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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
June 3, 2016
Court filing details why Heinrich is suspected in Wetterling case
MINNEAPOLIS - A court document filed this week in connection with the federal child pornography case against Danny Heinrich spells out why he...
June 3, 2016 - 5:30am
September 5, 2015
Video: Plato Bluejays ends News London-Spicer State run
Plato picks off NLS Twins in quarters, 6-0 COLD SPRING – Facing righty Tony Kley, the New London-Spicer Twins had small margin for...
September 5, 2015 - 12:00am
August 25, 2015
Mille Lacs County man dies after rear-ending a dump truck
COLD SPRING — One man is dead and another seriously injured after a car rear-ended a dump truck that was waiting to make a left turn. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jared M. Haglund, 23, of Isle, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on Minnesota Highway 23...
August 25, 2015 - 9:37pm
May 20, 2015
Willmar man injured in collision with school bus
COLD SPRING -- A Willmar man was injured in a collision with a school bus reported at 2:30 p.m. today along Minnesota Highway 23 in Cold Spring. No children were on the bus. Brian P. Mundahl, 26, of Willmar, was reportedly traveling westbound in a Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway...
May 20, 2015 - 5:29pm
March 30, 2015
Minn. chicken processor announces expansion
ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud-based GNP Co. has announced it has began an expansion that would make it’s Cold Spring plant one of the most automated meat processing plants in North America, the company announced Monday. The company produces the Gold’n Plump and Just Bare brand labels...
March 30, 2015 - 11:25pm
December 3, 2014
Man misidentified in murder case settles with KSTP
COLD SPRING — A man who was arrested for and later cleared of killing a Minnesota police officer has reached a settlement with KSTP-TV in a defamation lawsuit over on-air statements that identified him as the officer’s killer. The lawsuit, filed in April, “has been amicably...
December 3, 2014 - 11:40pm
November 30, 2013
Cold Spring marks 1 year since officer's death
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Residents of Cold Spring marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil. The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of Decker's...
November 30, 2013 - 7:00am
November 29, 2013
Cold Spring to mark 1 year since officer's death
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Residents of Cold Spring will mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil. The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of...
November 29, 2013 - 7:30am
August 6, 2013
BCA: Cold Spring officer slaying would have ended in arrest
ST. PAUL (AP) — Evidence in the slaying of a Cold Spring police officer would have supported the arrest of a suspect who later committed suicide, state law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
August 6, 2013 - 11:58am
April 23, 2013
Rocori school district gets bulletproof whiteboards
MINNEAPOLIS – A central Minnesota school district where two students were killed in a 2003 shooting is getting a new device that officials...
April 23, 2013 - 7:11am
April 16, 2013
State Highway 23 segment to be renamed after slain Cold Spring officer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton is signing a bill to rename 11 miles of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker....
April 16, 2013 - 10:35am
April 1, 2013
Judge to appoint receiver for Minn. officer’s fund
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A Stearns County judge will appoint a receiver to determine how much money has been donated to the family of a slain police officer, and how the money should be divided. Cold Spring Officer Thomas Decker was killed in November. His widow and his ex-wife...
April 1, 2013 - 2:15pm
Relatives argue over money for slain Minn. officer
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Four relatives of a Cold Spring police officer who was killed on duty four months ago are squabbling over who should control the money donated to his family. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://bit.ly/XAidVK ) says a Stearns County judge has scheduled...
April 1, 2013 - 7:12am
January 31, 2013
Slain Cold Spring officer's partner resigns
COLD SPRING (AP) — The part-time officer who was working with a Cold Spring police officer when he was killed has resigned. Cold Spring-Richmond Police Chief Phil Jones tells the St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/XacpMM ) that Greg Reiter submitted his resignation Jan. 10....
January 31, 2013 - 12:09pm
January 18, 2013
Man released in Cold Spring officer's death back in jail
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — A man who was arrested but not charged in the killing of a Cold Spring police officer is back in jail on a felony stalking charge. Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Larson was booked into the Wright County Jail Friday. Sheriff's Capt. Greg Howell tells the Star Tribune...
January 18, 2013 - 12:54pm