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Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
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Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 18, 2017
Search is on for Willmar lifeguards: Robbins Island and aquatic center staff needed
WILLMAR — While opening day for the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center is still three months away, the city is already looking for new and returning...
March 18, 2017 - 6:03am
After 30 years parks are in need of an upgrade
WILLMAR — The 37 parks that make up the Willmar parks system provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities, ranging from swimming...
February 18, 2017 - 6:49am
January 8, 2017
Robbins Island gets regional designation, receives major grant
WILLMAR — Robbins Island has officially been named a regional park by the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. With...
January 8, 2017 - 11:22pm
December 5, 2016
Stormwater drainage planned at site of new Robbins Island playground
WILLMAR — A very slight slope will provide drainage at the new playground planned for Robbins Island. Jason Ver Steeg, from Duininck Inc.,...
December 5, 2016 - 8:37am
November 17, 2016
Destination playground underway
WILLMAR — It was only a few piles of dirt moved by golden shovels, but the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at Robbins Island...
November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 18, 2016
New Willmar playground is a sure thing: Organizers announce May build dates
WILLMAR — Willmar's youngest residents will have something to look forward to this summer — the destination playground at Robbins...
October 18, 2016 - 7:38am
October 7, 2016
Robbins Island playground funds roll in
WILLMAR — The news is very encouraging for the destination playground being planned for Robbins Island in Willmar. With 260 days to go...
October 7, 2016 - 6:56am
September 21, 2016
Upgrading Willmar's places to play
WILLMAR—While the fate of the local option sales tax is in the hands of Willmar voters and the state legislature, Willmar city staff and...
September 21, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 14, 2016
Robbins Island regional designation possible this month
WILLMAR -- Things are looking up for Robbins Island, as there is a possibility the state will designate it a regional park in the next few weeks....
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 12, 2016
Willmar celebrates law enforcement
WILLMAR - Willmar areas residents remembered one of the country's most tragic of anniversaries by honoring those who put their lives at risk...
September 12, 2016 - 10:19am
August 16, 2016
Imagination runs wild at playground design day
WILLMAR—Over 200 children shared their ideas and dreams Tuesday for a new playground planned to be built next year in Willmar. It was Design...
August 16, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 15, 2016
Rockin' Robbins brings another free concert to Willmar
WILLMAR—The second Rockin' Robbins summer concert is scheduled Tuesday evening at Robbins Island in Willmar. The headliners, Justin Ploof...
August 15, 2016 - 8:05pm
August 10, 2016
Willmar’s destination playground planners want to hear from the kids
WILLMAR -- When it comes to designing the destination playground proposed for Willmar’s Robbins Island Park, playground planners are going...
August 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
August 5, 2016
Opinion: Willmar's local option sales tax plan has worthy projects
After several months of study and debate, the Willmar City Council has decided to place a new local option sales tax before the voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The final proposal has a $10 million target plus finance costs for specific projects for improvements to Robbins Island, the...
August 5, 2016 - 7:54am
July 29, 2016
Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
WILLMAR — Questions and concerns regarding the city of Willmar’s place in a destination playground project at Robbins Island arose this week...
July 29, 2016 - 4:01pm