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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
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
VIDEO: Winter storm covering west central Minnesota roads with slush, snow
WILLMAR - Motorists in west central Minnesota are contending with snow- and slush-covered roads this morning as a weather system expected to...
December 16, 2015 - 8:56am
December 15, 2015
Wintery mix of rain and snow predicted for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR - A combination of rain, snow, wind and dropping temperatures is expected to bring sloppy, slippery, blustery, wintery conditions to the region tonight and Wednesday. A winter weather advisory has been issued for western Minnesota, including Lac qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa,...
December 15, 2015 - 11:48am
December 3, 2015
PHOTO: Casting shadows in the snow
The morning sun draws a swaying fenceline in the snow Thursday on the south edge of Willmar. The sunshine tips off a warming trend that will...
December 3, 2015 - 11:17pm
December 1, 2015
Storm drops 6 inches of snow on Willmar
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — Monday’s storm dropped snow amounts approaching 6 inches in the Willmar area and more in western Minnesota. Madison...
December 1, 2015 - 9:44pm
Wet, slushy roads result in numerous accidents
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct an error concerning the 1993 Ford Ranger's action at the time of the accident. WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department was kept busy Monday and Tuesday as they responded to more than a dozen accidents during the first snow...
December 1, 2015 - 9:40pm
First big snow storm of the season spreads across Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Schools, government offices and some businesses closed early Monday, Twin Cities commuters frequently slid to a halt and snow sculptures...
December 1, 2015 - 12:00am
November 30, 2015
UPDATE: First big snow spreads across the region
ST. PAUL - Schools, government offices and some businesses closed early, Twin Cities commuters frequently slid to a halt and snow sculptures were created in many parts of the Upper Midwest on Monday as the first widespread winter storm of the season hit. Some places could receive...
November 30, 2015 - 10:27am
May 8, 2015
May snowstorm may hit western South Dakota, North Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A storm with up to two feet of snow in May? It’s a real possibility in the Black Hills of South Dakota and maybe into the rest of western South Dakota, western North Dakota and northeastern Wyoming Saturday night into Sunday with rain turning to snow. As much...
May 8, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 23, 2015
Logan Blumhoefer, 16, of Willmar, rides an all-terrain vehicle Monday along Kandiyohi County Road 5 north of Willmar. The snow probably won’t...
March 23, 2015 - 11:31pm
A layer of snow covers much of Robbin’s Island Park Saturday in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)
March 23, 2015 - 10:50pm
March 15, 2015
Residents recall the paralyzing St. Patrick's Day blizzard 50 years later
WILLMAR — On the afternoon of March 16, 1965, Lois Hurley and her four children, ages 3 to 14, boarded the train in Great Falls, Montana, to...
March 15, 2015 - 11:44pm