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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
Cartoon by Steve Benson
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
January 6, 2017
Extreme windchills predicted this weekend in west central Minnesota
An especially cold weekend is ahead for west central Minnesotans, along with much of the state. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous...
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
December 15, 2016
Autopsy: St. Paul woman found dead outdoors had died of exposure
ST. PAUL—Exposure to the cold killed a 34-year-old woman who was found outside in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood Monday, the Ramsey...
December 15, 2016 - 10:41am
March 2, 2015
Blizzard warning Tuesday for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Accumulating snow and strong northwest winds are expected to cause blizzard conditions in west central Minnesota on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from late Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday....
March 2, 2015 - 11:22am
After a long, hard winter: Rain, cold stalls farmers at starting gates of crop year
WILLMAR — It could be the middle of next week before farmers in west central Minnesota get into the fields to begin planting this year’s...
May 2, 2014 - 11:24pm
April 1, 2014
Weather’s no April Fool’s joke, more snow coming on Thursday
WILLMAR — This wintry weather isn’t an April Fool’s joke and it’s not going to get much better this week as there is more snow expected on Thursday into Friday. According to the National Weather Service, today’s high temperature is expected to be 32 degrees and tonight’s...
April 1, 2014 - 9:12am
February 21, 2014
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 21, 2014 - 6:15am
February 5, 2014
Man frozen to death under porch in Virginia, Minn.
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- A man missing for a month apparently froze to death, police said after his body was found under a porch in Virginia. Andrew Christopher Kanian, 41, was reported missing Jan. 2. Virginia police received a call just before 2 p.m. Monday that someone found...
February 5, 2014 - 10:40am
January 27, 2014
Dangerous wind chills to continue through midday Tuesday
Dangerous wind chills are expected continue in west central Minnesota today through midday Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service....
January 27, 2014 - 9:29am
January 22, 2014
Duluth frostbite victim has fingers removed
ST. PAUL -- The 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student found outside in subzero temperatures had surgery Tuesday to remove parts of her hands. Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri, wrote on her daughter’s Caring Bridge site Tuesday night that Lommel no longer...
January 22, 2014 - 10:54am
January 9, 2014
Woman found in Duluth alley being treated for frostbite
DULUTH -- A woman found in an alley Sunday morning was in serious condition Wednesday at a St. Paul hospital, where she is being treated for frostbite. Duluth police said they were called at 9:38 a.m. Sunday to assist an ambulance crew and the Duluth Fire Department after...
January 9, 2014 - 11:05am
January 8, 2014
Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead
NEW YORK/MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.
January 8, 2014 - 8:01am
Editorial: This cold has been one tough stretch
It has been a tough frigid few days across west central Minnesota and the rest of the country since the weekend. The brutal subzero temperatures and accompanying wind chill slowed things down across Minnesota and paralyzed much of the upper Midwest and disrupted travel all across...
January 8, 2014 - 5:00am
January 7, 2014
Tips for keeping your heating working and your pipes from freezing
So far this winter, cold temperatures have caused water main breaks, frozen pipes, and fires. Reporter Katie Lange talks with experts for...
January 7, 2014 - 10:53am
Arctic front retreating, temp moving upward across west central Minn.
While a wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon across much of west central Minnesota, the temperature is starting to warm a bit. The...
January 7, 2014 - 9:28am
Frigid Arctic air moving across eastern U.S.
(Reuters) - A deadly blast of Arctic air that shattered decades-old records as it gripped the middle United States moved eastward on Tuesday,...
January 7, 2014 - 7:23am