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Regency Beauty schools close nationwide, including 5 in Minn.
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
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July 20, 2016
Excessive heat forecasted for Willmar, much of Minnesota
West central Minnesota should expect a dangerously hot next few days. That’s because Willmar, like much of the state, is under an excessive...
July 20, 2016 - 10:38am
October 15, 2015
Weather service issues frost, fire warnings
ST. PAUL — Western Minnesotans Friday morning face a freeze warning while those across the southern part of the state were warned about fire dangers Thursday. Friday’s freeze warning lasts until 10 a.m. in the northern half of western Minnesota and 9 a.m. in the south, the National...
October 15, 2015 - 11:23pm
September 22, 2015
MnDOT says rain could cause travel problems
WILLMAR — The heavy rain predicted this week could cause problems for travelers in west central and southwest Minnesota. Because flash flooding is difficult to predict, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said roads may be closed or restricted without warning. They also...
September 22, 2015 - 10:35pm
April 15, 2015
Grass fires close I-29 in North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grass fires raging north of Grand Forks has crews battling what appear to be multiple blazes causing the closure of about...
April 15, 2015 - 10:44pm
April 1, 2015
Grass fires reported in Willmar area, red flag warning issued
WILLMAR — Strong winds and low humidity have caused a number of grass fires this week in Kandiyohi County, and have also caused the National...
April 1, 2015 - 11:27pm
June 19, 2014
Tornado warning for eastern Swift County until 5:30 p.m.
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... EASTERN SWIFT COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... * UNTIL 530 PM CDT * AT 438 PM CDT...TORNADO PRODUCING STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LAKE HASSEL TO 6 MILES EAST OF BENSON TO 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BENSON...AND MOVING EAST AT...
June 19, 2014 - 5:05pm
December 1, 2013
New technology used in rural traffic signs
WILLMAR — New technology is being incorporated into highway signs in rural Minnesota in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Two of the new signs, which warn motorists with sensors and flashing lights, will be installed in Kandiyohi County in the next few months. A total...
December 1, 2013 - 11:15pm
June 12, 2013
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of west central Minn. through 7 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Yellow Medicine, Swift, western Chippewa and eastern Lac Qui Parle counties in west central Minnesota until 7 a.m. this morning. At 6:17 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 10 miles north of...
June 12, 2013 - 6:32am
April 22, 2013
Teens warned: Don't take the cinnamon challenge
CHICAGO (AP) -- Don't take the cinnamon challenge. That's the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular...
April 22, 2013 - 7:30am
February 10, 2013
Update 11:30 a.m.: A winter storm has arrived in west central Minn., blizzard warning issued for Sunday night and Monday
A winter storm has started this morning across west central Minnesota. This storm is expected to become a blizzard across western Minnesota tonight...
February 10, 2013 - 9:35am
October 3, 2012
West Central Minnesota in Red Flag Warning from 1 to 7 p.m., fire potential is high
WILLMAR -- A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 to 7 p.m. this afternoon for an area from Benson to Willmar and south to Luverne, Worthington and Fairmont. The weather service expects humidity levels to drop into the teens and winds to be sustained...
October 3, 2012 - 9:05am
September 11, 2012
National Weather Service continues red flag warning
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is continuing the red flag warning today that began Monday for dangerous fire weather conditions in central and southern Minnesota. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur.
September 11, 2012 - 10:20am
July 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., forecast: One more day of hot temps, tomorrow will be much cooler
WILLMAR -- Just one more day of hot temperatures and high humidity and then Minnesotans will get a reprieve from the oppressive week-long heat...
July 6, 2012 - 9:15am
July 5, 2012
Excessive heat warning continues today for parts of west central Minnesota
An excessive heat warning remains in effect for parts of west central and central Minnesota and all of southern Minnesota until 10 p.m. this...
July 5, 2012 - 8:45am
July 4, 2012
Excessive heat warming in effect in west central Minnesota
An excessive heat warning remains in effect for all of west central, central and southern Minnesota through 10 p.m.
July 4, 2012 - 12:26pm