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Ranum pleads guilty to three felony charges
New 72-unit apartment complex planned for Grand Avenue
Sanford Worthington Medical Center begins CEO transition
Bumper bushels: Farmers reap rewards from timely rains
Candidate debates to air Thursday on public TV
High school football: H-BC, E/E win big in section playoffs
High school football: Trojans fall to Sibley East, Luverne tops St. Peter
Section 3A South volleyball: Higher seeds win first-round matches
Section football playoffs: Showdown season is here
Prep football: H-LP finishes off perfect regular season
Editorial: Hamilton for District 22B Representative
Letter: Vote yes for Sunday liquor sales in Worthington
Letter: More feasible -- and affordable -- plan needed for school district
Letter: Businesses should take down political signs
Letter: Trump has ‘vision and fortitude’ needed for presidency
Eleanor Clarke Garrish
Henrietta "Henri" Gertrude Tellinghuisen
Ralph W. Thueson
Linda Diann Finke
Patricia "Pat" J. Smedsrud
Looking Back: 2006 -- Worthington Ambulance Service wins honor
Pumpkin soup perfect start for lively (but civil) dinner party
Potted mums difficult to establish if planted in fall
Column: Worthington is no stranger to election hullabaloo
New adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ arrives at Guthrie
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City of Worthington Notice of Public Hearing
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...
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
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