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  • Liz VanDerBill

    Elizabeth VanDerBill, a familiar face to many in the Willmar area, has been named Ridgewater College’s new Director of Communications and Marketing. She began her duties on Monday. VanDerBill replaces Sam Bowen, who had been …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Traffic Light

    The temporary deactivation of the traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 5 and Main Street in Arlington, originally scheduled for Monday March 4th, has been delayed so that MnDOT forces can repaint the pedestrian …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Fire Line Do Not Cross

    Eleven pigs and a cow, along with a 30-by-80-foot barn, were lost in a fire reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the William and Mary Nething residence at 63724 260th St., in Darwin Township. According …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Traffic Light

    Motorists on Highway 5 in Arlington will no longer need to stop at the intersection with Main Street after today (Monday,March 4). However, MnDOT officials say cross traffic, or motorists on Main Street will need …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Snow Plow

    A winter storm warning is in effect for the area until noon Tuesday. The National Weather Service says snow will diminish this morning (Monday) with some freezing drizzle possible this afternoon. Snow will return this …

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    04 Mar 13
  • CP Rail

    On Saturday, at about 8:30 in the evening, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of and responded with Watkins Fire and Watkins Rescue to a train on fire near mile marker 128 on …

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    04 Mar 13
  • DavidMunizBustos (1)

    A Silver Lake man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend at her home in Glencoe last year. 44-year-old David Muniz Bustos was convicted of four murder charges earlier this week, including first-degree murder …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Duebers

      Longtime local-area department store chain Dueber’s is closing all 9 of its stores throughout Minnesota. The first Dueber’s opened in 1946 in Waconia, and at its peak the company had stores in 28 communities. …

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    28 Feb 13