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MnDOT receives funds to improve dangerous intersection near Willmar
Watkins man charged in connection with sexual assault
Broadband informational meeting is tonight in Spicer
Extension offers farmers free financial counseling
Records published March 23
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
September 24, 2011
Just for 3rd graders
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.
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...
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...
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.
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