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'The president's wingman': Absent in the West Wing, Bannon stays close to Trump
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Motorcyclist killed in Lino Lakes, Minn., crash
Self-employed contractors playing 'Russian roulette' if they aren't insured for medical expenses, lost income
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Jazz
Wheeler delivers decisive tally, Jets edge Wild
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Rubio, with facial hair galore, makes return trip to Minnesota
College men's hockey: Hermantown grads rule in 5-5 tie between UMD, Merrimack
Joshua Luke O'Brien
Lawrence Kenneth Brown
Edward M. Schmuch
Eugene "Gene" Frey
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji students did something really cool
October 19, 2017
Man faces more charges for throwing pig's foot into Somali food stand
WILLMAR, Minn. — Two more charges have been filed against a Willmar man accused of throwing a pig's foot onto a farmers market stall operated by Somali vendors. Joseph Francis Fernkes, 61, was originally cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with the Aug. 12...
October 19, 2017 - 8:01pm
Pilot survives with minor injuries after plane crashes near Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Federal Aviation Administration issued a preliminary report Thursday, Oct. 19, that a plane crashed the previous...
October 19, 2017 - 12:21pm
October 12, 2017
Minn. group home employee, resident admit stealing from homes while delivering papers
WILLMAR, Minn. — A vulnerable adult and an employee of the group home where he lived pleaded guilty Thursday in an August rash of thefts...
October 12, 2017 - 9:16pm
October 10, 2017
Willmar man charged in anti-Muslim incident invokes right to free speech
WILLMAR, Minn. — The actions may have been offensive, but a Willmar man argues he should not face prosecution for leaving a pig's foot...
October 10, 2017 - 10:01pm
October 8, 2017
Willmar man arrested after high-speed chase in stolen car
HECTOR, Minn. — A Willmar, Minnesota, man is in jail after leading law enforcement on a 21-mile, high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle Saturday,...
October 8, 2017 - 7:01pm
October 3, 2017
Willmar day camp helps kids cope with grief, loss
WILLMAR, Minn. — Aidan Wasik was in grade school when his mother, Stacey, died in 2010 from a brain tumor. The following year he signed...
October 3, 2017 - 11:32pm
September 28, 2017
Willmar musician pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct with nursing home resident with dementia
WILLMAR, Minn. — Willmar musician Terrance Raymond Shaw, 72, pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 28, to a felony charge of criminal sexual conduct...
September 28, 2017 - 8:29pm
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
Ex-Willmar businessman to serve eight more years of sexual conduct sentence
WILLMAR, Minn. — Convicted sex offender Peter Hoagland, 70, will serve a minimum of eight more years in prison. District Judge Jennifer...
August 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 26, 2017
Finding a market for hemp: More than 2,000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year
WILLMAR, Minn. — A growing market for industrial hemp as food, fiber and nutraceuticals is gaining ground in west central Minnesota and could find a place in Kandiyohi County. There's at least one field of hemp planted this year in Chippewa County and a food-grade processing...
August 26, 2017 - 2:15pm
August 24, 2017
Minn. swimmers reminded of waterborne illness
WILLMAR, Minn. — Public health officials are reminding people to practice good hand-washing and avoid swimming in lakes or pools if they have diarrhea. Renville County in central Minnesota reported an uptick earlier this month in cryptosporidium infections. At least two day...
August 24, 2017 - 8:38pm
August 17, 2017
Easing fears about ICE a focus of Willmar Human Rights Commission
WILLMAR — When the Willmar Human Rights Commission restarted in February 2016, after years of inactivity, the new commission members struggled with what their mission was going to be. Since this past January, they seem to have found their footing and are now focusing on easing...
August 17, 2017 - 6:34pm
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
Charge: Minn. group home employee, vulnerable resident delivered newspapers, stole from garages, vehicles
WILLMAR, Minn. — A former employee of a licensed community residential facility in Willmar and a vulnerable adult who lived there have...
August 16, 2017 - 9:27pm