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Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
Woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon Go players
News anchor swept over waterfall, plunges 125 feet to her death
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
May 24, 2016
Sober ride between Spicer and Willmar returns for summer weekends
A sober ride home from a night on the town in Willmar or Spicer is closer than you think. That’s because the JOYRIDE program, bussing from...
May 24, 2016 - 7:52am
May 5, 2016
Student hospitalized after being hit by school bus
ST. PAUL — A child is in critical condition after being struck by a school bus in St. Paul Thursday morning, police said. The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Dale Street, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said. The student was...
May 5, 2016 - 9:55pm
April 27, 2016
Driver who crashed into Head Start Bus near Granite Falls sentenced to one year in jail
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students in July on U.S. Highway 212...
April 27, 2016 - 10:44pm
April 4, 2016
Man escapes car dangling on Malibu cliff, only to be hit by bus
A man who nearly drove his sports utility vehicle over a cliff in the posh beach front community of Malibu managed to escape his dangling car unharmed, only to be hit by a passing bus as he stumbled away from the wreckage, police said. The victim, who was not identified by authorities,...
April 4, 2016 - 4:25pm
March 15, 2016
Minnesotan who crashed into bus carrying kids on Hwy. 212 pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students on U.S. Highway 212...
March 15, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 8, 2016
Central Community Transit to draft new agreement for merger
WILLMAR — Preparations have started in earnest for a merger of Central Community Transit and Meeker County Public Transit, scheduled to take effect July 1. The CCT Joint Powers Board took one of the first steps by voting Friday to draft a new joint powers agreement for all the entities:...
January 8, 2016 - 11:40pm
November 27, 2015
Survey prompts additional hours for bus service in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Most Central Community Transit riders rely almost entirely on the bus system to go places — work, errands, shopping, medical appointments...
November 27, 2015 - 10:29pm
September 25, 2015
Update: School bus and three semis collide in southeast N.D. fog, bus driver and others injured
Update 12:15 p.m.: KINDRED, N.D. - A school bus driver was hospitalized Friday morning after a Kindred School District bus and a semi truck...
September 25, 2015 - 11:47am
September 15, 2015
All aboard for ‘Mockingbird’
Motor coach driver Barb Levin prepares to pull out of the Kandi Mall parking lot in Willmar Tuesday afternoon for downtown Minneapolis. Aboard...
September 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
July 13, 2015
School bus crash on U.S. Highway 212 injures 16
GRANITE FALLS — A school bus and Kia Soul collided head-on Monday morning on U.S. Highway 212 east of Granite Falls, injuring 16 people, including...
July 13, 2015 - 11:04pm
April 16, 2015
Medical emergency likely cause of fatal bus crash in Duluth
DULUTH -- One day after Tuesday's fatal bus crash in downtown Duluth, an arrangement of red and yellow flowers marked the site. The flowers...
April 16, 2015 - 9:00am
April 14, 2015
Crash between two Duluth buses results in one death
DULUTH, Minn. -- Officials with the Duluth Transit Authority say at least one person died after two buses crashed Tuesday morning.
April 14, 2015 - 12:31pm
March 10, 2015
ND Highway Patrol investigation into train-bus collision over
LARIMORE, N.D. -- Two months after a train collided with a school bus near here, the investigation is over, and the conclusion is driver error...
March 10, 2015 - 7:00am