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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
November 8, 2012
Farm Bureau: Cost of Thanksgiving dinner increases only slightly
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The cost of the classic Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings increased by less than one percent this year. According to the annual survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of this year's...
November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
September 11, 2012
Letter: A farmer for Joe Gimse
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has endorsed Sen. Joe Gimse for Minnesota State Senate in District 17. As the state's largest general farm organization, Farm Bureau has nearly 30,000 member families. As a respected leader in the Minnesota Senate, Joe Gimse knows...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 9, 2012
MN/ND Better Business Bureau: Obama isn't going to pay your bills, it's a scam
BURNSVILLE -- The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns businesses and consumers that an offer to have President Obama pay their utility bills through a new federal program is a scam. The bogus offer has been reported nationwide and is now making its way into...
July 9, 2012 - 3:28pm
May 30, 2012
State, federal agents serve search warrants in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies executed three search warrants and made multiple arrests around 7 a.m.
May 30, 2012 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2012
Farm Bureau: Food prices moderate slightly in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or...
January 4, 2012 - 11:46am
August 16, 2011
BBB advises businesses to watch for bogus billings
ST. PAUL -- The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is being contacted by businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota regarding unexplained bills from a company called Minneapolis Classified Publishing.
August 16, 2011 - 3:15pm
December 28, 2010
Charges expected today in death of little girl
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 19, of Olivia, is expected to be charged today in connection to the death last week of a 19-month-old Olivia...
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
DEC. 27, 2010: Olivia man remains in Renville Co. jail, to be charged Tuesday in child death
OLIVIA -- The suspect held in connection to the Dec. 24 death of a 19-month-old Olivia child is Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 19, of Olivia. Formal charges against Turrubiates are expected to be filed Tuesday morning in Renville County District Court and he is expected to appear in court...
December 27, 2010 - 4:20pm
Dec. 27, 2010: Child in Olivia assault has died, suspect to be charged Wednesday
OLIVIA -- The 19-month-old Olivia child injured last week has died. According to a news release from the Olivia Police Department, the child victim is identified as Tiana Moore. She died on Friday after being airlifted to Children's Hospital in St. Paul. Her injuries were determined...
December 27, 2010 - 11:38am
October 16, 2010
Letter: Juhnke has support
Is Al Juhnke a conservative? Webster's New World Dictionary describes "conservative" as "moderate, prudent, safe." The Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee states in its Aug. 17 letter addressed to Rep. Juhnke: "On behalf of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
March 13, 2010
120 million households to receive 2010 Census questionnaires
WILLMAR -- 2010 Census questionnaires are set to arrive in area mailboxes beginning Monday. Residents are encouraged to fill out and return the 10-question census form in the pre-paid envelope to ensure an accurate 2010 Census. "The 2010 Census is easy, important and safe," said...
March 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2009
Reversal in forgery, ID theft case for Willmar immigrant
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a Willmar woman's conviction for aggravated forgery and identity theft because the district court should have suppressed biographical evidence gathered by agents from the U.S.
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Licensing offices find themselves in red zone due to cuts
WILLMAR -- Every year, the offices that process driver's licenses, vehicle tabs, title transfers and boat licenses send about $1 billion to the...
August 26, 2009 - 11:25pm
April 10, 2009
Tourism could get a boost if planned merger between EDC, visitors bureau goes ahead
WILLMAR -- Local tourism promotion could receive a boost under a proposal to merge the tourism committee of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission with the Willmar Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. A proposal to integrate the two entities...
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
March 16, 2009
Litchfield officer shoots suspect
LITCHFIELD -- A Litchfield Police officer shot a male suspect at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in an incident in the 300 block of South Litchfield Avenue. The suspect was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where he was listed in critical condition in the intensive...
March 16, 2009 - 12:00am