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Solid U.S. consumer spending boosts prospect of Fed rate hike
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
Police kill man who fired gun outside Minnesota apartment complex
Minnesota man dies after going overboard during boat test
Podcast series announced on Wetterling case
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
April 24, 2016
Bill would make purple the state color in honor of Prince
CHANHASSEN -- There are red states and there are blue states. Minnesota should be a purple state, says Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point...
April 24, 2016 - 4:34pm
April 22, 2016
Authorities perform autopsy on Prince; results could take some time
Authorities in Minnesota were conducting an autopsy on Friday on music superstar Prince as distraught fans mourned the influential and genre-busting performer who was found dead in his home a day earlier at the age of 57. It could be weeks before full results are in and the cause...
April 22, 2016 - 1:36pm
April 21, 2016
Five things you might not know about Prince
Prince's death Thursday stunned a music world heavily influenced by his string of top-selling hits, gifted songwriting and dynamic stage performances.Recommended for youHere is a look at his legacy: 'PURPLE RAIN' Prince's best-selling album was released in 1984 to accompany the semi-autobiographical...
April 21, 2016 - 4:49pm
13-month-old missing Montana girl found dead
POPLAR, Mont. -- A 13-month-old girl who was abducted from her home in Poplar on Tuesday night has been found dead. Lee Allmer, Roosevelt County...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30am
April 18, 2016
One person killed, another seriously hurt in separate Minnesota train accidents
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the western Minnesota community of Wadena,...
April 18, 2016 - 10:52am
April 13, 2016
Commentary: The questions I never asked
I am reading a book about death. It is Katie Roiphe’s “The Violet Hour” and it is about how some people, all of them famous, faced death...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 3, 2016
Minnesota woman's powerful obituary draws attention to depression, suicide
It is the kind of obituary that jumps out and grabs the reader, not just because of her young age but because of her family's desire for people...
March 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
January 8, 2016
Wood Lake man dead, Granite Falls man injured in tanker exposure accident
GRANITE FALLS — Jamie Hyatt, 34, died of injuries he suffered during a tanker accident Thursday afternoon in rural Granite Falls. Hyatt and David Syring, 34, were cleaning out a tanker which had been filled with distiller syrup at the 5000 block of 250th Avenue, according to a...
January 8, 2016 - 12:13pm
December 14, 2015
Man charged in connection with death of Starbuck student
ALEXANDRIA - A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found...
December 14, 2015 - 2:19pm
December 1, 2015
Body of missing woman found near Grove City
GROVE CITY -- The body of a 39-year-old woman, who had been reported missing Monday afternoon, was found a few hours later in a drainage ditch near Grove City. Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said his department is actively investigating the events leading up to the death as well...
December 1, 2015 - 11:09am
November 15, 2015
Minnesota trapper found dead in slough in Alexandria area
ALEXANDRIA — A trapper who had not been seen for about three weeks was found dead Friday in a slough near Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the 63-year-old man. A conservation officer found the man partially submerged in the water next...
November 15, 2015 - 5:15pm
October 31, 2015
Letter:The shedding of innocent blood
Your Oct. 10 cartoon of the weeping eagle above the place names of recent gun deaths shows that in today’s America we need to expand Thomas Jefferson’s comment, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” to now include...
October 31, 2015 - 12:29am
September 25, 2015
Student who died this week to be honored at Willmar homecoming
WILLMAR -- Homecoming week at Willmar Senior High has been unusually quiet this week, as the seniors deal with the death of a classmate. The family of Tyler S. Lorensen, 17, of Kandiyohi, said he died Monday in an accident at his home, Principal Paul Schmitz said Friday...
September 25, 2015 - 12:31pm
September 15, 2015
S.D. trial beginning for man accused in Adrian Peterson’s son’s death
Forum News Service CANTON, SD. -- A man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's biological son is taking his case to trial near Sioux Falls today after a judge made an initial ruling in the case Monday. Judge Brad Zell ruled that the defense team will be allowed to call...
September 15, 2015 - 2:51pm
August 30, 2015
Memorial fund to help widow of stadium worker
MINNEAPOLIS — A memorial fund has been set up for the construction worker who died Wednesday in a fall at the U.S. Bank Stadium under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Contributions are being sought at gofundme.com/jeramiegruber to benefit the widow of Jeramie Gruber, 35, of...
August 30, 2015 - 9:29pm