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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
March 13, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Sleepy - and dangerous - behind the wheel
In May 2011, a charter bus traveling on Interstate 95 from North Carolina to New York City left the road north of Richmond, Va., at 5 a.m. and...
March 13, 2012 - 8:23am
February 10, 2012
Minor injuries reported in crash involving Willmar, Minn., school bus
WILLMAR -- Minor injuries were reported after a Willmar school bus rear-ended a van this afternoon at the intersection of Olena Avenue and South First Street. Willmar Police said the bus had 43 children on board but none were hurt. A replacement bus was sent to the crash scene to...
February 10, 2012 - 5:02pm
November 1, 2011
Iowa boy dies after being struck by school bus
JANESVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old Janesville boy who was struck by a school bus has died of his injuries. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened around 3:50 p.m. Monday, just after Justin Bradfield got off the bus in rural Janesville. The Patrol says...
November 1, 2011 - 12:58pm
June 23, 2011
Kerkhoven-based co. has bus stolen in New Jersey
A Kerkhoven tour company's bus was stolen from a group of five buses parked Saturday in a Secaucus, N.J., hotel parking lot during a two-day trip to New York City. Chuck Rustad, owner of Rustad Tour's, said he woke up early Saturday morning to a call from his driver wondering where...
June 23, 2011 - 9:00am
February 28, 2011
Sauk Centre man arrested, jailed after fight on bar bus
SAUK CENTRE -- A 32-year-old Sauk Centre man was arrested for second-degree assault and transported to the Stearns County Jail after a fight involving a knife early Sunday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday on...
February 28, 2011 - 12:27pm
January 11, 2011
NLS school officials begin the process to cut the budget, add 16th bus route
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously ap-proved a resolution Monday directing the district's administration to recommend...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Charges for woman in cop chase
WILLMAR -- The Spicer woman whose vehicle ended up in a pond this week made her first court appearance Thursday on related charges. Lorraine...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2010
5-year-old central Minnesota girl getting off school bus hit by passing car
VERNDALE, Minn. - A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized overnight after she was hit by a car getting off a school bus here Monday night. According to the Verndale Police Department, a Wadena-Deer Creek school bus was letting off the girl at 3:53 p.m. when she was hit. The bus driver...
September 28, 2010 - 10:03am
September 8, 2010
New bus lot works well for Roosevelt, vehicle congestion an early annoyance
WILLMAR -- A new bus parking and drop-off area north of Roosevelt Elementary School was a success on the first day of school. Not so successful...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
China wants answers after 9 killed on hijacked bus
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- China demanded answers today from the Philippines after a 12-hour hostage drama in the heart of Manila ended with eight Hong Kong tourists dead along with their Filipino hostage-taker after a day of botched negotiations. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi...
August 24, 2010 - 10:00am
Willmar bus going 'green'
WILLMAR -- When school starts on Sept. 7, Willmar students will be riding big yellow buses that have gone "green" under the hood. Fifteen of Willmar Bus Service's diesel school buses were retrofitted with filters and catalyst mufflers that will reduce their emissions by 50 percent. "We...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Girl Scouts volunteer to 'Stuff the Bus'
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2010
2 dead, dozens hurt in school bus crash in Missouri
RAY SUMMIT, Mo. -- Two buses carrying high-school band students to an amusement park were involved in a freeway wreck involving a tractor-trailer...
August 5, 2010 - 1:50pm
April 9, 2010
Two Harbors bus driver charged with sex assaults
DULUTH - A 62-year-old school bus driver is being held in the St. Louis County Jail after being accused of sexually assaulting four elementary school girls. The bus driver, of Two Harbors, is being held on preliminary charges of four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct...
April 9, 2010 - 11:06am
March 6, 2010
Driver sentenced in crash that killed Pelican Rapids student
BUFFALO -- The driver in the April 5, 2008, bus crash along Interstate 94 that killed a Pelican Rapids High School student was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, 30 days of house arrest and 30 days of community work service. Loren Ernst, 71, of Moorhead, was sentenced Friday afternoon...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am