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Willmar teen injured Tuesday in crash with parked car
Public invited to comment of special fishing regulations
Shell's U.S deal to unlock global oil asset disposals
Two held in dragging death of teen in Wright County
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Dr. Harris P. Hinderaker
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 3, 2012
Three Sisters Furnishings expands
NEW LONDON -- Three Sisters Furnishings, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 9, has begun an expansion of facilities. The expansion will more than double the square footage of the existing building, bringing the total to more than 6,000 square feet of...
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Too much fear of controversy
Innocent until... I was disappointed that Greg Mortenson was judged guilty based on a TV news report and his mother, Jerene Mortenson, was disinvited from being the speaker at the Willmar mayor's prayer breakfast. Fear of controversy has denied us the opportunity to hear the other...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 28, 2010
Three Fingers Sawmill provides custom lumber and furniture
WILLMAR -- James Dykema said he doesn't consider himself an artist when he's making his handcrafted wooden furniture. But there's little doubt...
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
November 30, 2010
Fire burns home, children out safely
WILLMAR -- Three children were able to safely escape a house fire around 3 a.m. Friday at 1404 Seventh St. S.W. According to Fire Chief Marv Calvin, the youngest of the children discovered the fire in the kitchen and woke the older siblings. All three got out of the home and went...
November 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Three juveniles apprehended for garage fires
WILLMAR -- Three juvenile males ages 14, 16 and 17 are in custody after they allegedly set two garages on fire after stealing items from them early Saturday morning. Willmar Police officers caught the three suspects as they returned to retrieve stolen goods and as firefighters battled...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Three killed in Dakota County crash Monday afternoon
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Vermillion Township. Three people were killed. The crash occurred at about 12:20 p.m. when an SUV with three occupants was traveling southwest on County Road 47 approaching Goodwin Avenue....
April 26, 2010 - 5:05pm
August 25, 2009
New London family opens home furnishings store
NEW LONDON -- Unique Amish furniture, locally produced art, home décor and gifts are awaiting customers at the new Three Sisters Furnishings of rural New London. The store is located in the former Cedar Inn restaurant at the corner of U.S.
August 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 3, 2009
Three Detroit Lakes students involved in setting off "Drano" bombs at high school
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A week ago, three Detroit Lakes High School students were involved with setting off homemade bombs in the school. The investigation is still pending. Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Tim Eggebraaten said two Drano -- or "MacGyver" as they are sometimes called -- bombs...
March 3, 2009 - 9:38am
January 21, 2009
Three treated, released after early morning rollover
CLARKFIELD -- Three people were treated and released at Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 59 near Clarkfield. According to the State Patrol, Michelle G. Davis, 33, of Clarkfield, was driving...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 29, 2008
Commentary: Has the Great Society come to save the Big 3 auto firms?
WASHINGTON -- In 1966, the price of eggs rose to a level that President Lyndon Johnson judged, God knows how, was too high. There were two culprits -- supply and demand -- and Johnson's agriculture secretary told him there was not much that could be done. LBJ, however, was a can-do...
December 29, 2008 - 12:00am
December 16, 2008
Minor injuries in head-on collision on U.S. 212
BIRD ISLAND -- Drivers and passengers of three vehicles suffered only minor injuries after a weather-related crash around 12:45 p.m. Sunday along U.S. Highway 212 west of Bird Island. According to the State Patrol, Jeffery Stadther, 45, of Bird Island, was driving a 2008 Nissan Titan...
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am
December 6, 2008
Cartoon by Thompson
December 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Three men charged in Grove City burglaries
LITCHFIELD -- Three young men have been charged with burglary, theft and property damage in a string of business burglaries in Grove City. Kyle Richard Litzau, 18, of Atwater, Damon Dwight Wiederhoft, 19, of Cosmos, and Austin Thomas Klinghagen, 19, of Grove City, have all been arraigned...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Oct. 16
Carlos Rueben Espinoza, 22, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on three separate felony cases for possessing a pistol or assault weapon within 10 years of violent crime conviction, domestic assault and property damage. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 and conditional...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am