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Minnesotan charged with decapitating another man
Blue Cross delivers major blow to health reform in Minnesota
Red Bull infantrymen prepare for deployment
Two injured when motorcycle hits deer near Lake Lillian
UPDATE: Two boys drown in Willmar's Foot Lake
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Arthur Wayne Osmundson
Albert L. Wheeler, Jr.
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 24, 2011
Just for 3rd graders
News / local
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
January 3, 2011
Brownton teen identified as northern Minn. lake drowning victim
An 18-year-old Brownton, Minn., man drowned after 7 p.m.
News / region
January 3, 2011 - 9:50am
December 22, 2010
Teens face assault charges after juvenile suffers broken nose
WILLMAR -- Two juveniles made their first court appearance Monday on felony charges of third-degree assault for their alleged roles in an incident that left a 17-year-old boy with a broken nose. Sergio Jesus Trevino Jr., 16, of Willmar, and Zachariah Xavier Reuben Dethlefs, 17, of...
News / local
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 11, 2010
Horner faces uphill climb as third-party hopeful
DULUTH -- Tom Horner is not one of those candidates who always dreamed about being governor. In fact, he gave the prospect little or no thought...
News / state
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
Update: Pawlenty plans to rule out third term in announcement this afternoon
Updated 11:30 a.m.
News / state
June 2, 2009 - 10:53am
January 28, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
Humberto Acevedo Jr., 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of third-degree drug possession. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from second-degree and misdemeanors for giving a false name to a peace officer and fleeing an officer on foot will...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Letter: Pick candidates who'll win
A letter writer in Saturday's paper rightly suggests that Al Franken is not an appropriate choice to be our senator. However, his premise that if you can't vote for Norm Coleman, a vote for Dean Barkley is an acceptable alternative, is misguided and ignores history. If the voters...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
August 5, 2008
Willmar City Council approves Westwind street work, 5-3
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 5-3 Monday night to approve construction of streets and utilities for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition low-income housing project in southwest Willmar. The council acted on a recommendation from the council's Public Works/Safety...
August 5, 2008 - 8:00am
April 16, 2008
Mayor vetoes rejection of funding for controversial housing plan department of employment and economic development
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke has vetoed the Willmar City Council's April 7 rejection of the $350,000 state grant for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project. City Clerk Kevin Halliday said Tuesday the mayor's veto means the grant is accepted by the city. In...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
Supporters of Westwind proposal have their say at City Council meeting
WILLMAR -- Supporters of the embattled Westwind Estates housing project had their say at Monday night's Willmar City Council meeting. Housing project supporters and opponents on the eight-member council are evenly split.
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 8, 2008
Westwind proposal draws further criticism
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to reject a $350,000 state grant for the controversial workforce and low-income Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project in southwest Willmar. The motion was offered by project opponent Ron Christianson toward the...
April 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 1, 2008
Council OKs street plans, but Westwind contention continues ron christianson steve gardner planny commission gary peterson
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council in a special meeting Monday evening unanimously approved the 2008 street improvement program, minus new streets and street lights for the controversial Westwind Estates housing development in southwest Willmar, and minus preliminary engineering...
April 1, 2008 - 12:00am
March 19, 2008
Westwind debate goes to Board of Appeals, are courts next?
WILLMAR -- The landowner who had appealed the conditional use permit for the Westwind Estates Third Addition proposal is looking forward to the opportunity to state his case before the Willmar Board of Zoning Appeals. Attorney Jim Mogen of St.
March 19, 2008 - 12:00am
March 18, 2008
Housing proposal remains hot topic for council
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has ordered that the Board of Zoning Appeals hold a hearing on a controversial low-income housing development planned in southwest Willmar. In another part of the council's Monday night meeting, a member said that Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership...
March 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
City attorney says Westwind permit appeal timeframe has already expired
WILLMAR -- The appeal of a conditional use permit for the low-income Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project is not permitted because the 60-day appeal period -- upheld in a little-known court decision -- has expired, according to an opinion by City Attorney Richard Ronning. As...
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am