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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Arvin A. Dahmes
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
west central minnesota
November 19, 2016
Saturday update: View and share your videos from the Nov. 18 blizzard
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November 19, 2016 - 8:23pm
Saturday update: View and send your storm photos to: email@example.com
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November 19, 2016 - 7:56pm
November 18, 2016
First snow also brings first blizzard of winter
WILLMAR — Barreling winds and blowing snow Friday brought a flurry of traffic hiccups and power outages to west central Minnesota, the...
November 18, 2016 - 9:14pm
November 5, 2016
School board candidates and handful of operating levy referendums on the ballot
School board members are up for election, with competitive races in many area districts. Using data from the Minnesota Secretary of State's...
November 5, 2016 - 10:51am
June 19, 2016
Alzheimer’s organization promotes year-round support, outreach
WILLMAR — Communities across the region are being urged to go purple this summer — no, not in honor of Prince but to support the Walk to...
June 19, 2016 - 6:59pm
June 17, 2016
‘Victory Group’ graduates life-skills class
Sandy Tersch, a self-acknowledged former addict, draws laughs from the audience and her fellow graduates Jill Zimmer, left, and Pamela Dale while...
June 17, 2016 - 11:15pm
June 16, 2016
Willmar housing bucks some statewide trends
WILLMAR — Home buyers and sellers in the Willmar area can rest a bit easier after the area’s monthly housing report by the West Central Association of Realtors showed some numbers were stronger than overall state figures. The median sales price for homes rose 1.5 percent in May...
June 16, 2016 - 11:10pm
June 6, 2016
Belgrade woman grows, sells two acres of flowers
BELGRADE — Everyday when Mary Solbreken goes to work, she is surrounded by love-in-a-mist. The rural Belgrade woman isn’t a marriage therapist...
June 6, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 27, 2016
Communities across west central Minnesota planning Memorial Day festivities
WILLMAR — Willmar veterans raised the Flags of Honor on Friday on the east side of Willmar Lake. Squads of veterans from the American Legion,...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 25, 2016
Roadwork abounds this summer
WILLMAR — The season of orange cones, traffic delays and detours is here. With construction underway in earnest, motorists can expect to deal...
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 23, 2016
Officials expect modest growth in west central Minnesota's economy
WILLMAR — Businesses in southwestern Minnesota expect modest growth in the year ahead, down from what they enjoyed in 2014 and the start of 2015. The slowdown in the world’s economy, low commodity prices and a strong U.S. dollar that makes it more difficult to sell goods overseas...
May 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
May 16, 2016
Weekend frost nips some farm fields
WILLMAR—Two days of early morning frost over the weekend in west central Minnesota may cause problems for early planted crops. Reports...
May 16, 2016 - 6:32pm
April 29, 2016
Lake Koronis takes on starry stonewort
PAYNESVILLE — An aggressive, five-year campaign that is expected to cost over $800,000 is being launched to manage starry stonewort in Lake...
April 29, 2016 - 11:07am
Editorial: Have a great prom and make sure to get home safe
West Central Minnesota is in the midst of spring, which means it’s prom season. Willmar High School Prom is Friday night, Atwater-Grove City-Cosmos High School Prom is Saturday night and New London-Spicer High School Prom is May 7. Others have been held, and some are still to come....
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
April 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County urges participation in broadband survey
WILLMAR — If you live in rural Kandiyohi County and get a phone call next month asking about your broadband service, don’t hang up. The telephone survey is being conducted during May as part of a countywide broadband feasibility study, and organizers want — and need — the...
April 22, 2016 - 11:15pm