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Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Dayton: Shouldn't take long to elect two new legislators
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Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
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Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
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Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Harvey B. Beavers
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
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WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
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Emma Anne Williams
October 8, 2015
Event this weekend to pay tribute to area railroaders, locomotive that welcomes public to county museum
For five decades, a jumbo, green locomotive known as Engine 2523 has been a staple of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, welcoming visitors...
October 8, 2015 - 7:51am
September 2, 2015
Officials want better communication with railroads
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 11:28pm
August 25, 2015
Legislators tour bonding projects in Willmar area, learn about avian flu testing
WILLMAR — State legislators learned Tuesday what funding they approved in June will do for the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. They...
August 25, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 7, 2015
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a...
July 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
June 23, 2015
Once shunned for oil, ethanol returns to the rails
NEW YORK — Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling...
June 23, 2015 - 11:15pm
June 9, 2015
Oil train, semi collision renews rail safety talk
ST. PAUL PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an oil train-truck wreck Tuesday to press his case for more Minnesota rail safety funding. A...
June 9, 2015 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules. The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to block some rules that recently were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The filing was no surprise because the trade group...
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
April 21, 2015
Mayor: Wye project spur track would be ‘big deal’’ for Willmar
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said construction of a spur track from the proposed railroad wye project into the city’s industrial park would be “a big deal for Willmar’’ and would give the city “tremendous marketability of that area.’’ The spur would not bring railroad...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR –– During two intense days of meetings last week in Washington, a team of three local officials made the pitch for federal funding for a railroad bypass in Willmar. A $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is being sought as part of a $50...
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
March 19, 2015
326,170 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
ST. PAUL -- State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance often...
March 19, 2015 - 11:56am
March 15, 2015
Economic Development Commission supports bypass
WILLMAR — In a show of support for a proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar, the joint operations board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission said Thursday that it will recommend the EDC’s participation in a memorandum of understanding for...
March 15, 2015 - 11:20pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 16, 2015
BNSF allots $326 million for Minnesota updates
FARGO, N.D. — BNSF Railway recently announced details of a $6 billion capital spending plan for 2015, the biggest in the company’s history. That...
February 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
Changes increased costs and delayed opening of Willmar Avenue ‘quiet zone’ railroad crossing
WILLMAR — Several delays and design modifications required by Kandiyohi County and BNSF Railway doubled the construction period and increased...
February 16, 2015 - 12:05am
January 14, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
January 14, 2015 - 11:11pm