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Records published June 26
Willmar considers TIF district on First Street
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
Highway 12 portion of Willmar Wye can move forward
County OKs land purchase to expand Games Lake park
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
When will Hughes, Pressly rearrive to fortify bullpen?
Ryu wins NW Arkansas Championship
Harvick wins for first time this season at Sonoma
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Oscar M. Engebretson
Teresa Marie Dahl
Ervin M. Mithun
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Blane Aidan Wendt
April 18, 2016
State, community, business leaders discuss broadband in Willmar
WILLMAR — At a panel discussion Monday with Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, stories of local broadband woes crackled with a frustration that has become...
April 18, 2016 - 11:59pm
April 14, 2016
Minnesota Republican, Democratic broadband plans vary greatly
ST. PAUL — Republican Minnesota representatives propose spending $35 million to expand broadband high-speed internet in the state, far less...
April 14, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s small-town grocery stores are closing at a rate that is expected to speed up as their owners age. In most cases, owners have no plans to transfer ownership, leaving communities without local stores. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, is seeking $10...
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 7, 2016
Swift County to sell $7.8 million in bonds for broadband internet project
BENSON — The Swift County Commissioners took the next step to secure a $7.8 million general obligation bond that will provide up-front money to expand broadband internet to rural homes and businesses in the eastern half of the county. At the meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners...
April 7, 2016 - 11:34pm
March 15, 2016
Kandiyohi County awards contract for broadband feasibility study
WILLMAR — Work will start soon on a feasibility study intended to help Kandiyohi County move forward with better broadband access. The County Board of Commissioners awarded a consulting contract Tuesday to Communication Network Engineering of Fargo, North Dakota, to carry out the...
March 15, 2016 - 11:42pm
March 4, 2016
Rural Minnesota to dominate another legislative session
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota issues dominated much of the legislative debate in 2015 and likely will again this year as control of next year’s Legislature could be decided in rural areas. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders fielded a question about what a successful rural...
March 4, 2016 - 11:45pm
February 18, 2016
Rural childcare access to be discussed at meeting Wednesday
WILLMAR — The availability of affordable childcare in rural Minnesota is the topic of a legislative listening session that will be held Wednesday in Willmar. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 NE Highway 71 in Willmar. Hosted by local...
February 18, 2016 - 11:03pm
February 16, 2016
County considers proposal for public Wi-Fi hotspots
WILLMAR — A proposed partnership between Kandiyohi County and MVTV Wireless could bring free Wi-Fi “hotspots” to rural areas of the county that lack Internet access. It won’t solve the county’s most pressing issues with broadband but it would help fill some of the immediate...
February 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
February 11, 2016
Rural sex assault victims often receive less care
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota sexual assault victims are less likely to receive adequate care, a new study shows. “Our current response is...
February 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
Mental health care concerns providers, policy makers
WILLMAR — A roundtable discussion with lawmakers Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital centered around mental health and the challenges facing...
February 11, 2016 - 11:07pm
January 29, 2016
Legislators continue support for Appleton prison
GRANITE FALLS — A Swift County task force working to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton has remained optimistic despite Governor...
January 29, 2016 - 12:09am
January 19, 2016
State Democrats, Republicans agree on rural goals, but not the means
ST. PAUL — Democratic and Republican legislators agree on many goals for rural Minnesota, but often differ on how to reach them. House Democrats...
January 19, 2016 - 11:49pm
September 8, 2015
Rural counties lack child abuse aid
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota counties are struggling to meet new state requirements aimed at quicker response to child abuse allegations. At times, rural law enforcement personnel are called into service at nights and on weekends to screen reported child abuse cases. They often are...
September 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
July 28, 2015
Dayton appoints new members to task force to expand high-speed Internet
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has named seven new members to the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband, which is working to expand high-speed Internet in the state. The group will next meet Aug. 4 at Minnesota Farmfest near Redwood Falls to emphasize...
July 28, 2015 - 11:18pm
July 20, 2015
Oral health program targets Willmar region
WILLMAR — West central Minnesota is one of three rural regions targeted for a new five-year program known as the Minnesota Collaborative Rural Oral Health Project. The project is funded by a grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of...
July 20, 2015 - 11:43pm