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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
July 15, 2016
Letter: The sign says "Stop!"
What part of "Stop" don't you understand? I've witnessed numerous vehicles sliding through stop signs. What's with that? Are we all in such a hurry we can't obey the law? Interesting. Joan Kodet Willmar
July 15, 2016 - 2:12am
July 13, 2016
Updated: Peaceful protesters shut down I-35W bridge in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters shut down a major route into downtown Minneapolis at rush hour Wednesday morning, demanding that police be demilit...
July 13, 2016 - 9:48am
April 28, 2016
State reaches 100th traffic death of the year
WILLMAR — At least 100 people have died in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads so far this year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said...
April 28, 2016 - 11:42pm
April 1, 2016
Part of Seventh Street closed for water main repair
WILLMAR -- Seventh Street Southwest is closed today between Robbins Avenue Southwest and Grace Avenue Southwest for emergency water main repair....
April 1, 2016 - 12:11pm
Minnesota traffic deaths up sharply to start 2016
ST. PAUL — Deaths on Minnesota roads in January were up nearly threefold from the same month a year earlier, the Minnesota Department of Public safety said. In the first month of 2016, 25 people died in incidents statewide, up from nine in 2015. Over the past five years, an average...
February 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
November 23, 2015
Kandiyohi County creates no-parking zone to manage traffic by light display
WILLMAR — Citing heavy traffic and safety concerns, Kandiyohi County has decided to create a temporary no-parking zone at the rural intersection near a local family’s huge holiday light display. The request came from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog and was formally approved...
November 23, 2015 - 11:41pm
November 16, 2015
Final open house is Wednesday in Wilmar for Hwy. 7/71 roundabout project near Blomkest
WILLMAR — An open house will be held Wednesday in Willmar to learn about the roundabout that’s planned for the junction of state Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 71 near Blomkest. The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., in Willmar. This...
November 16, 2015 - 12:38am
MnDOT open house set Thursday in Litchfield on Highway 12 project
LITCHFIELD — Public input on a proposal to reconstruct U.S. Highway 12 and state Highway 22 through downtown Litchfield will be sought during an open house Thursday. The open house will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Meeker County Highway Engineer Office, 422 South Johnson Drive,...
November 16, 2015 - 12:37am
November 14, 2015
Highway 23 passing lanes to be discussed Tuesday in Raymond, Clara City
WILLMAR — Public meetings will be held Tuesday in Raymond and Clara City to discuss potential detours that will take place next summer during the construction of passing lanes on state Highway 23. An open house will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Raymond Community Center, 208...
November 14, 2015 - 1:32pm
September 21, 2015
MnDOT asks motorists, farmers to share the road
ST. PAUL — Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers...
September 21, 2015 - 11:31pm
September 8, 2015
MnDOT sets open house Thursday in Blomkest on plans for Highway 71/7 roundabout
WILLMAR — An informational meeting to learn about a roundabout scheduled to be built at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7 near Blomkest will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blomkest Community Center. This is the second in a series of three open...
September 8, 2015 - 12:06am
June 12, 2015
North Shore Drive on Green Lake re-opens to traffic
SPICER –– Kandiyohi County Road 30, known as North Shore Drive, reopened to traffic this afternoon. A section of the road, which is located on the north side of Green Lake by Spicer, had been closed since Wednesday while construction crews repaired a water main. The Kandiyohi...
June 12, 2015 - 4:33pm
February 27, 2015
Speed limits to increase on some rural, two-lane highways
ST. PAUL — Speed limits on some northern and western Minnesota highways will be getting an increase, the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
February 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
January 24, 2015
Highway 23 four-lane to be discussed at open house Tuesday in Hawick
WILLMAR — An open house to present plans to expand state Highway 23 to four lanes from New London to Paynesville will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseville Township hall in rural Hawick. Area residents, business owners and others are invited to attend the event at the town...
January 24, 2015 - 2:48pm