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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: Austvold, Garcia to wrestle for championships
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
October 26, 2012
Letter: Any other marriage is immoral
So many advertisements on the television about the marriage amendment are worded in a way that can be very confusing, especially to the elderly. The ballot will read, "Recognition of (the definition of) marriage (to be) solely between one man and one woman." The Minnesota laws are...
opinion / letters
October 26, 2012 - 8:42pm
October 25, 2011
Svea, Minn., friends have fun creating treasures out of reclaimed and tired furnishings and accents
SVEA -- Deb Krueger and Christy Swanson of Svea are friends having fun creating gifts and accessories for the home and garden out of reclaimed...
October 25, 2011 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Accident injures 2 people; Hwy. 71 closes for hours
NEW LONDON -- An accident Tuesday involving a semi and PT Cruiser sent two people to the hospital and closed U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi County...
news / local
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Ritchie, Swanson re-elected in Minn. SOS, AG races
MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Ritchie won a second term as secretary of state on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever, while Democrats extended their 40-year grip on the attorney general's office with Lori Swanson's victory. A third...
news / state
November 2, 2010 - 11:31pm
November 1, 2010
For Attorney General: Lori Swanson
The Minnesota Attorney General race is between Democrat incumbent Lori Swanson and Republican challenger Chris Barden. It is a choice between Swanson's experience in the attorney general's office, as a consumer advocate as well as a watchdog or Barden's background as a successful...
opinion / editorials
November 1, 2010 - 12:50am
October 30, 2010
news / local
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Whistling from the other side of the net
Retired coaches whistle another tune when they become referees. "I never missed a call when I was coaching," quips junior college hall of fame volleyball coach Val Swanson with a straight face. "Me neither," confirmed Mary Hanson. "Now I understand why officials miss things; I can...
sports / prep
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Kennedy opens John's Sales WILLMAR -- John Kennedy Jr. announces he has opened John's Sales, 3950 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar. The business specializes in used lawn and garden equipment and lawn tractors, new handheld products, parts for lawn and grounds care equipment and some tools. "I've...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
Mortgage mediation bill resurfaces, with support from AG
January 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Business Briefs, May 12
Ashburn joins Edward Jones WILLMAR -- Jeanne Ashburn has joined Edward Jones financial adviser Doug Kveene in his Willmar office as a second financial adviser. "I'll have all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors,"...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
Weekend search for Brandon Swanson planned for western Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS -- Searchers will be combing an area near Porter in western Yellow Medicine County on both Saturday and Sunday for Brandon Swanson, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office announced on Friday. People should be aware of the searchers' presence. Brandon Swanson,...
news / region
December 12, 2008 - 10:00am
November 6, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 6
- Carlos Rivera, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of interfering with a 911 call, a gross misdemeanor As part of a plea agreement a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor for domestic abuse will be dismissed. The charges were...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am