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At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
No filings yet for Willmar School Board special election
Renville County closes two parks due to flooding
Minn. woman, 61, faces criminal charges after 30 cats were taken from her home
New scary tick disease surfacing in region
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother.
Twins' Hughes to spend time on DL with biceps injury
Adrian Peterson selling Twin Cities 5-bedroom home for $695,000
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Ardyce G. Meadows
Michael Thomas Cullen
Kathryn A. Frandson
Ardella M. Solbrack
Lola M. Olson
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
July 19, 2016
Commentary: Who will keep us safe?
WASHINGTON—Nice, France. Of all places. But of course a terrorist in love with death would choose one of the world's most beautiful coastal cities to mow down innocents in a moment of celebration. All in the service of some ridiculous god. Not Allah, but the murderer these terrorists...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00am
May 2, 2016
Toddler found safe after spending night in towed car
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – A toddler was found safe after spending the night cold and alone in a car that was towed after a traffic stop in Fort Totten....
May 2, 2016 - 8:24am
April 29, 2016
Editorial: Have a great prom and make sure to get home safe
West Central Minnesota is in the midst of spring, which means it’s prom season. Willmar High School Prom is Friday night, Atwater-Grove City-Cosmos High School Prom is Saturday night and New London-Spicer High School Prom is May 7. Others have been held, and some are still to come....
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
July 20, 2013
Stay safe in the sun and water this summer
After the extreme, 90-degree heat we endured this week, we can probably all agree that summer is finally here. With it comes all of the outdoor activities we can only enjoy for a few months out of the year. Many of these activities involve spending time in the sun and water. There...
July 20, 2013 - 12:07am
June 13, 2011
Bike ride planned to benefit Safe Avenues children's programming
WILLMAR -- A healthy family bicycle ride seemed to be a fitting way to raise money for kids affected by domestic violence. It brought Willmar...
June 13, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Willmar police investigating burglaries; safe taken from Bethel Church, pastors make plea for return of records
WILLMAR -- Willmar police are investigating a series of burglaries, including the burglary of Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Willmar, and...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Willmar Police seek information on burglaries, including Bethel Church
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police are investigating a series of burglaries reported during the past week, including the overnight burglary of Bethel Lutheran Church. Anyone with information about this or other crimes is urged to call the department at 320-235-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 235-3640....
January 7, 2011 - 11:56am
Willmar to observe domestic violence awareness initiatives throughout remainder of this month
WILLMAR -- The month of October has been proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month "in recognition of the important work'' done by Safe Avenues...
October 7, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2010
Shelter House changes name to reflect broader mission
WILLMAR -- Shelter House of Willmar has changed its name to Safe Avenues. The organization that serves people who are dealing with domestic abuse changed its name after a three-year process, according to a news release issued this week. "The name was chosen to better communicate...
August 21, 2010 - 12:35am
May 13, 2010
In time for upcoming holiday, graduation season, area law officers beginning seat belt, impaired driving campaigns
BENSON -- Area law enforcement agencies are joining a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign and conducting Safe and Sober impaired driving...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Editorial: Willmar remains a safe city to live
The perception of Willmar to some in west central Minnesota is that the city is a crime magnet.
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
Editorial: Be safe by the running waters of springtime
Once again, the rising river waters have spilled out of their banks in west central Minnesota and across Minnesota. The spring flood season has arrived in Minnesota. While is the water brings the joy of spring, it also brings dangers. It is a time for caution and wisdom for all. There...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
200-pound safe stolen from N.D. restaurant
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Somebody picked up some serious after-hours carry-out from a Papa John's Pizza store here, making off with a large safe with everything in it. The first employee to show up, about 10 a.m. Monday, discovered the safe missing. Store employees said the steel...
January 19, 2010 - 11:31pm
December 8, 2009
Law officers remind drivers of consequences of driving drunk
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices and the Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments are working next patrol shifts on Safe and Sober patrols during December. According to a news release from the agencies, they wish to...
December 8, 2009 - 12:15pm
June 18, 2009
'Safe and sober' enforcement to focus on motorcycle safety
WILLMAR -- Police officers in Willmar, Atwater and Benson along with Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies will work special "safe and sober'' shifts focused on motorcycle safety this weekend, according to an announcement from the departments. The focus will be on motorcycle safety,...
June 18, 2009 - 12:00am