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Florida man kills one, wounds five in 'horrific' shooting
Litchfield man charged with theft of car he was hired to restore
Willmar man pleads not guilty to kidnapping baby
Two women from Willmar injured in crash Monday in the Cities
Impaired driving case upheld but judge warns Upper Sioux police about video failure
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 21, 2017
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in Appleton
SAINT PAUL - A coalition of religious and civil rights organizations will continue to oppose legislation that calls for the State of Minnesota...
March 21, 2017 - 11:49pm
March 11, 2017
Legislators hopeful for Appleton prison legislation
APPLETON — Local legislators are hopeful legislation will be approved this session calling on the state of Minnesota to either lease or...
March 11, 2017 - 6:37am
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