Skip to main content
Reading man sentenced in fraud case
In search of 'Dead Man's Curve': Minn.'s DOT uses data to find dangerous roads
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
Ellsworth man pleads not guilty to Ellsworth school damage, theft
Iowa man faces three charges
The Drill (Episode 23: Sept. 20, 2017)
Tuesday prep roundup: WHS boys soccer team rolls on
Cross country: LQPV/DB wins in Madison
Girls tennis: Worthington nips Marshall, 4-3
Girls soccer: Offense hard to find in 8-0 WHS loss
Column: District 518 continuing to offer PASS
How reading can make you healthier and happier
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
Mystery plant has edible berries
Patience is a virtue, especially in gardening
Marilyn (Rogers) Koch
Ronald W. Ebeling
Jacqueline "Jackie" Barrett
Terrie L. Roede
Looking Back: 1992 -- Wellstone was speaker at King Turkey Day
KTD speaker: Start noticing people
Disheveled Theologian: Evening reminiscences
Column: Sunday afternoon outing sufficient for true world wonder
Looking Back: 1992 -- Bristow joins staff of local insurer
out and about
Bruns 50th anniversary
Jensen 85th birthday
Hohensee 50th anniversary
Wallace 80th birthday
Data: Sept. 20, 2017
Data: Sept. 19, 2017
Data: Sept. 18, 2017
Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
Notice of hearing on proposed assessment
September 1, 2017
Willmar beach closed because of high fecal counts
WILLMAR, Minn. — The swimming beach at Robbins Island Park in Willmar is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts. Employees...
September 1, 2017 - 10:27pm
August 28, 2017
Dog tethered to anchor in a lake near Willmar reportedly had been euthanized
WILLMAR, Minn. — Investigators believe the dog found dead Aug. 1 in Point Lake with a rope tethering her to an anchor had been previously...
August 28, 2017 - 8:22pm
Ex-Willmar businessman to serve eight more years of sexual conduct sentence
WILLMAR, Minn. — Convicted sex offender Peter Hoagland, 70, will serve a minimum of eight more years in prison. District Judge Jennifer...
August 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 26, 2017
Finding a market for hemp: More than 2,000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year
WILLMAR, Minn. — A growing market for industrial hemp as food, fiber and nutraceuticals is gaining ground in west central Minnesota and could find a place in Kandiyohi County. There's at least one field of hemp planted this year in Chippewa County and a food-grade processing...
August 26, 2017 - 2:15pm
August 24, 2017
Minn. swimmers reminded of waterborne illness
WILLMAR, Minn. — Public health officials are reminding people to practice good hand-washing and avoid swimming in lakes or pools if they have diarrhea. Renville County in central Minnesota reported an uptick earlier this month in cryptosporidium infections. At least two day...
August 24, 2017 - 8:38pm
August 17, 2017
Easing fears about ICE a focus of Willmar Human Rights Commission
WILLMAR — When the Willmar Human Rights Commission restarted in February 2016, after years of inactivity, the new commission members struggled with what their mission was going to be. Since this past January, they seem to have found their footing and are now focusing on easing...
August 17, 2017 - 6:34pm
Rains of up to 9.45 inches, tornadoes hit southern Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. — Residents in southern Minnesota are mopping up wet basements after a low pressure system dumped rains of up to 9.45 inches...
August 17, 2017 - 6:24pm
August 16, 2017
Charge: Minn. group home employee, vulnerable resident delivered newspapers, stole from garages, vehicles
WILLMAR, Minn. — A former employee of a licensed community residential facility in Willmar and a vulnerable adult who lived there have...
August 16, 2017 - 9:27pm
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants a Willmar man charged with a hate crime after...
August 16, 2017 - 9:42am
August 13, 2017
Counselor marks 50 years of helping clients
WILLMAR— At 82, Ralph S. Johnson still goes to work daily at Woodland Centers, where he's a licensed clinical social worker and marriage...
August 13, 2017 - 7:09pm
August 8, 2017
VFW baseball: Luverne opens against Duluth East
WILLMAR -- Luverne VFW baseball coach Mike Wenninger was in Cancun on Monday, enjoying a vacation with his wife and another couple. But don’t worry, fans. He’ll be in Willmar on schedule. Wenninger, coach of the Post 2757 squad that will compete in its second consecutive state...
August 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
August 2, 2017
Youth group’s garden produce for sale at Willmar farmers markets
WILLMAR, Minn. — When the youths and leaders of MNyou, a youth group in Willmar, started planting their first garden this spring, no one...
August 2, 2017 - 9:45pm
August 1, 2017
Dog with anchor tied to it found dead in central Minnesota lake
WILLMAR, Minn. – A dog with a boat anchor tied to it was found dead Tuesday morning floating in a central Minnesota lake. The discovery was...
August 1, 2017 - 4:17pm
July 30, 2017
Speakers talk about importance of farm bill to rural America
WILLMAR, Minn. — Saying that the nation's farm economy is on the brink of a crisis and needs a strong safety net, people from a variety...
July 30, 2017 - 7:30am
July 24, 2017
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Two Willmar Police Department officers are on standard administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting incident...
July 24, 2017 - 10:39am