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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 14, 2017
MnDOT announces road work for 2017
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Thursday announced its 2017 transportation construction program, and motorists...
April 14, 2017 - 5:30am
April 8, 2017
Southwest MN transportation group says proposals fall short
WILLMAR — Transportation bills now headed to negotiations in the state Capitol include increases in funding, but members of the Area Transportation...
April 8, 2017 - 6:05am
March 25, 2017
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Recently , a broad and diverse coalition representing agriculture, businesses, workers, and local governments met at the State Capitol to tell...
March 25, 2017 - 8:05am
March 11, 2017
Mid-Minnesota to discuss regional road projects March 24
LITCHFIELD — Area residents have an opportunity to provide input and learn about transportation improvements being planned in the region...
March 11, 2017 - 8:22am
October 12, 2016
Detour of Highway 4 in Hector ends Thursday
WILLMAR — The detour of state Highway 4 through the city of Hector ends Thursday. Detour signs will be removed and the road will be opened...
October 12, 2016 - 4:17pm
September 27, 2016
Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
WILLMAR—With several active construction projects taking place around Willmar, city public works staff have announced three upcoming temporary...
September 27, 2016 - 1:58pm
September 9, 2016
Unfinished work at Legislature could delay road projects
WILLMAR—Business left unfinished during the last legislative session could result in delays to road projects across the state in the coming year.
September 9, 2016 - 6:55pm
September 8, 2016
Kandiyohi County Township Association to meet Tuesday for annual session on road
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Township Association Board of Directors will host its second annual "It's All About Roads" meeting with County Engineer Mel Odens. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building....
September 8, 2016 - 8:38pm
September 2, 2016
Wet weather delays regional MnDOT projects
WILLMAR—Because of recent wet weather, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will delay several concrete rehabilitation projects that were scheduled to begin Tuesday. Unless weather creates additional delays, many of the projects are now scheduled to begin Sept. 12, according...
September 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
June 1, 2016
Highway 23 passing lane projects to get underway
RAYMOND — “Nothing worse than being behind a train of cars,’’ Brian Neal said. It was his way of saying he hopes the passing lanes to...
June 1, 2016 - 11:23pm
May 25, 2016
Roadwork abounds this summer
WILLMAR — The season of orange cones, traffic delays and detours is here. With construction underway in earnest, motorists can expect to deal...
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 17, 2016
Willmar City Council approves street project assessments
WILLMAR — The assessment roll for this year’s street improvements was approved Monday by the Willmar City Council, along with awarding of contracts for the projects. The estimated cost for the four projects is $2,622,493, with $882,993 coming from property assessments. “Unfortunately,...
May 17, 2016 - 10:04pm
May 10, 2016
U.S. infrastructure short $1.44 trillion through 2025
America will fall $1.44 trillion short of what it needs to spend on infrastructure through the next decade, a gap that could strip 2.5 million...
May 10, 2016 - 11:19pm
April 30, 2016
With talks set to begin, Minn. lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become...
April 30, 2016 - 12:54am
Construction begins Monday on 15th Avenue Northwest in Willmar
WILLMAR — Construction will begin Monday on 15th Avenue Northwest, also known as Kandiyohi County Road 24 or College Road, from County Road 41 to Westwood Court. The city of Willmar project includes the installation of underground sewer in the roadway and ditch areas of the road....
April 30, 2016 - 12:35am