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Donation from animal lover to benefit homeless pets
Man killed in skid loader accident in Renville County
Cross-country air race builds aviation interest for new female fliers at UND
In St. Anthony, angry calls for change after Yanez case
Family: Prank 'gone wrong' causes shooting death in small western Minnesota town
NWL Baseball: Varland follows in impressive footsteps
Red Sox top Twins without suspended Farrell
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
Nicklaus hopes Woods 'gets life straightened out'
Wild will look to AHL to populate fourth line
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Rosella "Sally" Breitbach
Mary Ellen Noor
Pearl Mae McIalwain
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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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
Video: A mighty fair day in Appleton
The Swift County Fair at Appleton's southwest side began a five-day run on Wednesday. After a damp opening morning the weather turned for the...
August 20, 2015 - 3:40pm