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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
February 5, 2016
Prep Wrestling: Cardinals achieve perfection, again
WILLMAR — Though the Willmar wrestling team has grown accustomed to blowing out its Central Lakes Conference foes, the Cardinals knew they...
February 5, 2016 - 11:33pm
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Dragons scorch Paynesville, Zimmerman
LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Dragons earned their 15th and 16th dual wins of the season on Friday by drubbing Zimmerman 55-15 and Paynesville 58-15 at a home triangular. Paynesville 42, Zimmerman 31 Patrick Kranz secured the win for the Bulldogs with a third-period pin in the heavyweight...
February 5, 2016 - 11:26pm
Prep Wrestling: Willmar pins Sartell to remain unbeaten in CLC play
WILLMAR — With arguably its biggest match of the regular season immediately ahead, the Willmar wrestling team made sure not to overlook Sartell Thursday night. With seven pins and two decisions, the Cardinals earned a 49-22 win, moving them one step closer to a third-straight outright...
February 5, 2016 - 12:06am
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Dragons roll to 2 more wins
BIG LAKE — Eight Litchfield wrestlers compiled 2-0 records and the Dragons earned two easy wins at the Big Lake Triangular on Thursday Litchfield beat Becker 53-12 and Big Lake 44-21. Those going 2-0 for the Dragons were Afton Kaping (106), Ezra Kaping (113), Sam Tibbits (126 and...
February 5, 2016 - 12:01am
February 4, 2016
College Wrestling: Ridgewater wins MCAC title
WILLMAR — After narrowly losing to Rochester for the team title at the MCAC Tournament last Saturday, Ridgewater extracted some revenge on Thursday by edging the Yellowjackets 21-19 to finish 4-0 in conference duals. Rochester did surrender 12 points early by forfeiting the first...
February 4, 2016 - 11:59pm
January 31, 2016
Warrior wrestlers finish second in MCAC
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater wrestling team crowned four champions and four others placed second at the MCAC Invitational on Saturday at Ridgewater...
January 31, 2016 - 11:47pm
January 27, 2016
Willmar surgeon/wrestler aiming for 2016 Olympics
John Wechter has never been one to leave things unfinished. A married father of three with a burgeoning medical career as an orthopedic surgeon...
January 27, 2016 - 11:41pm
January 22, 2016
Prep Roundup: Mora sweeps Willmar Nordic invite
Willmar benefitted from good weather to host its first home Nordic ski race in three years Thursday at Eagle Creek Golf Course
January 22, 2016 - 3:04am
Prep Wrestling: Willmar dominates Fergus Falls in CLC dual
On Parents’ Night, Willmar wrestlers gave their guardians plenty to cheer about
January 22, 2016 - 2:48am
January 16, 2016
Deegan, Warriors take down Itasca
WILLMAR — Travis Deegan won a major decision at 157 pounds against a strong Itasca opponent and Lucas Hagel won by pin at 133 pounds to lead the Ridgewater wrestling team to a 25-7 victory on Friday. Deegan won 12-2 over Wayne Voss, a Minnesota state runnerup for Simley. “That...
January 16, 2016 - 12:23am
January 10, 2016
Schmidt third at Ridgewater open
WILLMAR — Chris Schmidt was Ridgewater’s top performer, placing third in the 157-pound weight class at Saturday’s Ridgewater Open. Schmidt, the third-ranked 157-pound wrestler in the NJCAA polls, went 3-1 at the 10-team invitational. He edged teammate Travis Deegan with a 6-4...
January 10, 2016 - 11:40pm
January 8, 2016
Card wrestlers improve to 5-0 in duals
SAUK RAPIDS — A three-match win streak that was highlighted by pins from Logan Walkow at 152 and Colten Carlson at 170, which was the senior’s 200th career win, propelled Willmar past Sauk Rapids 48-26 on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference dual. The Storm owned a 20-12 lead...
January 8, 2016 - 12:19am
December 21, 2015
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Consistent KMS earns third place in riot
REDWOOD FALLS — Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg had nine wrestlers place in the top eight in their weight classes and the Saints placed third in the Redwood River Riot over the weekend in Redwood Falls. Worthington won the Riot with 146 points, followed by Sibley East (143.5), KMS (130),...
December 21, 2015 - 12:49am
Cards break top 10 in competitive All Force tourney
ROCHESTER — Willmar heavyweight Brady Reigstad placed second and Israel Navarro and Colten Carlson both finished third in their weight classes at the All Force Minnesota Christmas Tournament over the weekend at Rochester Community and Technical College. The Cardinals placed 10th...
December 21, 2015 - 12:25am
December 17, 2015
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Cards overpower SC Apollo
WILLMAR — Three pins right off the bat gave Willmar an early advantage and the Cardinals would collect two more pins en route to thrashing St. Cloud Apollo 54-18 on Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference dual. Alex Backes (27 seconds) at 106 pounds and Cael Carlson (42 seconds)...
December 17, 2015 - 11:58pm