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North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
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Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
November 7, 2013
Willmar wind turbines return to service
WILLMAR — A spokesman for Willmar Municipal Utilities says the utilities’ two wind turbines returned to service Wednesday morning after installation was successfully completed of two high-voltage breakers. A breaker was installed at the base of each wind turbine tower. The installation...
November 7, 2013 - 11:25pm
March 31, 2013
Pope makes passionate plea for world peace
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday...
March 31, 2013 - 11:17pm
October 3, 2012
West Central Minnesota in Red Flag Warning from 1 to 7 p.m., fire potential is high
WILLMAR -- A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 to 7 p.m. this afternoon for an area from Benson to Willmar and south to Luverne, Worthington and Fairmont. The weather service expects humidity levels to drop into the teens and winds to be sustained...
October 3, 2012 - 9:05am
September 11, 2012
National Weather Service continues red flag warning
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is continuing the red flag warning today that began Monday for dangerous fire weather conditions in central and southern Minnesota. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur.
September 11, 2012 - 10:20am
August 23, 2012
Weather moving across Swift County, hail reported southeast of Milan, Minn.
BENSON -- The National Weather Service radar is tracking strong thunderstorms along a line from three miles southeast of Appleton to seven miles southeast of Danvers to four miles east of DeGraff. The Weather Service says these storms are moving northeast at 30 mph. Hail up to nickel...
August 23, 2012 - 11:55am
July 27, 2012
USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP Acres for Minnesota counties
ST. PAUL -- USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced that in response to drought conditions, FSA has authorized emergency haying use of Conservation Reserve Program acres for 70 Minnesota counties. Seventy counties are approved for emergency CRP...
July 27, 2012 - 9:43am
July 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., forecast: One more day of hot temps, tomorrow will be much cooler
WILLMAR -- Just one more day of hot temperatures and high humidity and then Minnesotans will get a reprieve from the oppressive week-long heat...
July 6, 2012 - 9:15am
July 3, 2012
Heat warning issued, in effect to Thursday evening, try to stay cool
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for all of central and southern Minnesota through 10 p.m. Thursday. This...
July 3, 2012 - 8:33am
July 2, 2012
Hot and Steamy! Heat advisory issued for west central Minnesota, heat index to 108
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for noon to 10 p.m. today for much of central and southern Minnesota, plus...
July 2, 2012 - 8:46am
June 27, 2012
The heat is on: heat advisory this afternoon for southern Minnesota
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for 1 to 8 p.m. today for most of southern Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro...
June 27, 2012 - 9:03am
May 23, 2012
Flash flood watch through Thursday for much of south, central Minnesota
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of south central and central Minnesota from 7 p.m. this evening through 1 p.m. Thursday. The area includes Worthington, Mankato, Redwood Falls, Willmar, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. The cold front...
May 23, 2012 - 10:15am
May 22, 2012
Weather Service says heavy rain, localized flooding possible Wednesday, Thursday
CHANHASSEN -- The National Weather Service says a slow-moving cold front will shift into western Minnesota Wednesday night and Thursday, making localized flooding a possibility across much of west central Minnesota. The forecasters expect the dew point to rise to around 60 and thunderstorms...
May 22, 2012 - 4:31pm
May 17, 2012
Weather Service issues wind advisory to 7 p.m. for west central Minnesota
CHANHASSEN -- The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for southern and west central Minnesota until 7 p.m. this evening. Strong south winds will increase to sustained speeds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts from 45 to 50 mph through the afternoon. A gust of 50 mph was already...
May 17, 2012 - 10:11am
May 7, 2012
NLS students give back to community
NEW LONDON -- About 420 New London-Spicer middle school students carried rakes, trowels and good spirits Friday as they began their annual community...
May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 1, 2012
Weather Service has issued tornado watch for central, southern MN
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. today for southwestern, west central and central Minnesota. The area includes Worthington, Mankato, St. Cloud, Willmar, Alexandria and Fergus Falls in Minnesota, plus portions of eastern South Dakota...
May 1, 2012 - 3:19pm