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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
Glenwood/Lowry punches ticket to Final Four
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
July 13, 2016
Three men jump wide chasm in Minnesota road caused by torrential rain
AITKIN -- While on their way to work Tuesday morning, three electricians never expected to accidentally land a stunt fit for a Hollywood movie....
July 13, 2016 - 8:22am
June 15, 2016
In Willmar, when it rains it seems to pour
Rain on Sunday and again late Tuesday came down in buckets here and there around Willmar. About 2 inches fell Sunday, then, after a dry Monday,...
June 15, 2016 - 4:09pm
June 14, 2016
Tornadoes touch down in northeast South Dakota, southern and western Minnesota
ABERDEEN, S.D. — At least four tornadoes touched down in northeast South Dakota and west-central Minnesota Tuesday, although the National Weather...
June 14, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 3, 2016
Among her favorite things
"Raindrops on roses whiskers on kittens'' is the first line of My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. This rose on a damp Friday morning...
June 3, 2016 - 1:13pm
December 16, 2015
VIDEO: Winter storm covering west central Minnesota roads with slush, snow
WILLMAR - Motorists in west central Minnesota are contending with snow- and slush-covered roads this morning as a weather system expected to...
December 16, 2015 - 8:56am
December 15, 2015
Wintery mix of rain and snow predicted for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR - A combination of rain, snow, wind and dropping temperatures is expected to bring sloppy, slippery, blustery, wintery conditions to the region tonight and Wednesday. A winter weather advisory has been issued for western Minnesota, including Lac qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa,...
December 15, 2015 - 11:48am
December 10, 2015
PHOTO: December showers
With the unseasonable winter rain drops clinging to pine needles Thursday, central Minnesota residents can expect mild temperatures into the...
December 10, 2015 - 11:37pm
November 17, 2015
Riley Chapin, 3, with mom Allison, couldn’t get enough puddle jumping Tuesday near the corner of Third Street Southwest and Becker Avenue in...
November 17, 2015 - 11:43pm
October 23, 2015
Rain makes a rare appearance
Rain rain in October Felicia Garcia, a first-year Ridgewater College student from Renville, deflected Friday's rainfall with a see-through...
October 23, 2015 - 2:01pm
August 19, 2015
Rain slows construction
Home builders were idled Wednesday at this construction site at the corner of Terraplane Drive and Third Avenue Southeast in Willmar. Another...
August 19, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 24, 2015
Parts of West Central Minnesota see rare rainfall totals
Rain cascaded upon much of West Central Minnesota Thursday night with flash flood warnings accompanying it in southern Stearns County and Northern Kandiyohi County. Belgrade’s rainfall exceed five inches in select locations according to the town’s Public Works Director Darren...
July 24, 2015 - 11:11pm
June 10, 2015
MnDOT advises caution for motorists in southern Minnesota
WILLMAR – The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive with caution in southwestern Minnesota due to forecasted heavy rains today.Motorists are warned that roads may be closed or restricted without warning as flash flooding is difficult to predict, MnDOT...
June 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
June 3, 2015
Corralling carts during downpour
As rain pelted the parking lot, Cash Wise employee Chad Pederson calmly went about assembling a tangle of grocery carts while shoppers staged...
June 3, 2015 - 11:43pm
Breakers on Becker
A car kicks up spray speeding through rain water collecting at the intersection of Robert Street and Becker Avenue S.E. just before noon on Wednesday....
June 3, 2015 - 12:31pm
May 19, 2015
Hot cars dodge rain at 35th Willmar Car Show
Hot cars dodge rain at 35th Willmar Car Show: rain in the morning rain in the afternoon ... in between the 35th annual Willmar Car Show exhibited...
May 19, 2015 - 12:03pm