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Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Event will celebrate Crippen’s book about railroad depot
AgweekTV: Riding for cancer
Gov. Dayton: Special session is dead. Again.
Currie State Bank, First State Bank of Okabena announce merger agreement
Prep football: Adrian hands MCC first loss
Prep football: Sibley-Ocheyedan swarms over Unity
Prep football: Trojans move to 3-1 with victory over Tri-City United
Prep soccer: WHS boys win 4-2; girls lose a tough one
College football: Bluejays to rely on defense against Dakota College
Column: District 518 offers PASS classes to connect with, inform families
Column: Cut out this column if you like cutting the grass
Column: Vote for Trump helps undo climate change progress
Column: Trump's new hotel offers everything he claims to hate
Letter: ‘Feelings and emotion’ as a birthday nears
Kathryn A. Reller Wilson
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
School of Prayer event is Oct. 7-8
Out and About
Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
Data: Sept. 24, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
Data: Sept. 23, 2016
Data: Sept. 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The despair that was felt in the Minnesota poultry industry this time last year -- after nine million turkeys and chickens were wiped out in an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza -- was replaced with a sense of determined readiness during...
September 22, 2016 - 11:45pm
Speakers discuss GMO crops during ag conference
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Fear fueled by misinformation -- and not science -- is a driving force in the anti-GMO movement that could harm agriculture and make it difficult to feed a growing world population. That was the message delivered Tuesday during the sixth annual Ag and Animal Science...
September 22, 2016 - 7:29pm
September 8, 2016
Mental health agency serving rural Minnesota turns to ‘out of the box’ ideas to ease workforce shortage
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Greater Minnesota Family Services is keenly feeling the pinch: many mental health workforce needs and not enough workers. In one community, the agency has been advertising for a therapist for two years. In all that time, “we have gotten no applications,” said...
September 8, 2016 - 9:57pm
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