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Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Warren's Generators honored
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
December 16, 2015
BBE knocks off Holdingford
BBE recorded six pins and picked up more points with three forfeits in a victory over the Huskers on Tuesday. Canon Swanson (106 pounds), Tyler Bents (120), Adam Jaeger (145), Cole Garvick (170), Ben Thompson (220) and Joe Reller (285) all won by fall for the Jaguars. BBE 54, Holdingford...
December 16, 2015 - 12:08am
December 11, 2015
Warrior wrestling victorious
WILLMAR — Ridgewater and Northland both won two competitive matches, but the visiting Pioneers from Thief River Falls gave the Warriors 30 points from five forfeits as Ridgewater collected a 39-6 win on Friday in a MCAC dual. Both teams forfeited the opening 125-pound match before...
December 11, 2015 - 11:32pm
December 6, 2015
Prep Wrestling Roundup: ACGC second at home duals tournament
GROVE CITY — The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City wrestling team won three matches before losing to Big Lake 37-28 in the championship match of the ACGC Duals on Saturday. The Falcons beat Norwood Young America 44-27, Spectrum 55-13 and Royalton 43-32 to reach the final. Rylan Molinaro...
December 6, 2015 - 11:16pm
College Wrestling Roundup
Dragon Open The Ridgewater wrestling team claimed a second-place finish, two third-places, a fifth and a sixth at the Dragon Open at Minnesota State-Moorhead on Saturday. Ridgewater’s Logan Crosby won two of his three matches, both by fall, and placed second at 133 pounds. Travis...
December 6, 2015 - 11:09pm
December 5, 2015
Video: Prep Wrestling: Tech wins Willmar Invite with 6 champs; KMS 2nd, Cards 3rd
WILLMAR — St. Cloud Tech had six champions to take first place at the Willmar Invitational on Friday. The Tigers totaled 197 points to best...
December 5, 2015 - 12:00am
December 3, 2015
Prep Wrestling Roundup: Dragons win twice at Benson Tri
BENSON — Litchfield won big in both of its matches at the Benson Triangular on Thursday. The Dragons defeated Sauk Centre/Melrose 55-19 and also downed Benson 50-22. Sauk Centre/Melrose defeated Benson 55-24 in the triangular’s other match. Sauk Centre/Melrose 55, Benson 24 106:...
December 3, 2015 - 11:50pm