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Willmar musician Terry Shaw charged in second case with criminal sexual conduct
Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds pleads not guilty in assault case
Minnesota parents continue argument that unions protect bad teachers
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Halftime tirade product of higher expectations from United coach Adrian Heath
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Ex-NFL running back Portis considered murder after losing millions
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Knicks cut ties with Jackson after 3 years
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'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
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
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Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
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WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
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September 25, 2012
Municipal Utilities Commission OKs general manager employment agreement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved the employment agreement with Wesley Hompe as general manager. Hompe, former...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 8, 2012
Commentary: After Snowe, is Brown next?
To many New Englanders, Olympia Snowe had come to resemble Marilyn of "The Munsters" TV family. The senator from Maine seemed a normal Northeast Republican surrounded by party leaders sprouting fangs and cooing at bats -- but who regarded her as the odd one. "You can't be too careful...
March 8, 2012 - 9:55am
October 29, 2011
Walter Scott: Remember there are good times to leave the binoculars at home
Most shots with a bow are taken at thirty yards or less. If a hunter is desperate, or the biggest buck they have ever seen, some people will take a shot out to 40 yards. Anything beyond that is pushing one's luck to unacceptable levels. Sunday morning, I planned to hunt for just...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Walter Scott: Man and wife, enjoying nature together
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are just beginning to cool. I should be in the mood to go bow hunting. When temperatures are warm during the day and do not get very cool at night, deer move to feed only during the wee hours of the morning. The decreasing number of...
October 22, 2011 - 12:59am
March 11, 2011
Letter: More funding, more abortions
Ruth Marcus' Feb. 27 column "The reality of a bad GOP vote" is badly misinformed. Marcus argues that Planned Parenthood helps reduce the number of abortions. Nothing could be further from the truth. The nation's leading performer of abortions takes in hundreds of millions of taxpayer...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Senate 18: Either Kimball or Newman can serve district
Senate 18 is a race to replace retiring moderate Republican Senator Steve Dille. It is a race between Democrat Hal Kimball and Republican Scott Newman. Richard Hoff of Cosmos is the Independent candidate. Kimball is from Cokato and running for a second time. He is a U.S. Army veteran,...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: Sheriff endorses successor
After 35 years in law enforcement in Renville County and 20 years as your Renville County Sheriff, I will be retiring in January 2011. I would like to thank everyone who supported me over the past 20 years as your sheriff. I would encourage you to support Renville County Sheriff's...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
Gruhlke, Fransen step down as wrestling coaches
Tom Gruhlke and Scott Fransen have been business partners for 16 years now at Farm Bureau Insurance in Olivia and Granite Falls. And the partners, who have also been head wrestling coaches at BOLD and Renville County West, respectively, for several years have decided recently to step...
September 30, 2010 - 11:08pm
September 9, 2010
Montevideo native Hennen removed from Fargo radio station management
FARGO - Longtime talk-radio host Scott Hennen will no longer be heard on the station he helped create. Hennen and a group of investors founded...
September 9, 2010 - 8:23am
July 24, 2010
Designing a dock over and over again
The nice thing about owning a private lake is being able to do whatever a person wants to do whenever they want to do it. The disadvantage of a private lake is the person that wants something done is the same person that has to do it. As soon as our lake was built, I knew we would...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Crace to run for sheriff in Swift County
BENSON -- Benson Police Chief Jim Crace announced Thursday he intends to run for Swift County Sheriff. Two other individuals, Chief Deputy John...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Woman dies in Swift County motorcycle accident
SWIFT FALL - A Glenwood woman died and her husband is in critical condition as a result of a motorcycle crash last night in Swift Falls. Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison said Steven Hall, 48, and Patricia Hall, 47, of Glenwood were injured at about 6:41 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle...
April 19, 2010 - 10:47am
April 8, 2010
Off-duty trooper charged with DWI in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Off-duty Minnesota State Trooper Scott Urdahl was arrested for driving while impaired following a two-vehicle injury crash Tuesday evening. The crash occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 in Darwin Township about two miles east of Litchfield. Urdahl,...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Commentary: Scott Brown's body politic
WASHINGTON -- There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. How, in the final days of an election all but certain to go to the Democrats, did Brown, a mere state senator,...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 21, 2010
Fox urine case: Scott Wagar's son gets fine, stayed jail, probation until fine paid, goggles returned to military
WILLMAR -- Thomas Albert Wagar, 25, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail, which was stayed, a $500 fine plus $90 in court...
January 21, 2010 - 11:53am