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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
June 16, 2016
State Golf: Madsen caps season with runner-up finish
MACCRAY’s Brady Madsen capped his junior year in a memorable way: taking second at the Class A state tournament
June 16, 2016 - 12:05am
June 10, 2016
State Prep Softball: Edgerton/SWC rolls to Class A championship
The Dutch wasted no time, took no prisoners, and put an exclamation point on their claim as the best Class A softball team in Minnesot with a 12-0 win over Badger/Greenbush-Middle River
June 10, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 5, 2016
Legislative races fill an election gap
MINNEAPOLIS — This year presents a rare opportunity for Minnesotans to focus on legislative races, and who controls the Legislature. “That’s...
June 5, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 28, 2016
State reaches 100th traffic death of the year
WILLMAR — At least 100 people have died in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads so far this year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said...
April 28, 2016 - 11:42pm
April 18, 2016
Commentary: Keeping Minnesota competitive
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing...
April 18, 2016 - 8:53am
March 15, 2016
Dayton lays out budget change proposals
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes increasing budgets for items ranging from pre-kindergarten programs to broadband to security...
March 15, 2016 - 8:26pm
March 13, 2016
Boys state basketball: CMCS manhandles Red Lake, takes third place
ST. PAUL — A disappointing loss the day before had no lingering effects for the Central Minnesota Christian School boys basketball team, which closed its season in grand fashion Saturday. Behind 31 points from Taylor Slagter and a dominant defensive performance, the Bluejays routed...
March 13, 2016 - 11:53pm
January 14, 2016
Minnesota announces new student loan refinancing program
ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration and legislators announced a new loan refinancing program Thursday to help Minnesotans tackle their student loan debt. An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans carrying large amounts of student loan debt could potentially save tens of thousands of dollars....
January 14, 2016 - 8:57pm
November 20, 2015
Two dogs killed by law enforcement after attacking students, staff at Montevideo Middle School
MONTEVIDEO -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school. According...
November 20, 2015 - 12:09pm
November 19, 2015
Speed limits to increase on some area highways
WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit will be increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph next week on several west central Minnesota highways.The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to install new speed limit signs Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. The areas with increased...
November 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 30, 2015
Minnesota releases student test scores in math, reading and science
WILLMAR — Test scores from state tests taking in math, reading and science last spring were released today. The state Department of Education released scores for the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments at midnight. Results for schools in Kandiyohi County indicate...
July 30, 2015 - 7:54am
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph...
June 26, 2015 - 9:51am
June 12, 2015
Johnson to chair U of M Board of Regents
WILLMAR — The Rev. Dean Johnson of Willmar has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Johnson was elected to the two-year term Friday morning. His term will begin on July 1. Johnson has been a regent since 2007 and was recently elected to a...
June 12, 2015 - 3:25pm