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Local Roundup: Cards fly high at NLS
NEW LONDON — The No. 4 Willmar Cardinals took the top three spots in the all-around to top No. 13 New London-Spicer 143.475 to 136.775 Friday night at New London-Spicer High School.
Pickup Truck Hits Horse and Buggy in Minnesota, Killing 2
A pickup truck smashed into a horse and buggy near Avon, Minnesota, on Dec. 16, killing two. The single horse-drawn buggy had a 72-year-old male and a 66-year-old female inside when the crash occurred, and their identities were not revealed by the sheriff’s department, Fox9 reported.
Meeker Memorial Hospital selects new CEO
Raised in the small community of Stanley, North Dakota, new Meeker Memorial Hospital CEO Kurt Waldbillig said he has enjoyed relocating to Litchfield so far. “I’ve been here eight weeks so far,” Waldbillig said. “Love it.”
Willmar man arrested after standoff with SWAT team
(Willmar MN-) A Willmar man is under arrest after a standoff with the SWAT team Friday night near Kennedy Elementary School. This is from a news release from the Willmar Police Department...
Enjoy 150 MPH Winds Indoors At This Minnesota Center
Thrill seekers will be all over this. Minnesota is getting its first Indoor Skydiving Center where thrill seekers can simulate what 150 mph winds are like, free falling down, just like they jumped out of an airplane. Without actually doing the later.
Minnesota Vikings Wild Card, Playoff Odds: Updated
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings got back on track Sunday with an important win at home against the Miami Dolphins. The team (7-6-1 ) still has control over their own destiny, and can clinch a wild card playoff spot as early as next week, with some help from other teams.
Boys Basketball: Hancock shoots down Benson
BENSON — Sharpshooting Hancock began with a flourish and never relented, defeating Benson 79-63 to claim the Case IH Invitational championship on Saturday at Benson High School.
Fake News: NO Media Silence About Woman Stabbed 14 Times in Minnesota
Did "not a drop of media coverage" happen about a woman who was stabbed 14 times in Minnesota? And is the media covering up the fact that the attacker was a muslim refugee? No, that's not true: several media outlets reported about the 2017 attack and described the assailant as likely being from Soma
Rollover crash kills teen in northern Minnesota
Authorities in Polk County, northern Minnesota, are investigating a crash that killed a young man on Friday morning. The single-vehicle accident happened in the town of Gully around 7 a.m., when a 2008 Chevy Silverado truck apparently left the road "and rolled several times," a news release from the
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100.
Hawk Creek Animal Shelter needs some extra green in its stocking this year
WILLMAR —As individuals and businesses donate in the spirit of the season, the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar is hoping the community doesn't forget the animals, especially this year as the shelter is facing financial hardships due to unex
Practicing the ice safety he preaches
WILLMAR - Clergy are recognized by the collars they wear. On the ice of Big Kandiyohi Lake, Tim Johnson is known by the pair of ice spikes he wears around his neck. "Religiously,'' said Johnson, who added that his buddies do sometimes tease him about it.
VFW, Veterans' Service Office team up to help cancer victim and family
(Atwater MN-) Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger is battling cancer, but he learned he's not in it alone this week when he and has family were presented with cash and Christmas gifts. Kandiyohi County Veterans Service Officer Trish Appledorn says every year they team up with the Willmar VFW to help
Bomb threat targets include rural Minnesota
A wave of phony bomb threats that spread across the U.S. Thursday extended into rural Minnesota, where businesses in Appleton, Alexandria and St. Cloud were among those who were targeted.
Basketball: Tigers' Johnson leads four in double figures in win (with video)
Jaret Johnson dropped 20 points, leading a foursome of Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta players in double digits in a 63-43 West Central Conference win over Sauk Centre in boys basketball action on Friday, Dec. 14, in Morris.
Home for the homeless: Family Promise grows but needs continue
WILLMAR — It was the fall of 2014 and Jill Zimmer and her young son, Jordan, were sleeping in a van in the 10-hour parking lot in downtown Willmar. On the coldest night the temperature was a bone-chilling 4-degrees above zero.
Blomkest woman hit by car in Downtown Willmar
(Willmar MN-) A Blomkest woman was hurt when she was struck by a van in Downtown Willmar Wednesday afternoon. The Willmar Police Department says at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, 51-year-old Gwen Johnson had just stepped off the sidewalk near the intersection of Southwest 4th Street and Litchfield Avenue when
Cards Comeback in Second Half, Defeat Hornets
[Willmar, MN]--The Cardinals got a tough fought win against Big Lake Saturday night, winning 64-55. The first half started off a bit slow for Willmar, who struggled against the zone defense Big Lake played.
Drive-in Movie to be shown Saturday at Celebrate The Light display in Willmar
(Willmar MN-) Willmar Fests is hosting a drive-in movie night at Celebrate the Light of the World at Robbins Island. Come watch “ELF” starring Will Ferrel from the comfort of your car. The movie will start at 7 pm Saturday at the Robbins Island beach parking area. Spots are limited.
Phishing scam causes Appleton Hospital evacuation
(Appleton MN-) A bomb threat yesterday caused a medical facility in Appleton to be evacuated. Just after 2 p.m. the Appleton Police and Swift County Sheriff’s Department got a report of a possible bomb threat at Appleton Area Health Services. Several units from multiple departments responded, met wi