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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Boys basketball roundup: Bluejays knock off Lancers
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
May 21, 2012
Special Olympians on the run
In the lead photo, Jesse Bojas of the Divine House team races to the finish line Saturday during the Special Olympics held at Hodapp Field in Willmar. In the second photo, Alicia Larsen of Spicer takes her turn at the broad jump Saturday during the Special Olympics held at Hodapp...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Koenen takes early lead in Senate District 20 special election
Rep. Lyle Koenen has taken an early lead in the Senate District 20 special election. With 53 percent of the votes counted Koenen, DFL-Clara City, has 1,935 votes. Gregg Kulberg, R-Hector, has 1,348 votes and Leon Greenslit, a member of the Independence Party from Olivia has 157. The...
April 10, 2012 - 8:37pm
March 27, 2012
Koenen leads in Senate District 20 primary election
WILLMAR -- As ballots are being counted in the special primary election held today in the seven west central Minnesota counties of Senate District 20, Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL of Clara City, currently has the lead over DFLer John Schultz of Correll. With 47 percent of the ballots reported...
March 27, 2012 - 8:44pm
March 24, 2012
Polar Plunges raise $2.85M
SPICER -- Polar Plunge events this year raised a record $2.85 million for Minnesota Special Olympics. More than 14,000 people participated in 17 events and raised money by accepting the challenge to jump into ice cold lakes. An event on Green Lake in Spicer raised $80,004. The...
news / local
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Polar Plunges raised $2.85 million
Polar Plunge events this year raised a record $2.85 million for Minnesota Special Olympics. More than 14,000 people participated in 17 events and raised money by accepting the challenge to jump into ice cold lakes. An event on Green Lake in Spicer raised $80,004. The money was...
news / local
March 23, 2012 - 12:08pm
March 12, 2012
Primary to be held as two DFL'ers file to serve remainder of Kubly's state senate term
WILLMAR -- Two DFL'ers have filed to serve the remaining term of the state senate seat held by Gary Kubly, who died on March 2. State Representative Lyle Koenen, DFL, Clara City, and John Schultz, of Correll, filed. It means a primary will be held on March 27 to decide the DFL candidate...
news / region
March 12, 2012 - 12:54pm
Big Stone County man files in special election for district 20 state senate
CORRELL -- A Big Stone County man active in the DFL Party filed as a candidate to serve the remainder of the District 20 state Senate seat held by the late Gary Kubly. John Schultz, Correll, filed as a candidate in the special election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Schultz...
news / region
March 12, 2012 - 12:26pm
March 6, 2012
Minnesota governor to announce Wednesday date of special election to fill Kubly seat
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to announce on Wednesday when an election will be held to replace Sen. Gary Kubly, who died Friday. Dayton's office said the announcement will come after Kubly's funeral in Granite Falls. The secretary of state's office reports that the election...
March 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
January 2, 2012
Work experience program helps launch students into life
WILLMAR -- Willmar Senior High student Chris Voss watches a big white pickup truck slowly move through the car wash at Walt's of Willmar, and...
news / local / education
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Two special deer hunts see success
By Tom Cherveny email@example.com NEW LONDON -- Two special hunts held in the area proved successful once again. Sibley State Park hosted its annual, special muzzleloader deer hunt Nov. 26 -27. The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center hosted a deer hunt for disabled persons...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Special stadium session declared very unlikely
ST. PAUL -- Chances of a special legislative session to approve a Minnesota Vikings football stadium all but died late this afternoon. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton emerged from a meeting with Republican legislative leaders saying they rejected his plan to produce a stadium construction...
November 2, 2011 - 5:34pm
July 19, 2011
Minn. special session begins, then stops as shutdown end nears
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature went into special session this afternoon to pass a state budget, almost immediately recessing to discuss the bills in private. There was no indication when lawmakers would approve spending more than $35 billion in the next two years, ending the...
July 19, 2011 - 3:56pm
Special session starts at 3 p.m. today, Minn. shutdown ends soon
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:26am
July 16, 2011
Leaders target Monday for Legislature special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol remained closed to the public Friday, two weeks after a government shutdown began, but it was busy with legislative committee chairpersons, Dayton administration commissioners and staffers hammering out last-minute details to put government back to...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am