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Hoops on Hops: Techniques bring out the best in barrel-aged beer
More good news on moderate wine consumption
Mankato quarry blast rocks city, feels like earthquake
Search officials outraged after St. Croix yacht 'missing man' didn't tell authorities he was safe
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Local Roundup: Card girls first at Hopkins track meet
Softball: Willmar offense goes wild to pick up first win
Baseball: Cards get in an inning
Santana, Twins biggest inning of the year lead team over Rangers
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
February 11, 2017
Litchfield man sentenced for gas station threats
LITCHFIELD — A man who allegedly ordered customers and employees in a Litchfield gas station to lie down on the floor in July, purporting...
February 11, 2017 - 6:06am
January 28, 2017
Bomb threat reported at Grand Forks airport; suspect arrested
GRAND FORKS – A bomb threat prompted officials to evacuate the Grand Forks International Airport early Saturday morning, Jan. 28. Grand Forks officers responded at 5:14 a.m. to the airport after a traveler told a ticket agent there was a bomb in his bag, according to a news release....
January 28, 2017 - 11:04am
January 5, 2016
North Korea says tested hydrogen nuclear device
SEOUL — North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device Wednesday morning. The announcement Wednesday on North Korean state TV followed detection of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake near its known nuclear test site earlier. The nuclear test...
January 5, 2016 - 10:06pm
April 7, 2015
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 7, 2015 - 1:00am
November 12, 2013
Willmar Police: New London boys have confessed to Wal-Mart threat
WILLMAR — Two New London-area boys have confessed to making the bomb threat directed last week at the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter. According to a Facebook post by the Willmar Police Department, the investigation into the threat resulted in a confession made by the boys, ages...
November 12, 2013 - 8:56am
November 7, 2013
Willmar Wal-Mart evacuated, police investigating incident
WILLMAR — Store officials evacuated the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter this afternoon after a person called the store and reported they believed there was a bomb in the building. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers were called to the store just before 3:30 p.m....
November 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
October 16, 2013
Man arrested over dry ice blast at Los Angeles airport
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a dry ice bomb that exploded in an employee restroom at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, police said. The airport's terminal 2 was temporarily closed when the device went off. A...
October 16, 2013 - 7:16am
November 7, 2012
Bomb threat at Canby college forces evacuation, disrupts polling place
GRANITE FALLS -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby on Tuesday morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office are seeking...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
Bomb threat at technical college in Canby forces evacuation, disrupts voting
CANBY -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby this morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Department are seeking information...
November 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
June 21, 2011
Reward offered in Meeker County mailbox bottle bomb case
LITCHFIELD -- The MN International Association of Arson Investigators is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a homemade plastic bottle bomb that exploded in a mailbox north of Dassel. According to Meeker...
June 21, 2011 - 10:45am
September 24, 2010
Update: Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Luverne school
Update 11:30 a.m.
September 24, 2010 - 2:04pm
Suicide bomber attacks Somali hotel, killing 15
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber and gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital today, killing at least 15 people including members of parliament in an attack that set off an hour-long gun battle, a military spokesman and a witness said. A parliamentarian who was at the...
August 24, 2010 - 8:00am
May 3, 2010
NYPD has video of possible bomb suspect
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police investigating a terror attack that could have set off a deadly fireball in Times Square focused Sunday on finding a man who was videotaped shedding his shirt near the SUV where the bomb was found. Police said the gasoline-and-propane bomb was crude but could...
May 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
New suicide blasts kill 12 in southern Russia
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) -- Two suicide bombers -- including one impersonating a police officer -- killed 12 people today in southern Russia. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the blasts may have been organized by the same militants who attacked the Moscow subway. The powerful former...
March 31, 2010 - 10:33am
May 7, 2009
Bomb squad responses to suspicious object at BNSF yard in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad has been called to investigate a suspicious object in the train yard behind the Burlington Northern Credit Union at 3030 Demers Ave. Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad called police about the suspicious object at about 10...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00pm