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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 8, 2014
Editorial: This cold has been one tough stretch
It has been a tough frigid few days across west central Minnesota and the rest of the country since the weekend. The brutal subzero temperatures and accompanying wind chill slowed things down across Minnesota and paralyzed much of the upper Midwest and disrupted travel all across...
January 8, 2014 - 5:00am
April 19, 2013
Snow causes more headaches in west central Minn.
The snow has ended, but spring is still far from here. Preliminary reports from last night’s snowfall show totals of around 3.1 inches in Willmar...
April 19, 2013 - 9:46am
April 15, 2013
Dish Network offers to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal, says bid is superior to SoftBank's proposal
Dish Network is offering to buy Sprint Nextel Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal it values at $25.5 billion, saying its bid is superior to that of...
April 15, 2013 - 7:55am
April 12, 2013
DPS urges teens to drive safely during spring prom season
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits. DPS's Office of Traffic Safety says spring is an exciting time for teens — with the end of the school year approaching and prom season...
April 12, 2013 - 10:00am
April 11, 2013
Reader photo gallery from April snowstorm
The calendar may say April, but it feels more like January today. If you have pictures of this spring snowstorm, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org...
April 11, 2013 - 9:43am
April 10, 2013
Oh, say it ain't snow: Snowstorm prediction resets spring roadwork for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — The front blades, side wings and sanders had already been removed from a couple of the trucks in the fleet of vehicles for the Minnesota...
April 10, 2013 - 10:56am
Beautiful Interiors blog: Simplify your home for spring
I spent the better part of last week helping my parents pack. They are moving from their two-bedroom split-level town home into a one-bedroom...
April 10, 2013 - 9:04am
March 25, 2013
Spring snowstorm hits East Coast after blanketing Midwest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A wide-ranging storm is hitting the East Coast after blanketing the Midwest and burying thoughts of springtime weather under...
March 25, 2013 - 1:36pm
March 21, 2013
Beautiful Interiors blog: Prepare for spring by changing a room
By Judy Treptau Beautifulinteriorsbyjudy.areavoices.com
March 21, 2013 - 10:26am
March 20, 2013
Editorial: Spring is now here; it really, really is
Winter’s ending this week with the lion roar of a west central Minnesota blizzard, which made many a little bit grumpy. Many looked out the...
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Slain Cold Spring officer had previously worked in Watkins Police Dept. in Meeker County
Police officer Tom Decker, who was fatally shot in Cold Spring, had formerly worked in law enforcement in Meeker County. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment in Cold Springs. Officer Decker, 31, worked...
November 30, 2012 - 10:01am
UPDATE: Authorities identify Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say the police officer who was fatally shot in central Minnesota is 31-year-old Tom Decker of the Cold Spring Police Department. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment...
November 30, 2012 - 9:27am
May 5, 2012
Planting in Minnesota continues around intermittent rain showers
WORTHINGTON -- Eastern Jackson County farmer Loren Tusa is wondering when, exactly, farmers were supposed to start planting this year. It was warm and dry early, then it cooled off. They now have intermittent rain showers to work around. "Conditions were ideal two weeks ago and...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Tips to make the most of your spring cleaning this year
It's that time of year again: time to clear out the closets, power wash the garage floor and kill those dust bunnies living on the refrigerator...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Top 5 spring cleaning supplies
To spring clean most effectively, you need to have the right supplies, said Russ Lammers, owner of Lammers Household Services in Willmar. Here are his top five must-have cleaning supplies: n Clorox or a similar bleach product. n Phosphoric acid. "This is great at removing hard...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am