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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
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