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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 1, 2016
The Insider: Alabama favored in CFP title game
The Alabama Crimson Tide are seven-point favorites over the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Arizona
January 1, 2016 - 10:28pm
November 30, 2015
College Football: Wild weekend makes it easy for CFP committee
The College Football Playoff selection committee will never be able to make five conference champs go into four spots, but a wild two days of games over the holiday weekend made the equation about as simple as possible
November 30, 2015 - 4:56am
January 2, 2015
Bowl Playoffs: Ohio State, Oregon to meet for championship
Ohio State stunned Alabama and Oregon blasted Florida State to advance to Jan. 12's NCAA Division I national championship game in Arlington,...
January 2, 2015 - 12:04am
April 29, 2014
U.S. tornadoes kills 30, threaten more damage In South
TUPELO, Mississippi - At least 30 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a vicious storm system that leveled towns and...
April 29, 2014 - 1:38pm
November 11, 2013
Analysis: As Alabama flames fade, new oil-by-rail questions arise
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The second explosive oil-train derailment this year, which has finally burned out in rural Alabama, may raise new questions...
November 11, 2013 - 7:35am
September 16, 2013
Alabama marks anniversary of racial bombing that sparked change
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Fifty years after a bomb ripped through a church basement, killing four girls and shocking a racially divided nation, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday commemorated the tragedy that marked a shift in the country's battle over civil rights.
September 16, 2013 - 7:27am
August 14, 2013
Update: Two dead in crash of UPS cargo jet in Alabama
By verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama,...
August 14, 2013 - 8:32am
UPS cargo plane crashes in Birmingham, Alabama: FAA
(Reuters) - A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The United Parcel Service Inc flight 1354, en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham, crashed on approach about 6 a.m.,...
August 14, 2013 - 7:03am
April 25, 2013
Update: Fire out hours after fuel barges explode in Ala.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Firefighters on Thursday extinguished a huge blaze that erupted hours earlier when two fuel barges exploded in Mobile, Ala., leaving three people with critical burns and forcing the evacuation of crew from a nearby cruise ship. The cause of the fire, which started...
April 25, 2013 - 11:21am
Fuel barges explode, causing large fire in Ala.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A large fire that began with explosions aboard two fuel barges in Mobile, Ala., burned into Thursday morning after injuring...
April 25, 2013 - 7:24am
April 4, 2013
Worker thrown from Ala. dock where ship torn loose
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities were searching for a shipyard worker who was thrown into the water in strong winds that also tore a troubled...
April 4, 2013 - 6:26am
April 3, 2013
Disabled cruise ship breaks from Ala. mooring
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Officials say a Carnival cruise ship that had been disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico has broken away from its moorings in a Mobile, Ala., shipyard. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that high winds are likely to blame for the Triumph becoming...
April 3, 2013 - 3:26pm
February 4, 2013
Officials: Boy safe, abductor dead after officers stormed Ala. bunker
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the boy's abductor dead, officials said Monday. Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said at a news...
February 4, 2013 - 5:34pm
Update: Official says boy safe, abductor dead after standoff in Ala.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor. The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said today that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school...
February 4, 2013 - 4:33pm
Police: Announcement coming on Ala. hostage
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say they will be making a major announcement in the case of a 5-year-old being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama. The news conference will be held this afternoon in Midland City. Police say 65-year-old Jim Dykes has been holding...
February 4, 2013 - 4:22pm