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Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
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
'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
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Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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January 9, 2016
71-year-old Minnesotan charged with indecent exposure after mooning police officer
JENKINS — A 71-year-old Jenkins man was in jail Friday after welcoming the new year by mooning a police officer and attempting to flee on foot the evening of Jan. 1. The Pequot Lakes Police Department reported an officer recognized a vehicle owned by the man at 8:45 p.m. outside...
January 9, 2016 - 8:48am
December 22, 2015
VIDEO: Odd spinning ice circle in Minnesota draws quite the crowd
BRAINERD – Dark, cold water flowing from the Nokasippi River into Upper South Long Lake near Brainerd created an unexpected form this weekend...
December 22, 2015 - 9:46am
December 14, 2015
Authorities seek help in locating Minnesota sex offender believed to be on the run
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a Level 2 sex offender from Crow Wing County. Law enforcement...
December 14, 2015 - 12:32pm
December 11, 2015
Equity firm KKR in the lead to acquire Minnesota-based retailer Mills Fleet Farm
(Reuters) - Buyout firm KKR & Co is in the lead to acquire U.S. outdoor retailer Mills FleetFarm for more than $1.2 billion, including debt,...
December 11, 2015 - 9:16am
November 12, 2015
Minnesota man tells of surviving Bataan Death March
BRAINERD – A 96-year-old Brainerd man is the last voice left to tell the story of his unit's part in the Bataan Death March. World...
November 12, 2015 - 9:35am
November 11, 2015
Suspect hits two Brainerd squad cars
BRAINERD — A police chase that started in west Brainerd and ended in southeast Brainerd has left two Brainerd police squad vehicles damaged and the suspect in the hospital. Lt. Brad Bordwell of the Minnesota State Patrol said the police pursuit started when police were attempting...
November 11, 2015 - 11:12pm
November 2, 2015
UPDATE: Minnesota child fabricated story about finding needle in Halloween candy
The report received by the Brainerd Police Department on Sunday of a needle found in Halloween candy has been determined to be false. The...
November 2, 2015 - 4:35pm
October 8, 2015
Minnesota-based Mills Fleet Farm courting suitors for potential sale
BRAINERD —Mills Fleet Farm may have a new ownership later this year or early in 2016. Mills Fleet Farm confirmed this week it is in the process of looking at a large pool of business suitors to find the right one to take the company to the next level of growth for the...
October 8, 2015 - 9:12am
September 22, 2015
Brainerd to move to mostly volunteer fire department
BRAINERD — The Brainerd City Council Monday night approved a resolution restructuring the Brainerd Fire Department from a mix of full-time and paid on-call firefighters to a fully paid on-call department. A group consisting of Fire Chief Tim Holmes, city officials and representatives...
September 22, 2015 - 11:30pm
August 7, 2015
Bass rule change could help offset loss of walleyes at Mille Lacs
BRAINERD — The transition has seemingly been in the works for several years: from a premier walleye-fishing destination to bass-tournament-worthy fishery. Events of this week have gone a long way toward that end. At 10 p.m. Monday, walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed and...
August 7, 2015 - 12:04am
July 13, 2015
Brainerd area bears brunt of Sunday storms
BRAINERD -- Damage assessments and cleanup were underway Monday morning after Sunday night's violent thunderstorms that rocked through Minnesota....
July 13, 2015 - 10:36pm
June 30, 2015
Hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly filmed girl in shower
BRAINERD — A hockey camp athletic trainer allegedly recorded video of a 14-year-old girl showering at a Minnesota ice arena, according to criminal charges. James William Diffley, 32, of Maple Grove, is accused of reaching around a locker room privacy wall with his cell phone in...
June 30, 2015 - 9:02pm
June 24, 2015
‘Johns’ charged in prostitution sting
BRAINERD — A former police chief, an attorney and six other area men are facing gross misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution in a public place following a sting by law enforcement in Baxter last month. Charges have now been filed in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd...
June 24, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 12, 2015
Beer truck crash
Driver Tom Thesing crawls out of the cab of his overturned tractor-trailer Monday, after sliding off Wise Road and rolling into the ditch north...
May 12, 2015 - 11:01pm
May 9, 2015
Willmar superintendent candidate accepts position in South Dakota
WILLMAR — Dr. Klint Willert, the Willmar School Board’s choice as new superintendent of the school district, has accepted a position instead with the Brookings School District in Brookings, South Dakota. The Brookings School District issued a news release Friday saying that it...
May 9, 2015 - 12:35am