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Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
200 immigrants in Texas were smuggled into a pitch-black trailer. 10 died, and the driver has been charged.
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
Donald Trump's not-so-great sketch of the Manhattan skyline is going to auction
NWL Baseball: Stingers tame Honker mashers
NA3HL Hockey: Willmar opens at home Oct. 14
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
Think Kim Kardashian is sexy? This app matches you with celebrity lookalikes.
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
June 11, 2013
AP source: Tebow to sign with Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A flop on Broadway, Tim Tebow is getting an audition in Beantown. Whether he'll perform well enough to make it...
June 11, 2013 - 7:44am
November 6, 2012
Willmar Ward 2 voters reelect Johnson
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 voters reelected incumbent Tim Johnson to a second four-year term on the Willmar City Council, defeating challenger Andrew Bjur in Tuesday's general election. Johnson received 1,091 votes and Bjur received 990 votes, according to unofficial returns. Among the three...
November 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
November 2, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for Willmar City Council - Recommend Anderson, Johnson, Ahmann and Lawton
Willmar voters will be electing four members to its City Council. The candidates are: Dennis Anderson in Ward 1; Tim Johnson and Andrew Bjur in Ward 2, Steve Ahmann in Ward 3 and Jim Dokken and Jay Lawton in Ward 4. Ward 1: Anderson is running unopposed for re-election to this Ward...
November 2, 2012 - 9:34am
Letter: All invited to 17A forum
In his strongly partisan letter riddled with untruths and inaccuracies, Chippewa County DFL Chair Harlan Broers incorrectly claimed that no state candidates were invited to a recent candidate forum in Clara City. This is not true. As the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan...
November 2, 2012 - 12:25am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Miller has integrity
Every election year we continue to hear and see a lot of negative ads attacking candidates, telling half-truths, and some outright lies. Candidates spend so much time talking about what is wrong with the other person or party, instead of saying what they stand for and why they are...
October 31, 2012 - 9:11am
October 30, 2012
Letter: Miller wants to protect top 3 percent
I attended a meet your local candidate's function last week. It was for county commissioners and council and mayor candidates. For about 1½ hours, incumbents told us how the state has cut money to the cities, county, townships, schools, etc.
October 30, 2012 - 9:57am
October 26, 2012
Letter: This judge deserves your vote
When you are looking at your ballot do you wonder, as we do, who those candidates are and do they deserve my vote? Well, we can speak for one candidate as we know him well. His name is Tim Tingelstad and he'll be on the ballot for Supreme Court Justice. Tim and his family were our...
October 26, 2012 - 8:37pm
August 11, 2012
Once again, Pawlenty fails to reach 'veepstakes' medals stand
St. Paul -- Mitt Romney picked a Midwestern politician for his running mate: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,...
August 11, 2012 - 8:01am
August 1, 2012
Orth Foundation to assist Bigler family with proceeds from Let's Ride Minnesota event in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Part of the proceeds from the upcoming Let's Ride Minnesota event being hosted by the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation will benefit the family of Drake Bigler, the five-month-old killed in a head-on crash on July 29 near Starbuck. Bill Neubauer, coordinator for the Foundation,...
August 1, 2012 - 6:07pm
July 31, 2012
Letter: It's time for term limits
It's time to start talking about term limits. We have way too many politicians who have turned their public service into a full-blown career. Public office was never meant as a way to pay the bills. Think about this: Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota's 7th Congressional District...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
Renville County to host event for families of fallen heroes across Minnesota
OLIVIA -- A dozen young men who have called west central Minnesota home during their youths have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are among 68 Minnesotans who made the supreme sacrifice in Iraq and 26 who have done so to date in Afghanistan, according to Fallen Heroes,...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Editorial: Council is right on hiring officers
The Willmar City Council correctly approved the recommendation to hire two replacement police officers. The council's decision was decided by Mayor Frank Yanish's tiebreaking vote in support of the police officer hires, which was recommended by the Labor Relations Committee, City...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 15, 2011 - 1:08am
May 23, 2011
Interleague play should be limited to one weekend
The white uniforms circa 1918 were a nice touch, though perhaps the Red Sox should have stopped there. While nothing screams retro more than a guy with a megaphone announcing the next hitter, he might have at least learned how to pronounce Kosuke Fukudome's name before trying to yell...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 20, 2011
APNewsBreak: Aide: Tim Pawlenty running for president, will make announcement Monday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running...
May 20, 2011 - 10:39am