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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
March 23, 2017
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
ROME - Catholic leaders must come down "from the pulpit" to acknowledge that clergy sexual abuse of children and cover-ups had broken the Church's...
March 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
March 15, 2017
U.S. Catholics allowed corned beef on St. Patrick's Day Friday, meat industry cheers
CHICAGO -- In recent weeks, the U.S. meat industry has found itself wrestling with a culinary conundrum: Would American Roman Catholics be able...
March 15, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 9, 2017
Amateur historian helped expose mass grave at former Catholic orphanage in Ireland
TUAM, Ireland -- Catherine Corless has been haunted all her life by childhood memories of the skinny children from the local Catholic home for...
March 9, 2017 - 9:48am
January 10, 2017
Jury condemns Dylann Roof to death for church massacre
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. jury condemned white supremacist DylannRoof to death for the hate-fueled killings of nine black parishioners...
January 10, 2017 - 4:32pm
January 6, 2017
Bethany Reformed Church to dedicate new addition Sunday in Clara City
CLARA CITY — Bethany Reformed Church will dedicate its building addition following the morning service Sunday. In November of 2013 the...
January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
December 13, 2016
Parker commentary: What to do with evil such as this
CHARLESTON, S.C.—A deep stillness settled over the federal courtroom as graphic photos were shown of the nine people murdered last year...
December 13, 2016 - 5:13am
November 25, 2016
Mariachis parade in Mexico to celebrate patron saint of musicians
MEXICO CITY— Hundreds of mariachi folk musicians filled the streets of Mexico City on Tuesday to celebrate and serenade the feast day...
November 25, 2016 - 10:18am
October 6, 2016
Reconciliation at the heart of religious faith
From their earliest days as members of the Church, Catholics are taught about the importance of reconciling their sins. That importance is formally...
October 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
August 24, 2016
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
SACRED HEART—Atop the ashes of its beloved church building, which burned down weeks ago from a lightning strike, the Hawk Creek Lutheran...
August 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 28, 2016
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
SACRED HEART -- It’s possible there will be a new Hawk Creek Lutheran Church one day. It just may not look the same as its 140-year-old predecessor....
July 28, 2016 - 8:15pm
July 24, 2016
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Updated post as of 7 p.m.: SACRED HEART -- A rural church near Sacred Heart was ravaged by a fire Saturday morning after it was struck by lightning...
July 24, 2016 - 11:49am
June 16, 2016
Vigil to be held at Willmar church for Florida shooting victims
WILLMAR — Willmar area residents will join together Sunday to hold a vigil for the Orlando, Florida, shooting victims. An outpouring of grief...
June 16, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 9, 2016
Volunteers help Willmar church build new sanctuary
WILLMAR — Grace Baptist Church of Willmar is growing along with its population of Karen worshipers. Karen people, an oppressed minority in...
June 9, 2016 - 10:58pm
April 8, 2016
Former Watkins church secretary sentenced for $21K theft
LITCHFIELD — The former Watkins church secretary who pleaded guilty to transferring herself over $21,000 in church funds was sentenced Friday...
April 8, 2016 - 2:23pm
March 19, 2016
Minnesota church unveils 37,800-pound 'organ on steroids'
It isn’t the Westminster Abbey, but Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes will soon be sounding a lot like it. A new pipe organ is being built and installed...
March 19, 2016 - 11:03am