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Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Big 7th pushes Twins past Orioles
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
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
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
June 25, 2014
20 miles a day on foot: Running across Minnesota for a cause far, far away
RAYMOND — If the plight of refugees in Burma and Thailand seems like something far, far away, consider how distant the Wisconsin border appears...
June 25, 2014 - 10:44pm
April 18, 2014
Bluegrass Proteins acquires Dawson plant, begins hiring workers
DAWSON — A “help wanted” sign has replaced the “for sale” sign on the former American Milk Producers Inc. facility in Dawson. Bluegrass Proteins Inc., of Kentucky, has finalized its purchase of the facility and is now hiring a work force to begin production there, according...
April 18, 2014 - 2:00am
19-year-old host pleads guilty in Lac qui Parle County drinking case
MADISON — Guilty pleas have now been entered by five of the eight defendants charged with violations related to the party attended by Michael...
April 18, 2014 - 1:00am
March 20, 2014
Dawson-Boyd student died of hypothermia, alcohol a factor
MADISON — The cause of a Dawson-Boyd student’s March 9 death after he fled an underage drinking party is hypothermia due to environmental exposure, authorities announced Thursday. According to a new release from the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, the coroner’s...
March 20, 2014 - 6:32pm
January 22, 2014
Shuttered AMPI building in Dawson may have buyer
DAWSON — Local development officials say a company operating in Kentucky has signed a purchase agreement for the shuttered American Milk Producers Inc. building in Dawson. The purchase is expected to be completed in February, according to Pam Lehmann, director of the Lac qui Parle...
January 22, 2014 - 12:04am
Dawson father gets five years in prison for guns, son gets probation for June standoff with law
MADISON — The father of a boy who had an 8-hour standoff with law enforcement officers this summer in rural Lac qui Parle County was sentenced to five years in prison for wrongfully possessing guns and the boy was sentenced to probation and community service work for obstructing...
November 22, 2013 - 11:00pm
October 7, 2013
Rural Dawson man identified, body found in Lac qui Parle River
MADISON — The death of a 51-year-old rural Dawson man whose body was found Saturday afternoon in the Lac qui Parle River is under investigation by the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, James Patrick Como was...
October 7, 2013 - 4:37pm
August 19, 2013
Two west central Minnesota veterans among 25 to be honored Sept. 11
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is home to thousands of veterans under the age of 40 who have served in overseas combat areas in recent years, returned...
August 19, 2013 - 11:43pm
June 27, 2013
Juvenile arrested after standoff in rural Lac qui Parle County, man faces gun charges
MADISON — A male juvenile was arrested after an 8-hour armed standoff with law enforcement Monday in rural Lac qui Parle County. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, officers were investigating a report that Kevin Ernest Morris, 40, of rural Dawson,...
June 27, 2013 - 10:28am
November 6, 2012
AMPI plant closure in Dawson, Minn., to affect 130 employees
DAWSON -- Associated Milk Producers Inc.
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
$1.2 million in federal funds to Dawson, Minn., for industrial park project
DAWSON -- Dawson's role as an agricultural processing center in western Minnesota got a big boost Thursday, when city, state and federal officials joined to celebrate a $1.2 million federal grant that will be used to expand its industrial park. Representatives from the U.S. Department...
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2012
Dawson, Minn., receives $1.2 million grant today for industrial park project
DAWSON - The city of Dawson got a big shot in the arm today when it was awarded a $1.2 million federal grant that will be used to expand its industrial park. Representatives from the U.S.
October 4, 2012 - 2:11pm
September 7, 2012
Dawson, Minn., health facility earns recognition for workplace safety
DAWSON -- Leaders at Johnson Memorial Health Services first started talking late in 2009 about how they could make the workplace safer for their...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
September 6, 2012
Detour removal delayed a week on Hwy. 212 near Dawson, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The U.S. Highway 212 detour near Dawson will remain for an additional week, as crews add centerline rumble stripes to the road surface. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release that the road now will open Tuesday, weather permitting. The remaining...
September 6, 2012 - 3:11pm
August 20, 2012
Two hurt in head-on crash northwest of Montevideo, Minn.
MADISON -- The drivers of both vehicles involved in an early morning head-on collision northwest of Montevideo were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, the crash was...
August 20, 2012 - 2:06pm