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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
July 27, 2016
Minnesota couple's tree house is what dreams are made of
COTTAGE GROVE - Michael and Paula Bushilla built a treehouse — but it certainly doesn't hold a "no girls allowed" policy. The 1,100-square-foot...
20 hours 32 min ago
April 21, 2016
Teen, police injured in chemical incident in Cottage Grove home
COTTAGE GROVE — A chemical-related suicide attempt injured a teenager Wednesday, sent three Cottage Grove police officers to the hospital and...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30am
March 3, 2016
Minnesota phone store employee charged with sending nude photos of customer to himself
An employee at a cellphone store in Cottage Grove sent himself nude photographs that had been stored on a customer’s phone, according to a...
March 3, 2016 - 12:26pm
February 17, 2016
Victim identified in fatal crash; speed believed to be a factor
COTTAGE GROVE — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal crash in Cottage Grove. Gordon Matthew Babbs, 52, of North Oaks, was killed in the fiery rollover early Saturday, police said Tuesday. Babbs was found dead inside a 2016 Lincoln MKX that had burned after crashing...
February 17, 2016 - 5:30am
October 7, 2015
Arrest of Minnesota man in underage sex sting, leads to chilling discovery in his vehicle
COTTAGE GROVE - A Maple Grove man is accused of responding to a 16-year-old girl’s online ad offering to exchange sex for money. Corwin...
October 7, 2015 - 9:24am
September 28, 2015
Seven escape from Cottage Grove house fire late Sunday
COTTAGE GROVE — Seven people escaped a fire late Sunday that left one Cottage Grove home a total loss and damaged two neighboring properties. Firefighters were called at 11:55 p.m. to a fire at 8887 91st St. When the first crews arrived nine minutes later, fire was visible from...
September 28, 2015 - 11:24pm
August 20, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens city administrator
COTTAGE GROVE -- After a nearly two-month search to fill the vacant position of city administrator, the Cottage Grove City Council has named...
August 20, 2015 - 11:24am
August 13, 2015
Cottage Grove names Stevens as city administrator finalist
COTTAGE GROVE — The city of Cottage Grove narrowed the search for its vacant city administrator position Wednesday, naming two Minnesota candidates as finalists. Jeffrey Dahl has served as the assistant city administrator and economic development director for the city of Chaska...
August 13, 2015 - 10:34pm
March 14, 2015
Cottage Grove woman convicted in federal child porn case
COTTAGE GROVE — A Cottage Grove woman has been convicted of producing child pornography after a North Dakota man offered her $100,000 for the illicit images. Roxanne Merrell, 35, was convicted of two counts of production of child pornography following a three-day trial in U.S....
March 14, 2015 - 7:00am
February 25, 2015
Carjackers, beware: This cop may be vacationing near you
COTTAGE GROVE — A carjacker picked the wrong vehicle Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Vacationing Brian Franck was at the wheel — that is, vacationing Cottage Grove police officer Brian Franck. “It was like, ‘Welcome to Orlando,’ ” Franck said Monday, two days after a man tried...
February 25, 2015 - 6:00am
December 4, 2014
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
STILLWATER — A Cottage Grove man complicated local residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages containing headphones...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
December 1, 2014
Minnesota picks first medical marijuana makers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials today announced two companies that will grow marijuana and process it into medicine. Production facilities...
December 1, 2014 - 11:16am
June 28, 2013
Cottage Grove man charged with torturing dog
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - A Cottage Grove man faces felony animal torture and cruelty charges after saying he killed his dog over a dispute about where the animal should be kept, authorities said. George R. Nichols, 37, was charged in Washington County District Court in the death...
June 28, 2013 - 9:00am