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Gov. Dayton has prostate cancer; diagnosed on Friday
Alexandria woman hurt when vehicle hits deer
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, Jan. 23
City rule changes hit wall
Five things to know from city council
Semipro football team readies for first season in Alexandria with release of schedule
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 24
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hubert
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 17, 2017
Willmar businessman to be re-sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR, Minn. – Willmar businessman Peter Hoagland, currently serving nearly 19 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys in the 1980s...
January 17, 2017 - 6:54pm
December 28, 2016
2 dead after MN plane crashes in Florida
WILLMAR, Minn. – A plane reportedly owned by a Spicer businessman crashed in a residential neighborhood in Florida Tuesday night, Dec. 27,...
December 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
December 16, 2016
Wagon driver injured when horses spooked dies
WILLMAR, Minn. — Fred Zwart, the horse-drawn wagon driver injured in a Saturday crash during a Christmas light celebration in rural Willmar,...
December 16, 2016 - 9:15am
December 12, 2016
Christmas horse-drawn wagon driver who crashed still in critical condition; report says he also had heart attack
WILLMAR, Minn. – A horse-drawn wagon driver was still in critical condition Monday evening, two days after his wagon carrying 15 passengers...
December 12, 2016 - 9:24pm
December 11, 2016
Update: Driver seriously injured in holiday wagon accident near Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — The driver of a runaway horse-drawn wagon that was carrying passengers as part of a local Christmas light celebration...
December 11, 2016 - 1:10pm
December 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
Robert Orsten, President, Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, Orsten Turkeys, Willmar, MN A recent letter to the editor denounced turkey production and made several false accusations that we would like to correct.
December 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 17, 2016
Deer wanders into MN business, headbutts owner, makes 'mischief'
WILLMAR — A daytime intruder head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing out of the...
November 17, 2016 - 1:17pm
November 1, 2016
Former Willmar student convicted for school bomb threat
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar teen has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging she posted a bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District. Kaillie Lynn Yanez, 17, was charged Oct. 5 with threats of violence and terroristic threats, both felonies. She pleaded...
November 1, 2016 - 11:47am
October 7, 2016
Willmar girl charged in threats against school
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager accused of posting a social media bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District faces felony charges for threats of violence and terroristic threats. The threat, a Facebook post which read, "10 likes & I'll Blow Up Any Willmar...
October 7, 2016 - 8:40am
September 21, 2016
Girl stopped on state highway by fake officer
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A teenage girl was reportedly stopped on Minnesota Highway 23 on Tuesday night by a man posing as a law enforcement officer, authorities say.The man, driving a sedan-like vehicle with red and blue lights in the grill, reportedly told the girl he had stopped her...
September 21, 2016 - 6:24pm
Teen stabbed in St. Cloud mall thought attacker was 'playing around' at first
WILLMAR, Minn.—It was a matter of seconds and small decisions. If Ryan Schliep, of Willmar, and his girlfriend, Jaylynn Patzoldt, of Spicer,...
September 21, 2016 - 4:48pm
August 31, 2016
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
WILLMAR, Minn. —A Willmar racing group will pay at least $2,000 for conducting an illegal fireworks display last summer in Willmar that left a volunteer firefighter severely injured. Kandi Racing Association president Jason McCoy appeared on behalf of the group at Tuesday's hearing...
August 31, 2016 - 8:40am
June 30, 2016
Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
By Gretchen Brown and Linda Vanderwerf, Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. -- Khadijo Muhumed sat on the grass in a front yard across the street...
June 30, 2016 - 11:38am
December 10, 2013
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar grandmother
By Gretchen Schlosser, Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of unintentional second-degree murder for his role in the killing of a 79-year-old woman in her Willmar residence. As part of a plea agreement reached...
December 10, 2013 - 11:26am