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BCA gives Philando Castile case to Ramsey County attorney
Clients join union care workers seeking higher pay, better training
Concordia to allow 'of age' students to drink 'limited quantities' of alcohol on campus
Ely named one of 'World's Best Towns for Outdoor Thrills'
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Coyle is a right winger, Wild coach Boudreau says
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
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
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Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
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John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Kathleen Parker: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Man dies in snowmobile accident near Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — A North Dakota man died Friday night in a snowmobile accident north of Montevideo, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Peter Decock, 34, of Fargo, N.D., was driving a snowmobile on 10th Street Northeast at the time of the accident, Chippewa...
December 29, 2014 - 10:17pm
November 21, 2014
Micronesian ambassador looking to 'bridge the gap'
MILAN — Opportunities for jobs in the area's meat packing industry and to provide their children with a good education has made the Chippewa...
November 21, 2014 - 11:16pm
November 17, 2014
Chippewa County conviction for criminal sexual conduct upheld a second time by appeals court
By Tom Cherveny firstname.lastname@example.org MONTEVIDEO — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected a second appeal by a Chippewa County man convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. Raymond Darrel Pfarr, 32, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and lifetime supervised...
November 17, 2014 - 11:37pm
November 10, 2014
Semi blocking roadway in Clara City
A semitrailer accident has blocked Minnesota Highway 23 in Clara City as of 1p.m. Monday. A tow truck was reportedly on its way as of 1 p.m. to get the semi out of the roadway, Judy Jacobs, communications representative for the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Jacobs...
November 10, 2014 - 1:11pm
November 5, 2014
Area counties elect new officers, but most incumbents survive
BENSON — Swift County voters rejected changing the treasurer’s office to an appointed post from an elected one Tuesday. Current treasurer Ronald Vadnais, of Benson, was re-elected with 3,778 votes. There were 14 write-in votes, according to unofficial figures from the Secretary...
November 5, 2014 - 11:28pm
November 4, 2014
Chippewa County elects Rodeberg recorder, Lieser re-elected to County Board
MONTEVIDEO -- Chippewa County voters elected Amy Rodeberg, of Montevideo, as the new county recorder, unofficial returns show. Rodeberg received 2,844 votes to 1,606 votes for Lori O'Connor, of Granite Falls, according to unofficial totals from the Secretary of State. Both women...
November 4, 2014 - 10:47pm
November 3, 2014
Appleton man and woman injured as result of Murdock crash
MURDOCK -- A 78-year-old Appleton man and 78-year-old Appleton woman suffered injuries after their vehicle went off a Murdock road Monday morning and struck a wooden pole. Jerald D. Halvorson was reportedly driving westbound around 4 a.m. on Minnesota Highway 40, near...
November 3, 2014 - 4:53pm
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