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Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
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 12, 2013
Life-saving act: Restaurant owners honored for quick action to save customer from choking
WILLMAR — Mary and Ron Guetter, owners of McMillan’s Restaurant, knew their customer was in trouble when he came up to the cash register...
March 12, 2013 - 12:28pm
November 2, 2012
Letter: It's the environment
Hallelujah! Somebody else is awake! Thank you, Richard C. Lindahl of Spicer, for pointing out that, as stewards of God's great creation, we have been miserable failures, even though we've improved some, and Republicans couldn't care less. In truth, environmental issues have not even...
November 2, 2012 - 10:20am
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Explaining our stadium vote
Sometimes we need to step back from a legislative issue to look at the big picture. The recent stadium issue is a prime example. It is important...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Letter: It's time for term limits
This is in response to Norm Baker's letter in the Jan. 16 paper. Shame on you for insulting the mentally handicapped. Unlike the idiots in Washington, D.C., they want out. Senators and representatives think the marriage vow "till death do us part" was in their oath of office. It...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Editorial: Council is right on hiring officers
The Willmar City Council correctly approved the recommendation to hire two replacement police officers. The council's decision was decided by Mayor Frank Yanish's tiebreaking vote in support of the police officer hires, which was recommended by the Labor Relations Committee, City...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 10, 2011
Commentary: Ron Paul as a third-party candidate will hurt GOP
WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 12, 1948, the campaign train of Tom Dewey, Republican nominee against President Harry Truman, pulled into Beaucoup, Ill., where, from the rear platform, he would speak to about 1,000 people. Before he began, the engineer mistakenly caused the train to lurch a...
December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2011
Letter: All this for an old hangar?
You've got to be kidding me. The old Willmar airport hangar will possibly be on the National Historical Register. It's a cement block building with a domed roof. It is an inhabitable, musty, moldy, old, cement block building. Perhaps some investor will build a 200- or 300-room hotel/motel...
March 29, 2011 - 12:00am
February 3, 2011
Letter: Obama's misplaced priorities
In his State of the Union address, President Obama missed his Sputnik moment, "I'm a centrist." He reiterated failed government policies. The nation is hurting. Families' food, energy, and medical costs are increasing. Businesses are inundated with regulations and high taxes that...
February 3, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Editorial: Christianson proposal is simply bad public policy
City Councilman Ron Christianson's suggestion Monday that the city of Willmar cease publishing public notices in its official newspaper and replace them with other methods was ill-advised for open government purposes but also is not legal under Minnesota law. Once again, Christianson...
January 15, 2011 - 9:55am
November 2, 2010
Christianson defeats Bjur in Willmar Ward 2 council race
WILLMAR -- In the only contest among the four open seats, Ward 2 incumbent Ron Christianson, 60, was re-elected to a fifth four-year term on...
November 2, 2010 - 11:00pm
October 29, 2010
Editorial: Bjur is the better choice in Ward 2
Voter's in Ward 2 of Willmar face the decision of re-electing incumbent Ron Christianson or choosing challenger Andrew Bjur. Christianson dislikes...
October 29, 2010 - 12:01am
October 28, 2010
Letter: The Tea Party and its cause
Two days after President Obama signed the since failed $787 billion stimulus bill in February 2009, Rick Santelli called for a new Tea Party on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since then the Keynesian economic Washington elites have maligned Tea Partiers as "Astroturf"...
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Letter: A vote we owe for our future
You hear a lot of talk every political season about taxes and how they need to be lowered, and how government needs to be made smaller. But when it comes to our schools and the education of our children, when does the lack of funding, cutting costs and downsizing become detrimental...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Editorial: Vikings' stadium needs a solution: Letter: The source of salvation
A redefinition of social justice is threatening the historic American way of life: capitalism, free enterprise, individual responsibility, and Christianity. This redefinition emphasizes collective rights over the individual, just the opposite of historic Christianity and the Declaration...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Lots of support opens trips to many
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman purposely makes the annual river trips as economical as possible so that all students who want to participate can do so. He said community support goes a long ways towards making that possible. Clean Up the River Environment provides canoes...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am