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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
June 25, 2012
Emotional, surprising encounter as Guri Endresen remembered
WILLMAR -- Lovise and Rune Holmedal and their daughter Kaia left their home on the west coast of Norway for a holiday in America, taking in sites...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Litchfield: First District Association...by the numbers
8 feet - height of fence that surrounds all of First District 9 - number of Minnesota dairy cooperatives that are part of First District 91 - years First District has been in business 140 - number of employees at First District in Litchfield 1,100 - number of voting member units...
April 12, 2012 - 2:28pm
Litchfield: First District looks to an increasingly global future
First District Association in Litchfield has come a long way in its 91-year history. But that's not to say it comes from humble beginnings. When...
April 12, 2012 - 2:25pm
December 21, 2011
Agreement protects Wood Lake Battlefield site as Minnesota prepares to observe 150th anniversary of 1862 US Dakota Conflict
WOOD LAKE -- One of the most important battlefield sites from the 1862 US Dakota Conflict is being protected as Minnesota prepares to observe...
December 21, 2011 - 3:26pm
December 19, 2011
Hartog named president of state Sheriffs' Association
WORTHINGTON -- After serving five years on the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association Board of Directors, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog recently stepped into the position of president of the association during a conference in Alexandria. The association has two main goals -- to educate...
December 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory on chickenpox parties
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about "chickenpox parties," or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring "natural" immunity by getting the disease. The so-called...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
NBA players file antitrust complaint against league
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA players filed an antitrust complaint against the league in Minnesota and plan to file another complaint in California later Tuesday. The first antitrust suit vs. the NBA was filed in Minneapolis, where NFL players had some level of success in a similar court...
November 16, 2011 - 12:33am
November 10, 2011
NBA: Players and owners meeting as deadline expires
By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK -- As Commissioner David Stern's deadline passed, the NBA and its players continued negotiating Wednesday in an attempt to end the lockout. The two sides met for more than eight hours to try to hash out a deal to save the season. Stern...
November 10, 2011 - 12:05am
October 27, 2011
Tangen, one-time Murdock coach, to enter hoops HOF
Don Tangen, who began is coaching career at Murdock High School, will be inducted into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame...
October 27, 2011 - 12:22am
October 17, 2011
NNA head has plenty of ink in his veins
BENSON -- The new spokesman for community newspapers across the country comes to his role with ink in his veins from more than 30 years on the job, and an upbringing in it as well. Reed Anfinson's father, Ronald, and partner Jim Kenney purchased the Swift County Monitor and the Swift...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
A Minnesota voice for newspapers nationwide at a challenging time
BENSON -- Community newspapers are facing daunting challenges, and the need to tell people about them has never been greater. It's why Reed...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
September 29, 2011
Adelman thought long and hard about Minnesota job
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Rick Adelman parted ways with the Houston Rockets in the spring, he said he thought he had one more coaching job left in him. Most thought he would wait for the right opportunity with a veteran team on the brink of contending for an NBA title that has eluded...
September 29, 2011 - 1:03am
September 23, 2011
Huskies leaves WCHA to join NCHC
ST. CLOUD (AP) -- St. Cloud State is leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association to join the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. SCSU...
September 23, 2011 - 12:30am
February 26, 2011
No course change likely in northern pike management
SPICER -- It's no secret that slot limits on the harvest of northern pike in designated lakes aren't very popular with spear fishermen and women. But spear fishermen will likely have to continue living with them on most of the lakes where the special regulations currently exist,...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 4, 2011
Diversification allows regional family seed company to continue to see growth
MURDOCK -- The farm fields north of Murdock lie fallow and snow-covered, but the winter scene is anything but quiet. There's a drum beat of hammers at the Falk Seed Farm, where a warehouse and adjoining loading dock are under construction. By spring, the site, which is about the...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am