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St. Matthew’s celebrates 125 years
Road work scheduled at Pipestone National Monument
WHS Class of 1966 plans reunion
Solar cars make stop in Worthington as part of national event
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Amateur baseball: Lakefield wins playoff slugfest
Amateur baseball: Adrian forces Game 3 with win over Lakefield
Legion baseball: Post 5 exits from district tournament
Les Knutson: Town ball parks are full of history
Scott Rall: Prairie View -- The rest of the story
Column: Doubling down on principle at the Republican convention
Column: Self-worship over sound judgment
Letter: Thanks, Worthington, for support of Arc
Letter: Local coverage in newspaper has been lacking
Column: You know what they say ...
Barbara Ann Amundson
Frances Marie Ellefson
Audrey A. Faber
THE SCHIZ: Barber keeps on clipping at downtown Worthington shop
Column: A memorable — and cold — arrival in Worthington in 1872
Column: Father knows best
Looking Back: 2006 -- Reisdorfer honored with statewide nursing award
Barn to Dance: Mayville summer tradition going strong after 27 years
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Davis 85th birthday
Birth: July 22, 2016
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Bullerman 85th birthday
Burns 90th birthday
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April 8, 2015
Avian flu found in Meeker County flock
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County is host to the ninth confirmed infection of a commercial turkey flock in Minnesota by the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. It’s the first time a Jennie-O-Turkey Store-owned facility has been hit, and it was the largest flock to be infected so...
April 8, 2015 - 8:21pm
April 7, 2015
Eighth Minnesota turkey flock tests positive for avian flu
WILLMAR — The highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has struck a second flock in Kandiyohi County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Tuesday confirmed the infection by the H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial flock of 30,000...
April 7, 2015 - 9:39pm
March 29, 2015
Avian influenza strikes Stearns County turkey flock
WILLMAR — A commercial turkey flock in Stearns County has become the third in the state to be infected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza. The infection was confirmed Saturday, when state officials announced that a commercial flock of approximately 40,000 birds had been...
March 29, 2015 - 7:29pm
March 3, 2015
Willmar man awaits sentencing for stabbing stepgrandmother
WILLMAR — Ex-Savor Rene Cruz pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree attempted murder for stabbing his stepgrandmother in June at her Willmar home. Cruz’s stepgrandmother, Maria Garcia, 64, of Willmar, suffered four stab wounds to the neck and shoulder during the...
March 3, 2015 - 8:42pm
March 2, 2015
No health violations found in examination of Willmar Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR — An investigation completed last week by the Occupational Safety and Health Division reportedly did not identify any health hazards at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant where dozens of employees fell ill in October. While the mass medical situation at the Willmar plant...
March 2, 2015 - 9:28pm
February 27, 2015
MnSCU backs Ridgewater's president after no-confidence vote from faculty
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s state college system has said it supports Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen. Allen came under fire at the end of the week when the community college’s faculty passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership Thursday evening. According to Sam...
February 27, 2015 - 9:43pm
February 11, 2015
Team effort helps to rescue injured owl
WILLMAR — It took a team effort Tuesday to rescue an injured great horned owl and get it transported to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul for further care. The bird was found by a member of the public who brought it to a veterinary clinic in Willmar....
February 11, 2015 - 9:52pm
February 10, 2015
Proposed Willmar wye remains on track in state rail plan
WILLMAR — The return of rail passenger service to Willmar still appears to be a long way down the line, but don’t rule out the possibility that the long-discussed wye or rail bypass could happen in the not-too-distant future. As interested residents joined at the Minnesota...
February 10, 2015 - 8:53pm
Committees cannot decide on two university regent candidates
ST. PAUL — Legislators serving on higher education committees punted twice Tuesday night on their job of picking a single candidate for two University of Minnesota Board of Regents openings. They succeeded in deciding to recommend one candidate for each of the other three open...
February 10, 2015 - 8:36pm
February 8, 2015
Propane fix in the works
ST. PAUL — The low temperature in Willmar a year ago today was 11 below zero, with the high reaching 3 above. The frigid temperatures came during a near record-cold winter that drained many Minnesotans’ propane supplies, which led to a lot of talk about record-high propane...
February 8, 2015 - 9:34pm
January 21, 2015
Kandiyohi County denies tax abatement for Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota will have to pay $37,305 in overdue property taxes on their office and ReStore building in Willmar because the organization failed to file its tax-exempt application on time. The mix-up was apparently the result of a series...
January 21, 2015 - 8:20pm
January 5, 2015
Man arrested Sunday for allegedly setting Willmar home on fire
WILLMAR — A 32-year-old Willmar man is in custody for allegedly breaking into a Willmar residence Sunday evening, pouring gasoline throughout...
January 5, 2015 - 8:16pm
December 10, 2014
Library director misused credit card
WILLMAR — While serving as director of the Plum Creek Library System in southwest Minnesota, Mark Ranum is alleged to have used the regional library system’s credit card for unauthorized personal purchases totaling $21,697.84 during a 14-month period. That’s according to an...
December 10, 2014 - 9:14pm
December 2, 2014
Case against stabbing suspect can proceed
WILLMAR — A psychologist has determined that a man who allegedly stabbed his stepgrandmother is not inhibited by mental illness. Court proceedings can proceed after being suspended in September pending a mental examination of Ex-Savor Rene Cruz, 20. Cruz is accused of stabbing...
December 2, 2014 - 8:22pm
November 28, 2014
Dangerous chemical proves fatal to champion racing dog
NICOLE HOVATTER Forum News Service WILLMAR — Shelia Quinn rushed her Jack Russell Terrier, Leinie, to the vet one evening in October after he started uncontrollably shaking. She knew something was wrong, but couldn’t have predicted just how grave the outcome would be. It...
November 28, 2014 - 9:39pm