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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
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
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
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Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
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)
October 1, 2013
'Bucky' Rogers' weapons trial has been delayed
MINNEAPOLIS -- Federal court officials say a Montevideo, Minn., man’s trial on weapons charges has been delayed a second time, this time to Dec. 2. The trial had been scheduled to start Wednesday in Minneapolis. Also, a federal magistrate ordered Buford “Bucky” Rogers...
news / region
October 1, 2013 - 12:26pm
June 6, 2013
Willmar man shoots self, makes up story, in county jail for assault
WILLMAR — A 27-year-old Willmar man was treated and released at Rice Memorial Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in the county jail on assault and weapons charges. According to a news release from Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers were dispatched to the hospital...
news / local
June 6, 2013 - 2:09pm
January 18, 2013
Ramirez cartoon on homicide weapons
A Michael Ramirez cartoon on homicide weapons
opinion / cartoons
January 18, 2013 - 1:00am
May 22, 2010
Willmar man pleads to drug, firearms charges
WILLMAR -- Eric Flores, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended third-degree drug possession charge and a felony weapons possession charge for possessing meth and a rifle when he was stopped by Willmar police in March. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi...
news / local
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
DFL endorses Rice for District 13 Senate race
WILLMAR -- Willmar businessman Larry Rice received the unanimous endorsement of the Senate District 13 DFL Party at its convention in Belgrade on Sunday.
news / local
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 11, 2009
Pennock man gets stayed sentence for weapons, DWI charges
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Pennock man was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison, which was stayed, 15 years of probation and $3,500 in fines for possessing a weapon as a person convicted of a violent crime and a misdemeanor driving while impaired charge. Jacob Allen Leuze was...
news / local
September 11, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Pennock man pleads guilty to one of two DWI charges and a felony weapons charge
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Pennock man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a weapon as a person convicted of a violent crime and a misdemeanor driving while impaired charge. As part of a plea agreement, three additional driving while impaired charges, plus another misdemeanor charge...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Willmar man enters guilty pleas to weapon, domestic charges
WILLMAR -- Benjamin Allen Pierskalla, 24, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possessing a pistol or assault weapon within 10 years of a violent crime conviction and to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault for a Jan. 25 domestic incident. As part of a plea...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
WILLMAR -- A student at Ridgewater College may face disciplinary action after bringing an air gun onto campus on Friday. A fellow student reported seeing what appeared to be a gun Friday afternoon in the student's possession. After authorities reviewed security video footage and...
local / Ridgewater / college
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am