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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
May 26, 2014
Quick Signs earns Daktronics Award
WILLMAR — Quick Signs of Willmar recently received the Daktronics Silver Club Award for outstanding sales achievement in 2013. This award is given to dealers who purchase at least $250,000 in Daktronics products in a calendar year. Daktronics is the world’s leading supplier of...
May 26, 2014 - 11:45pm
May 15, 2014
Keeping a spot on the map: New road signs demonstrate local pride for Sunburg
SUNBURG — Sunburg doesn’t have a water tower visibly announcing the town’s name. There’s no sign on Kandiyohi County Highway 7 as the road enters the south end of town. And after a storm last summer destroyed the remaining “Welcome to Sunburg” sign at Highway 7 and Minnesota...
May 15, 2014 - 11:05pm
December 1, 2013
New technology used in rural traffic signs
WILLMAR — New technology is being incorporated into highway signs in rural Minnesota in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Two of the new signs, which warn motorists with sensors and flashing lights, will be installed in Kandiyohi County in the next few months. A total...
December 1, 2013 - 11:15pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Don't steal signs
Today when I returned home from work, the Vote No marriage amendment sign that was in my yard when I left in the morning was no longer there. It was not a windy day, so the only reasonable explanation is that someone trespassed on my property and stole my sign. I'll never know the...
November 3, 2012 - 2:15am
January 2, 2012
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that vandalizing roadway signs or other state property along highways can carry a fine of up to $3,000 and a year in jail. Shooting, vandalizing and stealing signs are illegal, as is attaching objects to signs and posts.
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 15, 2011
Jennie-O Turkey Store, Quick Signs of Willmar have ties to 'The Biggest Loser'
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar businesses will be making their presence known in Hollywood this coming May. Jennie-O Turkey Store of Willmar, a sponsor...
March 15, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Letter: Corporate campaigning
A drive from east to west through Willmar this election season revealed five businesses displaying Republican campaign signs. As a livestock farmer, businessman and Democrat, I had been inclined to smile to myself, shrug my shoulders and do business with these companies anyhow. But...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Willmar's city officials say no campaign signs allowed in right of way
WILLMAR -- Willmar officials will be enforcing city ordinance that prohibits the placement of campaign signs within the right of way of city...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 5, 2010
Workers to begin installing new MSP airport highway signs tonight
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL -- The days of driving to the Minneapolis-St.
April 5, 2010 - 10:05am
October 23, 2009
Editorial: Economy signs are showing positive
There are more signs that the economy is in the early stages of recovery, according a Federal Reserve report released this week. The Fed's latest business condition snapshot shows "many" economic sectors have stabilized or made improvements in the past six weeks. This is another...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2009
Editorial: Economy has some positive trends
The economic trends across the Midwest are improving according to recent reports. That's a good sign for west central Minnesota. For the second month in a row, the Rural Mainstreet economic index in the Midwest improved.
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 19, 2009
Editorial: Economic signs are pointing to a rebound
There are some encouraging economic signs in Minnesota and the Midwest that the recession may have bottomed out. Nationally, economists are stating the recession has ended. However, that economic indicators are not strong enough yet to help the thousands who have lost their jobs...
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
June 25, 2009
Wendy's closure remains a mystery
WILLMAR -- Nobody seems to know what happened to the old Wendy's on First Street South. "One day the doors were just locked," said Mary Wickersham,...
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Keep signs off road rights of way
WILLMAR -- Political campaign signs must be kept off road rights of way, or candidates and their supporters risk the signs being confiscated. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning campaign managers that placing signs in highway rights of way is illegal. The state...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am