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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
August 7, 2016
U.S. news briefs for Aug. 8
Following is a summary of current U.S. news briefs. South Carolina girl dies from brain-eating amoeba An 11-year-old South Carolina girl has died after she became infected by a brain-eating amoeba in a river where she had gone swimming, an undertaker said on Saturday. The girl, Hannah...
August 7, 2016 - 11:23pm
June 4, 2016
Commentary: California counts for nothing, again
I got my absentee ballot in the mail, which reminded me: We have an election next Tuesday. The excitement is hard to bear. Oh, wait. There is...
June 4, 2016 - 12:00am
April 29, 2016
Commentary: California looms large for GOP
In this presidential election, California could count for a lot. And that’s an idea that many residents of the Golden State are going to need...
April 29, 2016 - 12:10am
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 29, 2016
Willmar man pedaling through deserts, over mountains for a cause
SALOME, Ariz. — It was a almost an afterthought for David Moody as he prepared for the longest bicycle ride he’d ever done. Before leaving...
March 29, 2016 - 11:21pm
December 9, 2015
California shooters borrowed $28,000 before attack
A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism borrowed about $28,000...
December 9, 2015 - 12:12am
December 8, 2015
Authorities investigate possible link between Minnesotan and California shooters
ST. PAUL - The FBI is investigating a Minnesotan who faces federal terrorism charges to see if he was in contact with the couple involved in...
December 8, 2015 - 12:20pm
December 4, 2015
UPDATE: FBI investigating California shooting rampage as act of terrorism
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -The FBI is investigating this week's massacre in which a married couple killed 14 people in California as an "act of...
December 4, 2015 - 10:45am
December 3, 2015
UPDATE: CNN reports California shooting suspect was radicalized
WASHINGTON - Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two suspects in the mass shooting that killed 14 people in Southern California on Wednesday, was...
December 3, 2015 - 12:17pm
December 2, 2015
Two suspects dead after 14 killed in shooting rampage in California
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A man and a woman suspected of taking part in a shooting that killed 14 people and wounded 17 at a Southern California...
December 2, 2015 - 11:44pm
UPDATE: 14 confirmed dead in shooting at Calif. social services agency
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A manhunt was under way for up to three suspects after more than a dozen people were shot and killed at a holiday party...
December 2, 2015 - 3:39pm
September 18, 2015
Three charged in felony assault of Vikings fan
SANTA CLARA — Three people have been charged for felony assault on a Minnesota Vikings fan and security officer after the Monday night game against San Francisco. A video of the incident near the parking lot outside Levi’s Stadium went viral on social media and news outlets the...
September 18, 2015 - 10:57pm
August 30, 2015
California man dies in nine-person, two-vehicle crash
PENNOCK — One person died and eight were injured late Saturday in a two-vehicle broadside crash on U.S. Highway 12. Marcus U. Hahn, 55, of...
August 30, 2015 - 9:42pm
April 21, 2015
Commentary: Can the GOP learn from California?
LOS ANGELES—Jim Brulte, California's Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party's leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don't learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may doom themselves to repeating its decidedly unpleasant experience. "California...
April 21, 2015 - 2:16am
April 16, 2015
Commentary: Farming Moves North With the Temperatures
Before there was a California, New England fed itself. Somehow. The soil was lousy, the climate cold and the diet limited (lots of cabbage, no avocados). At least there was plenty of water. Thanks to improved transportation, the production of fruits and vegetables followed the...
April 16, 2015 - 2:08am