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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 23, 2011
Princess Kay finalists named
ST. JOSEPH -- Finalists for the 2011 title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way were named Sunday. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph. Each of the 12 will be sculpted in butter...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Meeker County dairy princess banquet is today
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County American Dairy Association princess banquet will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 29, 2011
Two to be crowned county dairy princesses
WILLMAR -- Julie Gatewood and Brenda Hinseth will be crowned as the 2011 Dairy Princesses at the Kandiyohi County Dairy Princess Banquet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. The outgoing 2010 Dairy Princesses were Michaela Bengtson, Samantha Cunningham,...
January 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Morris dairy crossbreeding with beef genetics in fourth of its cows
MORRIS -- Riverview LLP with its 30,000 dairy cows is trying a new twist in its breeding program: Beef genetics. The change so far is implemented only in its Jersey dairy site at Riverview Dairy in Morris, which accounts for a fourth of the company's cows.
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
EDC to ask county to support on-farm worker housing
WILLMAR -- Saying that zoning policies should support and not hamstring local farmers, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will ask the Kandiyohi County Board to revise its ordinance on allowing multi-unit housing on farm sites. "There is a need,"...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Candidates for county dairy princess sought
WILLMAR -- The American Dairy Association of Kandiyohi County seeks candidates for the 2011 dairy princess program. Dairy princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry by appearing at various promotional events, speaking to consumers and the news media, and participate...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Tell the positive story of your dairy farm
ST. PAUL -- "Why do you have all these cows when you can buy milk at the supermarket?" sounds like a question no one should need to answer, but this is a real inquiry a dairy producer recently received from a young visitor. Producers work hard every day of the year to produce a wholesome...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Letter: The true cost of dairy project
It was noted that the milk production factory to be located in a suburb of Willmar is again on the docket for approval. It is interesting that there seems to be little concern or alarm on the part of Willmarites. One wonders what their reaction will be when hundreds of milk and feed...
October 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Meadow Star Dairy again given preliminary OK for permit
WILLMAR -- For the second time in two years developers of a proposed 9,590-head dairy operation west of Willmar received preliminary approval...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
7 Minnesotans sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to eggs
Illnesses in at least seven people in Minnesota are connected with a multi-state recall of eggs from an Iowa producer due to contamination with salmonella, state health officials said today. The salmonella enteriditis cases were identified in two restaurant outbreaks in May and July,...
August 16, 2010 - 5:19pm
June 12, 2010
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
Dairy is $4.6 billion industry in state, second only to swine in livestock sector
WILLMAR -- There may be fewer dairy farms and cows than in previous years, but the dairy production and processing industry remains a powerful force in west central Minnesota and for the entire state. According to the 2009 Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile from the state Department...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
2010 West Central Dairy Days schedule
Sunday, June 6 * Community Round Table -- 7:30 a.m. KDJS - 1590 AM Monday, June 7 *Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social -- 6:30 p.m. Barbershop music, Willmar Community Center, $3 per person Tuesday, June 8 * Family Fun "Milk" Runs -- 6 p.m. Open to all ages at Hodapp Track, Kennedy...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Dairy Days cattle show is June 11
WILLMAR -- The West Central Dairy Days Cattle Show will be at 10:30 a.m. June 11 at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds. Youth from ages 5 to 19 (as of Jan. 1) can exhibit. There are classes for all six dairy breeds plus cross-breeds, junior and grand champion overall, plus junior and...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
Pain remains for dairy, beef
Tough times continue for area beef and dairy producers, with the latter particularly hard hit. Worldwide economic problems have cut into beef and milk prices, leading to fewer beef and dairy cattle nationwide and regionally, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Given...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am