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Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
Minnesota men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
July 22, 2016
Roundup: Willmar 17-U soccer to play for state title
COON RAPIDS—he Willmar Soccer Association 17-U team will play for a Competition Level 3 state championship after defeating Eagan 6-1 on Thursday in the semifinals in Coon Rapids. Jesus Nevarez and Marcos Nino both scored three goals against Eagan. Willmar takes on Coon Rapids...
July 22, 2016 - 12:10am
July 13, 2016
Willmar 16-U boys soccer team advances to state tournament
WILLMAR—The Willmar Soccer Association 16-U boys soccer team defeated Eden Prairie 2-1 in a shootout on Wednesday in Chaska to secure the...
July 13, 2016 - 11:27pm
April 14, 2016
Willmar plans job fair for students seeking summer work
WILLMAR — Willmar-area businesses seeking summer workers and students looking for summer jobs will get a chance to meet May 3 at the Summer Student Job Fair. The job fair in the Willmar Senior High School gym is an attempt to help students find summer work. It is sponsored by the...
April 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 3, 2015
Spicer youth honored for conservation efforts
SPICER — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources during the State Fair honored a Spicer youth for his outstanding conservation efforts. Daniel Williamson received the DNR Commissioner’s FFA Youth Award during a ceremony Sept. 4 at the DNR Stage. Sander Ludeman from Lake...
October 3, 2015 - 12:12am
September 20, 2015
Children’s mental health report finds less stigma, more recognition
WILLMAR — Parents, children and professionals involved in the Kandiyohi County children’s mental health system say there’s reason to feel optimistic about the system. Professionals and parents who participated in a series of focus group meetings this past year said they’re...
September 20, 2015 - 11:36pm
July 22, 2015
Video: Program offers a taste of police work
WILLMAR — During the past several months that the Willmar Police Explorer program has been underway, participants have experienced various...
July 22, 2015 - 4:33pm
June 24, 2015
Baseball: Anderson shuts down Willmar VFW
Brock Anderson was tough on Willmar’s VFW, working around seven walks to allow just one hit while striking out 15 in a 5-1 win over Post 1639 on Tuesday
June 24, 2015 - 12:30am
June 20, 2015
Meeker County 4-H’ers win Science of Ag contest
ST. PAUL — A Meeker County team is the first to win a 4-H Science of Agriculture competition that tested the team members’ ingenuity at solving...
June 20, 2015 - 12:25am
June 9, 2015
Encourage kids to follow basic safety guidelines online
ST. PAUL — Summer offers more free time for kids, and that time is often spent online. The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension encourages parents to continue dialogue with their children regarding safe online behavior. Whether kids use the Internet for social...
June 9, 2015 - 11:09pm
April 14, 2015
Some foster kids were homeless
ST. PAUL — New research shows that 20 percent of one-time foster children have been homeless. “The fact that one in five foster youth have experienced homelessness is a stark reminder to all of us involved in the child welfare system that we have a lot of work to do,” said...
April 14, 2015 - 9:00am
February 12, 2015
AAUW, girls group home enjoy years-long alliance
WILLMAR — Cante wants to be a social worker. “I just want to help kids.” Ashley is one of several who want to be doctors. “I had back...
February 12, 2015 - 11:33pm
January 22, 2015
Tobacco in disguise
MADISON — Erin Simmons has a good idea of who is buying the Gummy Bear-flavored e-juice and the Hello Kitty-themed e-cigarettes that turn the...
January 22, 2015 - 11:03pm
August 3, 2014
Fischer named Willmar’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2015
WILLMAR — A busy senior year in high school awaits Marin Fischer. She is the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Willmar following the annual...
August 3, 2014 - 11:01pm
July 31, 2014
United Way Growmobile brings Willmar kids running
WILLMAR — It looks like a bus, and it brings fun things to do for children in the community. Why wouldn’t the new United Way Growmobile...
July 31, 2014 - 11:36pm