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Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Plans unveiled for new Willmar Surgery Center
Sioux Indian group wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
Family of Minnesota veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation for those returning from war
Small plane crash reported at Minnesota airport
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
August 13, 2016
Willmar VFW's state tourney run ends
FERGUS FALLS—The Willmar VFW I team at least has a couple of wins to show for their work at the VFW State Tournament. Post 1639, which lost in the first round Thursday and faced a long trek back through the losers' bracket, had their season come to an end in a 5-0 loss to Mendota...
August 13, 2016 - 12:00am
August 12, 2016
Willmar VFW falls at state tourney but stays alive
FERGUS FALLS—Willmar VFW I had its 18-game winning streak halted in the opening round of the 2016 state tournament but rebounded in the losers' bracket and plays New Ulm Gold at 12:30 p.m. today to stay alive
August 12, 2016 - 7:46am
August 9, 2016
Putting it all together
Sometimes even a baseball team that knows it has plenty of talent doesn't realize it can be good. That appears to have been the case for the...
August 9, 2016 - 10:25pm
August 7, 2016
Regal secures state tournament spot
PAYNESVILLE—New London-Spicer's amateur team couldn't find a solution for Regal's Shane Rademacher on Sunday and was sent to the losers' bracket of the Region 15C tournament with a 5-1 loss. Rademacher led off and pitched for the Eagles, going the distance in the win. The Twins...
August 7, 2016 - 10:28pm
August 1, 2016
Willmar VFW I moves on to state
ALEXANDRIA—Willmar VFW I entered Monday's District 5 championship game against Alexandria as one of the hottest teams around and they remained...
August 1, 2016 - 11:46pm
July 31, 2016
Willmar I one win from state
ALEXANDRIA—Caleb Ditmarson once again did a number on the Alexandria 16s and the Willmar VFW I team made the most of three hits in a 5-2 victory on Sunday that put Post 1639 on the verge of a District 5 championship and a state tournament berth. Willmar I won its third District...
July 31, 2016 - 10:59pm
July 22, 2016
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
PAYNESVILLE—The Willmar VFW I team geared up for the District 5 playoffs in a manner that has become routine the last month. Timely hitting and solid pitching helped Post 1639 down Albany 3-0 on Friday night in a game played at Paynesville's new stadium. Willmar I notched its...
July 22, 2016 - 11:39pm
July 15, 2016
Fast starts help Willmar VFW I sweep Litchfield
LITCHFIELD—Two fast starts led Willmar VFW I to wins in a pair of six-inning games against Litchfield on Friday. Drey Dirksen and Zak Madsen each had two hits, with Dirksen hitting a home run, as Willmar won the opener 5-2. Pitcher Brandon Elseth tossed a complete game, scattering...
July 15, 2016 - 11:40pm
July 12, 2016
EVW edges Litchfield to open Legion playoffs
EDEN VALLEY—A battle of the No. 4 and 5 seeds proved to be as close as advertised on Tuesday with the Eden Valley-Watkins Legion team edging out Litchfield 3-2 to open the Division II District 7 East Sub-District playoffs. EVW scored all of its runs in the second inning and...
July 12, 2016 - 11:21pm
July 10, 2016
Willmar Legion downs DC, falls to Chutes at wood bat tourney
ALBANY—The Willmar Legion baseball team split two games Saturday at the Albany/Avon Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday. Post 167 defeated Dassel-Cokato 13-4 after losing to the St. Cloud Chutes 10-1. Willmar plays Marshall at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Swansson Orange, then plays host...
July 10, 2016 - 11:52pm
Willmar VFW I takes tournament title behind stellar pitching
PAYNESVILLE—Fantastic pitching performances propelled the Willmar VFW I team to the championship of the Starbuck Tournament over the weekend. Three Willmar pitchers worked complete games, allowing just one run and eight hits in a 3-1 over Hutchinson, a 1-0 win over Paynesville...
July 10, 2016 - 11:51pm
July 8, 2016
Bird Island crushes Sacred Heart
BIRD ISLAND—Bird Island put on a clinic on Friday amateur game against Sacred Heart, dominating the Saints from start to finish to win 14-0. The Bullfrogs opened the game with three runs including a two-run double from Logan Swann who had a monster game. Swann went on to hit...
July 8, 2016 - 11:40pm
Willmar VFW I overwhelms Willmar II
WILLMAR—Willmar VFW I took on Willmar II on Thursday and the game went more or less according to plan, with VFW I winning 15-5 at Swansson Orange. VFW I's Jon Broman got things going from the leadoff spot, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored. He also had a triple...
July 8, 2016 - 1:19am
June 29, 2016
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
WILLMAR— Alexandria 16s had their best pitcher going on Tuesday's game against Willmar VFW Post 1639 but even that couldn't beat Caleb...
June 29, 2016 - 12:44am
June 21, 2016
Willmar VFW dominates Alex as Elseth and Weidemann combine for one-hitter
Willmar I dominated Alexandria on Tuesday, shutting their opponent out and scoring in bunches to win 10-0.
June 21, 2016 - 11:32pm