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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
March 26, 2015
Minnesota Guardsman charged with producing child porn while in Afghanistan
LAKEVILLE — A Minnesota National Guardsman from Lakeville was indicted Wednesday on one count of producing child pornography while deployed in Afghanistan. A U.S. judge ordered 28-year-old Andrew L. Schiller detained pending trial. He is accused of chatting on Skype with a 14-year-old...
March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
August 5, 2014
U.S. general killed, 14 wounded in Afghan academy attack: officials
An Afghan soldier killed a U.S. general and wounded 14 coalition troops in a machine gun attack at a military training facility in Kabul, a top Western and senior Afghan official said on Tuesday.
August 5, 2014 - 12:35pm
June 13, 2014
U.S. Army says Bergdahl condition stable, has not met parents
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, was in stable condition at a military hospital in Texas and has not yet met his parents, military officials said on Friday. Bergdahl,...
June 13, 2014 - 3:45pm
June 3, 2014
Welcome home 849th: Members of Litchfied-based National Guard unit return after 11 months in Afghanistan
LITCHFIELD —The parking lot filled with vehicles, tissues were passed around and tensions were high as people waited for the buses to arrive. The...
June 3, 2014 - 11:26pm
May 31, 2014
U.S. soldier freed in Afghanistan, five Taliban prisoners to leave Guantanamo
(Reuters) - The last U.S. prisoner of war from America's waning Afghan war was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces inAfghanistan on...
May 31, 2014 - 6:21pm
May 30, 2014
Caps for Soldiers continues to give back
PENNOCK — One soldier in Afghanistan believes it saved his life. He wore two of the wool caps on a very cold day. He’s convinced the thickness...
May 30, 2014 - 11:07pm
July 16, 2013
National Guard soldiers deploy from Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD - Friends, family members and supporters of the Minnesota National Guard 849th Mobility Augmentation Company lined the streets of...
July 16, 2013 - 11:14pm
July 14, 2013
Official send-off Tuesday for National Guard troops from Litchfield, Minn., armory bound for Afghanistan
LITCHFIELD — An official deployment ceremony was held Sunday at the Litchfield Civic Arena for a Litchfield-based Minnesota National Guard...
July 14, 2013 - 11:10pm
June 19, 2013
Karzai suspends talks with U.S. over Taliban move
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way...
June 19, 2013 - 6:54am
June 18, 2013
U.S. and Taliban to start talks in Qatar office
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- In a major breakthrough, the Taliban and the U.S. announced Tuesday that they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan as the Islamic militant movement opened an office in Qatar.
June 18, 2013 - 11:10am
Karzai: Afghan troops take lead to secure country
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday in a significant milestone in the 12-year war.
June 18, 2013 - 6:37am
March 12, 2013
5 US troops die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday. By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service...
March 12, 2013 - 7:37am
March 11, 2013
Afghan troubles spell tough start for Hagel
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's been a rough start for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan...
March 11, 2013 - 11:37am
Insider attack kills 2 US troops, 2 Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A police officer opened fire on U.S. and Afghan forces inside a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, sparking a firefight that killed two U.S. troops and two other Afghan policemen. The attacker was also killed in the shootout, officials...
March 11, 2013 - 6:56am
January 9, 2013
US may leave no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of troops may be needed to contain al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces. "We wouldn't rule out any option," including...
January 9, 2013 - 7:55am