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New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 19, 2016
Hundreds still without power in western Minnesota
One day after a strong snowstorm knocked out power for over 8,000 people, at least 600 are still without power in western Minnesota. The affected...
November 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
July 18, 2016
Highway 23 detour starts July 20
GRANITE FALLS—A detour of Highway 23 from Granite Falls to Cottonwood will begin July 20, so the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 18, 2016 - 12:26am
June 11, 2016
BNSF train derails in Cottonwood, spilling 23 cars of corn
COTTONWOOD -- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed Friday evening in Cottonwood. Twenty-three cars loaded with corn derailed. There...
June 11, 2016 - 4:32pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota Highway 23 meeting set for Tuesday in Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD — Area residents and business owners are invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottonwood Community Center, at 142 W. Main St. in Cottonwood, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 23 passing lanes project between Hanley Falls and Cottonwood....
May 12, 2016 - 11:08pm
April 18, 2014
Lakeview students injured when semi, bus collide
RENVILLE –– Seven people, including five Lakeview High School students and their English teacher that were returning from a field trip, were injured Wednesday when a semi collided with their school bus near Renville. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened...
April 18, 2014 - 1:00am
June 6, 2012
UPDATE: Texas woman killed in Cottonwood, Minn., crash
COTTONWOOD -- A 92-year-old Pharr, Texas, woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday southwest of Cottonwood along State Highway 23. According to the State Patrol, Edna E. Ericksen was driving a 2008 Cadillac northbound on Lyon County Road 9 and collided with...
June 6, 2012 - 4:36pm
Driver killed in two-vehicle crash near Cottonwood, Minn.
COTTONWOOD -- The name of a driver killed in a two-vehicle crash around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday southwest of Cottonwood is not being released until the victim is identified. According to the State Patrol, the person was driving a 2008 Cadillac northbound on Lyon County Road 9 and collided...
June 6, 2012 - 9:19am
April 11, 2011
DNR to begin assessing lakes
SPICER -- We'll soon be learning whether some area lakes suffered winter fish kills. Fisheries workers with the Minnesota Department of Natural...
April 11, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
Accident kills one in Cottonwood County
STORDEN -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday in Cottonwood County. The name of the victim has not been released. The accident happened at 8 a.m. Tuesday on state Highway 30 east of Storden. The road was in icy condition at the time. According to the State...
February 23, 2011 - 7:39am
January 25, 2011
Man killed while being pursued by police in Windom area chase
WINDOM -- A man was killed in a head-on crash last night in Cottonwood County while being pursued by police. The victim's name is not being released at this time. According to the State Patrol, the Windom police department was pursuing a 2011 Datsun Sentra that was going west on...
January 25, 2011 - 8:40am
January 6, 2011
Four injured in early morning accident
COTTONWOOD -- Four people were injured in a one-vehicle accident early this morning on the south edge of Cottonwood. According to the State Patrol the driver of a 2003 GMC Envoy, Sara Mares, 32, of Marshall, hit a patch of ice on state Highway 23, lost control of the vehicle and...
January 6, 2011 - 8:21am
February 5, 2010
Family of 11 is homeless after fire at their rural residence
HANLEY FALLS -- A family of 11 is without a home and their possessions after fire raged through their rural farmhouse around 2:39 a.m. Wednesday west of Hanley Falls. Chai Vue, his wife Shoua Kong, a grandmother and eight children, ages infant to 14, safely fled the fire. Only a...
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
State declares weather emergency and closes offices in four SW Minn. counties
The state of Minnesota has declared a weather emergency and closed state offices in four southwest Minnesota counties. Tom Hanson, Management and Budget commissioner, announced at noon today that state offices in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota...
January 7, 2010 - 12:32pm
September 2, 2009
Highway 23 detour from Marshall to Cottonwood to end Friday
WILLMAR -- Motorists can resume travel on state Highway 23 from Marshall to Cottonwood on Friday, weather permitting. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release the construction will end Friday and the detour will be lifted. Highway 23 traffic has been detoured...
September 2, 2009 - 8:00am
Kidnapping, other charges filed in Cottonwood County
WINDOM -- A 26-year-old Jackson man is facing charges of kidnapping, burglary and child endangerment after holding a woman against her will and leaving a 1-year-old child alone. Adam William Gorden was charged Monday with kidnapping, first-degree burglary, felony domestic assault,...
July 2, 2009 - 9:21am