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Shot in the wilds of rural Minnesota … an alligator
Two Dassel men arrested, face drug and possession of stolen property charges
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.
A safe place for sexually exploited girls
MLB Playoffs: Perez a Royal hero
NBA: Bryant on Lakers: ‘Our mission is just to get better’
The Insider: 2014 Willmar Hockey Association registration is online
Cross Country: Freetly wins again in Montevideo
Boys Soccer: Tigers bite Cards in OT
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Janet H. Hanson
Clarence N. Alsaker
Lula Edna Fox
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
November 14, 2012
Commentary: Starting all over again
November 14, 2012 - 2:22am
September 1, 2010
Insurance investigator decides on cause of Ark. house fire: The dead plant did it
A fire that did $20,000 in damages to a northeast Arkansas home wasn't caused by an electrical problem or burning food or arson, an insurance investigator concluded. Instead, the dead plants did it, according to a report summary provided to the homeowner, Brian Duncan. "The fire...
September 1, 2010 - 2:23pm
August 25, 2010
Wadena students to return Sept. 7
WADENA, Minn. - Wadena area students have a badly damaged high school building after a tornado tore through the town this June. But that isn't stopping the Wadena-Deer Creek school district officials from holding classes starting Sept. 7. The 7th and 8th graders will go to a closed...
news / state
August 25, 2010 - 10:16am
August 24, 2010
SW Minn. schools start early year in the heat
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) -- The school year has begun for 16,000 students in southwestern Minnesota, who are part of a three-year experiment to see if starting class before Labor Day can improve test scores. State law normally prevents districts from starting before Labor Day, a statute...
news / state
August 24, 2010 - 1:30pm
March 10, 2009
Local officials disappointed by defeat of pre-Labor Day school start
ST. PAUL -- Rural lawmakers with resorts in their areas handed the first defeat to an attempt to allow school districts to start classes before Labor Day. The bill failed Monday morning in a 13-11 House Finance Committee vote. However, no bill is ever truly dead until the Legislature...
news / local / state
March 10, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
House committee flunks early school start
ST. PAUL - Rural lawmakers with resorts in their areas defeated an attempt to allow school districts to start classes before Labor Day. The bill failed in a Monday 13-11 House Finance Committee vote, but like most Minnesota legislative bills it still could come back to life. "This...
news / local
March 9, 2009 - 12:26pm
February 25, 2009
Early school start OK'd
ST. PAUL -- A House Committee gave its blessing to allowing school districts to begin classes before Labor Day for the next two years. On a 14-5 vote, the House K-12 Education Finance Committee approved the bill, which has other committee stops before reaching a full House vote. The...
news / state
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Construction begins on city's new waste treatment project
WILLMAR -- Construction began Monday on the city of Willmar's new wastewater treatment plant located near the brush site, west of Willmar, city officials said Tuesday. Also, construction began Sept.
news / local
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am