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Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
ATV driven by 11-year-old Minnesotan crashes, injuring 6 kids
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
Woman struck by lightning in northern Minnesota while sitting in minivan
Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
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
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
October 30, 2014
Voters in area counties to decide variety of offices
Several new county officers will be elected Tuesday across west central Minnesota, and there are contested races in a few districts for county boards of commissioners. In Swift County, voters will also decide whether or not to change to an appointment process for the treasurer position. The...
October 30, 2014 - 11:22pm
October 28, 2014
Clara City man killed in farm accident Monday is identified
A 65-year-old Clara City man has been identified as the person who was killed Monday afternoon after he was run over by a combine near Maynard in Wang Township. Eugene Leroy Schwitters was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff's...
October 28, 2014 - 9:50am
October 18, 2014
Man appears in court Friday for alleged rape of 12-year-old girl
MONTEVIDEO — Tyrese Thomas, 36, of St. Cloud and formerly of Willmar, made a court appearance Friday on three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl during the summer of 2012. Thomas faces charges of first-, second- and third-degree criminal...
October 18, 2014 - 12:00am
October 15, 2014
Montevideo man arrested Tuesday after alleged stabbing
A 49-year-old Montevideo man was arrested by Montevideo police officers after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg Tuesday east of Montevideo. Myron Lloyd Wellnitz was arrested without incident around 2:30p.m. near American Surplus and Ice Castle Fish Houses along Minnesota...
October 15, 2014 - 11:07am
October 5, 2014
Chippewa County adds cabins at Wegdahl Park
WEGDAHL — Camper cabins have proven so popular that they now can be found at 27 different state parks, and they’re credited with introducing...
October 5, 2014 - 10:29pm
September 8, 2014
Two brothers die in Montevideo plane crash
MONTEVIDEO — Two brothers were killed in a plane crash after taking off from the Chippewa County – Montevideo Airport on Sunday afternoon, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. Mark Orville Schultz, 52, of Sleepy Eye and Steven John Schultz, 51, of Brooklyn...
September 8, 2014 - 4:12pm
Update: New London man dies in Chippewa County hayride accident
MONTEVIDEO -- A 59-year-old New London man has been identified as the person killed Saturday in a hayride accident, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said this morning that Robert Steven Bentz was on a hayride for a birthday party at...
September 8, 2014 - 11:07am
September 7, 2014
One dies in hayride accident in Chippewa County
MONTEVIDEO — A birthday party hayride turned tragic in Chippewa County on Saturday when a man attempting to move from one hayrack to the second fell and was fatally run over by the second hayrack. The victim’s identity was not released Sunday pending notification of family. The...
September 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
August 29, 2014
Locals advised to take caution on flooded roads
Some area roadways are flooded as a result of heavy rainfall from thunderstorms Friday monring. The National Weather Service advises people...
August 29, 2014 - 10:24am
August 12, 2014
Milan man in critical condition after accident in Tunsberg Township
MONTEVIDEO -- A 31-year-old Milan man remains in critical condition after he was pinned inside a vehicle in Tunsberg Township Saturday. Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 2:15 p.m. that 26-year-old Bantasar Kantito of Milan traveled off the road at the junction...
August 12, 2014 - 10:00am
August 4, 2014
Highway 40 east of Milan detoured due to accident
MILAN — Traffic on Minnesota Trunk Highway 40 east of Milan has been detoured this morning due to a fatal accident. The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a collision involving a 2014 Harley Davidson Road Start motorcycle and a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It occurred...
August 4, 2014 - 2:48pm
July 31, 2014
Montevideo man facing felony charges after chase with Swift County deputy
BENSON — With three previous convictions for impaired driving, Jared Douglas Steen decided to attempt to outrun a Swift County sheriff’s deputy when signaled to stop for speeding in DeGraff, a criminal complaint filed in Swift County alleges. Steen, 25, of Montevideo, now faces...
July 31, 2014 - 11:33pm
July 9, 2014
Milan man dies in one-vehicle crash
MONTEVIDEO — A 37-year-old Milan man has died after a one-vehicle rollover crash late Tuesday morning. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, Siprian Ysikar, 37, of Milan, was a passenger in the vehicle when it left the road and rolled over on Highway 59 north...
July 9, 2014 - 10:03am
June 26, 2014
Highway 7/ Highway 59 bridge to open
WILLMAR — The new Highway 7/59 bridge over the Chippewa River in Montevideo will be open for traffic this afternoon, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Willmar. The district office reports that the detour for motorists traveling on Highway...
June 26, 2014 - 11:39pm
June 24, 2014
Renville County takes brunt of high-water problems in western Minn.
OLIVIA — With seven of its nine roads crossing the Minnesota River closed, Renville County has taken the brunt of the problems associated with the heavy June rains. It will be days before all of the roads can reopen, but things are improving, according to Renville County Public...
June 24, 2014 - 11:28pm