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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Montevideo adopts $4M budget, takes no action on property offer
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Torison — Severson
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Deann K. Johnson
Arden Harold Pearson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
March 8, 2012
Color Me Green blog: Shop to reduce food waste
I read in a recent article that the United States generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA. Composting...
March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials who were voted out of office by their constituents. The four men -- holding state, city and county offices -- had a combined 60 years...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
August 25, 2010
Biofuel plant in Wyo to work with sugar cane waste
Wyoming is a long way from places where sugar cane is grown, but a test plant in the northeast part of the state will soon be turning sugar cane waste into biofuel. KL Energy Corp., based in Rapid City, S.D., and Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras announced an agreement Tuesday...
news / nation
August 25, 2010 - 7:46am
August 23, 2010
Rice Hospital tackles waste reduction in ways big and small
WILLMAR -- Her hands clad in blue gloves, Robin Spencer, a medical technologist in the Rice Memorial Hospital laboratory, rinses a set of used...
August 23, 2010 - 12:21am
April 6, 2010
American Opinion: On the waste disposal
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On the waste disposal: Reps. Norm Dicks, Doc Hastings and Jay Inslee of Washington and John Spratt and James Clyburn of South Carolina signed the letter to Chu seeking the removal of $115...
opinion / commentary
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Body parts found at Kansas medical waste company
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Three individuals have been identified so far among six heads and numerous other human body parts found in a truck at a Kansas medical waste facility, including at least one man who was to have been cremated, a coroner said Tuesday. Sealed plastic bags containing...
news / nation
March 31, 2010 - 10:05am
March 15, 2010
Requirement for hazardous waste could be harming the environment
WILLMAR -- A state system meant to track minimal quantities of hazardous materials that businesses bring to disposal facilities could be backfiring and actually harming the environment. Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste officials said they fear some hazardous materials that...
news / local
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 10, 2009
Commentary: New city treatment plant is a good step
City officials and citizens recently saw up close the construction site of Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. They saw good construction progress that is creating the new wastewater treatment system located nearly six miles west of the city...
opinion / editorials
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Wastewater treatment project on schedule
Officials say construction is on schedule and on budget for Willmar's new $86.2 million wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system. With the exception of recent heavy rain that slowed work, progress has been good, said Aaron Nelson, field engineer for Graham Construction Services...
news / extra / local
September 5, 2009 - 9:52am
August 11, 2009
news / local
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am