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Former Willmar man pleads not guilty to rape of teenager
MnDOT invites public to open house on Willmar wye project
Planning gets underway for complex reconstruction of County Road 5
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
Man robbed outside Zorbaz by two men on skateboards
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Diane K. Rittenhouse
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 14, 2016
Watson pitches a baseball comeback story
WATSON—It may be too late for a Twins comeback story, but the tiny community of Watson has one to tell this season. Youth baseball has...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
July 11, 2016
Tiny town of Watson pitches a baseball comeback story
WATSON -- It may be too late for a Twins comeback story, but the tiny community of Watson has one to tell this season. Youth baseball has returned...
July 11, 2016 - 2:10pm
June 22, 2016
Judge commits former Watson Mayor for mental illness, addiction
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County district judge has ordered the former mayor of Watson to be committed for up to six months on the basis of mental...
June 22, 2016 - 7:32pm
April 27, 2016
Governor’s stay only hope for Watson's Mile Tree
WATSON — Barring something as unexpected as a last minute stay-of-execution by the governor, Watson’s Mile Tree will be coming down in May....
April 27, 2016 - 8:53am
April 19, 2016
Watson Tree gets one week reprieve
WATSON — Kylene Olson and supporters of the Watson Mile Tree won a one-week reprieve in their effort save it. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
April 19, 2016 - 7:50am
April 9, 2016
MnDOT plans to fell Watson’s Mile Tree
WATSON — An iconic symbol of a small western Minnesota community is once again under threat of being felled by the axe. And, its longtime...
April 9, 2016 - 12:14am
March 29, 2016
Court orders former Watson mayor to have mental evaluation
WATSON — The former mayor of Watson will undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency to proceed in four pending criminal cases...
March 29, 2016 - 11:17am
March 16, 2016
Former Watson mayor faces burglary charges
WATSON — The former mayor of Watson is facing charges of first- and second-degree burglary in Chippewa County District Court for allegedly...
March 16, 2016 - 9:29pm
March 7, 2016
Man fires gun near bar to scare away the ‘corpses’
WATSON — A Watson man who fired a gun near an area bar and told authorities he was “just protecting his country” made his first appearance Monday in Chippewa County District Court. Joseph Mark Rongstad, 33, is facing a felony charge of reckless discharge of a firearm, a disorderly...
March 7, 2016 - 11:23pm
December 21, 2015
Groundbreaking sets Willmar poultry lab expansion, renovation in motion
WATSON — A project to restore Marsh Lake was part of the president’s budget and one of only four construction projects proposed as new starts...
December 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
September 4, 2015
Lac qui Parle Mission reopens after storm
WATSON — The Lac qui Parle Mission reopened Thursday. The site had been closed since July 28 after a storm damaged the building and toppled trees on the site. According to a news release, contractors repaired broken rafters and re-shingled the roof. The site will remain open...
September 4, 2015 - 12:25am
August 24, 2015
Volunteers invited to join Sept. 26 cleanup of Lac qui Parle Mission site
WATSON — Area residents are invited to attend the National Public Lands Day volunteer opportunity to be held at Lac qui Parle Mission from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Lac qui Parle Mission will be participating in National Public Lands Day by removing buckthorn, cleaning up storm...
August 24, 2015 - 12:43am
July 30, 2015
Video: Storm damages mission church roof
WATSON — A well-known historical site is temporarily closed due to damage it suffered in a thunderstorm early Tuesday morning. Strong winds...
July 30, 2015 - 12:00am
January 20, 2015
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in Lac qui Parle County deer case
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided this photo of the mounts and antlers seized. Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of...
January 20, 2015 - 4:54pm
November 5, 2014
Six towns give Sunday liquor a thumbs-up
WILLMAR –– It may be easier to get a drink on Sundays in a half-dozen west central Minnesota cities. Voters in Maynard, Regal, Atwater,...
November 5, 2014 - 11:38pm