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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
August 19, 2016
Dayton not interested in Appleton prison purchase
ST. PAUL—Supporters of a western Minnesota private prison may not want to get their hopes up that the state could buy the facility. Thursday's...
August 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
August 18, 2016
Lawmakers speculate price of Appleton prison could drop with federal phase-out of private facilities
APPLETON—News Thursday that the federal government intends to phase out use of privately owned prisons has renewed questions about the...
August 18, 2016 - 7:51pm
July 29, 2016
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
KERKHOVEN - A flying enthusiast from Kerkhoven known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in Lac Crosse County,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:40am
July 12, 2016
Letter: Are you really ready for Trump?
In a speech to one of his adoring crowds, this time in February in South Carolina, Donald Trump repeated his claim that our USA should "go much further" than waterboarding suspected terrorists. Torturing suspects is not enough. Trump spoke glowingly of an American general having...
July 12, 2016 - 2:01am
July 11, 2016
DNR seeks comments on Marsh Lake ecosystem restoration project
APPLETON—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared...
July 11, 2016 - 12:57am
July 7, 2016
'Appleton option' to reopen western Minn. private prison stays the course
APPLETON—Legislation to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was met by angry protesters at its most important hearing, amendments from the floor to kill it, and public opposition from the state's employees union. And this was in the House, where the legislation...
July 7, 2016 - 12:12am
June 27, 2016
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
APPLETON – An outdoor enthusiast and author from Appleton who wrote the book on tent camping in Minnesota could prove to be the guy who gives...
June 27, 2016 - 3:52pm
June 21, 2016
Appleton native is top bulldogger in nation
Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness wrestled four steers in a cumulative time of 18.1 seconds to better the best field of bulldoggers in the country,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:58pm
June 2, 2016
Television drama moves to the valley
GRANITE FALLS — After a 50-year run in Appleton, Pioneer Public Television broke ground Thursday on a new, 17,500-square-foot studio and headquarters...
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
May 27, 2016
Solar sprouting in Southwest Minnesota
APPLETON — Solar panels are sprouting amongst the corn fields and on the rooftops of Southwestern Minnesota, and we can expect more of them...
May 27, 2016 - 11:16pm
May 12, 2016
Walking theater event offers a look at the stories that shaped Appleton
The “Spirit of Appleton’’ is filled with song, dance, humor and lots of drama. A cast of nearly 50 community and area residents will perform...
May 12, 2016 - 9:38am
April 30, 2016
Reopening of Appleton prison still alive after Minnesota House vote
APPLETON — A proposal that would reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton took its biggest step forward to date.
April 30, 2016 - 12:11am
April 24, 2016
Snapchat leads Appleton police to teen burglars
When the Appleton Golf Club’s clubhouse was burglarized in January, police used an unlikely tool to help them nab the suspects. Snapchat. More...
April 24, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 8, 2016
Letter: Appleton facility has potential
As a former employee of Prairie Correctional Facility, which closed its doors in 2010, I believe the prison facility has a vital solution to...
April 8, 2016 - 3:00am
April 4, 2016
The man behind Appleton’s ‘sweet spot’
APPLETON — Allen Tonak knows a little something about business, and proved it as a straight ‘A’ student while completing Ridgewater College’s...
April 4, 2016 - 11:58pm