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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Torison — Severson
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
Deann K. Johnson
Arden Harold Pearson
John I. Mahlum
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
September 3, 2013
Ryan in training as Jennie-O Turkey Store supervisor in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store announces that William Ryan has accepted the position of production supervisor trainee at the Willmar Avenue facility. He will be training in all aspects of production to gain the skills needed to become a production supervisor. He is a North...
September 3, 2013 - 7:48am
Miller to join ACMC pediatrics department in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers announces that Suzanne Miller, M.D., will join the pediatrics department in November 2013. Dr. Miller earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill....
September 3, 2013 - 7:43am
Jujitsu open house Sept. 12 in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Eric Holien announces Great Lakes Training Group-Jujitsu will hold an open house Sept. 12 at the National Guard Armory, 614 Highway 71 N.E. in Willmar. Students range from kids as young as 5 to adults. The class and program for youth will start at 6:30 p.m., followed...
September 3, 2013 - 6:46am
Liebl is new owner of Cornerstone Coffee in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Lisa Liebl is new owner of Cornerstone Coffee, located in the Skylark Center, 1604 First St. S., in Willmar. Cornerstone Coffee seats 75 and serves breakfast and lunch, fresh made-from-scratch bakery items and True Stone Coffee, an organic, fair trade coffee. Cornerstone...
September 3, 2013 - 6:42am
August 30, 2013
Records for Aug. 31
This is the records summary for Aug. 31. Darwin collision results in diesel fuel leak on Hwy. 12 DARWIN — A collision between a car and semi-truck Thursday night in Darwin resulted in no injuries but caused a rupture in a fuel tank that leaked 150 to 180 gallons...
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August 30, 2013 - 8:45pm
August 27, 2013
United Prairie Bank in Spicer, Minn., promotes McDonnell
SPICER — United Prairie Bank of Spicer announces the recent promotion of longtime team member Ruth McDonnell. She has been serving customers in the deposit area for a number of years and will now be adding lending to her duties. “Ruth will continue to exceed our customers’...
August 27, 2013 - 8:06am
DeGrote is FCS account assistant in Willmar, Minn., office
WILLMAR — Margaret DeGrote recently joined United FCS as an accounting assistant in the Willmar corporate office. As an accounting assistant, she will provide accounting and clerical support for the corporate team. DeGrote earned an administrative assistant degree from Ridgewater...
August 27, 2013 - 7:30am
Pederson is manager at Anytime Fitness in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Zane Pederson has been named the new manager at Anytime Fitness, 1605 First St. S., Willmar. Pederson is a lifelong resident of New London, graduated from New London-Spicer High School and formerly owned Precision Flooring Installation. He can be reached at...
August 27, 2013 - 6:30am
August 19, 2013
City to close 19th Street Northwest for rail crossing work
WILLMAR — The City of Willmar announced today that 19th Street Northwest between West Trunk Highway 12 to north of the BNSF railroad tracks will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday this week for rail crossing improvements. Traffic will not be allowed through...
August 19, 2013 - 1:44pm
Kandiyohi County, Minn., Board to meet Tuesday
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Health and Human Services Building for its regular meeting. Items on the agenda include a letter of retirement from County Assessor Tim Falkum, reports on the county's "Safe Community Coalition"...
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August 19, 2013 - 11:59am
Records for Aug. 19
Four injured in weekend accident in Belgrade BELGRADE -- Four teenaged girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night in Belgrade. Two of the girls suffered serious injuries. According to the State Patrol, at about 10 p.m. Friday, a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Arianna...
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August 19, 2013 - 12:27am
August 17, 2013
Records for Aug. 17
This is the records summary for Aug. 17. Former Bemidji police chief injured on bicycle tour north of Paynesville PAYNESVILLE — A former Bemidjit police chief riding in the Bicycle Around Minnesota tour was injured when he was hit by a car Friday morning north of Paynesville....
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August 17, 2013 - 12:29am
August 16, 2013
MPCA investigating fish kill in Beaver Creek in Renville County
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating a fish kill along about 10 miles of the West Fork Beaver Creek south of Danube in Renville County. A report of “a lot of dead fish and scummy water in Beaver Creek” was called in to the MPCA Wednesday...
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August 16, 2013 - 4:34pm
August 14, 2013
Records for Aug. 15
This is the records summary for Aug. 15. Crashes WILLMAR — Police responded to a crash around 5 p.m. Tuesday at Eighth Avenue and 23rd Street Southeast. According to the accident report, a vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle while slowing down for a stop sign....
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August 14, 2013 - 8:20pm
Records for Aug. 14
This is the records summary for Aug. 14. Shed fires LITCHFIELD — Two sheds in two different areas of Meeker County were destroyed Monday in fires that were apparently started after recently used lawn mowers were parked inside. There were no injuries but personal...
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August 14, 2013 - 12:01am