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White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators -- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 30, 2017
Full circle return for versatile trumpeter from Lac qui Parle Valley
DAWSON — Doug Woolverton performs at famous venues around the world, alongside talent that most recently included Aretha Franklin, and...
March 30, 2017 - 8:02am
February 12, 2017
Lac qui Parle County 'out of network'
DAWSON — Living in Lac qui Parle County means more than being rural. It also means being "out of network'' for many farmers, business owners...
February 12, 2017 - 5:29pm
February 2, 2017
Former secretary pleads guilty to stealing from Dawson chamber
MADISON — The former secretary of the Dawson Chamber of Commerce pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing over $7,000 from the group in 2016. Melva Jean Larson, 63, of Dawson, entered a guilty plea to felony theft in Lac qui Parle County District Court. She is expected to receive...
February 2, 2017 - 5:01pm
December 1, 2016
Celebrating 100 years of what matters most
CLARKFIELD — There are lots of ways to measure the changes of the past 100 years, but ask those who have witnessed them and you will learn...
December 1, 2016 - 9:41pm
November 3, 2016
Western Minn. woman sentenced for taking $4,400 from daughter
MADISON — A Dawson woman accused of misusing thousands of dollars from her vulnerable adult daughter's Social Security checks was sentenced...
November 3, 2016 - 6:32pm
October 31, 2016
BjornQorn treats New York to Minnesota-grown, solar-popped popcorn
NEW YORK — It's estimated that one of every three rows of corn raised in western Minnesota is exported overseas. Some of those rows on...
October 31, 2016 - 10:45pm
October 12, 2016
Two injured in alcohol-involved Montevideo crash
MONTEVIDEO—A Dawson teenager and a Montevideo man were injured Tuesday night following a broadside crash on State Highway 7 in Montevideo. The...
October 12, 2016 - 10:51am
September 29, 2016
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Hours for the annual Meander are from noon until 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 866-866-5432, or go online at www.artsmeander.org. Social media fans can access information on Facebook at "meanderartcrawl." Brochures...
September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
May 24, 2016
Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson recognized for performance
DAWSON — Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson received one of four 2015 Performance Excellence Awards from the Performance Excellence Network, formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, during the network’s 2016 conference. The award is based on an evaluation of the organization’s...
May 24, 2016 - 5:43am
Records published May 24
This is the records summary for May 24. Man arrested after making threats with gun WILLMAR — A 29-year-old Willmar man who is alleged to have threatened residents while showing a firearm in his waistband is in jail this afternoon, at least partially thanks to an “alert citizen”...
May 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 16, 2016
Dawson woman accused of taking $4,426 from her vulnerable adult daughter appears in court
MADISON — A Dawson woman who investigators say misused nearly $4,500 of her vulnerable adult daughter’s funds in 2013, skipping payment for...
May 16, 2016 - 11:36pm
March 29, 2016
Johnson Memorial Health Services in Dawson receives CALS designation
DAWSON (Staff reports) — Johnson Memorial Health Services in Dawson is now among only seven hospitals in the state to be designated as a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support facility. Dr. Darrell Carter, a physician with the Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic in Granite...
March 29, 2016 - 5:13am
March 8, 2016
Dawson man, 61, faces charges after massaging 14-year-old girl
DAWSON — A 61-year-old Dawson man has been charged with second-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Lac qui Parle County District Court. Garry Lee Ochsendorf was arrested in February after a 14-year-old girl told law enforcement she had been sexually abused by him....
March 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
March 4, 2016
Volunteers pick up garbage on LQP Lake
DAWSON — Shannon Larson intended to show his son, Holt, some ice fishing action when they ventured out on the north side of Lac qui Parle Lake...
March 4, 2016 - 11:54pm
January 20, 2016
Court of Appeals affirms Lac qui Parle conviction
DAWSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a Lac qui Parle County jury’s verdict that convicted a Dawson woman of a felony violation of a harassment restraining order. The order affirming the District Court action was filed Tuesday. Tiffaney Diane Hill, 39, of Dawson, appealed...
January 20, 2016 - 11:09pm