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Minnesota woman who didn’t trust banks loses $224K in life savings in home burglary
Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
October 29, 2010
Editorial: Re-elect Judge Smith
Voters in the 8th Judicial District face the choice of Judge Kathryn Smith, a 13-year veteran with a strong background, or challenger Glen Jacobsen,...
October 29, 2010 - 12:01am
September 17, 2010
Atwater proposes hike of 4 percent to its levy over 2010; final action will take place in Dec.
ATWATER -- The proposed levy for Atwater will increase about 4 percent next year. The proposed $367,945 levy is an increase of $14,434 over 2010. The proposed general fund budget of $719,197 is a $24,039 increase from 2010. It includes funding for several street and utility projects...
September 17, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
Smith is Stingers' sparkplug
It's supposed to harder than this. Like a magician waving a wand, Jordan Smith turns fastballs into hits with a flick of the bat. "Jordan has...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 29, 2010
MUC sends crew to Wadena
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities was one of many municipal utilities in the state that sent employees to provide mutual aid and help restore...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 10, 2010
Bids approved for Hotel Atwater renovation
ATWATER -- After years of debate it appears renovations will begin this year on the historic Hotel Atwater. At its meeting Wednesday, the City...
May 10, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Willmar's Smith is NSIC baseball freshman of year
ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State freshman Jordan Smith, an outfielder from Willmar, was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Freshman of the Year. Smith, who was also named to the all-NSIC first team and won a conference gold glove award, was third in NSIC games in slugging...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Letter: Recycle the ad fliers
It amazes me every Saturday when the paper comes with a dozen fliers printed on glossy paper. We are supposed to be recycling. Why don't retailers print their ads on recyclable paper? This weekend I spotted ads selling fabric shopping bags so we don't have to use plastic. It doesn't...
April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
BNSF: Permit needed for sidewalk that's been there 50 years
ATWATER -- A well-used sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks in Atwater for more than 50 years could be ripped up unless the city applies...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Second priest in the Irish sex abuse scandal served in North Dakota parishes
The key figure and most notorious abuser in a children's sex abuse scandal currently rocking the country of Ireland served as a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Fargo from 1979-83 The Rev. John Smythe, as he was known in North Dakota, also abused altar boys in St. Alphonsus parish...
March 24, 2010 - 2:20pm
February 22, 2010
Some small communities 'thunderstruck' about possible LGA reductions
NEW LONDON -- The New London City Council has already reduced its police coverage to help make up for the $51,241 in local government aid Gov. Tim Pawlenty cut from the city's 2010 budget. If the governor's proposal to take another $57,539 away from the city this year is approved,...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Hotel Atwater renovation gets preliminary approval from council
ATWATER -- In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Atwater City Council agreed to seek bids to renovate the historic Hotel Atwater for use as a city hall, police department and library. A final vote on whether or not to actually proceed with the project will depend on how expensive the...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
Atwater City Council certifies 2010 levy and budget; cuts influenced by gov.'s unallotment
ATWATER -- The Atwater City Council approved its 2010 levy and budget Wednesday following the truth in taxation hearing. The $353,511 levy is a 4 percent increase from last year. The $695,158 general fund budget is a decrease of $46,842 from last year and reflects the $46,420 the...
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
Atwater City Council looks to Family Practice Medical Center to staff its clinic
ATWATER -- Hopes are being renewed that the Atwater clinic could be re-opened. During a report Wednesday, the Atwater City Council was informed...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
Verizon's purchase of Alltel will mean some changes for existing Verizon customers in the local, surrounding areas
WILLMAR -- Southern Minnesota cell phone users including those in the west central area who have Verizon Wireless and Unicel contracts will eventually become customers of other companies under Verizon's recently completed purchase of Alltel. The U.S. Department of Justice and the...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Atwater fixes frozen water tower
ATWATER - Crews from South Dakota were called in last night to thaw out Atwater's 100,000 gallon water tower. Following several days of sub-zero temperatures this week, water in the tower had turned into an ice-cube Wednesday, with a small pocket of air in the middle, said City Clerk...
January 15, 2009 - 2:30pm