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WILLMAR

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Duluth hosts Eau Claire at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Wade Stadium in best-of-three playoff opener.
Duluth offense sputters and pitching struggles in second-to-last game of regular season.
Three people from Missouri were killed Thursday evening in a crash west of Willmar. Another person from Missouri was seriously injured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and a semi driver from Raymond also suffered injuries.
Willmar Public Schools has worked with an Arizona company to hire experienced teachers from other countries to fill teaching openings. The district still seeks more teachers and has job openings in many other areas, too.

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Two vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 71 west of New London early Sunday in a fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol closed the highway for several hours to investigate the crash and clear the road.
Minnesota's Migrant Education Program works with students whose families are migrant farm workers. The program helps students avoid falling behind as they travel with their families and stay on track to graduate.
Two self-described "thorns" in the sides of decision makers made it their quest to protect a small patch of Showy Lady's Slippers from construction for the Highway 23 "Gap" project. Thanks to their efforts, the plants were transplanted.
A swimmer found a zebra mussel on a rock in Long Lake north of Willmar, and her father contacted the DNR. A search found one zebra mussel at each of two locations searched by DNR snorkelers.
Friends and colleagues attending the funeral for Blomkest firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson remembered him as a man who always “showed up” where he was needed. Erickson's funeral was Friday in Willmar.
Algene Vossen, arrested after DNA evidence linked him to a 1974 killing in Willmar, has been found by a Kandiyohi County District Court judge to be incompetent to stand trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed that ruling.

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Happening two days after wind storms, climate change proved to be a top of mind issue for a random sampling of those attending the DFL Congressional District 7 convention held Saturday in Willmar.
Our late spring is a challenge for migrating birds and frustrating for us, but it's not without its drama.
State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.

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