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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
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
November 7, 2012
Klobuchar in easy win; 2 House races tight
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to an easy re-election victory Tuesday and most U.S. House members from Minnesota won. However, House races with Republican Reps. Chip Cravaack and Michele Bachmann remained close late Tuesday. Winning U.S. Representatives included...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 22, 2011
New business takes over familiar locale
WILLMAR -- The latest addition to the downtown Willmar business community is Whirled Up, a nutrition club offering Herbalife shakes and other...
March 22, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Commentary: Losing ground in an up economy
In the typical economic downturn, Americans thrown out of work make a deal with Euthenia, the Greek goddess of prosperity. They say (in their heads): We will get through this. We'll move in with family, find any part-time job. All we want is an assurance that good times will eventually...
January 14, 2011 - 7:04am
January 10, 2011
Grain truck hung up: Willmar traffic snarled by semi mishap
WILLMAR -- Traffic at a key intersection in Willmar had to be rerouted Sunday for more than five hours after a semi got stuck while turning the...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Friendship tour wins statewide contest with $25,000 prize
MONTEVIDEO -- A project designed to foster friendly relationships between up-streamers in the Minnesota River Watershed with down-streamers from the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin area has received the most votes in a statewide on-line contest to promote collaboration. Clean...
December 15, 2010 - 10:33am
June 26, 2010
Lots of support opens trips to many
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman purposely makes the annual river trips as economical as possible so that all students who want to participate can do so. He said community support goes a long ways towards making that possible. Clean Up the River Environment provides canoes...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Divers returning to clean up Green Lake
SPICER -- Scuba divers will be returning to Green Lake for a second annual Clean Day and Underwater Recovery Challenge on June 12. The event's sponsor, Let's Go Fishing with Seniors is putting out a call for volunteer divers and others willing to lend a hand that day. Volunteers...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 10, 2010
Minnesota River shows signs of improving quality
MONTEVIDEO -- Drop a baited hook in the Minnesota River and your chances of catching a fish are better than they were 10 years ago. Fish abundance and diversity appear to be on the increase in the river, while turbidity in the river has decreased over the past decade. The level of...
May 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Hill Grocery project makes visit possible
The visit by passive solar architects Tim Eian and Joe Gransee-Bowman to Montevideo was made possible by the partnership behind the Hill Grocery House project in Montevideo. Students in Matt Olson's construction trades class at the Montevideo High School are building a home that...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Safety, environmental benefits of dam removal topic for CURE event
MONTEVIDEO -- Dam safety and the environmental and recreational benefits associated with removing aged dams along Minnesota's waterways will be the featured topic when Clean Up the River Environment holds its annual meeting. The 18th annual gathering will be held from 5-10 p.m. on...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead Oscar nominations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
February 2, 2010 - 9:00am
January 20, 2010
Area energy projects gain CERTS funds
NEW LONDON -- Adding solar thermal panels to the Little Theatre in New London, and building an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity home in...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Commentary: Growing up in the USA
SAN DIEGO -- For more than two centuries, part of being an American has often meant struggling to be something else. No offense intended. It's not that people are looking for ways to stop being American. If they were born here, they accept this as a given. It's just that they're...
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2009
Clearing the muddy Chippewa
BENSON -- The Chippewa River continues to carry sediment to the Minnesota River by the dump truck load. Last year it averaged about 88 tons...
December 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Jackson man allegedly ordered by girlfriend to humiliate and beat up man
JACKSON -- A Jackson man who allegedly assaulted another man told authorities his girlfriend had told him to humiliate the victim and beat him up. Brian Wayne Westfall, 30, is charged in Jackson County District Court with first-degree burglary, terroristic threats and fifth-degree...
August 13, 2009 - 10:21am