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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
City of Willmar gathers input on proposed sales tax
WILLMAR — Area residents were given two opportunities Tuesday to share their thoughts on projects they would like to see funded through a potential...
May 24, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar City Council seeks public comments on sex offender residency restrictions
The council approved a motion to hold a public hearing June 6 during the city council meeting on the proposed ordinance which would restrict where Level 3 sex offenders and those who committed a sex crime against a minor could live within the city limits. The ordinance would restrict...
May 2, 2016 - 11:40pm
April 25, 2016
Willmar Community Center seeks public comments, ideas at Thursday meetings
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community and Activity Center is looking for public input about how the center can best meet the needs of the community going forward. Two public meetings will be held — 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday — at the center across from Robbins Island....
April 25, 2016 - 9:20pm
February 29, 2016
Sen. Westrom to hold meetings Thursday in Glenwood, Brooten
BROOTEN — State Sen. Torrey Westrom will hold town hall listening meetings Thursday in Glenwood and Brooten. The Glenwood meeting is from 9...
February 29, 2016 - 11:24pm
February 24, 2016
Legislative town hall meeting set for Saturday morning in Willmar
WILLMAR — A meeting to discuss the upcoming legislative session will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Willmar. Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, and Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, will hold the joint town hall meeting at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center, 1604 South First Street...
February 24, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 23, 2016
Open house about wye set for Thursday
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house on the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project, also known as the Willmar Wye, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Health and Humans Services building, in the basement multi-purpose...
February 23, 2016 - 11:20pm
September 16, 2015
Minnesota cities want police body camera videos private
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators could not decide whether video from police-worn body cameras should be public, so cities across the state are asking the Dayton administration to keep most private. Sixteen cities asked Administration Commissioner Matt Massman to order videos to...
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
February 18, 2015
County OKs use of Spicer park for ninja warrior event
SPICER –– On a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed to let a nonprofit organization use a portion of the county parking lot in Spicer for three days in June for an obstacle course contest fashioned after the TV show American Ninja Warrior. The event will...
February 18, 2015 - 11:29pm
January 6, 2015
Trafficked: Part 3 - Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin...
January 6, 2015 - 1:58am
January 4, 2015
New Minnesota law helps seal criminal records, may open doors for some felons
MOORHEAD — A criminal record can be a tall hurdle for someone trying to find a job or a place to live. But a new law in Minnesota aims to help convicts have their records sealed from public view. “It doesn’t mean that the records are destroyed or like it never happened,”...
January 4, 2015 - 10:59pm
November 24, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Public Library to unveil its new play area to the public next week
he new Smart Play Spot at the Willmar Public Library wasn't officially open, but it was already drawing little kids like a magnet this week. The...
November 24, 2012 - 12:00am
November 17, 2012
Kandiyohi County Board meets Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23 St NW in Willmar. Items on the agenda include a resolution on a county-wide bridge replacement program and pre-application...
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2012
Letter: Gimse supports public safety
As a former federal law enforcement agent, my local fellow law enforcement friends and I appreciate Sen. Joe Gimse's ongoing support of our communities' safety and his genuine respect and gratitude of our fellow officers' public service. He understands and addresses the need for...
November 1, 2012 - 12:33am
October 22, 2012
Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
October 22, 2012 - 10:47am
October 15, 2012
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will conduct its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.W.
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am