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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'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
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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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Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
December 8, 2016
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
BENSON — When cancer strikes a young family it's hard to explain to toddlers that mommy is too sick to pick them up and play with them....
December 8, 2016 - 6:19am
February 20, 2016
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
February 20, 2016 - 2:00am
February 19, 2016
'To Kill a Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dead at 89
LOS ANGELES - Harper Lee, author of the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird," one of the greatest literary successes of the last century and the basis...
February 19, 2016 - 10:03am
January 22, 2016
Late Minnesota author offers regional account of story popularized in "The Revenant"
LUVERNE — “The Revenant” won the Best Drama Motion Picture category at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Last week, the box-office hit...
January 22, 2016 - 11:39am
April 23, 2015
Belgrade, Minnesota, author releases sequel to ‘Jude’s Gentle Giants’
BELGRADE — “Surrendering The Reins” by Les Graham of New London is the sequel to his first book “Jude’s Gentle Giants” and continues...
April 23, 2015 - 8:50am
April 16, 2015
Illustrator returns to New London-Spicer school
New London-Spicer fourth-graders at Prairie Woods Elementary respond when illustrator and author Mike Wohnoutka asks them to make a “grumpy...
April 16, 2015 - 11:43pm
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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