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Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
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
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
March 8, 2016
Willmar Council reviews road projects, authorizes dates for bids
WILLMAR — Road improvements for this year were reviewed at a public hearing during Monday’s Willmar City Council meeting. The hearing is required by state statute to provide the public an explanation of the improvements, share estimated costs and obtain input from interested parties....
March 8, 2016 - 12:01am
March 7, 2016
MnDOT converts to LED roadway lights
ST. PAUL — More than 28,500 roadway lights along Minnesota roads and bridges will be replaced with LED lights over the next four years. The conversion from traditional high-pressure sodium lights to LED lights is expected to save the state up to $1.45 million a year in energy costs...
March 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
August 13, 2015
E. Eagle Lake Road to close for culvert work
WILLMAR - East Eagle Lake Road will be closed, starting Monday, while construction crews remove and replace a large culvert. The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department said the road will be closed for one to two weeks, depending on the weather. Motorists are advised to use alternate...
August 13, 2015 - 4:02pm
July 9, 2015
Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock opens
PENNOCK — The resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 between Kerkhoven and Pennock is complete, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The detour will be removed late Friday afternoon, at which point the road will be open to all traffic. The project resurfaced...
July 9, 2015 - 11:11pm
June 24, 2015
County Road 8 in Kandiyohi is now open to traffic
KANDIYOHI –– Construction on Kandiyohi County Road 8 in the city of Kandiyohi is done and the road is now open to traffic. The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department said in a press release this morning that the road has been paved and work on that section of the project...
June 24, 2015 - 8:29am
June 10, 2015
North Shore Drive near Green Lake closed while crews repair water main
SPICER -- Kandiyohi County Road 30, known as North Shore Drive, is temporarily closed while crews repair a water main. The section of the road is located north of Green Lake near the Lone Tree area. The Kandiyohi County Public Works Department office in Willmar announced that...
June 10, 2015 - 6:01pm
March 11, 2015
Road closed Thursday in Lake Lillian to repair broken water main
LAKE LILLIAN – Starting at 9 a.m. Thursday Kandiyohi County Road 8 in Lake Lillian will be closed to traffic while crews repair a broken water main. The work is expected to last 3-4 hours. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes.
March 11, 2015 - 4:16pm
October 7, 2014
Renville County to assist more townships with road maintenance
OLIVIA — With 711 miles of its own roads to maintain and keep clear of snow, Renville County was not actively looking for more to do. Yet the county will likely take on some added road maintenance and snow removal for townships. The Renville County Board of Commissioners informally...
October 7, 2014 - 9:51pm
September 3, 2014
Sheriff reminds people to walk, drive carefully
A safety reminder issued by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office for the back-to-school season reminds children and pedestrians to be cautious on roadways and reminds motorists to be aware of pedestrians. When getting on and off the bus, children must check to see if any cars are...
September 3, 2014 - 11:14pm
August 13, 2014
A driver waits for help to arrive Wednesday after the load of straw bales he was hauling took a sudden shift when the truck rounded a set of...
August 13, 2014 - 10:57pm
July 16, 2014
Informational meeting on County Road 5 project is Tuesday
WILLMAR — An informational meeting about a major reconstruction project on Kandiyohi County Road 5 south of Willmar will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.E. in Willmar. The 10½-mile project, which extends from County Road 15 near...
July 16, 2014 - 11:39pm
March 11, 2014
Spring road restrictions begin Friday in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County’s seasonal load restrictions go into effect Friday. The restrictions, which begin at 12:01 a.m., apply to roads countywide. Seasonal road restrictions protect roads during the spring thaw, when road strength is at its lowest point of the year,...
March 11, 2014 - 11:41am
January 27, 2014
Many highways reporting fair conditions, Hwy 71 and Hwy 4 north of Hwy 55 reported as hazardous
Road conditions across much of west central Minnesota have improved this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT’s 511MN.org website shows most highways in the region in fair driving condition as of 2 p.m. this afternoon. The primary trouble...
January 27, 2014 - 2:40pm
September 17, 2013
Old County Road 9 renamed near Eagle Lake
WILLMAR — For decades, the narrow, two-lane road that hugs the east side of Eagle Lake near Willmar has been called Kandiyohi County Road 9. With a major road project in the area that resulted in the construction of a new segment of County Road 9 that crosses farm fields far...
September 17, 2013 - 11:38pm
August 23, 2013
Detours on road, bridge projects to begin next week
WILLMAR -- Detours will begin early next week for construction on Kandiyohi County Highway 4 and on a bridge replacement on County Highway 7. Motorists are reminded to slow down for their safety and the safety of the workers during the projects. The bridge replacement work is scheduled...
August 23, 2013 - 10:57pm