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Man who died on Big Kandi identified
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
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Hwy. 59 to close Tuesday near Appleton
Man's body found in Big Kandi Lake
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
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Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
September 24, 2011
Touring Ride In Rural Indiana September Escapade offers local cyclists challenges, rewards aplenty
Indiana's supposed to be flat. Right? I thought it was. And I lived there for more than three years. Boy was my memory off. My friend Bob...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
April 11, 2011
We're getting too old for this': Flooding puts retired rural Ada couple in same boat year after year
ADA, Minn. - Eugene and Marijo Vik commute with the ducks when they venture from their farmhouse by boat across two miles of water spilling out...
April 11, 2011 - 11:02am
N.D.governor says flood-fighting focus will be on rural areas west and north of Fargo
FARGO - A prolonged flood fight will be in store for the communities and rural homesteads north and west of Fargo as the Red River slowly retreats. Officials...
April 11, 2011 - 9:49am
March 28, 2011
Man taken to crisis center after standoff in rural Watkins
LITCHFIELD -- A rural Watkins man was taken to Woodland Crisis Center in Willmar after a two-hour standoff with police Saturday afternoon. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies attempted to serve civil process, divorce papers, around 3:25 p.m. Saturday at a residence...
March 28, 2011 - 8:43am
February 10, 2011
Editorial: Rural access plan overhaul is needed
The Federal Communications Commission chairman Monday released an overhaul plan for the long-criticized program that helps bring telephone service to remote rural areas. The primary purpose of Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed overhaul is to focus on expansion of high-speed...
February 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Franken pushes rural jobs, small business in Minnesota
Growing small business will create new jobs -- and new tax revenue, says U.S. Sen. Al Franken.
January 12, 2011 - 9:21am
December 9, 2010
Fire near Litchfield destroys shed, bales, machinery
LITCHFIELD -- A shed, cornstalk bales and several pieces of haying machinery were damaged or destroy by fire around 10 a.m. Wednesday at a rural Litchfield residence. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, deputies and fire crews were called to a fire in a shed at 16235...
December 9, 2010 - 9:32am
October 26, 2010
Letter: Jobs for rural Minnesota
There is a lot of talk this election year about jobs. Everyone says we need more jobs here in west central Minnesota. As a retired resident of Appleton Township, having lived here since 1943, I agree. In 1995, I began work at Prairie Correctional Facility in the automotive maintenance...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Broadband grant funds available for those in the local area
WILLMAR -- Local organizations have a chance to apply for grants to help them increase both access to broadband and the use of broadband technology. About $100,000 in grant funding is available. The money comes from the C.K. Blandin Foundation's Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 3, 2010
Access to broadband a step closer for residents of rural area
APPLETON -- Folks living outside of Appleton are on the verge of being able to do what their neighbors living outside of smaller towns like Cerro Gordo or Chokio already take for granted. They will be able to replace the scratch, screech and pings of dial-up Internet access with...
August 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Letter: ACMC: 'We were not involved'
There have been several articles in area papers related to a recent settlement involving the Federal Trade Commission and medical providers in rural southwest Minnesota. As CEO of Affiliated Community Medical Centers, I feel compelled to reassure the public that while we understand...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
July 1, 2010
Willmar men face assault charges for allegedly beating man
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar men made their first court appearances Wednesday on third-degree assault charges for allegedly beating a man early Tuesday...
July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Health care co-op agrees to antitrust settlement with FTC
A group of doctors and hospitals in southwestern Minnesota has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that prohibits anticompetitive tactics the group allegedly used to increase health insurance reimbursement rates. Under a proposed settlement order, the Minnesota...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Latest jobs bill has help for rural residents
MONTEVIDEO -- In terms of what it could mean for rural development, Sen.
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
April 20, 2010
Minnesotans find prospects for Cuban agricultural trade if relations are normalized
WILLMAR -- A 90-mile flight from Miami, Fla., to Havana, Cuba, brought 36 rural Minnesotans on what seemed like a trip back in time, but left...
April 20, 2010 - 12:00am