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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
December 3, 2010
Stolen calves recovered from farm near Barnesville
A tip from a Wilkin County farmer led to the recovery of 17 calves stolen from Douglas, Todd and Stearns counties on Thursday. The calves were stolen from eight farms in the three counties over the past two weeks. According to Todd County Investigator Scott Dirkes, they were located...
news / state
December 3, 2010 - 5:28pm
January 23, 2010
Bouman gives his insight on the keys to the game
Todd Bouman was a standout prep basketball and football player at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School before graduating in 1991. Many observers believed he was destined to play in the NBA, especially after he won a national high school dunking contest. The St. Cloud State graduate...
sports / pro
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2009
Next week's fair gives parents, students a jump on college
WILLMAR -- High school juniors and their parents could use the Willmar College Fair on Monday to jump start planning for college. The fair will feature 23 colleges whose representatives will be in the cafeteria at Willmar Senior High from 6 to 8 p.m. The fair is free and open to...
news / local / region / college
April 3, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Letter: Late start for schools or not?
After reading the article on the start of next school year, I am befuddled at some of the reasons for it to start late. Lee Westrum said it would mean shorter breaks and be "very tight" for teachers and students. Believe it or not, some businesses need that weekend to make it through...
opinion / letters
March 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 24
- Todd Alan Church, 45, no permanent residence, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of fourth-degree controlled substance. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was lowered from a first-degree controlled substance crime and two other first-degree charges, plus a misdemeanor,...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
NLS voters return O'Brien to board; elect Kilpatrick, Nolting to other two seats
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board challengers David Kilpatrick and Renee Nolting will join incumbent Michael O'Brien on the NLS School Board starting in 2009. Kilpatrick, Nolting and O'Brien were elected by district voters Tuesday to the three open seats of the New London-Spicer...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 17, 2008
Todd Palin campaigns for McCain in Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Wasilla, Alaska, and Bemidji share the same values as well as the same environment of rich natural resources, says the husband...
news / state
October 17, 2008 - 9:00am
October 10, 2008
Man currently in county jail pleads guilty to 2 charges in criminal sexual conduct cases
WILLMAR -- Brian Leland Koplin, 44, who is currently in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for engaging in multiple sex acts with a young boy and for molesting a 12-year-old Willmar girl. As part of a...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
NLS School Board predicts levy increase for 2009
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday certified a preliminary 2009 levy of $3,270,214. Business manager Barb Gjerde presented a 31-page report to the school board Monday depicting an $83,007 -- or 2.6 percent -- increase over the 2008 levy. Gjerde said increasing...
local / college
September 23, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Air Patrol major helps two people in two weeks, but says he is not a hero
WILLMAR -- Gerald Kleene, of rural Maynard, has been in the right place at the right time lately, helping a man who was injured when in a motorcycle vs. deer crash and a child who was choking on a piece of candy. Kleene, a pilot and a major in the Wesota Composite Squadron of the...
news / local
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
St. Paul man injured in cycle wreck with deer
MAYNARD -- A 39-year-old St. Paul man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a Saturday motorcycle versus deer accident. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Todd Michael Pederson was driving a Honda Roadstar and struck the deer around 8 p.m. Saturday near the intersection...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am