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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
October 6, 2016
Roundup: Ridgewater shakes off rust, downs SCT
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater volleyball team shook off some rust and improved to 9-0 in the MCAC Southern Division race with a three-set victory over St. Cloud Technical on Wednesday at Ridgewater College. The Warriors, who last played Sept. 24, got solid net play once again and...
October 6, 2016 - 12:45am
September 15, 2016
Former Stinger earns Royal treatment
The Willmar Stingers' season is long over but a former Stinger is still spending his evenings on the diamond. In Kansas City, that is. 2012 Stinger...
September 15, 2016 - 11:07pm
August 16, 2016
Letter: A fine gesture of support
At the recent Relay for Life event I was able to witness a great gesture of support by a group of young men who have only temporary ties to this area. The event itself was once again a great testimony to those who have had loved ones fight the fight against cancer. There are those...
August 16, 2016 - 12:00am
July 21, 2016
Surging Stingers look to stay atop standings
WILLMAR—At the halfway mark of the Northwoods League season, few likely would have pegged the Willmar Stingers as a playoff contender....
July 21, 2016 - 12:00am
July 19, 2016
North opens strong, tops South in NWL All-Star Game
KENOSHA—The North Division hopped out to an incredible 7-0 lead in the first inning of Tuesday's Northwoods League All-Star Game en route...
July 19, 2016 - 11:22pm
July 6, 2016
Ortiz makes most of run support
DULUTH— Jonny Ortiz finally got some run support and he made the most of it, going the distance in the Willmar Stingers' 9-4 win over the Duluth Huskies on Tuesday. Ortiz's teammates scored only four runs in his first four starts this season, but that all changed Tuesday when...
July 6, 2016 - 1:09am
July 1, 2016
Alexandria's Stockert becomes Stingers' unexpected ace
The Willmar Stingers have starting pitchers from all over the country. They have NCAA Division I hurlers and they have the ace of the DII national...
July 1, 2016 - 1:22am
June 23, 2016
Stingers' promising start stalls in loss to Bucks
The top of the order went silent for the Stingers Thursday, which resulted in a 7-2 loss to Waterloo at Bill Taunton Stadium.
June 23, 2016 - 11:43pm
June 17, 2016
Stingers snap losing streak
ALEXANDRIA — Five Willmar players had multiple hits and the Stingers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-6 win over Thunder Bay Friday. Greg Lambert was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two of which came on a critical eighth-inning single, which put the Stingers ahead 9-5. Lambert,...
June 17, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 12, 2016
NWL: Stingers top MoonDogs in 13
MANKATO — The Willmar Stingers were in extra innings for the second time in as many days but Sunday’s game had a different ending as they topped the Mankato MoonDogs 5-3 after 13 innings.
June 12, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 10, 2016
Stingers’ rally comes up short against Duluth
DULUTH — For the second straight night, outhitting their opponent didn’t result in a win for the Singers. Duluth benefitted from four Willmar errors and withstood a late rally to grab a 7-6 win in Northwoods Baseball play Friday. The first Husky run came on an error in the first...
June 10, 2016 - 11:36pm
June 9, 2016
What it takes to be a Stingers' Jr. All-Star
If you want to be a Stingers' Community Jr. All-Star, the pen is mightier than the stick. These nine all-stars were chosen based on their response...
June 9, 2016 - 5:51pm
June 8, 2016
Stingers win third straight
WILLMAR — The Stingers didn’t let a little — or a lot of — rain slow down their offense, as they put up five runs in five innings. Lightning, however, ended the game early, with the Stingers on top of the La Crosse Loggers 5-0. It’s the third win in a row for the Stingers,...
June 8, 2016 - 11:53pm
June 6, 2016
Stingers split weekend series with Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The Willmar Stingers bounced back from a rough loss on Friday by clipping the Eau Claire Express 7-4 Saturday, but Eau Claire then roughed up the Stingers again on Sunday, collecting a 12-5 win. Travis Wacker was 3-for-4 to spark a Willmar offense that scored...
June 6, 2016 - 12:06am
June 2, 2016
Roosevelt teachers finally take a game from Stingers
WILLMAR — Years of struggle finally gave way to a victory Thursday morning for the teachers of Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. The...
June 2, 2016 - 11:22pm