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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
March 1, 2016
Child care providers defeat mandatory union representation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's subsidized child care providers overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to require a union to conduct their negotiations with the state. The vote was 1,014-392 in a Tuesday count by the state Bureau of Mediation Services from ballots mailed to providers last month....
March 1, 2016 - 9:30pm
June 7, 2015
Baby Owen dies from trauma; police waiting on autopsy
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Police believe blunt force trauma to the head may have led to the death of a 6-month-old boy who was found not breathing Monday at an unlicensed day care in West Fargo, but they are waiting for an autopsy to tell them when that may have happened. Owen Skodje...
June 7, 2015 - 6:41pm
March 11, 2013
Minnesota providers for children, elderly, disabled split in union discussions
ST. PAUL — Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children. “They are so eager to learn,” the woman with a Bemidji child care service said. She could do a better job taking care of children, she told a Senate committee Monday, if she could work closer with other child care...
March 11, 2013 - 11:45pm
November 28, 2011
Several Minn. child-care workers plan suit to stop union election
ST. PAUL -- Eleven Minnesota day-care providers, supported by a coalition of conservative groups, today announced they plan to sue to stop a governor-ordered unionization election. Attorney Tom Revnew said his clients seek an injunction to stop the election, set to begin next week,...
November 28, 2011 - 11:12am
July 20, 2011
Willmar, Minn., man gets 36 months in prison, 25 years probation for molesting
WILLMAR -- Larry Alan Stoeser, 61, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 36 months in prison, plus a five-year conditional release period...
July 20, 2011 - 11:36am
October 29, 2010
Halloween song and dance
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
60-year-old man hit with four more charges in daycare molestation case
WILLMAR -- The Willmar man accused of molesting a young girl at a daycare in rural Willmar has been charged with four more counts of criminal...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2010
Willmar man faces four more counts of crim sex conduct, allegedly touched three more victims at daycare
WILLMAR -- The Willmar man already accused of molesting a young girl at a daycare in rural Willmar has now been charged with four more counts...
September 28, 2010 - 4:15pm
September 9, 2010
Man charged with molesting girl, 5, at day care is released on $25,000 bond
WILLMAR -- Unconditional bail was set Tuesday at $200,000 for Larry Alan Stoeser, 60, of Willmar, who is accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl...
September 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 2, 2010
Willmar man faces charges for assaulting 5-year-old at rural daycare
WILLMAR -- A 60-year-old Willmar man has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 5-year-old girl at...
September 2, 2010 - 12:00am
September 1, 2010
Willmar man charged for sexuallly assaulting girl at rural daycare
WILLMAR -- A 60-year-old Willmar man has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 5-year-old girl at a daycare in rural Willmar. Larry Alan Stoeser is being held in the county jail pending a Sept. 7 hearing.
September 1, 2010 - 10:00pm
December 29, 2009
MinnWest makes daycare an 'attractor'
WILLMAR -- Steve Salzer is hoping the sight of toddlers playing on swings and babies crawling on their tummies will bring new high-tech businesses...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
September 15, 2008
Sign language helps YMCA day care children communicate, connect
WILLMAR -- At 15 months, Alyssa Peterson is rapidly building up a vocabulary. She can say "milk," "more," "please" and "all done" -- all in sign language. It has gone a long way toward helping her parents, Heather and Micah Peterson, understand her needs and wants. "I had no idea...
September 15, 2008 - 12:00am