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Report: 'Premature' death rate rising
World of Wine: Merlot continues to gain strength despite movie remark
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Vehicle hits building just behind Minnesota Capitol
U.S. women's hockey team reaches agreement with USA Hockey
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
Before the Buzzer: Top 10 prep basketball games of the year
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
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David "Doc" Halliday
John Thomas Hutchinson
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Keith L. Sorenson
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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Dave & Vivian Swanson
June 8, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has set a rate that will be paid to customers who generate more electricity from their solar and wind facilities than they buy from the city-owned utility. The commission on Monday approved paying an average retail utility energy...
June 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
March 2, 2015
Blizzard warning Tuesday for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Accumulating snow and strong northwest winds are expected to cause blizzard conditions in west central Minnesota on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from late Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday....
March 2, 2015 - 11:22am
January 8, 2015
Blizzard warning is expanded to Kandiyohi, Swift, Stevens and Big Stone counties
Updated 7:10 p.m. Thursday: The Minnesota Department of Transportation has removed no travel advisories for Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle,...
January 8, 2015 - 1:30pm
November 24, 2014
Blowing snow hampers travel in western Minn.
WILLMAR -- Travel conditions have been difficult today in western Minnesota as strong winds and light snow are reducing visibility. The National...
November 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
October 3, 2014
Fall weather turns blustery today, snow possible tonight
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service says the area could see its first chance of snow this fall as cold and wet conditions development tonight. The weather service is predicting a partly sunny sky today with a high near 45 and wind gusting out the northwest at 30 mph to 45...
October 3, 2014 - 9:50am
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