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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
August 7, 2016
Aug. 7: Single-vehicle crash closes Highway 12 in east Willmar, power out in parts of the city
A single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 in east Willmar shut down traffic on Sunday evening.
August 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
May 10, 2016
Spicer man accused of careless driving in bicyclist's death to appear in court
WILLMAR — The Spicer man charged with careless driving in a July crash that resulted in the death of avid New London bicyclist Bruce “Leo” Kehrer-Schneider will appear at a court hearing Wednesday. Schneider, 62, was killed July 21 while biking westbound on Kandiyohi County...
May 10, 2016 - 12:24am
May 2, 2016
Spicer barber returns to work after recovering from being hit by vehicle
SPICER — If there had been a deputy on Kandiyohi County Road 10 early on the morning of April 25, Denny Dawson would have probably earned himself...
May 2, 2016 - 11:58pm
March 6, 2016
Keep vehicles off the ice, officials warn
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 11:12pm
March 5, 2016
Train-vehicle deaths drop in 2015
ST. PAUL — The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine...
March 5, 2016 - 11:00am
February 25, 2016
Car crashes into building at Westview Village Apartments in Willmar
Updated 9 p.m. Feb. 25 WILLMAR — A Buick LeSabre crashed into a Willmar apartment building Thursday morning. The crash occurred just before...
February 25, 2016 - 10:54am
February 14, 2016
New London man, daughter injured after crash in Kandiyohi County
REGAL — A 37-year-old New London man and his 8-year-old daughter were injured in a crash just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday after the man swerved to miss a deer while driving westbound on Highway 55, according to the State Patrol. Jacob and Autumn Oeltjenbruns were transported to CentraCare...
February 14, 2016 - 5:26pm
January 26, 2016
Gunshots narrowly miss mom, teen in car
ST. PAUL -- Getting sick in the car is no one’s idea of a good time, but it may have saved the lives of an 18-year-old woman and her mother...
January 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 25, 2014
Vehicles damaged by fire at Ridgewater College overnight, suspicious cause
WILLMAR — Several vehicles, including a former Kandiyohi Area Transit bus, were damaged in a fire reported just before 1 a.m. this morning at Ridgewater College. According to Willmar Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson, firefighters were called to the college on a report of a bus and...
April 25, 2014 - 11:19am
September 24, 2013
3 survive violent crash in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A Rochester man could face criminal charges in a high-speed crash that threw two passengers from his vehicle. Police say the 24-year driver was drinking before he lost control of his car at a high rate of speed, hit a tree and flipped the vehicle Sunday in Rochester....
September 24, 2013 - 9:00am
September 23, 2013
Homeless man found dead Sunday on Bemidji street
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 54-year-old Bemidji man was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the 800 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South, which runs between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. Police responded to the accident at 4:48 a.m. Sunday and found Andrew Willard...
September 23, 2013 - 10:53am
July 5, 2013
Toddler dies after being left in car in Ontario; grandmother charged
MILTON, Ontario — A grandmother is facing criminal charges in the death of an Ontario toddler left alone in a sweltering car. Leslie McDonald, 51, was charged today with criminal negligence in connection with the death of her grandson, Maximus Huyskens. Police say the boy...
July 5, 2013 - 12:23pm
June 13, 2013
'He's a good father,' says mother of Moorhead man whose infant died in van
MOORHEAD – Andrew Sandstrom dropped his wife off at work Tuesday afternoon and shortly after returned to the family’s apartment in Moorhead....
June 13, 2013 - 8:13am
June 12, 2013
Moorhead five-month-old baby dies after she was left in car seat for 'extended period of time'
MOORHEAD – A 5-month-old baby girl died here Tuesday night after she was left in her car seat in a vehicle.
June 12, 2013 - 6:47am
February 26, 2013
Meeker County Sheriff seeking information on vehicle, snowmobile thefts
LITCHFIELD — A 29-year-old Annandale man is in custody for stealing several vehicles in Meeker and Wright counties and the Meeker County Sheriff is asking citizens with any information regarding the thefts to report the information to the Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400. According...
February 26, 2013 - 9:38am