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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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
June 1, 2016
Stingers' opening night ends with a bang
The Willmar Stingers bats were quiet in the season opener Tuesday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium. But there was plenty of action moments after...
June 1, 2016 - 7:32am
May 30, 2016
Stingers ready to go
WILLMAR — A manager change and roster overhaul haven’t lowered expectations for the Willmar Stingers entering the 2016 season. Stepping in...
May 30, 2016 - 11:37pm