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Glesne joins CDS in Willmar
6 hours 46 min ago
Brouwer, left, and McKenzie have joined Bollig Inc. as project managers.
New project managers join Bollig
7 hours 47 min ago
Hemish
CDS in Willmar welcomes Hemish as payroll specialist
8 hours 55 min ago
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Special election today in Willmar School District
12 hours 14 min ago
August 21, 2017
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Local Roundup: Thunder honored for sportsmanship
18 hours 24 min ago
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For several weeks this summer, Willmar drivers have dealt with several street improvement projects. Now those street construction projects are starting to wrap up. The intersections at Litchfield Avenue and First Street, shown in the background here, and at Willmar Avenue and First Street are now open. Work on Lakeland Drive is nearing completion.
Willmar street projects start to wrap up
19 hours 57 min ago
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Kevin Dettler, house manager at the James House in Willmar, said it was "very fortunate" that none of the residents in the halfway rehabilitation home were injured when lightning struck house and caused a fire in the roof Monday. At the time, Dettler said he did not know where the residents would go if they were unable to occupy the facility. Fire officials later said the Salvation Army was assisting with locating temporary housing.play button
Lightning strikes Willmar halfway home, fire displaces residents but no injuries
20 hours 13 min ago
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The Willmar Fire Department is at the scene of a house fire at 1423 S.W. Kandiyohi Avenue.  The home was reportedly struck by lightning about noon today.
Willmar home reportedly hit by lightning
August 21, 2017 - 1:06pm
Linda Vanderwerf / TribuneRidgewater College bookstore manager Judy Meyering stands near the front counter of the store Friday. Classes begin today for the 2017-18 school year.
Ridgewater students start a new year today
August 21, 2017 - 6:35am
August 18, 2017
The Willmar Cardinals offense breaks the huddle during practice on Friday night at Hodapp Field. Curt Hogg / Tribune
Prep Football: Shuffling the Cards
August 18, 2017 - 11:56pm
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In September 2010, 23 individuals from 12 different countries became naturalized citizens. Many watched on as the candidates stated the Oath of Allegiance, and received their certificates of naturalization at  Grand Canyon National Park. Local officials are hoping a similar ceremony will be held in Willmar in 2018.
Swearing in the country's newest citizens; local officials hopeful for ceremony in Willmar in 2018
August 18, 2017 - 6:28am
August 17, 2017
Prep Volleyball: Cards look to take off
August 17, 2017 - 10:24pm
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Jennifer Mendoza raises her hand to ask Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, left, and Francisco Ortiz a question  during a "Policing in Diverse Communities” seminar held in Willmar in February. The Willmar Human Rights Commission is working with local law enforcement to try and ease fears some in the community have about Immigration and Custom Enforcement, or ICE, and how far local law enforcement partners with the federal agency.
Easing fears about ICE a focus of Willmar Human Rights Commission
August 17, 2017 - 7:15pm
Investigation continues into death of dog
August 17, 2017 - 5:42pm
Geese take advantage of a temporary lake at Vos Park in Willmar on Thursday. Heavy rains fell in the region overnight, with 4.11 inches officially recorded in Willmar and 9.45 inches in Redwood Falls. The Granite Falls, Maynard and Clara City area and an area from Bird Island to Morton recorded amounts of 6 inches and more.
Area mopping up after heavy rains
August 17, 2017 - 4:15pm