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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Peterson's demands too pricy for some NFL teams
Florida offers SD native, Spurs assistant Hammon its head coaching job
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
December 22, 2013
Start of winter brings snow, ice ... and record-high temps
CONCORD, N.H. — The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic. Snow...
December 22, 2013 - 11:28pm
December 17, 2013
International Falls sets low temp record Sunday
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. -- International Falls set a record Sunday morning with a low temperature of 32 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service reported that was 1 degree lower than the northern Minnesota city's previous record for Dec. 15 -- 31 below zero, set in ...
December 17, 2013 - 8:58am
December 16, 2013
Two small snowfalls expected today in west central Minnesota
Two waves of snowfall can be expected through tonight across west central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. The first will move through this morning before noon, while the second is expected to move through after midnight tonight. Up to an inch of snow can...
December 16, 2013 - 8:56am
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
U.S. wintry storm dumps snow over New England
(Reuters) - A large winter storm that dumped snow across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast swept into its final stage as it passed over New England...
December 16, 2013 - 7:01am
December 11, 2013
Dangerous wind chills continue, Thursday’s high expected to be 17 degrees
WILLMAR — The frigid cold and dangerous wind chills are expected to continue through tonight, but temperatures are expected to rise tomorrow. The National Weather Service has a wind chill advisory in effect until midnight for much of the state, with wind chill values around...
December 11, 2013 - 11:37am
Six people rescued from Nevada cold kept warm by heating stones
RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - A couple and four young children missing in frigid weather since they went on an outing to play in the snow on Sunday were found alive in a remote mountain range in Nevada on Tuesday huddled in their overturned vehicle, a sheriff's dispatch supervisor sai...
December 11, 2013 - 8:07am
December 10, 2013
Dangerous wind chills expected through Thursday morning
WILLMAR — West central Minnesota will need to stay bundled up for a couple more days, judging by forecasts from the National Weather Service. Dangerous wind chills are expected over the next two days, with slightly warmer weather arriving Thursday. The wind chill advisory...
December 10, 2013 - 1:03pm
Cold? Try Antarctica with Earth record low of 135.8 below
WASHINGTON — Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold. Try...
December 10, 2013 - 8:04am
December 9, 2013
Frigid cold continues, wind chill advisory in effect in west central Minn.
WILLMAR — The weather forecast calls for more of the same – cold, nasty wind chills and blowing snow – through the middle of the week. As of 10 a.m., it was 6 below zero with a 28 below wind chill in Willmar, and the National Weather Service doesn’t expect it to get much...
December 9, 2013 - 10:16am
December 8, 2013
Storm pushes up U.S. East Coast after deep freeze in the South
(Reuters) - A massive winter storm that left parts of the Southeastern United States in a deep freeze pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, with...
December 8, 2013 - 11:19pm
December 6, 2013
Willmar records 3.5 inches of snow; Bird Island area records highest total in region
WILLMAR — A yardstick wasn’t long enough to measure all of the snow that piled up in Two Harbors, but a 12-inch ruler sufficed for this region. Willmar recorded 3.50 inches of snow in the winter storm that whipped through the state and ushered in arctic cold, according to National...
December 6, 2013 - 11:02pm
December 5, 2013
Worst of wind chills on Friday forecast for west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The deep freeze arrived today as promised, and the worst of the wind chills forecast over the next two days will occur right here...
December 5, 2013 - 3:46pm
Western, central Minn. schools starting late
WILLMAR -- Schools in the region are opening two hours late this morning after Wednesday's winter storm. Blowing snow is in the forecast today, with highs in the single digits and wind chills to 20 below. Crews clearing the roads of snow were expecting another long day...
December 5, 2013 - 7:00am
December 4, 2013
While the first real storm of the season promised more than it delivered, it’s going to be messy for a few days
WILLMAR — Snowplow drivers in central Minnesota knew they had a battle on their hands Wednesday in order to make travel as safe as possible...
December 4, 2013 - 10:17pm