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KMS Marching Saints perform today
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
Time magazine names U.S. President-elect Trump person of the year
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Spurs make it 13-0 on road, take down Wolves
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
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
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
April 3, 2014
MnDOT announces road construction projects for year
WILLMAR — The more than 300 road construction projects announced Thursday by the State Department of Transportation include projects that will impact travel around Willmar and west central Minnesota this summer. According to MnDOT, the $1.1 billion construction program of 308 projects...
April 3, 2014 - 10:54pm
April 19, 2012
Ridgewater College instructor honored by MnSCU as an Educator of the Year
Shawn Mueske, a biology instructor at Ridgewater College, was honored this week with an Educator of the Year award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Four faculty members at MnSCU institutions were chosen for the honor. The Educator of the Year...
April 19, 2012 - 3:09pm
January 2, 2012
New Year at the Y
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
A year unlike nearly any other
ST. PAUL -- The past year was packed with disputes under the Minnesota Capitol dome, often involving Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature sparring over money issues. It was a year full of surprises. Jan. 3: Dayton was inaugurated as one of the state's...
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 31, 2011
Year in Review: Top news stories of 2011 in Willmar, Minn., region
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2011, the No. 1 news story of the year is the alleged murder of an Albertville...
December 31, 2011 - 12:30am
February 1, 2011
Polamalu named NFL Defensive Player of the Year
DALLAS -- Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award,...
February 1, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
December 30, 2010
Betty White voted AP Entertainer of the Year
By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer What Betty White did in 2010 doesn't usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades...
December 30, 2010 - 8:05am
December 21, 2010
Landfill to close for Christmas, New Year's
NEW LONDON -- The Kandiyohi County Landfill, located at 15650 Highway 71 N.E., New London, will close at noon on Friday and will be closed all day Saturday in observance of Christmas, the Kandiyohi County Department of Environmental Services announced. Also, the landfill will
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Editorial: You believe as a Vikings fan, right?
Some days it just does not pay to get up in the morning if you are a Minnesota Vikings fan. Minnesota's professional football team began the...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
YMCA needs volunteers for New Year's celebration
WILLMAR -- Volunteers are still needed for the YMCA's New Year's Eve Family Celebration. This will be the third year the YMCA is hosting the event. The event runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. Organizer Troy Pederson said he still needs...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Minnesota Opinion: On flexible start times and school year need
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: From The Associated Press On flexible start times and school year need: Tens of thousands of Minnesota students recently started school -- despite a state law that prohibits public schools from beginning class before Labor...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Prison stay revoked for 23-year-old Sartell man for having sexual relationship with teen
WILLMAR -- Derrick Jose Arredondo, 23, of Sartell, was ordered to serve 48 months in prison, with an additional 10-year conditional release period,...
September 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 28, 2010
Days after being sentenced for sex with 14-year-old, man charged with getting other teen pregnant
WILLMAR -- Just 10 days after he was sentenced for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Willmar, a 23-year-old Sartell man...
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2010
Montevideo instructor semifinalist for teacher of year honors
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman is among 32 semifinalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, Minnesota Education announced...
February 18, 2010 - 12:00am