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UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Girls pleaded for their lives in Texas before being gunned down by mother
Burial to take place at 2 p.m. for Willmar boys who drowned in Foot Lake
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Arthur Wayne Osmundson
Albert L. Wheeler, Jr.
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
November 14, 2011
Silver Star ceremony for Mackedanz conducted Saturday in Willmar, Minn.
Vietnam veteran Ron Mackedanz of Kandiyohi, center, receives his Silver Star from Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Hanson of Atwater during a ceremony...
Life / local
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 31, 2011
Team Lidstrom wins NHL All-Star Game, 11-10
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Sorry Team Staal, Team Lidstrom felt right at home in Carolina. Eric Staal had the No. 1 pick in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft and the unconditional support of his hometown Carolina Hurricanes fans behind him. Still, he was left with a loss to a...
sports / pro
January 31, 2011 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Vandals spray-paint hate messages on several homes, cars in Hastings
HASTINGS, Minn. -- Authorities say vandals here spray-painted hate messages on at least six homes and several cars Thursday night. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said the vandals painted swastikas, racially charged messages and messages praising Satan on the homes and cars. "This...
News / state
December 3, 2010 - 3:34pm
November 26, 2010
Commentary: For GOP, a star is born
SAN DIEGO -- Poised to make history by becoming the first female governor of New Mexico and the first Latina to be a governor of any state, Susana Martinez will easily be one of the country's most consequential elected officials. But, as you learn from talking with her, she is also...
opinion / commentary
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Meadow Star Dairy again given preliminary OK for permit
WILLMAR -- For the second time in two years developers of a proposed 9,590-head dairy operation west of Willmar received preliminary approval...
News / local
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
August 19, 2010
Gossman named 2010 Prairie Star recipient
Bill Gossman of New London was named the 2010 Prairie Star Award winner by the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council Board of Directors. SMAHC...
August 19, 2010 - 8:00am
July 14, 2010
NL ends 14-year drought in All-Star Game
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows. McCann's three-run double in...
sports / pro
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 17, 2010
Little Falls state senator dined with gay adult film star
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A two-term Minnesota state senator facing a Republican primary challenger has confirmed reports that he had dinner with a gay adult film star. Sen. Paul Koering confirmed the meeting to the Brainerd Dispatch after several websites reported on it. The newspaper...
News / state
June 17, 2010 - 11:58am
December 24, 2009
NY court snubs Star Trek lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) -- A "Star Trek" fan isn't entitled to millions of dollars in damages for buying memorabilia that he says wasn't as out-of-this-world as it seemed, a court said Tuesday. Ted Moustakis wasn't promised he was getting a one-of-a-kind plum when he paid $11,400 for a uniform...
December 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2009
Meeker County receives grant for warning sirens, to be placed on lakes
LITCHFIELD -- A grant received by the Meeker County Sheriff's office will be used to fund two outdoor warning sirens that will be placed on Lake Minnie Belle and Star Lake. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the $39,550 grant was received from the federal Homeland...
News / region
December 1, 2009 - 10:01am
July 24, 2009
County says it will work with township to upgrade road for local dairy
WILLMAR -- A $239,250 state matching grant will be used to upgrade a two-mile section of a gravel road in St.
News / local
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 4, 2009
'Kung Fu' and 'Kill Bill star David Carradine found dead in Thai capital
BANGKOK - Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead...
June 4, 2009 - 9:30am
January 13, 2009
Buffalo Lake meat processor fined $40,000
BUFFALO LAKE -- A meat processor in Buffalo Lake will pay a $40,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of wastewater, permitting, and other hazardous waste rules. The agreement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requires North Star Beef, Minnesota Beef and William Gilger...
News / region
January 13, 2009 - 1:00pm
January 8, 2009
Meadow Star Dairy withdraws application for multi-unit housing project at dairy development
WILLMAR - Meadow Star Dairy LLP is no longer seeking a conditional use permit to build on-site multi-unit housing for their employees at the partnership's dairy development near Pennock. The dairy withdrew their request for the permit earlier today, said Kandiyohi County Zoning Administrator...
News / local
January 8, 2009 - 4:00pm
January 7, 2009
County commissioners OK industrial development bonds for mega-dairy near Pennock
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to be the "conduit" for $20 million in industrial development revenue bonds for Meadow Star Dairy LLC. Developers intend to use the bonds to finance the construction, acquisition and installation of equipment...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am