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Mankato quarry blast rocks city, feels like earthquake
Search officials outraged after St. Croix yacht 'missing man' didn't tell authorities he was safe
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Outgoing Minn. GOP chair says deputy unfit to replace him
St. Paul to settle ex-paramedic's lawsuit
Santana, Twins biggest inning of the year lead team over Rangers
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Vikings QB situation remains up in the air
Former teammates excited to face ex-Viking Peterson on Week 1
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 15, 2017
Pedestrian, motorist killed in separate Chisago County crashes
WYOMING, Minn. — A pedestrian and a motorist were killed in separate crashes in Chisago County early Friday, April 14. In Wyoming, a pedestrian...
April 15, 2017 - 9:46am
March 24, 2017
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County will seek consultant proposals for conducting a study of two key intersections southwest of Willmar. Both sites...
March 24, 2017 - 6:49am
March 23, 2017
MnDOT receives funds to improve dangerous intersection near Willmar
WILLMAR — Nearly one million dollars in Highway Safety Improvement Program funds has been awarded to revamp a dangerous intersection north...
March 23, 2017 - 7:41am
March 3, 2017
Project aims to ease traffic congestion, improve safety in neighborhood north of Willmar
WILLMAR — Many of the traffic concerns plaguing a quiet country neighborhood north of Willmar will be resolved this year with road improvements...
March 3, 2017 - 6:14am
January 20, 2017
Speed limit to increase on some highways in Minnesota
WILLMAR — The speed limits on several highways in west central Minnesota will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour. The change begins...
January 20, 2017 - 9:00am
December 30, 2016
After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell
Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of...
December 30, 2016 - 8:51pm
December 26, 2016
Holiday storm sweeps through Minnesota, Dakotas; caution urged in region
A promised holiday storm in the Minnesota and the Dakotas began Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain from southeast South...
December 26, 2016 - 6:46am
December 20, 2016
Driver strikes deer before head-on collision with another vehicle near Thief River Falls, MN
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Two people were injured Monday night, Dec. 19, in Pennington County after a truck that hit a deer crossed over into...
December 20, 2016 - 9:21am
November 18, 2016
Heavy snow expected in Minnesota as road conditions deteriorate
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout Minnesota on Friday making travel difficult in western, central and northern...
November 18, 2016 - 10:02am
October 17, 2016
Looming digital regulation has U.S. truck industry scrambling
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A new regulation that will force U.S. trucking companies to electronically log employee hours is designed to limit accidents...
October 17, 2016 - 1:19pm
September 27, 2016
Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
WILLMAR—With several active construction projects taking place around Willmar, city public works staff have announced three upcoming temporary...
September 27, 2016 - 1:58pm
September 13, 2016
School's back in session; proceed with care
No doubt you've already noticed: City streets in west central Minnesota and across the state are a bit more congested during the morning rush to work and the afternoon drive home; yellow buses everywhere; and kids galore, on bikes, on foot, and sometimes darting out from between parked...
September 13, 2016 - 9:49pm
September 2, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund Granlund is a Minnesota-based editorial national syndicated cartoonist. Cartoon feedback can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org....
September 2, 2016 - 6:31pm
DWI arrests generally decreasing in Minnesota
WILLMAR—Alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries cost Kandiyohi County an estimated $1.8 million last year. That's according...
September 2, 2016 - 9:33am
August 30, 2016
Stop signs: Why they're placed where they are
WILLMAR—The city of Willmar has 130 miles of streets crisscrossing its neighborhoods. While many of the intersections have some sort of...
August 30, 2016 - 7:13am