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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
October 11, 2013
Furloughs push U.S. air traffic system near 'yellow' warning
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. air traffic control system is close to hitting a "yellow" alert level as people who keep radar and other equipment running remain out on furloughs due to the government shutdown, the head of the controllers union said on Thursday.
October 11, 2013 - 6:48am
September 3, 2013
Train safety move delayed decades
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for...
September 3, 2013 - 8:57am
Record-breaking San Francisco Bay bridge to open after delays
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The largest self-anchored suspension bridge in the world will open before Tuesday morning's rush hour across San Francisco...
September 3, 2013 - 7:58am
July 29, 2013
MnDOT public hearing is today on 20-year state highway plan
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Transportation will have a public hearing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today on the draft Minnesota 20-year State Highway Investment Plan. This will be the final opportunity for the public to provide input on the plan. The hearing will be in Room G15...
July 29, 2013 - 6:00am
July 28, 2013
Highway 71 resurfacing project begins Monday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - Motorists may encounter minor delays when crews begin work on the U.S. Highway 71 project from state Highway 7 to state Highway 23 south of Willmar on Monday. Crews will begin work on the bridges over the Willmar Bypass and then begin resurfacing Highway 71 approximately...
July 28, 2013 - 7:47am
July 16, 2013
New highway messages posted on Minn. interstate signs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota drivers Monday began to see a different type of message on electronic interstate signs that normally warn about crashes, closed lanes and the like.
July 16, 2013 - 7:22am
July 8, 2013
Pilot in SF crash had little experience with 777s
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The pilot at the controls of an Asiana plane that crashed landed was guiding a Boeing 777 into the San Francisco airport for the first time, and tried but failed to abort the landing after coming in too slow to set down safely, aviation and airline officials...
July 8, 2013 - 1:12am
June 10, 2013
Listening session for future Hwy. 12 reconstruction is today in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation has invited the public to ask questions and provide comments about the future U.S. Highway 12 reconstruction project in Willmar. The public listening session will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Willmar MnDOT building, 2505...
June 10, 2013 - 7:17am
May 30, 2013
Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- It's easy to think the railroads are unsafe when there are pictures of burning, derailed cars on the nightly news. But the...
May 30, 2013 - 8:00am
May 14, 2013
Tougher drunken driving threshold weighed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to substantially reduce highway deaths in other countr...
May 14, 2013 - 10:42am
April 9, 2013
Minn. Dems delay transportation bill
ST. PAUL -- Democratic legislative transportation leaders delayed announcement of their transportation funding plan soon after Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he does not support increasing the gasoline tax. Leaders had planned to roll out their plan, including a tax increase, at...
April 9, 2013 - 8:46am
April 8, 2013
Full flights, small seats make passengers grumpy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline passenger complaints to the Transportation Department surged by one-fifth last year even though other measures such...
April 8, 2013 - 7:20am
March 23, 2013
Bonding funds sought to complete four-lane link on Hwy. 23 from Willmar, Minn., to I-94
WILLMAR — A small step was taken this week at the Capitol in the long process to secure funding to complete the state Highway 23 four-lane...
March 23, 2013 - 4:55am
February 1, 2013
Minn. Transportation chair calls upon business leaders to support funding increase for ‘vital links’
WILLMAR — The head of the House Transportation Finance Committee told a group of Willmar business and community leaders Friday that their past...
February 1, 2013 - 11:16pm
January 31, 2013
New stop signs for improved safety installed at deadly intersection near New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON — Stop signs rimmed with solar-powered flashing LED lights were installed Wednesday on state Highway 9 at the intersection with...
January 31, 2013 - 5:00am