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Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
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Harren chosen as permanent GM for Willmar utility
Renville, Redwood counties working on Minnesota River plan
Minnesotans sign up to vote in record numbers
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Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
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Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
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Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
August 11, 2016
Despite rain and mud, most county fair activities on schedule
WILLMAR -- Rain shut down some activities at the Kandiyohi County Fair Wednesday night, and crews were smoothing out muddy ruts on the Willmar...
August 11, 2016 - 11:45pm
July 9, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
WILLMAR—Help is available for area farmers who suffered crop loss from hail and wind in storms earlier this week. A free, public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Damhof Dairy Farm near Willmar where crop specialists from the University of Minnesota Extension service...
July 9, 2016 - 12:28am
July 8, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
WILLMAR -- Help is available for area farmers who suffered crop loss from hail and wind in storms earlier this week. A free, public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Damhof Dairy Farm near Willmar where crop specialists from the University of Minnesota Extension service...
July 8, 2016 - 8:19am
May 3, 2016
Wildfires flare in Minnesota with dry, windy conditions
PARK RAPIDS — Water bombing airplanes and helicopters snuffed a fire in Park Rapids Tuesday before flames approached a Wal-Mart store as dry, windy conditions continue to fan any wildfires that start across the region. Winds are expected to subside some as the week goes on, but...
May 3, 2016 - 9:23pm
December 25, 2015
Heavy snow and winds could hit west central Minnesota tonight
WILLMAR -- A Christmas winter blast could bring 6-8 inches of snow to the region tonight and tomorrow. That snow could be kicked up with northerly...
December 25, 2015 - 8:31am
October 12, 2015
Video: High wind warning through 6 p.m. tonight
Strong winds have developed this morning across west central Minnesota today behind a departing cold front. A high wind warning is in...
October 12, 2015 - 10:15am
August 9, 2015
Falling tree branch causes fright
Karen Thibault surveys damage to a large cottonwood tree in her front yard in the 600 block of 9th Street southwest in Willmar. The branch fell...
August 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 19, 2015
Strong winds knock out power for hundreds of thousands in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS -- With gusts up to 70 miles an hour -- and one reported tornado touchdown -- thousands were left without power late...
July 19, 2015 - 2:16pm
July 13, 2015
Brainerd area bears brunt of Sunday storms
BRAINERD -- Damage assessments and cleanup were underway Monday morning after Sunday night's violent thunderstorms that rocked through Minnesota....
July 13, 2015 - 10:36pm
June 9, 2015
City of Willmar to consider solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will be asked to conduct a public hearing next month on a proposed rate that Willmar Municipal Utilities would pay to electric customers who generate excess electricity from solar and wind facilities. The Finance Committee will recommend the council...
June 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
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