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Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
February 25, 2015
Montevideo man charged in 2013 strangulation death
MONTEVIDEO — A 21-year-old Montevideo man was charged on Tuesday with manslaughter in the second degree for the strangulation death of Thomas...
February 25, 2015 - 11:27pm
June 30, 2013
Jeffrey James Ackerman of Willmar charged in flag burning incidents
WILLMAR -- Two fifth-degree arson charges were filed Friday against Jeffrey James Ackerman, 40, of Willmar, for burning two U.S. flags belonging to downtown Willmar businesses. Ackerman used a cigarette lighter to start the flags on fire, Police Chief David Wyffels said Sunday.
June 30, 2013 - 11:18pm
April 23, 2010
N.D. babysitter charged after 3-year-old found wandering highway
A Ramsey County deputy's discovery of a 3-year-old child wandering in the middle of North Dakota Highway 20 has led to an 18-year-old baby sitter being charged with neglect. Chelsea Walkingeagle of Grand Forks was arrested Wednesday and is expected to make an initial court appearance...
April 23, 2010 - 10:03am
November 11, 2009
BNSF to lay off staff at Willmar depot
WILLMAR -- Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Danube police chief faces theft charges
DANUBE -- Charges of felony theft have been filed against the chief of police in Danube and his wife. Criminal complaints filed in district court in Renville County accuse Lester Leon Schneider Jr., 39, and Jammie Jean Schneider, 38, of taking $4,650 from the Danube Fire Department's...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 6, 2009
Van driver in arrested and named in fatal tent accident
OLIVIA -- The name of the driver of a van that backed into a tent at a campground near Morton Sunday morning that resulted in the death of a...
July 6, 2009 - 9:07am
April 30, 2009
Wadena man charged with endangering children, passed out on couch as children went missing
WADENA - Charges were filed April 20 against a Wadena man who police said was passed out on the couch while children in his care went missing. Police received information around 2 p.m. April 17 that two small children were playing near the curb of a street. They were also told that...
April 30, 2009 - 11:10am
December 27, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 27
A Benson man has been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening to kill a Willmar woman and her son and burn down their house. Victor Walter Stiehm, 23, was arraigned Friday in Eighth District Court. Judge Michael Thompson set unconditional bond at $50,000. Conditional bail...
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Mom arrested after child, 2, in shorts, shirt and boots found in bitter cold outside Grand Forks home
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Officers found a 2-year-old boy wearing only a long-sleeve shirt, shorts and boots standing outside a Grand Forks home this morning when the temperature was minus 15 and the wind chill minus 38. The toddler was brought into a squad car to warm up, and an ambulance...
December 15, 2008 - 10:00am
November 7, 2008
Three men charged in Grove City burglaries
LITCHFIELD -- Three young men have been charged with burglary, theft and property damage in a string of business burglaries in Grove City. Kyle Richard Litzau, 18, of Atwater, Damon Dwight Wiederhoft, 19, of Cosmos, and Austin Thomas Klinghagen, 19, of Grove City, have all been arraigned...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am