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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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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David "Doc" Halliday
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
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
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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
March 14, 2015
From the cow to the shelf: A glance at producing the Redhead Creamery product
From the milking stage to the production, everything is done in-house at Redhead Creamery. Thousands of pounds of product is produced at the...
March 14, 2015 - 5:47pm