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Willmar PD seeks use-of-force simulator
Records published March 29
NLS approves funding for track and field projects
Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
April 6, 2016
‘Confident they’ll make it right,’ landowner says
FREEMAN, S.D. — The man who owns land where an oil spill is being investigated has no qualms with Trans- Canada. Loren Schultz, of Freeman, is pleased with the ongoing cleanup and investigative efforts on his field near the intersection of Highway 18 and 437th Avenue, about 5 miles...
April 6, 2016 - 11:14pm
January 11, 2016
Steel slides off semi in Willmar
WILLMAR — A load of steel slid off a semi Monday morning and damaged three vehicles, a cafe, an electrical box, trees and street sign in downtown...
January 11, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 24, 2012
Firefighters respond to gas spill in Willmar, Minn
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Department was called to the Holiday station on U.S. Highway 12 Friday afternoon in Willmar. A clerk in the store...
February 24, 2012 - 4:29pm
December 8, 2010
At least 40 treated for ammonia spill injuries
RANDOLPH, Minn. (AP) -- At least 40 people have been treated at hospitals following an ammonia spill that evacuated a small city in eastern Minnesota. Cannon Falls Medical Center says most of the 19 people treated there will be released today. Twenty-one patients were treated at...
December 8, 2010 - 1:55pm
December 1, 2010
American Opinion: On the Gulf oil spill
An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the Gulf oil spill: Like other independent investigators examining the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the National Academy of Engineering is pointing fingers mostly at BP -- joining...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 8, 2010
Panel: Dollars did not trump safety in Gulf spill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The presidential commission investigating the massive Gulf oil spill has found no instance where a decision deliberately sacrificed safety to cut costs. Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., the panel's chief counsel, in a presentation today said the probe did not uncover any...
November 8, 2010 - 10:14am
September 24, 2010
World Opinion: On BP's report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill:
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On BP's report on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Deep-sea oil drilling is an inherently dangerous business but a necessary one. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April is proof of...
September 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Gulf gusher to keep flowing as cap test delayed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea. BP and federal officials did not say what prompted the...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 5, 2010
On July 4 in spill country, pondering America
July 5, 2010 - 12:17am
June 29, 2010
American Opinion: On Obama and health insurance premiums
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On Obama and health insurance premiums: President Barack Obama told health insurers on June 22 not to use health care reform as an excuse to raise the cost of premiums. The warning is...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
American Opinion: On BP taking financial responsibility for Gulf oil spill recovery
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On BP taking financial responsibility for Gulf oil spill recovery: Joe Barton was wrong.
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
Local business proprietors say no effects felt so far from the boycotts of BP
WILLMAR -- As the BP oil rig continues to spew tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico each day, local BP station owners...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
American Opinion: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP
By The Associated Press Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On Gulf Coast needs less talking and more doing from BP: BP's containment cap, which the company said captured 11,100 barrels of oil June 6, is the company's first substantial progress in...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Helping is better than blaming
I believe all of us, Republicans, Independents and Democrats, would have a better opinion of the president and his leadership if he would come out with a statement stating that we as a nation working together are going to utilize everything within our power to clean up the oil in...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am