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Second body is pulled from scene of farmhouse fire
Willmar man facing felony charges for assault on boy with bike chain
Budget surplus forecast for Minnesota sets up scurry
Common views as task force weighs up school facilities
Truth in taxation hearing held on county’s proposed $58.9M budget for 2014
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Paynesville upends BBE, BOLD at own triangular
Gymnastics Roundup: St. Cloud Tech tumbles Willmar
Boys Swimming & Diving: Cardinals dunked in opener
Nordic Skiing: Cardinal boys, girls 7th at Powder Ridge
College Volleyball: Ridgewater’s Karbo named All-American
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Review: Five shoppings apps to get you the best prices
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
Arden H. Pearson
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Thomas H. Bonde
Deann Kay Johnson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Willmar Council is balanced (link fixed)
June 14, 2010
Responses needed for regional health survey
WILLMAR -- Responses are continuing to be collected for a regional health survey being conducted for public health agencies in 19 southwestern and southern Minnesota counties. Counties included in the survey are Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow...
news / region / local
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Survey to assess region's health status
WILLMAR -- Over 30,000 households in 19 counties in southwest and south central Minnesota will receive the 2010 Adult Health Survey this April. This regional effort is sponsored by the Statewide Health Improvement Program and local public health providers in the region. Wilder Research,...
April 19, 2010 - 11:47am
March 31, 2010
Minn. study finds sharp increase in homelessness
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new study says homelessness in Minnesota has risen sharply as unemployment and foreclosures have forced people out of permanent housing. The survey released today by St. Paul-based Wilder Research counted nearly 9,500 homeless people -- up more than 20 percent...
news / state
March 31, 2010 - 8:59am
December 5, 2009
Renville County down under
Their Chevrolet Malibu comes to a stop in yet another farm yard and a golden Labrador suddenly emerges. Bruce Bloomgren cautiously cracks open the car door. "Let's see if this dog is friendly,'' he said as the dog shoves its snout into the car and onto his lap in answer to the question. Farm-by-farm...
region / news / extra
December 5, 2009 - 8:00am
November 13, 2009
Report declares embracing new immigrants key to state's success
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigrants are important to Minnesota's economy, especially for rural areas, a new report indicates. "Immigration stimulates job creation," according to the business coalition report. "As industries expand and hire new workers, jobs are created to maintain this larger...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Stalking prehistoric predators
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- We know our mosquitoes too well in Minnesota, but we know very little about the winged insects that love to dine on them. There may be as many as 140 different dragonfly and damselfly species in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. We...
outdoors / state
September 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Join Odonata survey at Upper Sioux State Park
GRANITE FALLS -- The Upper Sioux Agency State Park is offering an opportunity learn about dragonflies and help survey the park to determine what species are found there. The Odonata survey project workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the park. The day...
outdoors / state
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
February 28, 2009
Getting the job done by canoe, by helicopter, by car and foot
WILLMAR -- By helicopter, by canoe, but more often by car and foot, hundreds of Minnesota volunteers will soon be fanning out across the state. They...
February 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Midwest, Plains economic index drops again
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska economist says he sees signs that the regional recession will rival the 1981-82 recession for unemployment. Professor Ernie Goss of Creighton University said the primary index from his Mid-America Economic Survey has plunged to its second record low...
news / nation / state
December 1, 2008 - 6:00am
November 29, 2008
Police survey indicates most Willmar citizens believe neighborhoods are safe
WILLMAR -- Responses to a Willmar Police Department survey indicate most citizens and business owners believe their neighborhoods are safe. The survey found 94.3 percent of respondents across the city agree with the statement, "I believe my neighborhood is safe,'' up from 90 percent...
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Survey shows 85% of Willmar's 274 grads plan to attend college
WILLMAR -- A huge majority of Willmar Senior High's 274 graduates this spring, about 85 percent of them, will be headed off to college in the fall. Willmar's class of 2008 will graduate in a 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday at the Senior High gym. The school's counseling office surveyed the...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am