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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
June 9, 2016
Three men charged in brutal slaying of woman, 19, in Minnesota park
BUFFALO - Authorities say an argument led to the fatal shooting of a teenage mother last week in a rural Wright County park northwest of the...
June 9, 2016 - 8:22am
Buffalo is now the national mammal, after Obama signs Bison Legacy Act
It’s official: the American Bison is the country’s national mammal. President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law...
May 9, 2016 - 2:25pm
August 25, 2015
Cardinals celebrate fourth-quarter comeback
The Willmar Cardinals football team, and their fans, had a lot to smile about following a 20-19 victory over the Buffalo Bison in the final seconds...
August 25, 2015 - 12:00am
April 10, 2015
Avian flu’s economic hit falls hardest on affected producers
BUFFALO — Turkey losses continue to mount in Minnesota, but the real financial impact of the highly pathogenic avian influenza is falling on producers with infected flocks much more so than the industry as a whole, according to Steve Olson, president of the Minnesota Turkey Growers...
April 10, 2015 - 11:05pm
November 12, 2013
3 duck hunters in rescued from Wright Co. lake
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) - Three duck hunters in central Minnesota have been rescued after a conservation officer spotted them struggling in freezing water. Conservation Officer Rick Reller was checking waterfowl hunters this week on Swartout Lake in Wright County. He says he saw three...
November 12, 2013 - 9:04am
June 4, 2013
Teenager drowns in NY's Niagara River after saving sister, 7; fisherman rescues their sibling
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Authorities say a teenager has drowned in the Niagara River in Buffalo while trying to save his 7-year-old sister after she slipped...
June 4, 2013 - 6:00am
May 17, 2013
Minnesota police chiefs stockpile ammunition
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Police chiefs in Minnesota are strategizing on how best to deal with a tight supply of ammunition. Buffalo Police Chief Mitch Weinzetl orders ammunition months in advance, knowing it could take a while for his shipment. With wait times as long as a year,...
May 17, 2013 - 10:46am
May 11, 2013
3-year-old boys stable after being trampled by buffalo in Battle Lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities in western Minnesota say buffaloes trampled two young boys who wandered into a fenced-in area near here, west of Amor, on Friday morning. The Otter Tail County sheriff’s office says the boys, both age 3, wandered Friday from their Battle...
May 11, 2013 - 6:40am
May 8, 2013
Body recovered from Crow River in Wright County
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an adult male from the Crow River in Wright County. Sheriff's officials say the body was found during a search of the river north of Highway 55 Tuesday night. KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/142KF2m ) says the body has...
May 8, 2013 - 7:19am
April 23, 2013
Pedersen receives state DHIA honor
BUFFALO — Jo Pedersen of Murdock, field representative with the Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association, received the Career Service Award at the 2013 annual DHIA meeting in Buffalo. In 1993, Pedersen was one of the first field reps to start collecting data in notebook computers...
April 23, 2013 - 12:00am
October 29, 2012
UPDATED: New Ulm, Minn., man identified as killed at Buffalo Lake elevator
OLIVIA -- The man who fell to his death Saturday morning at a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake is Andrew R. Burnet, 28, of New Ulm. According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, Burnet fell some 60 feet from the elevator building around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Ambulance crews attempted...
October 29, 2012 - 9:27am
October 28, 2012
Worker dies in fall from Buffalo Lake, Minn., grain elevator
OLIVIA -- A 28-year-old worker fell to his death Saturday morning from the grain elevator in Buffalo Lake. The Renville County Sheriff's Office said it received several 911 calls at 10:48 a.m. Saturday that a worker had fallen some 60 feet from the elevator building. Ambulance crews...
October 28, 2012 - 3:23pm
September 4, 2012
Ethanol production resumes at plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
BUFFALO LAKE -- This is the day that trucks are expected to rumble out of the gate carrying the first ethanol produced at the former Minnesota...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
July 19, 2012
Updated: Native Americans to celebrate white bison born on Conn. farm (video)
July 19, 2012 - 10:15am
March 18, 2012
Man arrested after fleeing police from Carver, Renville and Sibley counties
HECTOR -- An armed suspect is in the Renville County Jail pending charges stemming from a domestic incident that began in Carver County and led to a pursuit late Friday afternoon by multiple law enforcement agencies. According to a news release from Hector Police Chief Patrick Callahan,...
March 18, 2012 - 2:05pm