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With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
KMS Marching Saints perform today
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Spurs make it 13-0 on road, take down Wolves
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 22, 2016
Update: Some schools closed; others delayed because of icy roads
WILLMAR – Freezing rain and icy roads this morning has resulted in some school closing for the day, while other districts are still scheduled...
November 22, 2016 - 6:24am
November 21, 2016
Parts of Minnesota remain without power following winter storm
One of more than 3,000 Northland customers still without power on a 10 degree Sunday morning, Cook’s Elbow Lake Lodge was getting by with generators....
November 21, 2016 - 10:18am
November 18, 2016
First snow also brings first blizzard of winter
WILLMAR — Barreling winds and blowing snow Friday brought a flurry of traffic hiccups and power outages to west central Minnesota, the...
November 18, 2016 - 9:14pm
November 16, 2016
Nov. 16: Winter looks to be headed to western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Winter could be arriving on Friday, as the National Weather Service has issued blizzard and winter storm watches across western...
November 16, 2016 - 8:45pm
April 28, 2016
Late hit: Snow falls as April wanes
Wet snow Thursday covers portions of "Reaching for the Stars," the sculpture by local art teacher Robert Orr fronting Willmar Senior High School....
April 28, 2016 - 11:49am
March 4, 2016
Willmar firefighters rescue man from slippery roof
The Willmar Fire Department was called to Nelson International on East Highway 12 around 10:45 a.m. Friday to rescue a worker stranded on the...
March 4, 2016 - 11:40pm
February 3, 2016
UPDATE: MnDOT lifts no travel advisory for southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR - The Minnesota Department of Transportation lifted the no travel advisory this morning for southwest Minnesota, including Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Renville counties. MnDOT issued the advisory last night because of a fast-moving storm that packed snow...
February 3, 2016 - 9:41am
January 8, 2016
MnDOT: Keep roads clear of snow
WILLMAR — With the newest covering of snow bringing out the shovels and snowblowers, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking residents to remember not to shovel or blow snow from their driveways and walkways on to public streets and highways. Minnesota law, along with...
January 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
December 30, 2015
St. Paul snow emergency violator tries to drive off tow truck
ST. PAUL -- A woman hoping to stop her car from getting towed during Wednesday’s snow emergency tried to drive it off a flatbed tow truck. Her car got snagged — literally — damaging it. A St. Paul police officer responding to the scene reported that the car was still attached...
December 30, 2015 - 10:11pm
December 29, 2015
Sales begin to pile up as the snow falls
WILLMAR — While Willmar mostly avoided the latest snowstorm to hit Minnesota, what is on the ground is causing area businesses who deal in...
December 29, 2015 - 11:15pm
PHOTOS: Just enough snow for sliding
Light wind and just enough snow on the ground lures some children Tuesday to a hill along Business 71 in Willmar for some sledding.
December 29, 2015 - 10:43pm
December 28, 2015
MnDOT, Xcel share tips on staying safe during winter storms
With another winter storm heading to the region the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Xcel Energy shared tips with motorists and utility customers for staying safe and preparing for what the weather might bring. With the National Weather Service forecasting two rounds of...
December 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
December 26, 2015
Dec. 26 Update: Weather service upgrades winter storm “watch” to “warning”
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Redwood Falls, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties are under a winter storm warning until Saturday...
December 26, 2015 - 8:21pm
December 25, 2015
Heavy snow and winds could hit west central Minnesota tonight
WILLMAR -- A Christmas winter blast could bring 6-8 inches of snow to the region tonight and tomorrow. That snow could be kicked up with northerly...
December 25, 2015 - 8:31am
December 16, 2015
Winter arrives late but in earnest
WILLMAR — As the saying goes, winter arrived late but in earnest. Law enforcement agencies in the area responded to numerous reports of vehicles...
December 16, 2015 - 8:51pm