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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: 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
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