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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 14, 2016
Violent protests erupt in Milwaukee after police kill armed suspect
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Protesters fired gunshots, hurled bricks and set a gas station on fire in the U.S. mid-western city of Milwaukee on Saturday...
August 14, 2016 - 9:37am
July 28, 2016
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
DOWNER — A driver was arrested after fleeing police at around 115 mph on Interstate 94 on Wednesday night. A Minnesota State trooper attempted...
July 28, 2016 - 10:13am
May 4, 2016
Glenwood man captures video of police foot chase in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- A suspect who was arrested Monday after police chased him through a restaurant now faces more legal trouble. He allegedly gave...
May 4, 2016 - 3:59pm
April 26, 2016
Man arrested in Minnesota for operating a taxi while on drugs
A Fargo, North Dakota, man has been arrested for driving a taxi while under the influence of drugs in Moorhead. Moorhead Police say officers...
April 26, 2016 - 8:01am
April 13, 2016
Minnesota police arrest man with 0.31 BAC after his vehicle nearly strikes school bus
Moorhead police riding a school bus Tuesday while looking for distracetd drivers arrested a man on suspicion of DUI after his vehicle nearly...
April 13, 2016 - 10:51am
Records published Jan. 14
This is the records summary for Jan. 13. Suspicious person report leads to arrest WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department received a report of a suspicious person just past 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Dairy Queen restaurant on U.S. Highway 12. The report says the person had been there...
January 13, 2016 - 12:24am
January 12, 2016
One man stabbed, second man arrested after apparent fight at Belgrade home
BELGRADE --The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says a 38-year-old Belgrade man was stabbed early Tuesday morning in his home. According to a news release from Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a home on the 400 block of Martin Avenue in Belgrade...
January 12, 2016 - 1:35pm
December 10, 2015
Officials recover body of Minnesota woman; arrest two men
BEMIDJI — Two men have been arrested in the disappearance and death of a Minnesota woman whose body has been recovered from a shallow grave...
December 10, 2015 - 11:50pm
October 31, 2015
Records published Oct. 31
Here are the records for Saturday, Oct. 31: District Court Meeker County LITCHFIELD — Brian Keith Berwald, 35, of Hutchinson, was sentenced to the Commissioner of Corrections for 12 months and one day for a felony conviction of fleeing a police officer during an appearance...
October 31, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Former Paynesville man named a ‘person of interest’ in Jacob Wetterling disappearance
MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-six years after the disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling brought national media attention to central Minnesota,...
October 30, 2015 - 11:01am
October 7, 2015
Arrest of Minnesota man in underage sex sting, leads to chilling discovery in his vehicle
COTTAGE GROVE - A Maple Grove man is accused of responding to a 16-year-old girl’s online ad offering to exchange sex for money. Corwin...
October 7, 2015 - 9:24am
Three arrested following drug-related incident in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD – A man was arrested for allegedly fleeing from law enforcement and two others arrested pending drug charges following an incident Thursday evening in Litchfield. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task force was conducting surveillance...
August 7, 2015 - 10:44am
June 26, 2015
Man arrested in alcohol-related crash involving his three kids
STEWART -- A Hutchinson man was arrested last night following an alcohol-related crash in Renville County that involved the driver's three young children. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Kyle Bergum, 35, was arrested and transported to the Renville County...
June 26, 2015 - 7:20am
April 3, 2015
Willmar PD squad car sideswiped by drunk driver early this morning
WILLMAR -- A 25-year-old man was arrested early this morning for driving while impaired after he allegedly sideswiped a Willmar Police Department squad car. The incident reportedly happened around 12:35 a.m. near the intersection of Second Street and Trott Avenue Southeast, Sergeant...
April 3, 2015 - 10:43am
March 18, 2015
Lawmaker immunity challenged again
ST. PAUL — Police need to know they can arrest state lawmakers, supporters of clarifying legislation say. “It is not necessarily clear to law enforcement, lawmakers or the general public,” Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, on Wednesday told a Minnesota House committee about...
March 18, 2015 - 11:18pm