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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 6, 2016
Man jailed for allegedly running ex-wife off of road
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old man has been jailed after allegedly attempting to run his ex-wife off the road as they drove separate vehicles early...
September 6, 2016 - 4:15pm
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