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U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections
Retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook
Asiana crash pilots knew speed was low, hesitated
U.S. jobless claims surge, erase prior weeks' declines
Records for Dec. 12
Timberwolves stun Sixers
MLB roundup: Major League Baseball moves to ban collisions at home plate
Vikings’ curious handling of Freeman leaves QB trio — and fans — in limbo
Willmar notebook: Gophers’ wrestler Steinhaus stout in return
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Torison — Severson
Warm the Children just past halfway point
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Alice A. Christenson
Dorothy "Belle" Hanson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
July 27, 2012
Editorial: Vikings fans: It's time for football
The sunrise looked like it had a purple tint this morning as it shed light upon the football fields of Mankato. And it should as the Minnesota Vikings opened training camp today. The land of Minnesota Viking fans is once again ripe with the pre-season enthusiasm.
opinion / editorials
July 27, 2012 - 8:41am
Areavoices.com: Holiday traditions should continue all year long
We've made it! Christmas is behind us, and we hope you were able to spend at least some of yesterday relaxing in your PJ's. It is a great time...
December 27, 2011 - 8:40am
October 29, 2011
Firearms deer season refresher course for '11
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's deer archery season has been underway for about five weeks and the general firearms season is set for Saturday, Nov. 5. The state's hunting regulation booklet is available online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. Lou Cornicelli, big game program coordinator for...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
DNR: Deer season looks good
Hunters who venture into fields and forests for Minnesota's firearms deer season can expect a good deer season and ample hunting opportunities, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "We can't guarantee harvest success," said Steve Merchant, wildlife programs...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
May 24, 2011
For area businesses, stocking and planning for high school graduation can rival Christmastime
WILLMAR -- For some area businesses, the high school graduation season can be as busy as Christmastime, maybe even busier. At The Paper Place in Willmar, owner Deb Lenz has arranged napkins, plates, confetti, balloons and table covers in a rainbow of colors.
May 24, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Expert predicts wet, cold winter and spring
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Our polar thermostat is out of whack, and that threatens to make the Northern Plains colder and wetter than usual this winter, spring and early summer, an area meteorologist says. "It does look like it will be a late planting season this year," Leon Osborne says. But...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
2010 waterfowl season opener was spotty at best
WILLMAR -- The 2010 waterfowl season got off to a "spotty'' start at best, and to no one's surprise. "Odd'' is how Leroy Dahlke, wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources described the opener in Kandiyohi County. Overall, he said waterfowl hunters reported...
outdoors / local / region
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Time to make bobbers go 'kerplunk' in area waters
WILLMAR -- Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to start the outboards or find a spot along the shoreline of a back bay. The open-water season is...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Turkey prospects looking good in area
NEW LONDON -- All ears will be perked for the sounds of gobblers come Wednesday and the start of the spring wild turkey season. Hunters taking to the woods and fields for the start of the season have reason for optimism. Wild turkey numbers in the area are good. The early arrival...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
After slow start, tornado season under way
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Forecasters say a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream ripping over the part of the country known as "Tornado Alley" could lead to an active spring -- perhaps starting with the strong twister that nicked a small western Oklahoma town Monday night. "It's...
news / nation
March 11, 2010 - 9:20am
December 5, 2009
Area waterfowl hunters have hard time finding ducks in mild weather
WILLMAR -- Work commitments kept Joe Schlagel from waterfowl hunting as much as he wanted this last season, but he got out early and found the action "slow.'' The West Central Ducks Unlimited chapter member from Clara City said that other waterfowl hunters told him things never really...
December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
More boom than bust
WILLMAR -- There was more boom than bust for those participating in the 2009 deer firearm season. Unofficial counts at deer registration stations in the area indicate that hunters did better than was expected. The record amounts of corn standing in fields at the onset of the season,...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 10, 2009
A season to save: Retailers cutting deep into prices to draw business
FARGO, N.D. -- It's already the season for holiday deals with many local retailers discounting prices now instead of waiting for Black Friday,...
news / nation / business
November 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
Quiet archery hunt starts true to form
WILLMAR -- Archers began their quiet search for that perfect shot a week ago Saturday and true to form, no one is making a lot of noise about what they may be seeing. A check with local registration stations indicates that few deer were registered since the start of the deer archery...
September 26, 2009 - 12:00am