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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...
WIllmar man sentenced in assault and burglary attempt
WILLMAR — A Willmar man was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court Thursday to jail time for his involvement in an altercation and attempted burglary this past summer. Brady Hutchinson, 25, was convicted on one count of fifth-degree assault, a gross misdemeanor. Five other criminal charges, in
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
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
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
Belivew woman hurt in crash on Highway 23 north of Clara City
CLARA CITY – A Belview woman was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after her vehicle was rear-ended as she attempted to make a left turn on Trunk Highway 23 north of Clara City at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday.
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.
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.
"Santa Semi" begins it's trek Thursday p.m.
(Kandiyohi MN-) The Kandiyohi Men’s Club & Atwater Chamber say the 2018 Holiday Express Eighteen-Wheeler begins it's 13-stop journey tonight. Men's Club Member Steve Lueders says bring the kids to meet their favorite characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck…and to see Santa...
Pet pictures with Santa being taken in Willmar Saturday at The Kandi Mall
(Willmar MN-) This coming Saturday December 15th from 10 to 2 there is a chance for people to get pictures of their pets with Santa at the Kandi Mall. It is $3 for a 4x6 picture and the opportunity to purchase more pictures if you like. Please come with your dog on a leash, small animals in a crate,
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.
Man leaves road near Lake Lillian, goes through ice of drainage ditch
(Lake Lillian MN-) Hector man faces drunk driving charges after driving through the ice in a ditch east of Big Kandiyohi Lake. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department says at 7:10 p.m. last night a car driven by 20-year-old Kobe Lamka went out of control on County Road 8 at 134th Avenue, left the
Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count is Saturday
WILLMAR — Volunteers are welcome to join as citizens scientists for the annual Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count this Saturday. Anyone interested in participating can meet in Bethany Hall at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Avenue S.W., in Willmar at 7:30 a.m. Dress for the outdoors.
Suspect charged with firing flare gun at victim in Willmar
WILLMAR — A man charged with discharging a flare gun at a man he had argued with will return to court on Dec. 17 for a hearing. Abel Villaneuva, 37, of Willmar, appeared on charges of second- and fifth-degree assault and fifth-degree drug possession in district court in Willmar on Wednesday. He is c
An early Christmas: Community steps up to help make holiday merry for a Atwater Navy veteran and his family
WILLMAR — Christmas for the Berger family of Atwater got a little bit brighter, thanks to the amazing generosity of family, friends and many others from the Kandiyohi County community.
Air Quality Alert Issued for Much of Minnesota
An air quality alert from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has expanded. The MPCA’s David Brown says the affected area includes the Twin Cities, Rochester, Mankato, Willmar, Hutchinson and the Tribal Nations of Prairie Island and Upper Sioux. He’s encouraging anyone with respiratory iss
Jennie-O promotes Nathaniel Willprecht at Willmar Plant
WILLMAR — Nathaniel Willprecht has been promoted to the position of production supervisor for first processing on the first shift at the Willmar Avenue Plant. He will be developing and managing his team, managing daily production schedules and integrating quality and safety standards.
Willmar doctor charged with assault, obstruction
WILLMAR — A Willmar man has been charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process after having to be stunned twice by Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies on following an incident Nov. 30 between him and another individual.
Salvation Army looking for help during toy distribution next week
(Willmar MN-) The Willmar Salvation Army is looking for help distributing toys to needy children. The distribution takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at "The Salvation Army Toy Shop" at First Covenant Church on Willmar Avenue. Volunteers are needed for the distribution itself,
School district OKs facility agreement with Parks and Recreation
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has approved a facilities use agreement between Willmar Community Education and the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The agreement allows the two departments free use of most of each other's facilities. The City Council has not approved it yet. The agreement