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Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
WCT Sport Show: 5A tournament filled with state contenders
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
June 19, 2014
Flood warnings, watches continue through evening, wind advisory too
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service is urging citizens to stay tuned to weather information as flood warnings have been issued for many rivers in southern and central Minnesota. The forecast calls for as much as 1 to 2 more inches of rain to fall tonight on areas that received...
June 19, 2014 - 12:45pm
June 17, 2014
Big wind deals blow to Green Lake docks, boats
SPICER — Wind hit the north shore of Green Lake like a sledgehammer late Monday afternoon. The hour-long windstorm erupted out of the southeast...
June 17, 2014 - 11:20pm
May 14, 2014
Sunshine and 53 today, sunny days, frosty nights coming
WILLMAR — Never mind that it is 45 degrees with a 41-degree wind chill, the sun is finally shining in west central Minnesota. According to the National Weather Service forecast for Willmar, it will be mostly sunny today with a high temperature of 53 degrees and north northwest...
May 14, 2014 - 9:42am
May 8, 2014
Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes possible today in west central Minn.
WILLMAR — Severe weather is likely today and early tonight across central and southern Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service....
May 8, 2014 - 8:59am
March 21, 2014
Wind advisory this afternoon, gusts to 45 mph
WILLMAR — Hold onto your hat, strong winds are expected this afternoon in west central Minnesota. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 1 to 7 p.m. tonight along and west of a line from Alexandria to Willmar to New Ulm and Blue Earth. Sustained wind...
March 21, 2014 - 8:58am
February 20, 2014
Winter storm warning now includes Kandiyohi, Stearns, Meeker counties
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service has changed the warnings issued for the major winter storm that is starting this morning in west central Minnesota. As of 10:45 a.m., Kandiyohi, Meeker and Stearns counties are now in a winter storm warning area that includes the metro...
February 20, 2014 - 11:17am
Major snow coming, Willmar on western edge of blast
WILLMAR — A major winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow and strong winds, starting today, to the southeastern portion of the state. The National Weather Service’s blizzard warning includes Mankato, Albert Lea, Rochester and Red Wing and reaches as far north and west...
February 20, 2014 - 9:08am
January 14, 2014
Winter weather advisory until 3 p.m., blowing snow reducing visibility
WILLMAR — A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. today for much of west central, central and southeastern Minnesota. The...
January 14, 2014 - 10:08am
December 24, 2013
Fagen Inc. is partner in wind project planned in S.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric signed a power purchase agreement on Dec. 20 associated with the development of a new wind project to be developed in South Dakota, the Bismarck, N.D.-based electric transmission and generation cooperative announced on Monday. The project is co-owned...
December 24, 2013 - 5:26am
June 21, 2013
Keep eye to sky this evening in western and central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Several watches and warnings from the National Weather Service are in effect in the area this evening as a dangerous storm is moving east from South Dakota. Several counties in western Minnesota are in a severe storm warning until 5:30 p.m. currently. A tornado warning...
June 21, 2013 - 5:07pm
May 14, 2013
Red flag warning continues today for west central Minn.
Willmar and west central Minnesota remain in a National Weather Service-issued red flag warning this morning. As warm, dry air and gusty winds move into the area, temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-90s by the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph. Isolated...
May 14, 2013 - 9:23am
Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) -- It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring...
May 14, 2013 - 7:57am
February 19, 2013
Riding along on Hwy 23 on Tuesday morning (video)
Riding along on Hwy 23 on Tuesday morning.
February 19, 2013 - 1:29pm
February 18, 2013
Blizzard Monday results in wind, ice and zero visibility
WILLMAR — Powerful northwest winds roared into west central Minnesota on Monday, creating blizzard-like conditions that reduced visibility...
February 18, 2013 - 10:31pm
January 30, 2013
Dangerous wind chills coming tonight in Minn.
WILLMAR — A prolonged period of dangerous wind chills is expected tonight through Friday morning as a surge of arctic air spreads across the region throughout the day today, the National Weather Service says. A wind chill advisory has been issued beginning at midnight and lasting...
January 30, 2013 - 7:19am