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Driver avoids serious injury when vehicle plunges into drainage pond in Minn.
Poop and fish guts for the National Rotten Sneaker win
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
'Dr. Doolittle' helps amputated animals walk again
New security barriers installed around Queen's Windsor castle after London attack
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
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March 27, 2012
Locally owned Mexican restaurant opens in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Customers have been crowding into the new Sonora's Mexican bar and restaurant in Litchfield for the past month. "They say they've...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2011
Oil changes are out but meals are in at Food Garage in Lake Lillian, Minn.
LAKE LILLIAN -- You can get the Mexican or meat-lovers omelet, barbecued pork ribs, or burgers and fries but not an oil change at The Food Garage,...
September 20, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Valentino's packs a punch on Main Street Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Midwestern girl goes to California, waits tables and gets discovered. It makes for a great story in Hollywood, but on Main Street...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Iowa restaurant ticketed for toad-licking chef
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa restaurant owner says he'll pay a fine after his head chef was videotaped kissing and licking toads in the kitchen. The Scott County Health Department reviewed the video Wednesday and called in the chef and owner of Osaka in Davenport to issue a $335...
August 12, 2010 - 1:13pm
June 8, 2010
Renovations, deck bring The Oaks to a new level
WILLMAR -- Dave Baker is hoping for big things from the newest improvement at The Oaks at Eagle Creek -- a 1,000-square-foot deck that expands...
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 5, 2010
McMillan's sold to new owners
WILLMAR -- McMillan's Restaurant of Willmar has been sold and will continue operations under the new owners. Ron and Mary Guetter of Willmar completed their purchase of locally-owned restaurant Tuesday. "We plan to continue McMillan's Restaurant with the same menu, service and traditions,"...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 4, 2010
McMillan's Restaurant of Willmar sold to new owners
McMillan's Restaurant of Willmar has been sold and will continue operations under the new owners. Ron and Mary Guetter of Willmar completed their purchase of the locally owned restaurant Tuesday. "We plan to continue McMillan's Restaurant with the same menu, service and traditions,"...
February 4, 2010 - 11:20am
June 25, 2009
Wendy's closure remains a mystery
WILLMAR -- Nobody seems to know what happened to the old Wendy's on First Street South. "One day the doors were just locked," said Mary Wickersham,...
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 23, 2009
For Spicer trio, the past business failures at the site now home to Blue Sky are simply circumstance
SPICER -- The place is the Bermuda triangle of restaurants. New businesses full of passion and energy go in, only to be inexplicably lost soon afterward. Among the missing: old relics like Shbooms, followed in brief succession by G. Michael's, the Harbor Inn and Game Time Bar and...
June 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday?
To be blunt, Super Bowl Sunday is football, TV commercials and a reason to throw a party. In most cases, it doesn't even matter who is playing in the big game. But for some, it's much more than a sporting event or a party.
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Warm up for winter with hearty Hungarian meat soup
In Hungary, it's called husleves (HOOSH-levesh) or "meat soup." A pot of rich broth created by simmering meat and bones, fresh vegetables and...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2008
Willmar country club restaurant gets new name and new owners
WILLMAR -- The restaurant at the Eagle Creek Golf Course and country club has a new owner, and in October will be getting a new name. Dave and Mary Baker, who currently own Melvin's on Green Lake in Spicer, purchased the business Sept. 4 from Mike and Dar Dols. For years the restaurant...
September 30, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Montevideo eases rules for businesses to acquire city permit to construct patios for customers who smoke
MONTEVIDEO -- Restaurants and establishments that sell alcohol will have an easier time getting a city permit to construct outdoor decks and patios for their customers after the Montevideo City Council approved a new ordinance at its Monday meeting. The city's previous ordinance...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am