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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
October 24, 2013
Volunteers keep Atwater’s senior dining program alive
ATWATER — By 11 a.m. on a blustery fall Monday, senior diners had already started arriving at the Atwater Community Center for their noon meal. The...
October 24, 2013 - 11:35pm
July 19, 2013
Sonshine provides different experience to volunteers
WILLMAR - Linda and Brian Friedlein, of Willmar, have been coordinating Sonshine Music Festival's volunteers for 24 years. Their job consists...
July 19, 2013 - 11:50pm
April 30, 2013
Litchfield volunteers to start playground work on Lake Ripley beach, volunteers welcome
LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to come take part in the exciting Build Week activities. Volunteer shifts are still available on all days, May 1 – 5. Anyone interested in...
April 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
March 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., volunteers examine United Way distributions
WILLMAR — More than 50 community members volunteered their time Thursday to help decide how donations to the local United Way will be distributed...
March 21, 2013 - 11:44pm
August 13, 2012
Volunteers, cool weather made the fair a success
WILLMAR -- As the Kandiyohi County Fair wrapped up Saturday, organizers said it was another great year. "Everything has gone so smoothly," said Cheryl Johnson, secretary of the fair. Johnson and Tom Gustafson, president of the fair, attributed the success of the fair to all the...
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
Volunteers at medical tent see their share of Sonshiners
WILLMAR -- From cuts and scrapes to minor head injuries and heat exhaustion, the volunteers at the Sonshine medical tent have treated as many...
July 13, 2012 - 2:15am
April 10, 2012
Willmar Food Shelf receives record donations during annual food drive
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Food Shelf finished its annual food drive last week with a record number of donations. The Food Shelf received 69,238 pounds of food and raised $103,976 in cash donations through the food drive, part of the statewide Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "We...
April 10, 2012 - 10:14am
January 30, 2012
'Dancing With Our Stars' coming in March in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Six local couples are donning ballroom finery and showing off their dance moves at an upcoming benefit for the Willmar Community Senior...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 11, 2011
Even through recession, local businesses donate generously to community causes
WILLMAR -- Last year the employees at the Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing accounting firm gave more than 3,200 hours of volunteer time to 100-plus...
October 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 5, 2011
Volunteers, Rice Regional Dental Clinic team up to help
WILLMAR -- Yasmin Ismael wore a wide, gap-toothed smile as she climbed out of the dentist's chair. Out in the waiting room at the Rice Regional...
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
YMCA needs volunteers for New Year's celebration
WILLMAR -- Volunteers are still needed for the YMCA's New Year's Eve Family Celebration. This will be the third year the YMCA is hosting the event. The event runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Organizer Troy Pederson said he still needs...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 23, 2010
Community volunteers help Rice Care Center residents decorate cookies for holiday season
WILLMAR - Hands young and old spread colorful icing on holiday cookies Monday at the Rice Care Center. Trays quickly filled with dozens of star-...
November 23, 2010 - 12:00am
September 26, 2010
Sew-a-thon Held at Willmar Community Center
A group of local volunteers sew bags for veterans to use on their wheel chairs and walkers during a Sew-a-thon held Saturday, September 25, 2010...
September 26, 2010 - 4:33pm
August 19, 2010
Initiative turning to those who make big difference
WILLMAR -- A new initiative by the United Way of West Central Minnesota hopes to harness the volunteer power of an important demographic -- younger adults who are emerging leaders in their communities. The project, known as Advance, will officially be launched Aug.
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
July 24, 2010
Storm shelter gets a splash of color, care of local youth
WILLMAR -- There's nothing like a change of scenery to work wonders, but it can take lots of work. A dozen or more youth have been putting in...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am