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More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
White Earth's Soule to be Minnesota State board member
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
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
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