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Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
City takes over fuel sales at Willmar Airport
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Review: Hats off to 'Mary Poppins'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Global markets dive, Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after British vote to leave EU
April 4, 2012
Editorial: Thanks to mother for 'Jacobs Law' drive
Jacob's Law is a signature away from becoming part of the law of the state of Minnesota. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature by wide margins and Gov.
opinion / editorials
April 4, 2012 - 6:16am
April 2, 2012
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
News / region
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
Two-vehicle crash Sunday near Nest Lake Bridge sends three to hospital
SPICER -- A two-vehicle collision near the Nest Lake Bridge in Kandiyohi County sent three people to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar at 1:17 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Robert Hopkins, 77, of Lake View, Iowa was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup.
News / local
April 2, 2012 - 11:00am
March 15, 2012
It's no blarney: St. Patrick's Day means extra drunken driving patrols
ST. PAUL -- Before you chug that first green beer, swallow this: extra DWI patrols will be on the roads on St. Patrick's Day to prevent alcohol-related crashes. Law enforcement agencies statewide will increase enforcement on a historically dangerous drinking and driving party period,...
March 15, 2012 - 12:32pm
March 9, 2012
Burglars shoot open doors with shotgun on grocery, convenience store in Milan and Clara City
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School. The burglars...
News / region
March 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
March 7, 2012
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., converts to Next Gen 911 Network
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County is the second county in the state's multi-phase project to convert its 911 emergency dispatch operation to the Next Generation 911 high-speed voice and data network. Carver County was the first emergency dispatch operation to convert in November 2011 and...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: Reporter tries firearms simulation system
February 17, 2012 - 8:40am
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
News / region
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
February 7, 2012
Law firm names Klaassen partner
WILLMAR -- The law firm of Anderson, Larson, Hanson and Saunders of Willmar announces that Sarah L. Klaassen has been promoted to partner. Klaassen has been an associate with the firm since January 2007 and has more than six years of public and private legal experience. Klaassen...
Business / local
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 29, 2011
Renville County, Minn., recognizes sheriff's deputy for community policing
OLIVIA -- Sheriff's Deputy Sam Olson has no hesitation when asked what he likes most about his job. "Putting on the uniform,'' said Olson. "I...
News / region
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
Renville County recognizes Deputy Sam Olson as first recipient of Chris Domeier Community Oriented Policing Award
OLIVIA -- Sheriff's Deputy Sam Olson has no hesitation when he's asked what he likes most about his job. "Putting on the uniform,'' said Olson. "I...
News / region / community
December 27, 2011 - 6:06pm
November 22, 2011
Minnesota officers declaring open season on impaired road turkeys this holiday
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers, along with Twin Cities law officers and the Minnesota State Patrol, are adding servings of driving while impaired enforcement this Thanksgiving holiday season. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating...
News / region
November 22, 2011 - 1:18pm
November 3, 2011
Letter: Police should be a priority
We need more police officers on duty, on any given shift. The city of Willmar has grown, along with the crime rate and the boldness of the criminals. Four to five officers on duty per shift is not enough. The City Council members need to stop thinking that they are just going to...
opinion / letters
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Danube, Minn., whistle blower pleads guilty
OLIVIA -- While she was publicly demanding that the town's police chief be suspended while investigated for an alleged wrong doing, Sharon Lothert was taking advantage of her position as a city council member and president of the Economic Development Agency in Danube to steal rent...
News / region
October 22, 2011 - 7:00am
Tobacco store manager charged, synthetic marijuana seized
WILLMAR -- The manager of the Tobacco Stop on South First Street in Willmar was arrested for selling synthetic marijuana, and what were described as "large amounts'' of a substance suspected of being the illegal product were seized during a search of the business on Thursday, according...
local / region
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am