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Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
November 22, 2011
Minnesota officers declaring open season on impaired road turkeys this holiday
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers, along with Twin Cities law officers and the Minnesota State Patrol, are adding servings of driving while impaired enforcement this Thanksgiving holiday season. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating...
November 22, 2011 - 1:18pm
November 20, 2011
Thanksgiving Day dinner set in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The seventh annual Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Everyone is welcome.
November 20, 2011 - 11:18am
November 19, 2011
Willmar, Minn., turkey can't wait to get in front of the cameras
ST. PAUL -- Ted is ready for the spotlight. Really ready. In fact, he is so ready that he escaped from his cage in a dark corner of the governor's...
November 19, 2011 - 12:00am
November 14, 2011
Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up 13%, now $49.20 for 10 people
WILLMAR -- The cost of putting the classic Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people increased 13 percent this year, according to the annual survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. In a news release issued this week, the federation shows the cost of the holiday feast...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 13, 2011
Training the President's Turkey
Four FFA members meet weekdays at a turkey barn near Willmar, Minnesota to feed, primp and pamper 30 turkeys that are in the running to be the...
November 13, 2011 - 4:54pm
November 3, 2011
Thanksgiving air travel forecast: full flights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline industry officials are forecasting full flights for Thanksgiving despite an expected 2 percent drop in passengers. Air Transport Association officials said today they expect 37,000 fewer passengers per day over the holiday period compared to last year....
November 3, 2011 - 11:56am
October 18, 2011
Willmar, Minn. company raising presidential hopeful turkey
WILLMAR -- Willmar Poultry Company is raising the tom turkey that will be pardoned by President Barack Obama, and four Willmar High School students are helping train the bird for its big day in the limelight. In a news release from Willmar Poultry, company chief executive Rick Huisinga...
October 18, 2011 - 8:00am
November 27, 2010
Commentary: How we can be thankful
As millions of us gathered at tables to offer thanks during this uniquely American holiday (OK, Canada has one, too, but without our Pilgrims), most expressed gratitude to God for freedom and material blessings. This year, as in every year since 1989 when she escaped with other "boat...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles
NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended...
November 26, 2010 - 10:44am
November 24, 2010
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Editorial: Thursday is a day to give thanks
Family members across west central Minnesota and beyond are hoping to travel or come home today or Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving, for most, is truly a holiday of good family, friends and great food, especially with locally grown turkey. The harvest festival,...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Cold turkey: Mayflower descendants group rebuffed by Detroit Thanksgiving parade officials
DETROIT - Think your holiday travel plans are tough? Imagine being a Mayflower descendant who's been bumped from Detroit's annual Thanksgiving parade. June Gorman, governor and historian of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan, tells The Detroit News she thought Thursday's...
November 23, 2010 - 9:42am
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November 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 19, 2010
Busy holiday travel a sure bet, snow a good bet
WILLMAR -- Weather forecasters are advising that snow and bitter cold appear to be on their way just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen reports that current computer models hint at the possibility of a couple inches of snow in Minnesota...
November 19, 2010 - 3:55pm
Two Willmar churches offering free Thanksgiving meals to community
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar churches are offering free community meals to help people who can't put a Thanksgiving dinner on the table or who would...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am