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In the eye of Irma: Former Alexandria couple caught in hurricane
Soft lockdown lifted at West Central Area Secondary School
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, September 20
UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal motorcycle crash on I-94
Gravel pit ‘would ruin this little town’ neighbors say
Volleyball: Cards sweep St. Cloud Apollo in conference match
Nice day for a run
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 21
Cross country: Chargers see progress in Melrose
Cross Country: WCA sets records and takes first in Melrose
Country Blossom Farm holds baking, eating contests
Community Education classes available
Events promote talking about suicide
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Don & Betty Kuelbs
Gary & Molly Buse
Gary & Molly Buse
DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
Posted, but done properly? Rules, prosecuting case can be complicated
Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
Michelle Kay Miller
Lorraine K. Porter
Richard A. King
Harold M. Olson
Letter: Confederate statues promote division
Letter: No right way to protest
Echo Press Editorial: A wake-up call about drunk driving
In the Know: Armor - an unfortunate necessity
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Minnesotans pitch in after Hurricane Andrew hits
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
On The Street
Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
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September 1, 2017
Willmar beach closed because of high fecal counts
WILLMAR, Minn. — The swimming beach at Robbins Island Park in Willmar is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts. Employees...
September 1, 2017 - 10:27pm
August 28, 2017
Dog tethered to anchor in a lake near Willmar reportedly had been euthanized
WILLMAR, Minn. — Investigators believe the dog found dead Aug. 1 in Point Lake with a rope tethering her to an anchor had been previously...
August 28, 2017 - 8:22pm
August 17, 2017
Rains of up to 9.45 inches, tornadoes hit southern Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. — Residents in southern Minnesota are mopping up wet basements after a low pressure system dumped rains of up to 9.45 inches...
August 17, 2017 - 6:24pm
August 16, 2017
MN Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man accused of throwing a pig's foot at Somali-American
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants a Willmar man charged with a hate crime after...
August 16, 2017 - 9:42am
August 1, 2017
Dog with anchor tied to it found dead in central Minnesota lake
WILLMAR, Minn. – A dog with a boat anchor tied to it was found dead Tuesday morning floating in a central Minnesota lake. The discovery was...
August 1, 2017 - 4:17pm
July 24, 2017
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Two Willmar Police Department officers are on standard administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting incident...
July 24, 2017 - 10:39am
June 1, 2017
Minn. trucker charged in road rage incident
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar truck driver is facing two criminal charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident last month on Minnesota...
June 1, 2017 - 4:54pm
May 25, 2017
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
WILLMAR, Minn.—Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers formally agreed to a letter of intent Wednesday, May 24,...
May 25, 2017 - 11:42am
April 16, 2017
Country club's former golf pro, general manager accused of stealing $292K
NEW LONDON, Minn. — The former general manager of the Little Crow Country Club, has been charged with one count of theft-divert corporate...
April 16, 2017 - 8:49am
April 13, 2017
Contract for Ridgewater College president won't be renewed
WILLMAR, Minn. — Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen has told friends and colleagues that he has not been offered a contract renewal...
April 13, 2017 - 6:40am
April 6, 2017
Minnesota man charged with bias-motivated assault on Somali cab driver
ST. CLOUD, Minn.— A Willmar man has been charged with bias-motivated assault after a Somali cab driver said he was choked by a passenger...
April 6, 2017 - 5:18pm
March 24, 2017
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 26-year-old New London man is accused of stalking a woman and a girl in his vehicle, following their vehicle at close distance...
March 24, 2017 - 9:25am
March 10, 2017
Alexandria man’s sex charge dismissed, guilty on misdemeanor
An Alexandria man who was previously charged with a felony sex crime has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Michael Benham, 46, was sentenced Thursday, March 9, in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with privacy. He was sentenced...
March 10, 2017 - 12:20pm
February 6, 2017
Man dies after head-on crash near Olivia
OLIVIA—A Redwood Falls man died Monday morning, Feb. 6, in a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 71, south of Olivia. The...
February 6, 2017 - 11:12am
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