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Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
September 21, 2009
Child, reported missing, walks out of cornfield
ST. LEO -- Deputies, fire departments, family members, friends and a private party from Canby with an airplane helped the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office look for a 6-year-old child who was reported missing and had walked into a cornfield north of St. Leo Saturday morning. More...
September 21, 2009 - 1:35am
August 1, 2009
Glup honored with USFWS manager award
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on July 17, Litchfield Wetland Management District Project Leader Scott Glup was...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
Hats off to Boy Scout Troop 565 and Cub Pack 311
Hats off from Boy Scout Troop 565 and Cub Pack 311 of Willmar to everyone who helped set up and take down the chairs at Fairview Cemetery on Memorial Day. The troop and pack has been setting up the chairs for over 15 years and have had volunteers help in the past, but this year there...
June 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 27, 2009
Teenager stabbed, another person assaulted in Laporte
The Hubbard County (Minn.) Sheriff's Office received a report at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday that a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed and another individual had been assaulted in Laporte, Minn., according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. Personnel from the Hubbard County...
April 27, 2009 - 3:00pm
March 30, 2009
Video report from Willmar Boy Scout Expo 2009
Video report from Willmar Boy Scout Expo 2009
March 30, 2009 - 12:47pm
February 26, 2009
10-year-old Duluth boy saves his family from burning home
DULUTH, Minn. - Wearing a newly acquired charm of Saint Christopher, 10-year-old Spencer Stroschein shyly described his role in getting his family...
February 26, 2009 - 1:25pm
February 6, 2009
Wadena boy and family hoping to find kidney transplant donor
WADENA, Minn. - Patrick Sibert needs a kidney. And he needs it soon. The 14-year-old Wadena boy is on borrowed time with his one kidney -- and...
February 6, 2009 - 10:00am
December 16, 2008
Grand Forks mom faces felony after officer rescues her coatless 2-year-old
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The call came to the Grand Forks dispatch center Monday morning: A little boy was outside alone in 15-below weather. Five...
December 16, 2008 - 8:00am
December 15, 2008
Mom arrested after child, 2, in shorts, shirt and boots found in bitter cold outside Grand Forks home
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Officers found a 2-year-old boy wearing only a long-sleeve shirt, shorts and boots standing outside a Grand Forks home this morning when the temperature was minus 15 and the wind chill minus 38. The toddler was brought into a squad car to warm up, and an ambulance...
December 15, 2008 - 10:00am
December 10, 2008
Missing Cannon Falls boy 'wanted some alone time'
Cannon Falls police still don't know where Nick Hoffman was, but they know he's safe now. The 15-year-old Cannon Falls boy returned home late Monday after authorities spent most of the day looking for him, said Cannon Falls police Chief Jeff McCormick. Hoffman was the target of a...
December 10, 2008 - 1:00pm
Man currently in county jail pleads guilty to 2 charges in criminal sexual conduct cases
WILLMAR -- Brian Leland Koplin, 44, who is currently in the Kandiyohi County Jail, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for engaging in multiple sex acts with a young boy and for molesting a 12-year-old Willmar girl. As part of a...
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 12, 2008
Their first taste of Scouts
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am
July 24, 2008
Shooting sends NW Minn. boy to Fargo hospital
A 7-year-old boy who was shot in rural Skime, Minn., had to be airlifted to a Fargo hospital, according to a news release from the Roseau County Sheriff's Office. Authorities responded to a residence Tuesday morning, and the boy was taken by ambulance to LifeCare Medical Center in...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Fargo boy receives two heart transplants within four days, recovering at Rochester's Mayo Clinic
A 20-month old Fargo boy is recovering at the Mayo Clinic after undergoing two heart transplants over a four-day stretch this month. Kobe Giesen was diagnosed with heart problems shortly after he was born. His heart problems worsened and he was airlifted June 3 from Fargo to Rochester,...
June 24, 2008 - 12:00pm