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Woman in fatal Bemidji fire had arms tied up, found under mattress
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
Data: June 30, 2016
Forecasting a fabulous Fourth: Nobles County's Pioneer Village ready for annual celebration
Legion baseball: Adrian's Loosbrock, Rogers sink Post 5
Minnesota West football: Linder to break in new players, and new coaches, too
VFW baseball: Slayton nips Worthington 3-2
Prep softball: West Lyon downs Sibley-Ocheyedan
Doug Wolter: Amateur baseball without Wilmont isn't the same
City should see positive impact Journey building can have
Column: Have a happy Fourth, and give thanks
Column: Double trouble for Trump
Letter: Finally, a good decision from the DNR
Column: Orlando was about Islamic ideology, not guns
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Looking Back: 1996 -- Parade, demo derby and much more set for Worthington’s Fourth
Column: June 28, 1876 -- Circus in town, complaints ensue
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Heart of St. Kilian: 129-year-old parish goes to oratory status
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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November 15, 2015
Willmar council offers administrator job to Thief River Falls official
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted unanimously Friday to offer the city administrator’s job to Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse and authorized search consultant Gary Weiers to negotiate a contract. The council set the salary range at $115,000 to $135,000. Council...
November 15, 2015 - 8:37pm
November 2, 2015
Potential MN job crisis ‘ought to make you nervous’
MARSHALL — Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting...
November 2, 2015 - 9:19pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court. In a plea...
October 22, 2015 - 8:22pm
October 15, 2015
New law no longer allows appointments for school board unexpired terms
WILLMAR — Minnesota school districts are facing special elections to fill vacancies on their boards, thanks to a new state law. It’ll be happening soon in Willmar as school board member Mike Carlson announced that he will resign at the end of October, as he is moving out of...
October 15, 2015 - 10:11pm
October 6, 2015
Gaining ground with ‘ground’: Willmar turkey operations leading growth with millennials, others
WILLMAR — Folks in California pride themselves on being the trendsetters when it comes to the growing national interest in culinary choices...
News / agriculture
October 6, 2015 - 9:48pm
October 2, 2015
Plane lands safely in Willmar after experiencing engine trouble
WILLMAR — Godfrey Ninow of Grove City was one of six nervous construction workers returning to Willmar from Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Friday afternoon when the pilot radioed that the twin-engine airplane in which they were flying was having landing gear trouble. “It...
October 2, 2015 - 9:18pm
September 24, 2015
Woman who lost son in war, then depressed husband finds help
WILLMAR — Greg Schmit had carefully mapped out a long list of projects that needed to be done this fall so that he and his wife, Kim, could...
September 24, 2015 - 9:27pm
July 8, 2015
Pilot in deadly South Carolina crash has Minnesota ties
WILLMAR --The Air Force pilot who crashed his F-16 fighter jet into a private plane in South Carolina, killing its two passengers, has Minnesota ties. Maj. Aaron Johnson of the Shaw Air Force Base's 55th Fighter Squadron is the son of the Rev. Dan Johnson, senior pastor...
July 8, 2015 - 10:17pm
Willmar grads connect online to reunite child, blanket
WILLMAR — A Willmar High School alumnus’ did his part to nudge law enforcement in the right public relations direction thanks to his recent...
July 8, 2015 - 8:46pm
June 29, 2015
‘A good fit’: Three Fingers Sawmill moves showroom to New London
NEW LONDON — For the last five years James Dykema has been creating one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted furniture made from logs with “character.” He has crafted the pieces at his Three Fingers Sawmill in an industrial area on the north edge of Willmar. And for two of the five years,...
June 29, 2015 - 9:20pm
June 21, 2015
Willmar students help build tiny house for St. Cloud homeless coalition
WILLMAR — Dave Erickson will no longer be homeless soon, if things can be worked out with the city of St. Cloud’s zoning regulations. While...
News / education
June 21, 2015 - 9:05pm
May 19, 2015
Willmar police apprehend man who allegedly sexually assaulted young girl
WILLMAR — The 27-year-old Willmar man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl who didn’t show up for court last week has been apprehended by law enforcement and made his first court appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. A warrant had...
May 19, 2015 - 9:37pm
May 14, 2015
Bird flu strikes again
WILLMAR — A large chicken egg-laying facility in Renville County and another turkey farm in Meeker County are the latest cases of avian influenza to be reported in Minnesota, but the peak probably came about three weeks ago and many farmers are hoping to restart operations. In...
May 14, 2015 - 8:49pm
May 5, 2015
Bird flu now impacting poultry processing workers
WILLMAR — The impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak across the Midwest is now affecting employment levels at poultry processing plants in Minnesota, and state and local officials are concerned. Jennie-O Turkey Store announced Tuesday that its Faribault plant...
May 5, 2015 - 9:01pm
April 24, 2015
Dayton in Willmar today for avian flu forum
WILLMAR –– Minnesota leaders plan to visit Willmar today for an update on an avian influenza outbreak that now has been confirmed in 49 farms in 17 counties. State and federal officials Friday night confirmed that the first Minnesota chicken facility is infected with H5N2 bird...
April 24, 2015 - 9:37pm