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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
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
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 7, 2016
Records summary for Aug. 8.
This is the records summary for Aug. 8. Three hurt in accident KANDIYOHI - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department is investigating an accident that sent three people to the emergency room at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar and the driver fled on foot. The one-vehicle accident...
August 7, 2016 - 11:26pm
September 18, 2015
Van is not a concern, police say
The Willmar Police Department debunked a rumor floating around Facebook Friday night. According to a post on its Facebook page, a photo of a vehicle dubbed as dangerous circulating on Facebook is not a cause for concern. “We have not had any complaints directly with that...
September 18, 2015 - 9:53pm
October 26, 2012
Beckman, Van Hon named as Eighth District Judges
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Stephanie Beckman and Thomas Van Hon as District Court judges in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. Beckman will replace Judge Steven E. Drange who retired earlier this year. She will be chambered in Litchfield in Meeker County. Beckman...
October 26, 2012 - 2:17pm
July 13, 2011
Teen flees after motorcycle-van crash in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A 15-year-old boy fled from the scene of a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday that injured the driver of the motorcycle involved in the crash. According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Michael Jahnke, the motorcyclist, whose name was not...
July 13, 2011 - 9:08am
November 18, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 18. Stolen van recovered WILLMAR -- A stolen vehicle, a 2007 Dodge van, was recovered around 8 p.m. Tuesday along the 600 block of Charlotte Street Southeast. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicle, however, it had 1,000 more miles on...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Letter: Corporate campaigning
A drive from east to west through Willmar this election season revealed five businesses displaying Republican campaign signs. As a livestock farmer, businessman and Democrat, I had been inclined to smile to myself, shrug my shoulders and do business with these companies anyhow. But...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Mental health patient overpowers driver, hijacks van near Alexandria
A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls, Minn., to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning along the route in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said. David Beutner, 37, who was being taken from Community...
October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
October 12, 2010
Pawlenty appoints Van Binsbergen to state board
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty has appointed Scott Van Binsbergen of Montevideo to the Board of Accountancy. The board examines, licenses, and regulates certified public accountants.
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 9, 2010
Lawsuit against Willmar special education teacher denied another hearing by federal appeals court
WILLMAR -- The federal lawsuit against the Willmar School District, several administrators and a special education teacher regarding the treatment...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Federal appeals court says teacher can't be sued by child who left school district
WILLMAR -- A federal appeals court has said a child and her mother did not have standing to sue the Willmar School District over alleged mistreatment...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
Web update: Girl loses appeal in federal suit claiming mistreatment by Willmar teacher
WILLMAR -- A federal appeals court has said a child and her mother did not have standing to sue the Willmar School District over alleged mistreatment by a special education teacher. Because Jackie Nelson filed a claim after she had transferred her child to another district, she no...
January 7, 2010 - 11:56am
December 2, 2009
State appeals court: No violation by local special ed teacher
WILLMAR -- In a split ruling, the Minnesota Court of Appeals says that a special education teacher from Willmar did not violate maltreatment...
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Woman has died from injuries in Wednesday crash
WILLMAR -- Jenna L. Van Buren, 19, of Willmar, died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar. Van Buren's grandmother, Marilyn Faber-Schafer, confirmed this morning that the young woman was taken to a...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Willmar woman critical after Highway 71 crash
WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar woman is in critical condition due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. this morning along U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jenna L. Van Buren was driving a 1998 Mercury that collided with a 2005...
August 26, 2009 - 3:26pm
July 9, 2009
Prechel enters no plea in death of 3½-month-old boy
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, entered no plea Wednesday to seven charges as she made her first appearance in court...
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am