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Storm Recovery Center will be open this Thursday in Alexandria

(Alexandria, MN)--The Douglas County Storm Recovery Center will be open this Thursday, July 7 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Douglas County Administration Building at 821 Cedar Street in Alexandria. Douglas County Emergency Management Director Julie Anderson says to use the west entrance and follow the signs. Douglas...
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Rural Willmar man who died in tractor rollover identified

The rural Willmar man who died in a utility tractor rollover Wednesday afternoon has been identified by family. Tony Schmoll, age 67, was operating a utility tractor on the side of a creek embankment when the tractor tipped and trapped Schmoll underneath a little before 6 p.m. near the 7000 block of 12 Street NW. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, where Schmoll was pronounced deceased. The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

Fun night of Celtic music Thursday, Patriotic show tonight

(Alexandria, MN)--Everyone had a fun night on Thursday, June 30th with the Red Willow Arts Coalition's Concert on the Courthouse Lawn. On Thursday, a large crowd came out for the Celtic band Ring of Kerry. Chuck Wencil, of the Red Willow Arts Coalition, says he was pleased with the crowd...

Willmar to step-up enforcement of rental housing code

(Willmar MN-) The City of Willmar recently got an update on the current state of code enforcement and rental housing inspections in the city. Willmar Operations Director Kyle Box says for the most part, it appears landlords are doing a good job maintaining their properties... Your browser does not support...

Bernick Family Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

ST. CLOUD -- The Bernick Family Foundation is accepting grant applications. The Bernick Family Foundation will award grants from $5,000 to $40,000 to organizations that support youth, either by building career skills or supporting activities that address active lifestyles and well-being. Applicants must be 501(c) (3) nonprofits, schools, or government...

‘I was very excited to find them’

Starbuck man finds biological family, discovers a wealth of information about his family heritage. In 1969, at the Winnipeg General Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, a happy, healthy baby boy named Darcy Lee Hunnie was born. Days later, the baby boy would receive a new name (Chad Krosch) and meet his new family. His new mom and dad were Janice and James Krosch of Butterfield, Minnesota, who traveled to Pembina, North Dakota, to adopt Chad and bring him back to Minnesota.

Authorities Release Name of Man that Died After Being Pinned by Tractor

(KWLM/Willmar, MN) Authorities have released the name of the rural Willmar man that died after being pinned under a tractor north of town Wednesday afternoon. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department says 67-year-old Tony Schmoll died at the scene. Authorities say Schmoll was operating a utility tractor on the side...

Baseball: Larks drop home game to Willmar

The Bismarck Larks were back at Municipal Ballpark Saturday night for the fourth straight game of a six game home stand. Saturday marked the second game of their series against the Willmar Stingers. The Larks got out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the early momentum wasn’t enough. A four run sixth […]

Locals Win at Clay Target Shooting Championship

UNDATED -- Almost 8,000 students from 329 teams competed at the 2022 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League tournament in Alexandria. The state tournament, billed as the largest clay target shooting tournament in the world, took nine days to complete. At the end, 171 individual athletes and 81 teams...

Man, 67, dies after being pinned by tractor in Kandiyohi County

DOVRE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- A Willmar man is dead after being pinned by a tractor Wednesday afternoon.According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened on the 7000 block of 12th Street Northwest in Dovre Township.First responders found a 67-year-old man pinned underneath a utility tractor, which had apparently rolled over near a creek embankment.The man was pronounced dead on the scene. He was not identified by name as family members are still being notified.

Stingers Tie Series in Bismarck, 4-2

BISMARCK, ND – The Willmar Stingers defeated the Bismarck Larks tonight, 4-2. The game got started with the Larks getting a run across in the bottom of the first. Garrett Macias hit an RBI double sending home Jackson Beaman from first. The game became a pitcher’s battle as Bismarck’s...