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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 11, 2016
Weather Service adjusts forecast, lower chance of storms tonight
WILLMAR -- An earlier prediction of more thunderstorms Thursday has been changed. “Chances are better than not you’ll actually be dry all night,” said Shawn Devinny, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The Weather Service has lifted a flash flood watch for the...
August 11, 2016 - 4:21pm
Floodwater fills S&F Furniture store, first floor of Super 8 Motel
WILLMAR - A business with a 48-year history in Willmar was flipped on its heels Thursday when floodwaters from torrential rains the night before...
August 11, 2016 - 3:10pm
Update 12:53 p.m.: Storms deposit 8-10 inches of rain in Willmar, surrounding areas
WILLMAR -- Willmar residents woke up to portions of their city underwater Thursday. Damage from rainfall of 8 to 10 inches Wednesday and early...
August 11, 2016 - 12:54pm
August 4, 2016
Yet again, storms leave thousands without power in Minnesota
An early-morning round of strong thunderstorms has left several thousand customers without power in parts of the Northland today - exactly two...
August 4, 2016 - 7:51am
July 21, 2016
What triggered the Minnesota storms Wednesday night, and why was damage so severe?
DULUTH, Minn. - Winds may have gusted as high as 90 mph as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across northern and eastern Minnesota early Thursday....
July 21, 2016 - 10:01am
July 13, 2016
Storms wash out roads, wreak havoc in Minnesota
The aftermath of strong Monday night storms dominated life for many Minnesota and Wisconsin residents Tuesday. In central and northeastern Minnesota...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
In Willmar, when it rains it seems to pour
Rain on Sunday and again late Tuesday came down in buckets here and there around Willmar. About 2 inches fell Sunday, then, after a dry Monday,...
June 15, 2016 - 4:09pm
February 3, 2016
Students get early out on Tuesday with storm on way
Students at Kennedy Elementary at Willmar are leaving school at 1:15 p.m. with snow falling and winds expected to pick up.
February 3, 2016 - 7:19am
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
With winter mostly over, Minnesota is preparing itself for spring and summer weather threats. Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held statewide April 13-17 to refresh, remind and educate citizens about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. Each day during...
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am
April 28, 2014
Storms kill 21, tornado roars through Tupelo, Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss., April 28 (Reuters) - On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a...
April 28, 2014 - 11:50pm
November 17, 2013
Much of the Midwest hit by tornadoes, major storms
CHICAGO — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands...
November 17, 2013 - 11:21pm
October 4, 2013
Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
October 4, 2013 - 8:39am
August 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers take the first step toward disaster aid for multiple counties ravaged by summer storms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night...
August 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
July 17, 2013
Minn. Governor makes disaster request for June 20-26 storms
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by flash flooding and severe storms June 20-26. According to Dayton's news release, the request includes that Benton, Big Stone,...
July 17, 2013 - 10:51pm
May 19, 2013
Tornadoes level homes in Okla., 21 injured
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
May 19, 2013 - 10:48pm