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South Dakota students save money, get head start on college career
PolyMet opponents want law judge hearings
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
County budget talks lead to bonding discussion
Government Center steps to be repaired
High school volleyball: Trojans hope experience puts them over the top
Girls tennis: Trojans drop opener to Harrisburg
High school football: H-LP gridders aiming for success
Amateur baseball: Cubs fall in state opener; Milroy wins
Girls tennis: Luverne splits early triangular tests
Sean Hannity, Trump's 'spin doctor'
Letter: Divider-in-chief is at it again
Column: Why pension oversight is important
Column: A nice column about Trump
Column: District 518 geared up for start of new school year
Curtis Lowell Schmidt
James Robert Arnt
Robert D. Miller
Theodore "Ted" Kamstra
Looking Back: 1966 -- Foreign ag specialists visit Worthington
Column: Is it possible to be fast asleep for three or four weeks?
Crazy about the cube: Abel Piper, 12, participates in Rubik’s Cube National Championships
Disheveled Theologian: Twenty years later, still glad to have him with me
Column: Getting lost in the clouds
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Westman 111th birthday
Miller 50th anniversary
Hemmen 60th anniversary
Berger 80th birthday
Scheepstra 85th birthday
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Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
Special Board Meeting Summary
August 7, 2016
Immigrants contribute to all aspects of Minnesota economy
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Immigrants and refugees contribute to the state’s economy as workers and entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Minnesota’s businesses. The report from the Minnesota Business Immigration Coalition looks at the economic impact of immigration. Immigrants...
August 7, 2016 - 9:37pm
July 31, 2016
U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman visits Minnesota
WILLMAR -- When he works on the federal 2018 Farm Bill, U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway says he will be thinking about moms on food stamps and how changes in farm policy will affect their food costs. Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, visited Minnesota late...
July 31, 2016 - 9:48pm
Local milkweed seeds helping butterfly population in region
WILLMAR -- The monarch butterfly is a welcome summer visitor to Minnesota, but in the past few years the butterfly population has suffered severe setbacks. Weather, lack of habitat in its wintering grounds of Mexico and a decrease in the amount of milkweed along its annual migration...
July 31, 2016 - 9:46pm
June 13, 2016
Willmar officer injured after vehicle runs red light
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer was injured Monday morning after his squad car was hit by another vehicle that failed to stop at a red light. Officer Lukas Eitreim was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. According to a...
June 13, 2016 - 10:17pm
June 1, 2016
For second time in two weeks, Willmar Holiday Station Store robbed
WILLMAR — A masked man brandishing a knife robbed the Holiday Station Store on Litchfield Avenue just after midnight Wednesday, fleeing with an accomplice and an undisclosed amount of cash. Just two weeks ago, the same store was robbed, that time by a gun-wielding masked man. “It...
June 1, 2016 - 9:47pm
May 26, 2016
Remains of WWII sailor who died on Normandy Beach in 1944 arrive in Willmar
WILLMAR — The remains of John E. Anderson arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Thursday evening. The Willmar native was a...
May 26, 2016 - 9:22pm
May 25, 2016
Investigation into truck fire at Willmar Legion closed
WILLMAR — Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson on Wednesday said there will be no further investigation into the cause of a pickup truck fire the night prior that damaged Willmar’s American Legion. The cause of the fire is undetermined, Hanson said. The pickup truck was completely...
May 25, 2016 - 8:46pm
May 10, 2016
New London-Spicer School Board tables transgender policy
NEW LONDON — On a 5-2 vote Monday, as a crowd of more than 200 people watched, the New London-Spicer School Board tabled a proposed transgender...
May 10, 2016 - 3:46pm
May 9, 2016
Spicer man accused of killing bicyclist with vehicle to appear in court
WILLMAR — The Spicer man charged with careless driving in a July crash that resulted in the death of avid New London bicyclist Bruce "Leo" Kehrer-Schneider will appear at a court hearing Wednesday. Kehrer-Schneider, 62, was killed July 21 while biking westbound on Kandiyohi County...
May 9, 2016 - 9:45pm
May 5, 2016
Montana couple still wanted for stealing mother’s money; not paying nursing home causing eviction
WILLMAR — Warrants are still active for the arrests of Billings, Montana, couple Michael Scott Christie and Martina Annette Christie, but a hearing in the criminal case alleging the two exploited $340,000 of Michael’s elderly mother’s estate proceeded without the two Thursday...
May 5, 2016 - 8:21pm
April 6, 2016
Murder conviction overturned, new trial ordered for Timothy Huber
WILLMAR — Timothy John Huber’s murder conviction has been overturned, and a new trial has been granted. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled...
April 6, 2016 - 9:39pm
March 29, 2016
Names of former New Ulm Diocese priests accused of sexually abusing minors released
WILLMAR — The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, were released Tuesday by the diocese and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates. The New Ulm Diocese was the last diocese in the...
March 29, 2016 - 9:03pm
March 6, 2016
Ice melt makes vehicle traffic dangerous on lakes
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 7:49pm
January 27, 2016
Pheasants Forever expects 250 to 300 chapter leaders for state gathering
WILLMAR — More than three decades ago, the founders of Pheasants Forever gathered under a big tent that Doug Lovander erected on his property on Eagle Lake and brokered the deal that has made the organization so successful. The funds raised by local chapters stay local. The leaders...
January 27, 2016 - 9:53pm
As other see it: Willmar is doing just fine, thanks
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
January 27, 2016 - 9:51pm