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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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September 16, 2016
Kandiyohi County 4-H'ers earn livestock and project awards at State Fair
ST. PAUL—Minnesota 4-H'ers from 86 counties brought over 2,800 animals, more than 2,600 non-livestock exhibits, delivered more than 200 public presentations and participated in dozens of group learning experiences and public performances during the 2016 State Fair. Education...
September 16, 2016 - 9:37pm
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