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Grant application for Robbins Island playground raises questions on city role
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
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
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
February 21, 2012
Suspect held in Blue Earth, Minn., home invasion
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) -- Police late Monday arrested a suspect in an early morning home invasion in southern Minnesota that left a 37-year-old man dead and three other people seriously injured. Police were called to a Blue Earth home about 12:30 a.m. Monday after a masked man entered...
February 21, 2012 - 8:26am
February 20, 2012
Authorities trying to determine whether masked man knew people inside Blue Earth house
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) -- A masked man entered a southern Minnesota home early today and attacked its occupants, killing a 38-year-old man and seriously injuring three others, authorities said. No one had been arrested by afternoon, and authorities were still trying to determine...
February 20, 2012 - 4:31pm
January 28, 2012
Vision for future of local health care unveiled to Willmar, Minn., area providers
WILLMAR -- Local health organizations were handed an opportunity this week to redesign how they care for patients. What's envisioned is a complete realignment of how doctors and hospitals are paid, with rewards for making patients better and information technology to guide decision-making...
January 28, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2011
Bautista, Jays blast Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Even by Jose Bautista's recent standards, this a remarkable stretch of hitting. Since the beginning of the 2010 season,...
May 16, 2011 - 12:00am
April 4, 2011
Twins take final game of series against Jays
TORONTO (AP) -- Danny Valencia and Denard Span homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on late to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday, avoiding...
April 4, 2011 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Twins fall to Toronto
TORONTO (AP) -- Vernon Wells drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, Jose Bautista hit an inside-the-park homer, his major league-leading...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Letter: Special interests in health care
Having spent almost 30 years in the insurance business, I have been following the discussions on health reform with interest. One thing is clear, there is good information and a lot of bad information. One reliable source is the Kaiser Family Foundation which recently completed its...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2009
American Opinion: On health care and Blue Dog Democrats:
By The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On health care and Blue Dog Democrats: The Blue Dog Democrats of the Mid-South say they can't be bought by health care industry sources pumping thousands of dollars into their re-election...
September 15, 2009 - 12:00am
August 11, 2009
Commentary: Red states are no better than blue states
In an entertaining but silly political game, partisans score points by comparing statistics of so-called red states and blue states. Conservative Ross Douthat does that in a recent column, "Blue-State Blues." Aroused, liberals came back with their own numbers, many of which did not...
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
June 23, 2009
For Spicer trio, the past business failures at the site now home to Blue Sky are simply circumstance
SPICER -- The place is the Bermuda triangle of restaurants. New businesses full of passion and energy go in, only to be inexplicably lost soon afterward. Among the missing: old relics like Shbooms, followed in brief succession by G. Michael's, the Harbor Inn and Game Time Bar and...
June 23, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Peterson opposed tax cuts
WILLMAR -- An emphasis on tax cuts over infrastructure led U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson to vote against the economic stimulus bill which President...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
September 30, 2008
Willmar country club restaurant gets new name and new owners
WILLMAR -- The restaurant at the Eagle Creek Golf Course and country club has a new owner, and in October will be getting a new name. Dave and Mary Baker, who currently own Melvin's on Green Lake in Spicer, purchased the business Sept. 4 from Mike and Dar Dols. For years the restaurant...
September 30, 2008 - 12:00am