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Mental health hospital opens apartment building
Rolling Stones to play in Minneapolis on June 3
University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Expert: Welcome tomfoolery at work
Easy winter means more money for county work
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Irene M. Hertling
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
July 11, 2014
Ventura denies being in bar fight with author
ST. PAUL — On the witness stand in his defamation trial against a former Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author, Jesse Ventura had no shortage of things to expound upon: his high school football team, his T-shirt collection, Johnny Depp’s beard, the Abraham Lincoln assassination.
news / state
July 11, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 21, 2014
There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge
GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get? Stories...
news / region
April 21, 2014 - 4:00am
April 1, 2014
State House bonding bill author calls it ‘inadequate’
ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author...
April 1, 2014 - 11:03pm
March 13, 2014
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
After getting good reviews and winning accolades last year on his debut novel, “Bear is Broken,” Willmar native son Lachlan Smith rolled out his second book, “Lion Plays Rough,” last month and he is in the process of writing the third novel in his Leo Maxwell series, “Fox...
entertainment / showcase
March 13, 2014 - 8:00am
November 9, 2013
Benson, Minn., graduate pens trilogy; 'Bloodmark' now available
Aurora (Sandstrom) Whittet was 9 years old and didn’t know a soul when her family moved to a lonely little farm near Benson. Hidden away in the country, the slight, red-headed girl used that time, space and a wild imagination to make up stories of “cool adventures.” Those...
life / extra
November 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2013
'Turn Left At The Cow': Author's new book draws from Spicer, Minn., area landmarks
A long unsolved bank robbery, a cocky California boy, a corrupt cop and more than a few good-natured jabs at small-town Minnesota life that has roots in Kandiyohi County — specifically Green Lake — come together in a new novel by Minnesota author Lisa Bullard. “Turn Left at...
entertainment / showcase
October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
October 2, 2013
Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy dies at 66
(Reuters) - Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons. Representatives for G.P. Putnam's Sons were not immediately available...
October 2, 2013 - 10:21am
August 20, 2013
Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87
DETROIT (AP) -- He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.
August 20, 2013 - 1:05pm