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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
May 16, 2013
Officials: Texas tornado likely had 200 mph winds
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
May 16, 2013 - 1:08pm
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- A rash of tornados whirled through small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm threw trailers onto cars, blew windows from houses and scattered bodies far...
May 16, 2013 - 6:48am
May 15, 2013
Texas firefighters focused concern on toxic gases
WEST, Texas (AP) -- When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
May 15, 2013 - 7:08am
May 10, 2013
Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion...
May 10, 2013 - 4:48pm
April 26, 2013
Accidental outlaw Willie Nelson celebrates 80th
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer...
April 26, 2013 - 11:03am
April 19, 2013
DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast
WEST, Texas (AP) — A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday...
April 19, 2013 - 8:52am
West residents honor lost, but Texas blast toll unknown
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here...
April 19, 2013 - 6:47am
April 18, 2013
Fertilizer plant explosion devastates West, Texas, multiple deaths (video, photos)
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed...
April 18, 2013 - 6:30am
April 17, 2013
Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens
WEST, Texas (AP) — An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. The blast at West Fertilizer in West,...
April 17, 2013 - 11:12pm
April 11, 2013
2 killed, dozens injured in bus crash near Dallas
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- At least two people were killed and about three dozen were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a Texas highway...
April 11, 2013 - 1:20pm
April 1, 2013
Texas DA's killing puts other prosecutors on alert
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -- After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog. By NOMAAN MERCHANT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -- After one...
April 1, 2013 - 8:34am
February 28, 2013
Man seeks more time; sex assault trial moved to late May
WILLMAR — The 21-year-old Texas man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the sexual assault of a teenage girl last summer in Willmar has asked a district court judge for more time to prepare his case for trial. Esequiel Gomez Jr. told District Judge Donald M. Spilseth...
February 28, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 6, 2013
Boy Scouts of America delay decision on admitting gays
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America put off a decision Wednesday on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, saying the question will be taken up at the organization's national meeting in May. "After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting...
February 6, 2013 - 10:29am
October 8, 2012
Bail set at $1M for Gomez in Willmar, Minn., rape case, wanted for murder in Texas
WILLMAR -- Bail was set at $1 million this morning for a 21-year-old Texas man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the July...
October 8, 2012 - 11:45am
August 14, 2012
Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- A routine serving of an eviction notice to a man living near the Texas A&M University campus turned deadly for Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann when the resident opened fire on him, leading to the death of the law enforcement officer and another...
August 14, 2012 - 6:27am