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Kerkhoven to appoint new mayor
Records published for April 27
Minnesota farmers make buffer changes a top issue
Drug takeback sites in the region
Clear out the medicine cabinet: Dispose of unused drugs Saturday at takeback sites
Twins miss out on sweep of Twins, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
Defense defines 2017 NFL Draft
Kolpack: A photo of Janis Thompson would be worth a million memories to her sister
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Lavon "Vonnie" Anderson
Edythe O. Jacobson
Marcella M. Stager
Marlys Selma Vilhauer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 20, 2017
Woltjer named Distinguished Young Woman
WILLMAR — Laura Woltjer of Spicer was named Distinguished Young Woman of Willmar Area for the Class of 2018. The junior at Willmar Senior...
April 20, 2017 - 2:00am
November 16, 2016
Willmar players take in CSB vs. Concordia hockey game
On Nov. 12, 45 Willmar varsity, junior varsity, 12-U and 10-U girl hockey players, along with their coaches, had a fun evening courtesy of a...
November 16, 2016 - 11:30pm
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