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DNR deer open house set for Watson on Aug. 21

”The format of the meetings will be similar to the ones held in April, when our draft plan was released,” said Erik Thorson, DNR acting big game program leader. “The focus this time will be on the upcoming deer season, progress in meeting population goals, local DNR management efforts and listening

MONTENEWS.COM - 2018-08-21 00:00:00

“Strange Happenings” in Historic House in Willmar

Justin Miner with Johnsdale Paranormal Group of Onamia says during a “spirit box” session in the dining room, they asked who built the house and got the answer “Sperry” — but he says probably the most impressive: “There were three of us in the house that night in April, and we caught on one of our

KDUZ.COM - 2018-08-21 10:24:25

Zebra mussels reach Eagle Lake, 10th infested lake in Kandiyohi...

WILLMAR — Add Eagle Lake to the list of Kandiyohi County lakes infested by zebra mussels, and with the confirmation, the probability that the invasive species will spread downstream to Willmar and Foot Lakes.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-20 22:05:44

Boy, 2, struck and killed by skid loader in Kandiyohi Co.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a report of a farm accident in Roseland Township, about 16 miles south of Willmar, at about 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KARE - 2018-08-19 23:19:39

City commission questioned about Complete Streets project - Pope County Tribune

A local businessman, who said he was speaking for those who were once against the Complete Streets project in Glenwood, questioned city commissioners last Tuesday about a number of issues related to the project.

POPE COUNTY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-20 16:13:52

Group talks about paranormal experiences at The Sperry House

A paranormal investigation group has concluded there is definately something weird going on at The Sperry House in Willmar. In April and again in July Justin Miner and Billy Hill with Johnsdale Paranormal Group of Onamia spent two nights in the 125-year-old home in Willmar, looking for any signs of

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-08-20 12:30:00

Two-year-old boy dies in farm accident near Willmar

Wikimedia CommonsA 2-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic accident at a farm in Minnesota.The accident was reported at 2 p.m. Sunday at a farm in southeast Roseland Township, about 14 miles south of Willmar.Kandiyohi County deputies learned the boy had been struck by a skid steer loader, and had

BRINGMETHENEWS.COM - 2018-08-19 23:11:38

Crappie fisherman caught with 76 over limit - MnDNR CO Repor...

CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) checked for early bear baits, monitored aquatic invasive species issues at public landings, attended annual training, and checked boaters and anglers.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-08-20 18:01:00

Major Willmar Industrial Park development proposed, possible...

"They haven't released the name, but you have heard of it. It is not going to be a secret; they are a big player," said Bruce Peterson, Willmar Planning and Development Services director, addressing Monday's meeting of the Willmar City Council. "They will be running loads of product a day in and out

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-21 03:07:38

Miller Park ready for its tennis close up

WILLMAR — It looks like the city of Willmar served up an ace with the completion of a new four-court tennis complex at Miller Park, replacing the rundown courts previously located at both Miller and Rice parks. When the courts opened several days ago, there were already people waiting to play.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-20 03:29:33

DNR staff to present data Thursday from Bonanza Valley Groundwater...

Tribune file photo Minnesota DNR staff will demonstrate how they monitor groundwater usage in the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area at 10 a.m. onThursday at 44697 Johnfield Road, Belgrade, or 0.5 miles southeast of Big Grove Lutheran Church on Johnfield Road.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-20 03:37:13

Eischen photos on display at Fergus Falls exhibit

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The unique and vibrant photography of Willmar, Minn., native Jared Eischen will be on display in his show "Color of the Midwest" that opens Monday, Aug. 20, and will be up through Oct. 10 in the Charles Beck Gallery on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Te


'Remember Eric Dean': Number of children removed from homes rising...

"We do a lot more assessments than we used to," said Laurie Bonds, the Douglas County Social Services director. "Even now when people are upset they mention that case."By the end of June, Douglas County had removed 72 children from their homes, surpassing the 49 removed during all of 2013 and the 52


Benson voters approve $26 million school bond

Unofficial election returns indicate there were 1,356 yes votes cast and 620 no votes.About 69 percent of voters supported the project compared to about 31 percent that voted against it.The plan includes demolishing 112,000 square feet of existing space, building 55,000 square feet of new space and


Ruptured gas line closes highways in Benson

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, sections of U.S. Highway 12 West and state Highway 29 South are currently closed.The gas company, fire department and emergency services are on site.The roads will remain closed until they are safe for traffic, according to MnDOT.For real-time


Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal weapons possession after bombs, machine guns found on property

A Willmar, Minn., man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing unregistered machine guns, silencers and pipe bombs retrieved by authorities whounearthed an arsenal on his propertyearlier this year.


Monson pleads guilty to three weapons charges

SAINT PAUL – Chad Lee Monson, 46, Willmar, plead guilty to three federal weapons charges Thursday stemming from two searches of his Wilmar properties early this year, which turned up wide array of machine guns, shotguns, rifles and pipe bombs.


Repair rather than replace: Some Willmar seniors say Community...

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Shirley Hulst, left, and Jim Peterson say many seniors who use the Willmar Community Center want it to stay in its current location on Business 71. There is also support for fixing up the current building instead of constructing a new facility.


Kwik Trip Opening in Willmar

Erica Dischino / Tribune The Kwik Trip on U.S. Highway 12, which includes a truck stop, showers and grocery store, opened its doors for the first time Thursday in Willmar.


Bump, set, spike in Big Red Gym

Varsity and JV teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson and Montevideo made the trek to Willmar High School on Thursday to take part in a four-team preseason scrimmage. Keep an eye out for the Tribune’s first prep volleyball preview section the final week of this month.