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OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 20, 2015
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in Lac qui Parle County deer case
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided this photo of the mounts and antlers seized. Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of...
January 20, 2015 - 4:54pm
December 31, 2014
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
DAWSON — Drop a large cottonwood tree in Madison, Minnesota, and it might just land in Orlando, Florida, believe it or not. Which is right...
December 31, 2014 - 9:27am
December 1, 2014
Dawson’s lone lumberyard could close
DAWSON — The difference between $7 corn and $3.50 corn is measured in linear board feet at Jager Building Supply on U.S. Highway 212 in Dawson. There’s...
December 1, 2014 - 11:10pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 23, 2014
Watertown, S.D., man killed Friday morning in Lac qui Parle County
MADISON - A Watertown, S.D., man is dead following a crash early Friday morning at the intersection of two county highways in Lac qui Parle County. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said Robert James Coyle, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Ryan...
August 23, 2014 - 12:05am
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