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Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Car plunges into northern Minnesota river
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
Hobbyists search for treasure in Minnesota outhouse pits
Minnesota couple trusts in God for at-risk twins in womb
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
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
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
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
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Mary A. Krogfus
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
COLD SPRING—Alcohol was a factor in a Monday night crash on Highway 23 in Cold Spring that left a Spicer couple with non-life threatening...
1 hour 11 min ago
September 3, 2016
Wetterlings finally know what happened to Jacob
ST. JOSEPH -- After nearly 30 years of searching, wondering, waiting and hoping, Patty and Jerry Wetterling finally know what happened to their...
September 3, 2016 - 9:13pm
Jacob Wetterling's remains found, mother says
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—Almost 27 years after the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, a long trail of investigation appears to be near...
September 3, 2016 - 5:19pm
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