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New London’s boutique boom: Town continues to grow as a shopping destination as new shops open
Naked body discovered on golf course in Fertile
Minn. chicken processor announces expansion
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA report generates even more interest
Mailbox explosion causes grass fire near Brainerd
MLB: Boyer turns basement sessions into roster spot
NHL: Wild make Palmquist’s NHL dream come true
NBA: Timberwolves not big Jazz fans
Wild too much for Kings
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Larry G. Woltjer
Eleanor G. Johnson
Brian Gene Baragar
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Editorial: Meeting IDs some Willmar objectives
Letter: ACGC’s four-day week
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
Letter: I’m proud of the Wllmar 5
March 3, 2015
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
Take that, Punxsutawney Phil. After a blizzard warning didn’t quite yield the hazardous conditions expected, it looks like Minnesota and the Dakotas won’t be getting the full six weeks of winter the prognosticating groundhog said we would. Sure, there were parts of Minnesota...
news / region
March 3, 2015 - 10:54pm
February 26, 2015
Truck driver who passed school bus sentenced to year in jail, two years of probation
WILLMAR — The truck driver alleged to have frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right in May was sentenced Wednesday to one year in the Kandiyohi County Jail. Allen Howard Morris, 48, of Apple Valley, was convicted of gross misdemeanor passing a school bus...
news / local
February 26, 2015 - 11:14pm
January 8, 2015
Truck driver pleads guilty to illegally passing school bus
WILLMAR— The driver of a truck alleged to have frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right in May 2014 will be sentenced Feb. 25 in Kandiyohi County District Court. The sentencing date was set after Allen Howard Morris, 48, of Apple Valley pleaded guilty...
January 8, 2015 - 8:15pm
January 7, 2015
Not too cool for school
Willmar schools started two hours late due to cold weather: The mercury read minus-8 degrees and the wind chill was minus-27. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, BOLD, MACCRAY, Minnewaska and Paynesville schools were closed.
January 7, 2015 - 10:30pm
January 6, 2015
Morning update: Bus driver ID'd in fatal crash in N.D.
LARIMORE, N.D. — A bus returning students home after school here Monday struck a westbound train, killing the driver, 62-year-old Max Danner, and a 17-year-old girl.
news / state
January 6, 2015 - 10:45am
January 5, 2015
Updated 11 P.M. Tuesday: Two dead, multiple injuries when BNSF Railway train hit school bus in N.D.
Two people died and multiple were injured after an elementary school bus and a train collided just east of Larimore just before 4 p.m. Monda...
news / nation
January 5, 2015 - 5:15pm
December 1, 2014
NLS school bus crashes Monday morning
NEW LONDON -- Students on their way to New London-Spicer schools Monday morning were involved in a collision south of New London. A school bus and Chevy Impala reportedly collided around 7:30 a.m. at an uncontrolled intersection in the 7500 block of 158th Avenue, Kandiyohi County...
December 1, 2014 - 11:14pm
School bus accident reported in New London
NEW LONDON -- A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle was reported around 7:35 a.m. Monday south of New London. While 26 children were on board at the time of the accident, no injuries were reported and the children were transported to school by a different bus, according...
news / local
December 1, 2014 - 10:57am
September 10, 2014
Man makes first court appearance for passing school bus on right
WILLMAR — The Apple Valley truck driver who allegedly frightened a 13-year-old girl by passing a school bus on the right — and nearly missing the teenager while she was waiting to board the school bus — made his first appearance on misdemeanor charges Wednesday in Kandiyohi...
news / local
September 10, 2014 - 11:16pm
June 4, 2014
Hawick girl still scared after bus-semi incident, mom calls for more awareness
PAYNESVILLE — The 13-year-old girl nearly struck Friday morning by a semi-truck that illegally passed her school bus says she’s still scared and shaky days later. Alexis Schwartz, who just finished the seventh grade at Paynesville Area Schools, said she stands back away from...
June 4, 2014 - 1:03pm
June 3, 2014
Video: State Patrol seeks info on semi passing school bus on Highway 23
NEW LONDON — The State Patrol is looking for the public’s help tracking down a semi that illegally passed a stopped school bus on Friday along Highway 23, nearly killing a young female student waiting alongside the highway. Cameras inside the bus captured the close call, which...
news / region
June 3, 2014 - 3:41pm