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Benson woman reflects on life after brain cancer
Baby loon rescued from Minnesota lawn
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
Minnesotan in custody for alleged assault on woman, chasing man with hatchet
Minnesotans invited to vote on new license plate design
Area Golf: Gorans wins Lakeland at Eagle Creek
Clay Shooting: Two locals compete at state tournament
Area Baseball: Morris edges Bird Island in amateur baseball pitcher’s duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers win weekend pair in LaCrosse
MLB: Duffey dominates Yanks
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Lauretta L. Theline
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Norbert P. Anderson
Alvera A. Haugen
Velora "Val" Westerlund
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
August 30, 2013
KRA Speedway hands out track titles
WILLMAR — The points race at the KRA Speedway ended with the Thursday night races before the fairground’s grandstand. The leaders going...
August 30, 2013 - 11:51pm
July 12, 2013
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) MIDWEST MODIFIEDS — Feature: Justin Oestreich, Elk River; Shawn Fernkes, Pennock; Jason Vejtruba, Atwater; Wade Skindelien, New London; Ben Godbee, Pennock; Pee Wee Kuhnau, Litchfield; Josh Roggatz, Montevideo; Tim Kanten, Milan;...
July 12, 2013 - 11:32pm
July 4, 2013
KRA Speedway Wednesday at Willmar (Wissota) MIDWEST MODIFIEDS — Feature: Jason Vejtruba, Atwater; Tim Siercks, Princeton; Kenny Mayer, Hazel, SD; Tim Kanten, Milan; Shawn Fernkes, Pennock; Brandon Bombardo, Elko; Wasde Skindelien, New London; Josh Roggatz, Montevideo; Peewee...
July 4, 2013 - 10:43pm
June 28, 2013
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) MIDWEST MODIFIEDS — Feature: Jason Vejtruba, Atwater; Justin Oestreich, Elk River; Ben Godbee, Pennock; Tim Siercks, Princeton; Tim Kanten, Milan; Randy Laage, Brooten; Shawn Fernkes, Pennock; Kenny Mayer, Hazel, SD; Justin Froemming,...
June 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
June 16, 2013
Race car driver hurt in crash at Grove Creek
GROVE CITY — A race car driver was injured Saturday after losing control of his car and crashing at the Grove Creek Raceway in rural Grove City. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Paul Larson, 64, of Dayton. The Sheriff’s Office said Larson was driving...
News / region
June 16, 2013 - 10:59pm
Race car driver injured in crash at Grove Creek Raceway
GROVE CITY - A race car driver was injured Saturday after losing control of his car and crashing at the Grove Creek Raceway in rural Grove City. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Paul Larson, 64, of Dayton. The Sheriff’s Office said Larson was driving...
News / region
June 16, 2013 - 3:37pm
June 13, 2013
Tony Stewart to race at dirt track near Sioux Falls
BRANDON, S.D. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is scheduled to race at Huset's Speedway near Brandon on July 3. Stewart will race a sprint car in a World of Outlaws event. It will be the first time he has raced a sprint car in South Dakota. Stewart started his career...
News / nation
June 13, 2013 - 10:05am
May 16, 2013
Midwest racing legend Dick Trickle, 71, kills self
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — There is that lasting image of Dick Trickle in the Winston 500 lighting up a cigarette while driving his stock car with his knees during a caution lap. He places the cigarette through a hole he carved in his helmet for a quick toke and exhales. The green...
sports / pro
May 16, 2013 - 11:34pm
February 21, 2013
Make your picks in the Auto Racing Challenge
Join the fun of picking your winners in the Auto Racing Challenge.
February 21, 2013 - 2:28am
February 17, 2013
Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the...
sports / pro
February 17, 2013 - 2:47pm
September 24, 2012
Motorsports: Haben, Sabranski multiple winners at KRA Speedway
WILLMAR -- Brian Haben in Midwest Modifieds and Shane Sabraski in the Modified class were each double winners at the KRA Speedway Falls Festival Sabraski,...
September 24, 2012 - 12:00am
September 1, 2012
Motorsports: KRA Speedway results
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) MIDWEST MODIFIEDS -- Feature: 1. Brian Haben, Holloway 2. Cory Crapser, Chippewa Falls 3. Shane Sabraski, Rice 4. Ryan Buer, Atwater 5. Dustin Auld, Greenfield 6. Peewee Kuhnau, Litchfield 7. Jon Olmscheid, Elrosa 8. Ryan Bratz, Litchfield...
September 1, 2012 - 12:15am
August 28, 2012
NASCAR needs Kyle Busch to be himself
By Jenna Fryer An Associated Press Column Kyle Busch seems awfully unhappy these days. That's unfortunate for Busch, and it's bad for NASCAR. It's...
August 28, 2012 - 12:00am
No Bull: Bash draws crowd, courageous riders and racers
BENSON -- Dave Berens had never ridden a bull before but that didn't discourage the Benson native, shown in the photo, from taking a spin on...
July 28, 2012 - 7:55pm
July 18, 2012
Willmar Notebook: For Red, it was Ahl or nothin'
Red Ahl got out of the Army in 1956 and moved from Bird Island to Willmar. He started racing stock cars at the half-mile track at the fairgrounds...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am