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ATV driven by 11-year-old Minnesotan crashes, injuring 6 kids
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
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Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
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Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
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
Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Charles "Jim" Syverson
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
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
August 4, 2015
Breaking: Willmar's Recall Ron Committee submits petition to recall City Council member Christianson
WILLMAR -- Members of the Recall Ron Committee exceeded the 25 percent signature threshold with about 900 signatures and beat the 90-day filing deadline when they filed the petition this morning at Willmar City Offices calling for the recall of Second Ward City Council member Ron...
August 4, 2015 - 9:03am
July 20, 2015
Council member, ex-fire chief give very different accounts of drive through
WILLMAR — Two different versions of the Jan. 15 drive by council member Ron Christianson through a restricted area were given by Christianson himself and former fire chief Gary Hendrickson during the Willmar City Council meeting Monday night. Christianson is the subject of a petition-signing...
July 20, 2015 - 11:52pm
June 23, 2015
Editorial: Council member Christianson’s isolated city view hurts Willmar
As the Willmar City Council discusses what it wants in a new city administrator, some council members apparently are seeking to isolate the new city leader and that role through a revision of the position’s job description. This civic isolationism is a poor direction for the city...
June 23, 2015 - 7:00am
June 20, 2015
Editorial: Willmar City Council should not try to restrict free speech
“Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” At...
June 20, 2015 - 7:03am
June 2, 2015
Ward 2 in Willmar, you deserve better
As a former Willmar City Council member, I am appalled at the antics of the current council. When the country is calling for transparency on a national, state and local level, how can they justify their actions in regard to the city administrator, Charlene Stevens Do the voters...
June 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 1, 2015
Council member’s wife criticizes recall group’s ‘lies, false accusations’
WILLMAR — Jeanine Christianson has criticized what she said are lies, false accusations and mean-spirited intentions by the Recall Ron Committee in the committee’s attempt to remove her husband and Ward 2 City Council member Ron Christianson from office. Mrs. Christianson spoke...
June 1, 2015 - 11:56pm
Editorial: A failure of leadership on Willmar City Council
“Knucklehead definition: fool, idiot” — Dictionary.com There is a failure of leadership on the Willmar City Council and its Labor Relations Committee. Neither the chairman nor any member of the City Council has spoken up to apologize for the unidentified “idiot” commenter...
June 1, 2015 - 5:22am
Editorial: ‘No’ to Willmar City Council censorship
“I remember the advice: ‘Don’t forget. The (City) Council can do anything … even if it is illegal,’ ” — Council member Ron Christianson at the May 27 Labor Committee meeting. Some Willmar City Council members believe they need to further limit the public’s right...
June 1, 2015 - 5:00am
May 29, 2015
An anti-democratic sentiment
I was very interested to hear Willmar City Councilmember Ron Christianson’s comments at the Labor Relations meeting on May 27. Of particular interest was his thought that speakers at the public forum during City Council meetings should only be able to speak to issues that are already...
May 29, 2015 - 3:11pm
May 26, 2015
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
At the May 18 City Council meeting, Joe Riddler spoke on behalf of council member Ron Christianson. It was a very passionate speech in which Riddler accused Mayor Marv Calvin of orchestrating administrator Stevens separation from the city. There is no doubt in my mind Riddler believed...
May 26, 2015 - 3:35am
Letter: 'Recall Ron' stand was inappropriately placed
The "Recall Ron Christianson, Sign Petition Here" stand was inappropriately placed across from WEAC during a time of referendum voting. I passed that area several times on May 19 because I live on Minnesota Avenue in Willmar. As I was headed west on Minnesota Avenue and came to...
May 26, 2015 - 2:27am
May 20, 2015
Police investigate crash near Recall Ron stand
WILLMAR — Willmar police investigated a minor crash Tuesday afternoon at the street corner where a citizens group had set up a stand to gather...
May 20, 2015 - 12:53am
May 19, 2015
Committee begins campaign to recall Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson
WILLMAR — The citizens group seeking to remove Ward 2 City Council member Ron Christianson from office launched their recall effort by presenting...
May 19, 2015 - 12:03am
May 18, 2015
Editorial: Willmar City Council members are losing our trust
“Trust is a two-way street. If your government does not trust you, how can you trust your government?” — Bruce Montague, a Canadian government critic The biggest issue facing the Willmar City Council today has become a simple one-word statement: Trust. This is...
May 18, 2015 - 12:18pm
Letter: Recall Ron campaign isn’t personal
A recent letter alludes to the group organizing the recall of Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson as being vindictive. This is not about being vindictive or vengeful. This is about process. We have a process as to how city governance is supposed to work. When Councilman Ron...
May 18, 2015 - 6:00am