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LOST ITALIAN: Nothing sour about these grapes
WORLD OF WINE: Looking for a new wine to try? My latest taste-test results
Charges: Couple ran 'large-scale' sex trafficking enterprise in Washington County
CIA ex-chief cites signs of possible Trump campaign ties to Russia
Manchester Suicide Bomber Identified as Salman Abedi
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
April 26, 2017
Child abuse rates spike in Minnesota
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Child abuse rates in Minnesota are soaring. In total, 39,531 Minnesota children were the subject of child maltreatment...
April 26, 2017 - 12:58pm
November 12, 2016
Dennis Torgerson letter: Male behavior and respect for women
Finally! "Gasp!" The get out to vote for your favorite rodent has mercifully come to an end. I would like to write about a different kind of...
November 12, 2016 - 10:30am
August 22, 2016
Childhood abuse linked to worse survival odds for adult women
Girls who suffer maltreatment and abuse may be less likely to survive into middle age than their peers who don't experience physical or mental torment growing up, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on self-reported abuse from a national sample of almost 6,300 adults,...
August 22, 2016 - 9:43am
July 15, 2016
Social media abuse of nursing home residents often goes unchecked
Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive. When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo...
July 15, 2016 - 9:23am
June 7, 2016
Minnesotan sentenced to 6 years for abusing 11-month-old
DULUTH – A man here on Monday was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for physically abusing an 11-month-old child who was in his care....
June 7, 2016 - 8:02am
May 25, 2016
Filing period ends for claims of abuse against New Ulm Catholic diocese
NEW ULM — Wednesday was the final day for victims of past sexual abuse by Catholic priests to file civil claims. As of Tuesday, the Diocese of New Ulm and parishes within the diocese had received claims from 98 victims and survivors under the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily...
May 25, 2016 - 11:20pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota family seeks justice after their son was allegedly abused at juvenile center
A Lake Park family is hoping justice can be served, for their son who battles schizophrenia. This as the state officials investigate allegations...
May 12, 2016 - 7:58am
April 26, 2016
Wisconsin breeder arrested after dead, starving dogs found
ELMWOOD, Wis. -- Formal charges were expected to be filed this week against a man accused of running a puppy mill on his western Wisconsin property,...
April 26, 2016 - 5:30am
April 15, 2016
Names released of three more New Ulm Diocese priests accused of abuse
Three priests in the Diocese of New Ulm have been named for the first time in civil lawsuits accusing them of abusing children. Revs. Bernard Steiner, Richard Gross and Edward Ardolf were named Friday in a press release through the law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates. The three...
April 15, 2016 - 11:15am
April 13, 2016
Lawsuits allege abuse by official St. John’s Abbey has reinstated
ST. CLOUD -- Two lawsuits against St. John’s Abbey — accusing a former prior of child sexual abuse decades ago — have been filed in Stearns County, a St. Paul law firm announced Tuesday. The lawsuits allege that St. John’s Abbey former prior and No. 2 leader, the Rev. Tom...
April 13, 2016 - 12:25am
March 29, 2016
Live stream: Names of priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese to be made public today at 11 a.m.
The names of priests accused of sexual abuse while working at the Diocese of New Ulm will be released at 11 a.m. today during a news conference in St. Paul. The news conference is being livestreamed here. A number of priests have been accused of sexual abuse while with the diocese,...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
March 2, 2016
Man in custody after throwing Minnesota student journalist's camera into traffic, stealing van
It was a mentally, and possibly physically, scarring day for MSUM student Samantha Stark. “It wouldn't stop bleeding,” Stark said, “Freaked...
March 2, 2016 - 9:27am
July 9, 2015
Two former Boy Scouts sue; want organization to disclose abuser files
ST. PAUL — In August 1970, an 11-year-old David Lundquist told Boy Scout leaders his scoutmaster had taken him into the woods on a camping...
July 9, 2015 - 11:43pm
June 19, 2015
Puppies seized from owners amid allegations of abuse
MONTEVIDEO — Two pet owners reportedly face pending animal abuse charges after law enforcement seized eight puppies from a Montevideo residence...
June 19, 2015 - 12:04pm
January 12, 2015
Boy’s death spurs new legislation
ST. PAUL — The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. “There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state...” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
January 12, 2015 - 11:07pm