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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
October 1, 2009
Fargo police still looking for a man missing for 16 years, foul play may be factor in disappearance
FARGO - The family of a man who has been missing 16 years today is asking for the public's help in finding him. Kevin Gerald Mahoney was last...
News / nation
October 1, 2009 - 9:25am
August 7, 2009
Search for rural Staples man enters third week, search effort needs help
STAPLES - Peter Achermann has been missing for more than two weeks. Authorities, family and friends have been searching every day since without...
News / state
August 7, 2009 - 7:00am
August 3, 2009
Search area expanded for missing Staples man; No new significant clues have been found
STAPLES - The search for missing 82-year-old Staples man in Cass County is now the 10th day with searchers finding no new significant clues since...
News / state
August 3, 2009 - 10:00am
May 5, 2009
Commentary: A litmus test that counts
As the time approaches for President Obama to choose a successor to Justice David Souter, the term "litmus test" will be heard throughout the land. The White House will deny applying any such thing, but the nominee will undoubtedly be chosen according to where she stands on abortion,...
opinion / commentary
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Family seeks 1,000 searchers to look for missing St. Thomas man
Despite the authorities' decision to suspend the official search for Dan Zamlen, family and friends of the missing University of St. Thomas student said they are not done looking for the Eveleth native. On the day of his 19th birthday, Zamlen's sister, Andrea, said her family is...
News / state
April 8, 2009 - 9:03am
February 23, 2009
Coast Guard helicopter still searching western Lake Superior ice flows
DULUTH - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was still searching western Lake Superior this afternoon, though no one is quite sure what they are searching for. A U.S.
News / state
February 23, 2009 - 2:07pm
Coast Guard continues search on Lake Superior for possible ice stranded victim
After searching through the night, the U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search this morning for what might be a person or people on a moving piece of ice about four miles from the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on Scenic Highway 61 north of Duluth. A Coast Guard helicopter and a C-130 airplane...
News / state
February 23, 2009 - 8:56am
February 19, 2009
Field narrowed to two for Rice CEO
WILLMAR -- A search committee charged with helping find Rice Memorial Hospital's new chief executive has recommended one internal candidate -- William Fenske, Rice Hospital's current chief financial officer -- and one external candidate, Michael Schramm, the chief executive of Meeker...
local / News
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
Candidate profile developed for Rice's next CEO
WILLMAR -- The search committee for Rice Memorial Hospital's next chief executive is looking for someone who has experience in hospital leadership, possesses excellent people skills and knows how to think strategically. The committee also wants a CEO who's a team player and dedicated...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
November 14, 2008
Rice Memorial Hospital CEO search to be launched next week
WILLMAR -- The process of finding a new chief executive for Rice Memorial Hospital will be formally launched next week, with a two-day visit by a consulting team to conduct community interviews. The consultants, of the Witt/Kieffer health care executive search firm, are scheduled...
November 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 9, 2008
Rice board picks search consultant as it seeks new CEO
WILLMAR -- The Rice Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has picked Witt/Kieffer as its consultant to help in the search for a new chief executive for the city-owned hospital. The deal is contingent on being able to negotiate the fee and sign a contract. Board members made the decision...
October 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Internet porn charges dismissed against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- Charges of soliciting a teenaged girl on the Internet and e-mailing sexually suggestive photos to her have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Willmar man. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Michael Thompson wrote that there wasn't enough probable cause to prosecute Adam...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Rice Hospital picks 2 search firm finalists as it seeks new top executive
WILLMAR -- Two search firms -- Quick, Leonard and Kieffer, and Witt/Kieffer -- have been picked as finalists to become the consultants for Rice Memorial Hospital's search for a new chief executive. The two companies were on a slate of six semifinalists reviewed Wednesday by the city-owned...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
Kringen to interview today for superintendent position
WILLMAR -- Mahnomen Superintendent Jon Kringen will be in Willmar today for his second interview for the Willmar superintendent position. Kringen will be available to meet with the public at 4:30 p.m. in the little theater at Kennedy Elementary School, 824 Seventh St. S.W. He will...
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am
April 25, 2008
Three superintendent candidates return next week for second day of interviews
WILLMAR -- Superintendent candidates Jerry Kjergaard, Bill Strom and Jon Kringen will return to Willmar next week for a second round of interviews with the Willmar School Board. Each of the candidates will return for a full-day interview. Strom will be in Willmar on Tuesday, Kringen...
April 25, 2008 - 12:00am