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Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Philando Castile family reaches nearly $3 million settlement with city for fatal traffic stop
1 dead, 2 treated after apparent CO poisoning during weekend boating excursion
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Arizona judge jails Vikings WR for one day in alcohol case
Harvick makes strong case as NASCAR title contender
Former Green Bay Packers star charged with slapping daughter
Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages
Willmar Fests tennis champs crowned
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Effie S. Christenson
Marion B. Manthei
Juel C. Straight
Doris E. Lewis
Oscar M. Engebretson
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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June 20, 2017
Avoid unexpected delays: 5 tools for unplanned road trip pitstops
During the Fourth of July holiday, 42 million people back out of their driveways and begin their family road trip, according to AAA. Before...
June 20, 2017 - 8:05am
June 7, 2017
The billion dollar war over maps
During a test drive near Ford's Michigan headquarters, the team noticed something strange with its self-driving cars. Each car shifted slightly...
June 7, 2017 - 12:15pm
March 28, 2017
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
DETROIT/WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday, March 28, said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in...
March 28, 2017 - 10:09am
September 17, 2015
Ridgewater College first-year auto-tech students Austin Graw of Spicer, right, and Oscar Ruacho of Cokato change oil on a SUV Wednesday during...
September 17, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
29th Annual Antique Car Run begins Saturday in New London
The 29th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Spectators will...
August 7, 2015 - 11:44am
June 20, 2015
Radio-control car hobbyists bank on finding an eager local crowd
Dan Keenan floors the car. It screams like a coyote in the moonlight as it glides across the barren lot. Then, with a subtle flick of the wrist,...
June 20, 2015 - 5:00am
January 27, 2015
Four cars drop into lakes in Cass County
WALKER, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to four incidents of vehicles going through thin ice during the past weekend. Just more than a week go, two other vehicles dropped into frigid waters. There were no serious injuries reported in the incidents, according...
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
September 4, 2012
Some cool cars in Sunburg, Minn.
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 28, 2012
Ya, Sure blog: Is it un-American?
August 28, 2012 - 8:57am
August 11, 2012
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Willmar man pleads to theft by swindle, check forgery charges
WILLMAR -- Marlon James Sands, 26, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of theft by swindle and check forgery for using fraudulent...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 17, 2012
Fewer vehicles, slower economy pose challenges for used-car dealers
WILLMAR -- Fewer vehicles and a slower economy are posing challenges for used-car dealers. Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car...
January 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2011
Letter: Better than the good old days
We often whine that things "aren't made to last like they used to." But I remember when VW Beetles were amazing because they lasted 100,000 miles -- that was unheard of -- and got good gas mileage. Cars, at least, are a much better deal than they used to be. Kari Stadem Blomke...
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Letter: Who needs electric cars?
I have a problem with justifying the purchase of electric-powered automobiles. First of all, who's going to pay for highway maintenance? Fuel taxes have been the traditional means of funding for road maintenance and construction? I hate to repeat this, but it's already been on the...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am