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Movie star, film crew visit Alexandria
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Central Minnesota motorcyclist identified as victim in SD crash
Sports schedule for Tuesday, May 22
Boys golf: Cardinals trying to put it all together after Brainerd steals one at AGC
Girls golf: Silverstreaks are conference champs
Boys golf: Osakis finishes fifth in CMC
Baseball: Merritt's one-hitter leads B-E over Hancock
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Updated: Cool water temps make for a tough walleye bite on opener
Morken: Fishing by the numbers
Mike Frisch: Tips for the walleye opener
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
Special regulations trump new pike zone rules
Frances V. (Detmers) Kay
Delores (Flatebo) Ewing
John "Jack" Burns
OUR TURN: County workers rise above stress
LETTER: Bombing explanation shelters Trump
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
LETTER: Another nail in coffin of local business
LETTER: Quran filled with inconsistencies
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Chamber Ambassadors recognize two local businesses
Economist: U.S. well positioned
Most on board with new hospital name
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January 25, 2010
State highways close in Willmar area
WILLMAR, Minn. - Some state highways in west central and southwestern Minnesota have closed until further notice. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol ordered the road closings about 3 p.m. today. MnDOT is pulling their snowplows and roads will...
January 25, 2010 - 4:50pm
January 23, 2010
Man involved in fox urine incident sentenced, chided by judge
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Minneapolis man was sentenced Thursday for possessing stolen military night-vision goggles, which he lent to his father who used them during a 2008 Halloween incident in which he squirted fox urine on teen pranksters. Thomas Albert Wagar, 25, was convicted in...
January 23, 2010 - 12:46pm
January 22, 2010
Willmar executive to challenge Peterson
Another Republican has announced a bid to try to unseat veteran U.S. Representative Collin Peterson. Lee Byberg, vice president of operations of Life Science Innovations Inc. and a Willmar resident, announced in a news release that he will register to run for Minnesota's 7th District...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 19, 2010
Agricultural experts: Get active to protect and produce America's food
WILLMAR -- "Don't let what happened to us happen to you." The words of a German farmer could well be a foretelling of the demise of American animal agriculture and of food safety and security in this country. Those words were spoken more than 10 years ago but should be taken seriously...
January 19, 2010 - 11:02am
January 16, 2010
For Willmar family, Haiti quake leaves slew of fears unanswered
WILLMAR -- Sara and Mike Carlson spent a tense day Wednesday wondering -- about earthquake damage in Haiti, about people they know, about what to tell their two children who were born there. The two youngest Carlson children, 10 and 12, were adopted in Haiti and came home to Willmar...
January 16, 2010 - 9:21am
January 9, 2010
Federal court rules mother, child had no standing to sue Willmar school over abuse
January 9, 2010 - 12:47pm
January 8, 2010
Willmar man in critical condition after Kerkhoven crash
KERKHOVEN -- Craig W. Hartman, 53, of Willmar, is in critical condition at St. Cloud Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle,...
January 8, 2010 - 11:58am
Willmar police arrest man after long standoff
WILLMAR, Minn. - Police here arrested a 42-year-old man late Thursday night after he held authorities at bay during a five-hour standoff. David Wayne Chambers was arrested on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats for a standoff that began with officers responding to a report...
January 8, 2010 - 11:43am
January 7, 2010
No unnecessary travel advised in Willmar, other west central areas
January 7, 2010 - 12:21pm
December 30, 2009
Alexandria man gets prison time for domestic assault in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 22, of Alexandria and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison on a felony domestic...
December 30, 2009 - 1:39pm
December 6, 2009
Underage drinking for most girls starts at 13-14, new study shows
WILLMAR -- Underage drinkers often start consuming alcohol by the time they're in their mid-teens, and they're most likely to drink when they're with their friends, a new survey has found. The findings suggest that prevention activities should start early, said the St.
December 6, 2009 - 12:25pm
November 30, 2009
Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in church assault
November 30, 2009 - 2:40pm
Willmar man killed in broad-side crash
WILLMAR -- The State Patrol has identified the Willmar man killed Thursday in a broad-side accident west of Willmar in Chippewa County. Robert Prekker, 77, was killed when the 1989 Ford pickup he was driving collided with a 2001 Steerling tandem grain truck at the intersection of...
November 30, 2009 - 10:02am
Driver in fatal crash near Willmar identified
WILLMAR - The name of the driver who died in a crash early Saturday morning north of Willmar has been released. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office identified him as Ronald Lawrence Rieck, 40, of Litchfield. Rieck's car was spotted around 2 a.m. Saturday in King Lake. The vehicle...
November 30, 2009 - 9:59am
November 27, 2009
Bemidji man charged in assault at church is identified
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, of Bemidji, Minn., is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree assault, aggravated robbery and theft for allegedly beating and robbing a 73-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon at...
November 27, 2009 - 10:37am