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  • City of Willmar

(Willmar, MN) The City of Willmar has declared a Snow Emergency to begin Monday, February 26th at 10pm for Willmar's Central Business District (CBD). The Snow Emergency will expire Tuesday, February 27th at 6am. The Central Business District extends from First Street to Seventh Street Southw… Read more

  • GoMN.com

(Cooke City, MT) A 29-year-old Minnesota man is dead following a snowmobile crash in Montana. According to a report from KBZK, the Park County Sheriff's Office says the man was found lying face down in a creek near Cooke City with his snowmobile on top of him. Authorities believe he lost con… Read more

  • rep.dave.baker@house.leg.state.mn.us

(St. Paul, MN) The Legislature is back in the swing of things. They have just 12 weeks to finish their work and Dave Baker is confident they'll get there. "As you know, one of my passions in the legislature is fighting the opioid epidemic. This work really seems to be paying off in a big way… Read more

  • GoMN.com

(Various, MN)  It's a month later than normal, but the influenza season finally appears to be lightening its grip on the United States. Don't be fooled, however, because flu activity in the U.S. is still higher than normal, and could remain elevated for a little longer. National statistics f… Read more

  • Learfield Wire Service
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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota House and Senate before going home for the weekend passed a bill to fund their operations -- the subject of a protracted legal battle after Governor Mark Dayton vetoed an similar measure last year...but it's expected this time Dayton will sign it. Yesterday he sa… Read more

  • JP Cola
  • Updated

(Willmar MN-) Four to six inches of snow fell in the area overnight. The plows are out, and there have been some school delays. Log onto Willmarradio.com and click on Operation Snow Desk for more info. And go to 511mn.org for the latest road conditions, or you can call 511. Read more

  • JP Cola
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(Willmar MN-) Even though the Kandiyohi County Board rejected a conditional use permit for a hog operation which later gave up trying to locate here, the board insists they still support animal agriculture. County Commissioner Harlan Madsen is a rural Lake Lillian Dairy Producer, and says on… Read more

  • JP Cola/Litchfield Independent Review
  • Updated

(Darwin MN-) The bottom of Lake Washington, south of Darwin, has become a parking lot. In January, a pickup containing two ice fisherman broke through the ice and sank to the bottom. The occupants escaped without harm. The Litchfield Independent Review says when a towing company arrived to r… Read more

  • Learfield Wire Service
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(St. Paul MN-) A House committee Thursday got a first look this session at a proposal that aims to limit the time for filling orders on certain prescription opioids. Republican Representative Dave Baker of Willmar says with his bill... Read more

  • JP Cola

(Olivia MN –) The Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is raising rates for the buffer state cost share program. This program assists in installing vegetative buffers to meet the buffer law requirements. Read more

  • Learfield/JP Cola
  • Updated

(St. Paul, MN) -- Several female Minnesota lawmakers are not happy about going through an all-day sexual harassment training session. Many of the members of the House of Representatives said Wednesday's mandatory meeting focused on sympathizing with the harasser and showing skepticism toward… Read more

  • JP Cola
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(Willmar MN-) Minnesota lawmakers looking to pass legislation increasing the ability of citizens to carry and use firearms probably shouldn't depend on the support of House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. Republican Representative Jim Nash of Waconia has introduced a "stand your ground" bil… Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

The NL-S Wildcat girls’ basketball team defeated the Benson Braves by a final score of 61-49 Saturday afternoon in New London. Shea Oman led the way for the Wildcats with a game high of 25 points. Emma Hanson finished with 10. For the Braves, Claire Ricard had 21, Kaitlyn Berreau had 17. Read more

  • Learfield Wire Services

(New York, NY) -- Mikael Granlund and Eric Staal each had two goals and two assists as the Wild defeated the Rangers 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. The two scored in a two-minute and 37-second span late in the first period and each lit the lamp in the third period. Minnesota completed a three… Read more

  • Learfield Wire Services

(Houston, TX) -- Jimmy Butler had to be helped off the court with a knee injury in the third quarter as the Timberwolves lost to the Rockets 120-102 in Houston. He'll undergo an MRI today. Andrew Wiggins scored a Minnesota-high 21 points. The T'wolves fell to 12-and-19 on the road and host C… Read more

  • Learfield Wire Services

(Fort Myers, FL) -- Reliever Dietrich Enns gave up three runs in the fourth as the Red Sox edged by the Twins 4-3 in the Grapefruit League opener for each team. Ryan LaMarre drove in all the Minnesota runs. The Twins face the Orioles today with left-hander Adalberto Mejia starting. Read more

  • Michael Mattern
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The Willmar Cards Boys Basketball team traveled to Brainerd Friday night to take on the Brainerd Warriors and won the game by a final score of 66-54. Noah Slagter led the Cards with 26 points followed by Ryan Slette with 11 and Drey Dirckson with 10. Sauer was high scorer for the Warriors wi… Read more

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