in taxes to finance those functions. But aren't those with lower incomes the main beneficiaries of government? Quite the opposite is true. Contrary to popular mythology,...
December 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 6, 2011
Willmar, Minn., School Foundation helps fund TV system for Middle School, activity fees
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Public Schools Foundation will help fund a portion of a new TV monitor system at Willmar Middle School. On Monday, the foundation's board also approved funding for the Child Guide Program and agreed to pay a portion of the activity fees for four high school...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 30, 2011
Central MN agencies receive grants to reduce home health hazards
Pope County and the Meeker, McLeod, Sibley Community Health Board are among seven agencies to be awarded state grants to help build local capacity for addressing health hazards in homes. The grants were announced today by the Minnesota Department of Health. They total $250,000.
November 30, 2011 - 2:32pm
November 5, 2011
Letter: A good man and leader
After reading two letters recently on the topic of the Willmar School District levy referendum, I was taken aback by the suggestions made against Wayne Lenzmeier, current board chair. I have known Lenny for many years and without any doubt I can assure people that you will not find...
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
November 4, 2011
Letter: Putting students first
Please put students first in Willmar by voting yes on the levy. Your vote is important to the future of our kids and our community. The small group in opposition to this levy misnames themselves "StudentsFirst." Their agenda will sacrifice Willmar students to make a point against...
November 4, 2011 - 12:00am