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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
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
July 27, 2016
Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
A kiddie pool filled with water was the perfect size for a bear. When Dave Zbaracki returned to his home from checking on an elderly neighbor...
July 27, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 5, 2016
Stowaway bear cub boards boat in Minnesota
DULUTH - A bear cub decided to stowaway on an ore boat for a while on Friday. Keith Baker was walking back to his room on the Cason J. Callaway...
June 5, 2016 - 8:55am
May 31, 2016
Minnesota lake cabin owner catches bear on deck in middle of day
DETROIT LAKES -- A Detroit Lakes area woman got quite a wildlife show as she glanced out her living room window Sunday afternoon about six miles...
May 31, 2016 - 6:30pm
May 18, 2016
Minnesota woman recovering after being attacked by bear while sitting on her deck
SEBEKA, Minn. – A 59-year-old Sebeka woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear on the deck of her home northeast of Sebeka in Wadena...
May 18, 2016 - 8:12am
May 12, 2016
Minnesota taekwondo master escapes bear encounter
BRAINERD - A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near...
May 12, 2016 - 11:54am
Bear with cubs charges Brainerd man
BRAINERD -- A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers searched the area but were unable...
May 12, 2016 - 5:30am
April 19, 2016
Black bear spotted strolling around Minnesota city, napping in tree
A black bear that spent Tuesday strolling around Detroit Lakes is now safely back in the woods, thanks to White Earth conservation officers....
April 19, 2016 - 3:37pm
April 5, 2016
Bear hunting license applications open through May 6
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through May 6, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. A total of 3,850 licenses are available...
April 5, 2016 - 5:30am
October 2, 2015
Cartoon by Steve Benson
October 2, 2015 - 12:00am
July 13, 2015
Appeals court rules against bear researcher
ELY — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled against Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers in his ongoing dispute with state regulators over handling black bears in the wild, but the court also said Rogers can keep using bear den cameras. In a decision filed Monday, a three-judge panel...
July 13, 2015 - 10:24pm
July 8, 2015
Biking bear spreads cheer
Teddy Bear, aka Jeremiah Medina, pedals through a southwest Willmar neighborhood Wednesday as his friend Rosalina Deliz trails behind on a skateboard...
July 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
May 20, 2015
Records published May 21
The following contains the records summary for May 21. Sex offender moves to Troy Township OLIVIA — Law enforcement has been notified that a predatory offender has moved into a rural residence between Olivia and Danube. Jeffrey Joseph Lingl, a Level III predatory offender,...
May 20, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 6, 2015
A bear on Duluth visit
A black bear was spotted high in a tree in downtown Duluth on Wednesday morning. The bear climbed up one of the large trees near the Duluth...
May 6, 2015 - 11:17am
September 30, 2014
Friend heard screams as hunter was mauled
SANDSTONE — Craig Lindstrom said he heard the bloodcurdling screams from his friend Brandon Johnson in the pre-dawn darkness Saturday morning...
September 30, 2014 - 11:03pm