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Shot in the wilds of rural Minnesota … an alligator
Two Dassel men arrested, face drug and possession of stolen property charges
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.
A safe place for sexually exploited girls
MLB Playoffs: Perez a Royal hero
NBA: Bryant on Lakers: ‘Our mission is just to get better’
The Insider: 2014 Willmar Hockey Association registration is online
Cross Country: Freetly wins again in Montevideo
Boys Soccer: Tigers bite Cards in OT
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Janet H. Hanson
Clarence N. Alsaker
Lula Edna Fox
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
May 10, 2013
One World Trade Center gets final spire
NEW YORK (AP) -- The silver spire topping One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building's roof, bringing the iconic structure...
news / nation
May 10, 2013 - 7:23am
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.
opinion / letters
October 30, 2012 - 9:57am
May 22, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Steam Brothers owner honored
Dave Danzeisen, owner of Steam Brothers of Willmar, recently returned from the 2012 Steam Brothers Annual Conference in Bismarck, N.D. Danzeisen received the award for Top Production in Carpet Sales for 2011. This award is given to those who have an increase in overall carpet sales,...
May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Gas prices top $3 in Willmar area
Gas prices Thursday topped $3 at some pumps in the Willmar area Thursday, the first time gas prices have hit that level in more than two years. Gas for regular unleaded was posted as $3.049 Thursday afternoon at SuperAmerica in Willmar, but the station had dropped the price had $2.999...
news / local
December 3, 2010 - 9:01am
January 12, 2010
NLS begins its annual budget cut process, approves Race to the Top
WILLMAR -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday approved a resolution directing the district's administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions. Thus begins the timeline for budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year. Superintendent Paul Carlson...
news / region
January 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
Benson School Board signs on to Race to Top grant app
CLONTARF -- The Benson School Board has approved signing on to the state's application for the federal Race to the Top grant money. The decision came Monday at the board's regular meeting at St. Malachy's Church in Clontarf, according to Superintendent Lee Westrum. The board hosts...
news / region
January 7, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2009
Commentary: Obama is at war with his general
SAN DIEGO -- You can place a top general in Afghanistan, but you can't tell him what to think. Call that one of President Obama's first lessons as commander in chief. The person who took the president to school on that point was Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was named by Obama just...
opinion / commentary
September 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
American Opinion: On the 'Race to the Top' competition
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the 'Race tothe Top' competition: Earlier secretaries of education can only envy Arne Duncan, the current holder of that post. Under the department's "Race to the Top" competition, Duncan has a $5 billion...
opinion / editorials
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
2008 Year in Review
A tornado that hit in the early evening hours of July 11, destroying several homes south of Willmar, was the region's top news story in 2008. A criminal vehicular homicide conviction for the driver involved in the bus crash that killed four students near Cottonwood, the fatal stabbing...
extra / news / Ridgewater
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am