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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
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 14, 2015
Fire damages house in SW Willmar
WILLMAR — Multiple fire departments responded to a fire around noon Tuesday in southwest Willmar that caused heavy damage to a residence. The...
April 14, 2015 - 11:33pm
April 1, 2015
Grass fires reported in Willmar area, red flag warning issued
WILLMAR — Strong winds and low humidity have caused a number of grass fires this week in Kandiyohi County, and have also caused the National...
April 1, 2015 - 11:27pm
January 12, 2015
Records published Jan. 13
This is the records summary for Jan. 13. Fire destroys barn near Clarkfield CLARKFIELD — A barn was destroyed in an early morning fire Sunday near Clarkfield. Straw bales inside the barn were also destroyed, but all the animals were able to escape, according to the Yellow Medicine...
January 12, 2015 - 11:26pm
Akerson asks judge's order for release of information from school
WILLMAR — The attorney for the former Willmar High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student asked the court for an order releasing information from the Willmar Public Schools during a court appearance on Monday. Chad Akerson, 34, appeared...
January 12, 2015 - 3:03pm
December 29, 2014
Bundle up as frigid conditions take hold
WILLMAR — Bundle up when venturing out. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is advising that the area will see frigid temperatures for the next couple of days. Tonight’s temperature will dip to minus 8 degrees, and a northwest wind at 10 miles per hour will bring the...
December 29, 2014 - 10:30am
December 7, 2014
Kids to help name the canine officers
WILLMAR — Two German Shepherd dogs from Slovakia are on their way to Minnesota, where they will join the Willmar Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office as new canine officers. Both departments will restart their K9 units when the dogs complete their training...
December 7, 2014 - 9:40pm
December 5, 2014
Transit employees negotiate wages
WILLMAR — Negotiations are underway in hopes of reaching a contract agreement with employees from the transit systems in Kandiyohi County and Renville County before the Jan. 1 merger of the two entities takes place and employees are working under the new Central Community Transit. “There’s...
December 5, 2014 - 10:17pm
December 2, 2014
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office honors two quick-thinking men who saved a fellow diner at a café this fall
WILLMAR — Two friends out for breakfast at the same restaurant where a man collapsed were described as “miracles” by the man’s wife. On...
December 2, 2014 - 11:08pm
November 7, 2014
The Kandi shortcut
It didn’t take motorists long to find a shortcut into Kandiyohi once County Road 8 at U.S. Highway 12 closed for sewer and water improvements....
November 7, 2014 - 10:55pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
Local bank option proves too expensive for county bond sale
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners reluctantly decided Tuesday to sell solid waste bonds on the open market, after bids by local banks to finance the bonds proved to be a more expensive option. “We tried to keep it local,” said Commissioner Jim Butterfield,...
November 5, 2014 - 2:55am
October 29, 2014
Letter: Baker’s ads are misleading
I’m disappointed that Dave Baker and his wealthy special interest allies are trying to distract Minnesotans from the issues that matter most in this election. Instead of running a positive campaign about priorities like education and transportation, Baker’s supporters have resorted...
October 29, 2014 - 10:30am
Letter: Sawatzky works for college
This year’s election will have a big impact on college students like me. I think State Rep. Mary Sawatzky has done a great job looking out for us and will continue to do so if re-elected. Rep. Sawatzky helped freeze our tuition through 2015 and increased state funding for financial...
October 29, 2014 - 9:30am
October 25, 2014
Letter: A failed administration
Continued weak leadership from this administration. ISIS — Just recently Canada has been attacked by an Islamic convert. Maybe this is also “workplace violence”? Please, President Obama, repeat the following: “We are at war with Islamic terrorists.” Yes, we are at war,...
October 25, 2014 - 12:01am