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Builder loses appeal
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
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
April 18, 2017
Woman injured in Pope County crash after falling asleep while driving
BROOTEN — A woman was injured in a crash Monday afternoon in Brooten after she fell asleep while driving and crashed her car into a parked...
April 18, 2017 - 8:36am
March 19, 2017
Crash near Belgrade takes out power pole, causes outages
BELGRADE— A 23-year-old Brooten man was injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash that caused power outages in the Belgrade area. According to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Jordan Michael Lewis, 23, of Brooten, was driving west on County...
March 19, 2017 - 11:54am
January 28, 2017
Brooten dairy farm named 2017 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jer-Lindy Farms of Brooten has been selected as the 2017 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy...
January 28, 2017 - 10:38am
November 6, 2016
Martin Engen letter: Clinton stops heartbeats
I'm writing this letter in response to the opinion letter written by Ed Downey that was published Nov. 2 that said if you have a heartbeat...
November 6, 2016 - 10:15pm
July 7, 2016
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
As a stiff west wind whips her long black hair and bends the tall green prairie grass she’s standing on, Bethany Lacktorin spreads her arms...
July 7, 2016 - 11:15am
June 6, 2016
Belgrade woman grows, sells two acres of flowers
BELGRADE — Everyday when Mary Solbreken goes to work, she is surrounded by love-in-a-mist. The rural Belgrade woman isn’t a marriage therapist...
June 6, 2016 - 11:53pm
February 29, 2016
Sen. Westrom to hold meetings Thursday in Glenwood, Brooten
BROOTEN — State Sen. Torrey Westrom will hold town hall listening meetings Thursday in Glenwood and Brooten. The Glenwood meeting is from 9...
February 29, 2016 - 11:24pm
January 13, 2016
UPDATE: Snowplow struck by train in Brooten
BROOTEN -- Darin Pierce, 31, of Pennock, was ejected out of the front windshield of the snow plow he was driving when he hit an eastbound Canadian...
January 13, 2016 - 2:33pm
Two arrested after high-speed chase through Renville County
OLIVIA — Criminal charges have been filed against two suspects in connection with a high-speed chase Friday south of Olivia that ended when both suspects were arrested as they tried to flee by crawling through a cornfield. The driver, identified as Bounkieng Sinthavong, 33, of...
October 13, 2015 - 11:00pm
August 28, 2015
Semi loses sweet corn load, closes Brooten road for four hours
BROOTEN — Stearns County Road 18 was closed for about four hours Thursday after a semi hauling sweet corn ran off the road. The tractor-trailer — driven by Steven Ramirez, 22, of Belgrade — ran off the road just after 5 p.m. about three miles south of Brooten. Ramirez was uninjured. The...
August 28, 2015 - 9:41pm
Semi loses sweet corn load, closes road for 4 hours
BROOTEN -- A section of Stearns County Road 18 was closed for about four hours Thursday after a semi hauling sweet corn ran off the road. A tractor-trailer driven by Steven Ramirez, 22, of Belgrade ran off the road just after 5 p.m. about three miles south of Brooten. Ramirez...
August 28, 2015 - 11:35am
August 24, 2015
The Local Pantry in Brooten features freezer meals that bring delicious food, without the guilt, to the table
BROOTEN –– For four years, Pam Rach delivered fresh vegetables from her community-supported agriculture garden near Brooten to people’s...
August 24, 2015 - 11:04pm
July 12, 2015
VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Brooten bonanza
Main Street Brooten came to a standstill Saturday for the Car & Tractor Show during Bonanza Valley Days.
July 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
July 9, 2015
Letter: A just and fair immigration system
Mega-successful businessman Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat for his words equating Mexican men with the many (and unacceptable) rapes of women along the southern border. In reality, Mexicans are no more prone to rape than men from any other culture.
July 9, 2015 - 12:23am
May 20, 2015
Editorial: Time for action on insult of resident - 'Idiot' commenter should apologize
It was a telling moment Monday night at the Willmar City Council meeting when two individuals rose to call for an unidentified council member to admit his mistake and apologize for insulting a city resident. As Willmar resident Steve Gardner rose to speak Wednesday at the Labor...
May 20, 2015 - 6:00am