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Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 27, 2016
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
APPLETON—An invitation will be on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton to tour the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg,...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
August 26, 2016
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
MILAN—For reasons only the late Vern Kleven knows, 40 years ago he decided that Milan needed its own version of the Liberty Bell to celebrate...
August 26, 2016 - 9:26pm
5-year-old Watkins girl laid to rest
WATKINS—"We must let this change us." A standing room-only crowd, which spilled into the overhead balcony of the St. Anthony Catholic...
August 26, 2016 - 3:56pm
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
KANDIYOHI COUNTY—Parishioners from Lake Lillian and Kandiyohi will gather together one last time this weekend at two historic churches...
August 26, 2016 - 7:28am
August 25, 2016
Small town Maynard has big story to tell
MAYNARD—At the turn of the last century, Willmar's economic rival to the west was the bustling town of Maynard. With five grain elevators,...
August 25, 2016 - 8:35pm
August 24, 2016
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
SACRED HEART—Atop the ashes of its beloved church building, which burned down weeks ago from a lightning strike, the Hawk Creek Lutheran...
August 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
Renville County selects new administrator
OLIVIA—The Renville County Board of Commissioners offered the county administrator position to Lisa Herges, currently serving as county...
August 24, 2016 - 7:27pm
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
LAMBERTON -- Authorities are investigating after an abandoned home burned down early Wednesday morning near Lamberton. The Redwood County Sheriff’s...
August 24, 2016 - 3:10pm
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
WATKINS—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
Wednesday: Zachary T. Anderson: Family friend sexually assaulted 5-year-old Watkins girl before killing her
WALKER—A 25-year-old Coon Rapids man faces criminal charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and murder in connection with the death of 5-year-old...
August 23, 2016 - 9:33pm
Hwy. 23 detour to end Friday between Clara City, Raymond
WILLMAR—The state Highway 23 detour from Clara City to Raymond will end Friday and the road will be open to traffic, according to the Minnesota...
August 23, 2016 - 7:50pm
August 22, 2016
Former deputy argues statement wrongfully obtained
LITCHFIELD—Whether a former Meeker County sheriff's deputy's alleged confession to stealing drugs and toys was wrongfully obtained was...
August 22, 2016 - 11:30pm
Normal traffic resumes on Nest Lake Bridge
WILLMAR — Work on the Nest Lake Bridge was to be completed by the end of the day Monday and traffic restrictions removed. The grinding on the bridge—milling of the top surface to reduce sound—and repaving was part of a project on state Highway 9 between New London...
August 22, 2016 - 8:10pm
For second time in month, Minnesotan charged with fleeing police
ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria police used a stun gun while arresting a 32-year-old Miltona man over the weekend after authorities say he intentionally...
August 22, 2016 - 7:56pm