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Man killed in truck-train collision near Raymond

A Virginia Minnesota man was killed in a truck-train collision near Raymond last night. The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, 79-year-old Daniel Roy Schmidt was driving a semi pulling a trailer loaded with sugar beets on the Kandi-Chippewa Line Road, and as he

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-10-23 14:45:00

150 customers still need to make utility switch in Willmar

About 1/3rd of the Willmar Municipal Utility District Hot Water Heat customers who need to convert to an alternate form of heating have done so. The project will be discontinued as of July 1st 2020. WMU's Joel Bregelman says at it's peak, the district heat program had 320 customers. When the decisio

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-10-23 12:30:00

Kandiyohi, Chippewa counties dismiss charges against Scheel

Prosecutors in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties have filed motions dismissing the criminal charges he faced in the two counties. The charges in the two counties are unrelated to the deaths of Wilbert, 90, and Gloria Scheel, 80, on March 21 at their home in Paynesville.The 34-year-old Scheel pleaded g

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 23:18:20

Cold Weather Rule in effect...don't ignore late bill notices

Heartland Community Action Agency is now known as UCAP, and their phone number is 235-0850, and they usually have grants from the federal government available. Steen says in a typical year they have less than a handful of customers who submit the inability to pay forms. The key is to stay in touch w

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-10-23 12:33:00

Train, semi collide near Raymond

About 6:45 p.m., law enforcement was controlling traffic on Highway 23 as it slowly moved past the crash scene just off the highway.A trailer was wrapped around the engine of a BNSF train, and a semitractor was in the ditch between the railroad tracks and state Highway 23.No further details were imm

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-23 01:23:28

Highway 71 north of the 23 Split closed for several hours Monday

A section US Highway 71 North in Willmar will be closed for up to five hours during the work day on Monday, October 22, 2018. The road will be closed between the US Highway 71 North/Highway 23 “split” and County Road 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Traffic will be routed on County Roads 27 and 9 during the

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-10-22 12:22:00

Willmar students can earn bikes through Masonic reading prog...

Erica Dischino / Tribune Dave Stuhr, left, and Brad Nichols wheel a bicycle out of the fifth-grade collaborative space Monday at Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar after they told students about the Mason Lodge Bikes for Books program.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-23 11:45:01

Stearns Sheriff: Paynesville shed fire causes $40,000 in damage

The shed and all its contents were lost, totaling about $40,000 in damage, according to the Monday release.

ST. CLOUD TIMES - 2018-10-22 17:17:00

Mild Form of Bird Flu Found in Minnesota Turkey Flock

Authorities report an outbreak of a mild form of bird flu in turkeys in Kandiyohi County of west-central Minnesota. The World Organization for Animal Health says routine surveillance testing confirmed on Monday the presence of a low pathogenic N5N2 virus in a flock of 40,000 turkeys in Minnesota's

KSTP - 2018-10-23 16:04:22

Man with sign hands out Christian tracts to Muslims at Willmar mosque

A man with a sign calling people sinners in need of repentance walked the sidewalk and handed out Christian tracts outside a Willmar mosque Friday. As the Muslim worshippers left their Friday afternoon service around 2 p.m. they encountered the man on the sidewalk and those who spoke to him were giv


Other charges dismissed against Paynesville man convicted of...

Prosecutors in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties have filed motions dismissing the criminal charges he faced in the two counties—fearing that he could possibly escape or because he is already in prison for life. The charges in the two counties are unrelated to the deaths of Wilbert, 90, and Gloria Sch

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2018-10-22 23:52:42

Two Die in Renville County Crash

According to information from the State Patrol, a pickup driven by Trebesch was southbound on Highway 71, crossed the centerline, and collided with a northbound pickup driven Tanhoff.

KDUZ.COM - 2018-10-22 10:29:50

2 pickup drivers killed in Renville County crash | Southern Minnesota News

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SOUTHERN MINNESOTA NEWS - 2018-10-22 10:40:45

Willmar School Board to meet Monday at high school

WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the media center at Willmar Senior High School, 2701 30th St. N.E.The board plans to hear a progress report on the Manufacturing and Production course at the high school.Students in the course learn about build

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 12:08:01

Willmar Utilities take on more expenses for water main repla...

"This agreement is between $250,000 to $300,000 (in expenses) from the city to the utilities," Utilities General Manager John Harren said. "That is a 10 percent increase in our rates."A rate study is budgeted for 2019, Harren said, which will take a closer look at the revenues the utilities will nee

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 11:10:01

Two illegals apprehended locally were wanted for felony sex crimes

Both men appear to have been deported before. According to an affidavit filed by a deportation officer with the Department of Homeland Security, Chun-Cuxl (also known as Chun-Cuilx) was apprehended by border patrol agents Sept. 13, 2017. He was convicted of illegal entry in U.S. District Court in Tu


Head-on crash kills one on Hwy 71 in Renville County

The identity of the victim and others involved in the accident will be released Saturday morning.According to preliminary information from the State Patrol, a 2000 Silverado driven by a 50-year-old man from Kandiyohi was southbound on Highway 71. A 2010 Toyota Tundra driven by a 32-year-old man from


Willmar volleyball fourth at Pumpkin Classic

Willmar won its two pool play matches over Totino Grace and Wadena-Deer Creek, but the Cardinals lost to Moorhead in the semifinas, then fell to Roseville in three sets in the third-place match.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 02:12:46

2 motorists killed when pickup trucks collide in west-central Minnesota

Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi, Minn., was killed in the 10:40 a.m. collision on U.S. 71. The second driver, Mark Andrew Tanhoff, 50, of Renville, Minn., was also killed, according to the State Patrol.


5 Things to Do in St. Cloud, Oct. 22-26

See if you have what it takes to entertain a crowd, or just sit back and get ready to laugh. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m., with the show starting at 10 p.m. The Keller Bar is located in the Red Carpet Nightclub, 11 5th Ave S in St. Cloud.