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Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
February 23, 2016
Ice fishing shelter removal deadlines approach
ST. PAUL — Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways are approaching, according to the Minnesota...
February 23, 2016 - 11:11pm
October 1, 2014
A safe place for sexually exploited girls
BENSON — The Heartland Girls’ Ranch in Benson this month will open its new facility and program, Hearts for Freedom, for sexually exploited...
October 1, 2014 - 12:05am
April 12, 2013
Editorial: Support the efforts of Safe Avenues
Safe Avenues of Willmar provides safety, support and empowerment for victims of abuse and families in turmoil. This worthy and needed organization is holding its Hope for Tomorrow gala and auction tonight at the Willmar Conference Center. The excellent event is sold out. Children’s...
April 12, 2013 - 9:00am
September 27, 2012
Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house
WILLMAR -- A recent outbreak of parvovirus disease in the Willmar area has prompted the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter to cancel an open house that was planned for Sunday. Shelter officials said they wanted to protect the health of the dogs and puppies at the shelter and also avoid the...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags
WILLMAR -- Pets with ID tags are more likely to be reunited with their owners -- and reunited sooner -- if they're ever lost. It's a message...
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
Local Humane Society seeks support at Save Our Tails fundraiser Friday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Bobbie Bauman thinks the two small dogs were abandoned somewhere on First Street Northeast, near KWLM Radio on Foot Lake at the edge...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 2, 2012
Humane Society to give 'state of the shelter' report this week
WILLMAR -- A "state of the shelter" report will be given at the annual meeting this week of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties. The...
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Mobile, low-cost spay-neuter service meets a need for many pet owners
WILLMAR -- The patient was anesthetized, limbs lolling as Erin Richards and Lindsay Liles carried her to the back of the RV and hoisted her onto...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 7, 2010
Willmar to observe domestic violence awareness initiatives throughout remainder of this month
WILLMAR -- The month of October has been proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month "in recognition of the important work'' done by Safe Avenues...
October 7, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2010
Animal shelter issues plea for help with high kitten census
WILLMAR -- It's raining cats and kittens at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. The shelter issued an appeal to the public this week to help by either...
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 21, 2010
Shelter House changes name to reflect broader mission
WILLMAR -- Shelter House of Willmar has changed its name to Safe Avenues. The organization that serves people who are dealing with domestic abuse changed its name after a three-year process, according to a news release issued this week. "The name was chosen to better communicate...
August 21, 2010 - 12:35am
July 6, 2010
Animal shelter tackles new initiative to improve successful pit bull adoption rate
It has been a familiar, and unwanted, pattern: Pit bull arrives at animal shelter, pit bull gets adopted, pit bull ends up back at the shelter. The...
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Real men wear heels
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
Men to don high-heeled shoes to draw attention to sexual violence
Dean Shuck usually wears a size 10-E shoe. The extra width gives the Kandiyohi County commissioner and farmer from rural Sunburg a little more...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am