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Dawson-Boyd falls to Minneota rush
Two killed Saturday in crash with train near Paynesville
Two dead resulting from crash with train near Paynesville
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Prep Football: Big plays doom NLS title hopes
Prep Bowl: BOLD comes up short in 2OT loss
Boys Basketball Roundup: Dragons soar past Falcons
Girls Hockey: Alexandria shuts out Willmar
Boys Hockey: River Lakes crush LDC
'West Side Story' musical production opens tonight at Willmar, Minnesota, High School
Taylor Swift to return to Fargodome; tickets on sale next month
BNSF Railway derailment in N.D. snarls train traffic
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Vikings can’t maintain early lead; fall 21-13 to Bears
Suspicions, speculation grow amid FBI’s MN terror probe
Records published Nov. 13
Iva B. Engler
Jayne L. Nyhammer
Pastor Wesley Calvin
Jayne L. Nyhammer
Esther A. Monson
Enter your Big Game photo in our photo contest
Thein — Hillenbrand
Rickert — Rozendaal
Link — Nelson
Johnson — Fontaine
Editorial: It’s time to vote today
Explaining my own quote
Editorial: A review of our 2014 endorsements
Letter: Still searching for Danny
Letter: An honor to serve veterans
November 21, 2014
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The board will hear an update on English Language Learner programs and discuss potential plans for facility...
November 21, 2014 - 11:19pm
Brain conference focuses on building resilience in children
WILLMAR - Working with high-risk children, Dr. Anne Gearity kept seeing a frustrating pattern. Many of them were traumatized by experiences early in childhood that compromised their development.
November 21, 2014 - 11:03pm
November 20, 2014
Council takes steps to release federal airport funding
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has authorized legal steps be taken to bring the Municipal Airport into federal compliance and allow release of $600,000 in airport improvement program funds. After considerable discussion Monday night, the council voted 6-1 to approve a resolution...
November 20, 2014 - 11:15pm
Bids awarded for Rice Hospital project
WILLMAR - Construction bids have been awarded for a $1.3 million project to create acuity-adaptable patient rooms at Rice Memorial Hospital and expand the hospital's inpatient behavioral health unit. The contracts were unanimously approved Wednesday by the hospital board of directors. Hospital...
November 20, 2014 - 11:12pm
Police arrest one of two men involved in alleged Willmar assault
WILLMAR -- A man alleged to have aided in an assault in Willmar that left a victim with a broken nose, sinus fracture and stitches was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and made his first court appearance Wednesday. Joel Filiberto Medellin, 24, faces felony charges of...
November 20, 2014 - 7:50am
November 18, 2014
Willmar City Council delays land purchase agreement for Priam substation
WILLMAR — Saying they want more information and possibly some renegotiation, Willmar City Council members voted 6-1 Monday night to extend their review period of a land purchase agreement between the Willmar Municipal Utilities and Jennie-O Turkey Store for the proposed Priam substation...
November 18, 2014 - 10:51pm
Pioneerland executive board holding closed meeting to discuss director
WILLMAR — Members of the executive committee for the Pioneerland Library System are planning to conduct a closed meeting to discuss allegations against executive director Mark Ranum. The meeting Thursday evening in Willmar comes in the wake of recent action by the Plum Creek Library...
November 18, 2014 - 10:12pm
November 17, 2014
Unclear whether city will receive report on mass illness at Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens told City Council members Monday night that she will verify with Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson whether or not the city will receive a final report on the Oct. 17 medical emergency at Jennie-O Turkey Store’s 30th Street Southwest...
November 17, 2014 - 11:46pm
Willmar School Board decides not to make up two snow days already taken in November
WILLMAR — Students and staff at Willmar Public Schools will not have to make up two snow days after all. The Willmar School Board members decided Monday that the district will not require make-up days for snow days on Nov. 10 and 11. Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said the district...
November 17, 2014 - 11:44pm
Willmar police officer injured while breaking up bar fight early Sunday
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer is currently off duty and being treated for injuries, while the man who allegedly injured him faces pending charges. The man alleged to have assaulted Willmar Police Sgt. Craig Lange faces pending charges of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer,...
November 17, 2014 - 11:35pm
Two new Willmar Police Dept.officers completing training
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department continues its process for choosing candidates for a number of roles. The Police Department is looking to add a new officer to its force and has selected three candidates to move onto the next phase of the hiring process. The Police Civil...
November 17, 2014 - 11:33pm
November 16, 2014
Icy conditions lead to deadly weekend on Minnesota roads
WILLMAR — The snow that hit the state last week led to a deadly weekend on snow-covered, icy Minnesota roads and numerous crashes on city streets and county roads. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Sunday that five people died in crashes over the weekend, including a South Dakota...
November 16, 2014 - 10:57pm
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has some new faces, others in new roles
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog has been working as a law enforcement officer for 34 years and has gone from working dispatch and patrol to now overseeing the entire sheriff’s office as the elected sheriff of the county. “Kandiyohi County has been a great place...
November 16, 2014 - 10:56pm
Forecast shows improving finances for Rice Hospital
WILLMAR — The financial forecast for Rice Memorial Hospital next year shows some strengthening in the hospital’s financial performance, with a projected margin slightly above the break-even point. The city-owned hospital had a rocky start to 2014 and posted a $3.6 million operating...
November 16, 2014 - 10:54pm
November 15, 2014
Road reopens after fatal accident north of Willmar
WILLMAR -- A fatal accident Saturday afternoon led to the closure of Highway 71/23 north of Willmar for several hours, and the highway has now...
November 15, 2014 - 8:57pm