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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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: email@example.com....
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
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