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Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Factories are humming but paychecks are thin
U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 11, 2016
Wal-Mart rolls out special carts to improve fresh food offering
CHICAGO—Wal-Mart has begun rolling out specialized carts designed to keep employees out on the floor culling produce and reducing wastage,...
July 11, 2016 - 10:50am
December 12, 2015
Minnesota woman gets a year in prison for stealing 5 TVs from Walmart
A Detroit Lakes woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for stealing several TV’s out of Walmart. Tonya Love Lee Arthur, 36, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to one year and one day in prison. She was also fined $1,000 and will pay $790.00 in restitution....
December 12, 2015 - 9:37am
October 27, 2015
Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup
Wal-Mart has applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories,...
October 27, 2015 - 10:33am
August 12, 2015
Walmart manager explains measures to prevent alcohol sales to minors
WILLMAR — The store manager of the Willmar Walmart Supercenter said measures are being taken to prevent a repeat sale of alcohol to a minor as happened during the Willmar Police Department’s semi-annual liquor license compliance check July 8-9. Walmart Manager Kim Lippert told...
August 12, 2015 - 12:00am
December 7, 2014
Store aisles fill with holiday cheer
WILLMAR – For those who are convinced the spirit of Christmas cannot be found amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, well you missed...
December 7, 2014 - 9:16pm
January 31, 2014
Bemidji man accused of soliciting prostitution at Walmart
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man faces charges after being accused of soliciting prostitution at a Bemidji Walmart store. Derek Daniel Barnes, 22, is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution and DWI. Around 4 a.m. Jan. 21, Barnes approached two female Walmart employees...
January 31, 2014 - 9:26am
December 6, 2013
Electronics theft at Alexandria Walmart foiled, police say
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A man who tried to wheel a shopping cart full of electronic items out of the Alexandria Walmart without paying didn’t get very far, police said. Officers were called to a theft in progress at Walmart just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. A suspect, later identified...
December 6, 2013 - 10:56am
November 12, 2013
Willmar Police: New London boys have confessed to Wal-Mart threat
WILLMAR — Two New London-area boys have confessed to making the bomb threat directed last week at the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter. According to a Facebook post by the Willmar Police Department, the investigation into the threat resulted in a confession made by the boys, ages...
November 12, 2013 - 8:56am
November 7, 2013
Willmar Wal-Mart evacuated, police investigating incident
WILLMAR — Store officials evacuated the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter this afternoon after a person called the store and reported they believed there was a bomb in the building. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers were called to the store just before 3:30 p.m....
November 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
Willmar, Minn., man faces felony for shoplifting
WILLMAR — Lawrence Dean Derungs, 34, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a felony charge of theft for allegedly attempting to shoplift two computers Saturday from Wal-Mart Supercenter. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His next appearance is March 14 in Kandiyohi...
January 7, 2013 - 11:22pm
December 6, 2012
Toys from weekend drive in Willmar, Minn., to be distributed to needy
WILLMAR — The Salvation Army and the Wal-Mart store in Willmar are working together to provide new toys and coats to local children this Christmas....
December 6, 2012 - 11:17pm
November 24, 2010
Letter: The farmer's true customers
I read with interest Harvey Koehl's letter accusing Walmart of going socialist for supporting sustainable farming. I grew up on a small family farm. My dad has been farming for over 60 years. He taught me, before it became "cool," that sustainable is the best way to farm. He won...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 11, 2010
Letter: Is Walmart going socialist?
I see that one of my wife's favorite stores has decided to take a new direction in its food purchasing ideas. In their decision-making process Walmart consulted with a number of suppliers, universities and non-government organizations to develop their goals. These included the World...
November 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Man pleads to forgery counts after Wal-Mart incident
WILLMAR -- Edil Pineda Santos, 24, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges of forgery and aggravated forgery for using the identity...
August 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 29, 2010
4-H healthy living plan makes mark on 4-H'ers in the local area
WILLMAR -- Without the mention of a vegetable, area teens are teaching youth the importance of healthy lifestyle choices through "Stepping Out," a new program launched by Minnesota 4-H.
January 29, 2010 - 12:00am