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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 16, 2016
Prairie Correctional Facility waits at the ready
APPLETON — Security cameras keep a constant vigil on silent hallways leading to nearly 400 prison cells, every one empty but kept ready. Books...
February 16, 2016 - 12:12am
January 14, 2016
Dayton rejects plan to reopen Appleton prison
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton will not ask legislators to fix a prison overcrowding problem by borrowing state money to reopen a west-central...
January 14, 2016 - 1:55pm
Short film produced in Appleton prompts discussion on societal issues
Masked aliens from outer space make an abandoned house in Appleton their destination. One of them drops in at the Paddle Bar in the downtown....
January 14, 2016 - 10:53am
January 5, 2016
Appleton woman sentenced for having sex with juvenile
BENSON — An Appleton woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a juvenile male will be on probation for 15 years and must register as a predatory...
January 5, 2016 - 10:15pm
December 14, 2015
Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public Television will move its headquarters and main studio to a facility to be constructed in Granite Falls. Ron...
December 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS - Pioneer Public Television will be moving its headquarters and main studio to Granite Falls, the station’s board of directors...
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
November 18, 2015
Woman gets out of vehicle stuck in water-filled ditch
BENSON — Emergency responders aided a woman around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday who was trapped in her vehicle which was partly in water in a ditch close to the intersection of Minnesota Highway 29 and Swift County Road 6 south of Benson. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported in a...
November 18, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 4, 2015
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
BENSON — An Appleton woman pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a juvenile male. In an appearance in Swift County District Court, Kelly...
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
October 24, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Hurdles remain to reopen private prison
ST. PAUL — Supporters of a shuttered private western Minnesota prison face plenty of roadblocks before they could get state inmates back in the facility.
October 24, 2015 - 12:26am
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
WILLMAR — For their efforts to help drive down the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, the Appleton Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were recently recognized by Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative. The two departments were among eight...
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am
October 22, 2015
Plan to house state inmates in Appleton's shuttered prison gains new support
ST. PAUL — An abandoned western Minnesota prison became a viable option to house state prisoners Wednesday when two Democratic senators said...
October 22, 2015 - 10:33am
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
September 25, 2015
Appleton prison supporters want state inmates
ST. PAUL — The latest proposal to put state prisoners in a west central Minnesota facility appears more acceptable than when it was a privately...
September 25, 2015 - 10:53pm
September 1, 2015
Appleton firm fights western fires
APPLETON — A good day’s work at this Appleton-based company can mean saving lives, homes or a farmer’s crops. This year that has been...
September 1, 2015 - 9:23am
August 20, 2015
A fair in Appleton
Shar Jorgenson of Starbuck presents her popular trunk and demo show “Quiltng from the Heartland” early Thursday afternoon at the Swift County...
August 20, 2015 - 11:38pm