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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
August 19, 2016
Fed guessing game moves up a gear as Yellen takes stage
MADRID—Will they or won't they? The debate over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth...
August 19, 2016 - 11:18am
April 12, 2016
Sexually transmitted disease increases in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise in Minnesota as the diseases are becoming more difficult to treat....
April 12, 2016 - 5:30am
December 16, 2015
No increases in electric, heat or water for Willmar utility customers
WILLMAR — No increases in electric, water and district heating rates are expected in the 2016 budget approved by the Willmar Municipal Utilities...
December 16, 2015 - 10:16pm
Fire deaths in Minnesota highest in four years
ST. PAUL — Three deaths in three days have pushed fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011. Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year. With some of the most dangerous weeks ahead for residential blazes, the number of fire...
December 16, 2015 - 8:38pm
November 19, 2015
More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
WILLMAR — Minnesota was named the top state in the country for child well-being in July, but that lofty ranking doesn’t tell the full story...
November 19, 2015 - 11:09pm
October 1, 2015
Health insurance rate hikes upset officials
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce Department and the MNsure Web-based insurance sales site Thursday announced insurance rates for Minnesotans who buy their own policies will...
October 1, 2015 - 11:06pm
September 24, 2015
DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL — Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday. The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:55pm
June 16, 2015
Fire Marshal: Fireworks injured 70 last year
WILLMAR — The state tracks fireworks injuries such as the one last week during a fireworks display at KRA Raceway in Willmar, but a fireworks specialist said he thinks injuries are underreported. According to the state Department of Public Safety, a total of 70 fireworks injuries...
June 16, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 8, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has set a rate that will be paid to customers who generate more electricity from their solar and wind facilities than they buy from the city-owned utility. The commission on Monday approved paying an average retail utility energy...
June 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
June 4, 2015
Insurance companies seek big premium hikes
ST. PAUL — Proposals by some insurers for large health insurance premium increases upset key politicians. “The proposed rate increases from Minnesota’s health insurers are outrageous, given that our state’s health care costs have been increasing by only 3 percent,” Democratic...
June 4, 2015 - 11:17pm
May 27, 2015
More new bird flu cases reported
WILLMAR — Three new cases of bird flu were reported Wednesday on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 avian influenza virus. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said the latest cases include commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi,...
May 27, 2015 - 11:24pm
May 26, 2015
Willmar considers renewable energy rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on a proposed rate that owners of renewable energy facilities such as solar panels or wind turbines would receive if they sell energy to the city-owned utility. Utilities staff recommended the commission...
May 26, 2015 - 11:21pm
May 7, 2015
Flu hits more Kandiyohi, Swift County poultry flocks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported two presumptive infections of the highly pathogenic avian influenza Thursday. Flocks in Kandiyohi County and Swift County tested positive for avian influenza. Testing is being completed to confirm whether it is the H5N2 virus...
May 7, 2015 - 11:27pm
March 6, 2015
Willmar City Council OKs electric, water rate increases
WILLMAR — A residential electric customer who is good at conservation would have an average increase of $3.91 in the monthly utility bill. A typical family of 4 or 5 would see an increase of $8.47 per month. Also, a typical residential water customer would see an increase of $2...
March 6, 2015 - 12:03am
March 5, 2015
Willmar City Council backs new rates for its updated gun range
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has voted to support suggested user rates to cover the cost of operating the remodeled gun range in the basement of the downtown City Auditorium. The gun range was remodeled as part of the Auditorium lead remediation and renovation project, which...
March 5, 2015 - 11:56pm