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Litchfield, Meeker County investigating series of burglaries
Minnesota Commerce commissioner resigns to launch attorney general bid
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
European parties accused of being influenced by Russia
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
11-year-old Minnesota boy bags rare spotted deer
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rest after wild weekend
Wild score 4 goals in final 7 minutes in crazy comeback win
NWL Baseball: Six Stingers sign to return for 2018 season
State Swimming & Diving: Two Willmar divers in top four after state semis
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
14 movies worth seeing this holiday season - and none about Santa Claus
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
Kat Perkins urges St. Mary's students to be fearless
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
LaVonne A. Welter
James G. Andrews
Lisa Marie Rott
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Tooting your own horn could help others
Commentary: No man accused of sexually harassing a woman is irreplaceable - not even Al Franken
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
Commentary: The FCC vote that could put local news at risk
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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July 27, 2017
Glencoe man sentenced to 4 years for rape
OLIVIA — A Glencoe man received a four-year prison sentence Wednesday for raping a woman in July 2016 in Buffalo Lake. Eric Edward Dostal,...
July 27, 2017 - 6:34am
June 28, 2017
Update: West Central Minn. man killed in skid loader accident identified
BUFFALO LAKE — A man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Renville County after the skid loader he was operating rolled into a ditch. The name...
June 28, 2017 - 9:36am
May 3, 2017
Glencoe man offers Alford plea to sexual assault
OLIVIA — A man charged with breaking into a woman's residence and raping her offered an Alford plea to a felony charge of criminal sexual...
May 3, 2017 - 7:48am
February 18, 2017
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer...
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
August 9, 2016
Kottke Trucking acquires Walbon & Company
BUFFALO LAKE—Kottke Trucking of Buffalo Lake has purchased Walbon & Company's over-the-road operations. This includes Walbon's routes, trucks, trailers and Wildwood, Florida-based terminal. As part of the purchase Kottke has also set up an office in Eagan to manage the new business....
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 1, 2016
Glencoe man charged in rape, burglary in Buffalo Lake
OLIVIA—A 22-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman's apartment and raping her is now facing three felony charges in Renville...
August 1, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 14, 2015
Safety hook maker settles with family of man who died in 60-foot elevator fall
BUFFALO LAKE — A settlement has been reached in a product liability case following the death of Andrew Burnett in a construction accident Oct.
May 14, 2015 - 11:09pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 17, 2014
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant’s new owners will pay penalty for previous wastewater violation
ST. PAUL — The new owner of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake will be responsible for paying a $10,000 civil penalty resulting from a previous wastewater violation, according to information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In October 2012, Renville County officials...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
January 30, 2014
Buffalo Lake man faces charges for alleged meth lab
OLIVIA — A Buffalo Lake man with previous drug convictions is in the Renville County jail after agents with a drug task force seized from a closet in his basement bedroom what they allege are the chemicals and materials for making methamphetamine. Felony charges of controlled substance...
January 30, 2014 - 11:42pm
December 4, 2013
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in accident that killed man in Buffalo Lake
OLIVIA — The family of Andrew Burnett say that he was wearing a body safety harness attached to a lanyard when he fell approximately 60 feet to his death while working Oct.
December 4, 2013 - 10:21pm
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm
April 23, 2013
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant shuts down again
MINNEAPOLIS — A recently reopened southern Minnesota ethanol plant has shut down again and its top executives have been fired amid a bitter bankruptcy fight. Only 10 of Purified Renewable Energy's 23 employees remain on the job. And the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports (http://bit.ly/12FilE6...
April 23, 2013 - 11:38am
April 1, 2013
Buffalo Lake's talented singer performs anthem at Timberwolves game
BUFFALO LAKE — Buffalo Lake’s famous singer of the national anthem performed for fans at the Minnesota Timberwolves game on March 30. McKaia Ryberg, 14, was absolutely in her glory singing at the start of the game, said her parents, Brian and Sandy Ryberg.
April 1, 2013 - 10:57am