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Chillin' at Winterfest
Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Time is of the essence
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Boys basketball: MLA rallies
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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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...
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...
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