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U2 is being sued for allegedly stealing a song for 'Achtung Baby'
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
Trump's speech to Congress is a chance for a reset
Pipeline protester charged with abusing elderly mother at camp, exploiting vulnerable adult
Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says
Vikings will not pick up Peterson's option for 2017 but door remains open
Prep Basketball: 'Jays wrap up Camden championship
Junior Hockey: 3 WarHawks in top prospect tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
Girls Basketball: Small stature, big talent
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Chester Arthur Schroer
Florence Mary Adams
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: Other top stories
Summer weather brought many storms The year started with the Winter That Wasn't — an El Nino weather pattern that brought uncommonly warm...
January 7, 2017 - 6:10am
December 6, 2016
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
LAS VEGAS — The City of Lights has been good to Tanner Aus and J.D. Struxness, two Central Minnesota cowboys. Aus is just a year removed...
December 6, 2016 - 8:51pm
November 14, 2016
Pioneer Public Television welcomes new staff
APPLETON — Four new staff members have joined Pioneer Public Television. Cindy Dorn has accepted a position as producer. Originally from...
November 14, 2016 - 3:15pm
Marsh Lake restoration project partners to break ground
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and the Upper Minnesota...
November 14, 2016 - 7:00am
November 5, 2016
Brian Wojtalewicz letter: Beware deceptive attacks on DFLers
I'm very tired of the unfair, deceptive attacks on Andrew Falk, Mary Sawatzky and Lyle Koenen by Republican dark money outfits. MNsure only...
November 5, 2016 - 10:06am
October 10, 2016
Corps awards $5.9 million contract for Marsh Lake environmental restoration
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has awarded a $5.9 million contract to RTS Shearing, LLC, of Jamestown,...
October 10, 2016 - 4:30am
September 14, 2016
Pioneer TV web series shares answers collected from wide range of men
APPLETON -- Asking men in rural Minnesota to talk openly about their masculinity is generally considered a surefire conversation stopper. Brendan...
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 29, 2016
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news that hit shares of private prison operators. Immigration and Customs...
August 29, 2016 - 3:51pm
August 27, 2016
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
APPLETON—An invitation will be on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton to tour the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg,...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
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