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Willmar committee OKs Selvig Park renovation if funding is arranged
Willmar council to consider Charter Commission appointments
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers pay ‘making out’ fines
Milling to begin Tuesday on state Highway 67 in Granite Falls
Records published Sept. 5
Prep football: Tigers edge Benson in OT
Vikings QB Heinicke ‘ahead of the learning curve’
Prep Football Roundup: Johnson has hand in 4 TDs to ignite RCW
Prep Football: Minnewaska overwhelms BOLD
Prep football: Warriors fight off Cardinals
Dakota art showcased in Granite Falls, Minn.
New London, Minn., Music Festival is Saturday
'Come Blow Your Horn': Comedy now playing at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, MN
29th Annual Antique Car Run begins Saturday in New London
Murray — Damhof
Sitek — Mack
McEvilly — Erickson
Guetter — Robinette
Carlson — Swenson
August/September issue of Live it! Magazine available in stands and online
Ronald L. Carlson
Diane May Riebe
Beverly Ann Marie Olsen
Lois Amy Schmidt
Editorial: Willmar, Minn., Council should fund Vision 2040 request
Letter: Legislative help begins at home
Benefits of a grain-based diet
Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar
Chemical use leads to water pollution
June 17, 2015
Tornado Outbreak 6/17/2010
Five years ago today, the worst tornado outbreak (number of tornadoes) in Minnesota history occurred. Two were killed and nine injured as 76...
June 17, 2015 - 10:48pm
May 20, 2015
Video: Tornadoes in west central Minnesota on May 16
Video links of various clips of series of tornadoes on May 16 in west central Minnesota posted on Youtube filmed by Tornado Tailgaters, MNwxchaser,...
News / region
May 20, 2015 - 11:52am
May 1, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
opinion / cartoons
May 1, 2014 - 6:15am
April 29, 2014
U.S. tornadoes kills 30, threaten more damage In South
TUPELO, Mississippi - At least 30 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a vicious storm system that leveled towns and...
News / nation
April 29, 2014 - 1:38pm
April 23, 2014
Editorial: It’s time to get weather prepared
The April snows have likely ended for this year, but the warm weather challenges are just beginning. Remember Minnesota has already had snowstorm in western Minnesota along with a tornado in Yellow Medicine County on March 31. The dangers of severe weather are already here, so...
opinion / editorials
April 23, 2014 - 8:01am
November 17, 2013
Much of the Midwest hit by tornadoes, major storms
CHICAGO — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands...
News / nation
November 17, 2013 - 11:21pm
June 20, 2013
Weather Service: Severe weather, flooding possible through Monday
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service expects a multi-day stormy period to begin this afternoon and last until early next week. Several rounds of strong-to-severe thunderstorms and occasional heavy rain are expected. Forecasters say the timing and placement of the daily thunderstorm...
News / region
June 20, 2013 - 9:51am
May 22, 2013
Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Sean Murphy, Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb...
May 22, 2013 - 3:04pm
Oklahoma residents come home to pick up the pieces (video)
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years.
May 22, 2013 - 10:00am
May 19, 2013
Tornadoes level homes in Okla., 21 injured
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
News / nation
May 19, 2013 - 10:48pm
March 31, 2013
Severe weather may play tricks on residents of west central Minnesota this year
MORRIS — Although 2012 was an unusually quiet year for tornadoes and damaging winds in the Upper Midwest, it was an active season for much of Stevens County. While it’s still early to look at trends for the upcoming severe weather season, some indications show the region could...
News / region
March 31, 2013 - 11:09pm
August 9, 2010
Weather service: Up to 7 tornadoes hit N.D., Minn.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- As many as seven tornadoes may have touched down Saturday evening in southeast North Dakota and western Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. No injuries were reported in any of the tornadoes. Weather service crews on Sunday surveyed damage...
News / state
August 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Update 6 p.m.: Weather Service says severe weather possible Tuesday night
Update 6 p.m.
News / local / region / state
June 22, 2010 - 5:55pm
May 2, 2008
Multiple tornadoes touchdown in northeast Iowa
WORTHINGTON -- Firefighters and weather spotters were called out throughout Rock and Nobles counties in Minnesota and Lyon and Osceola counties in Iowa Thursday night for the first severe weather of the season. A tornado watch had been issued early Thursday evening, stretching to...
May 2, 2008 - 7:00am