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New standards lead to groundwater advisory in Bemidji, suburbs east of St. Paul
Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
NFL players union advises Vikings' draft picks not to sign contracts
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 18, 2017
Stearns County and Alexandria Police are searching for missing juvenile
ALEXANDRIA — The Stearns County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department are searching for Tekoa Omega Dotson, 17, a missing...
May 18, 2017 - 1:34pm
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