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Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
WCT Sport Show: 5A tournament filled with state contenders
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
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
August 26, 2015
TV journalists killed in on-air shooting in Virginia; suspect shoots self
Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live interview, and authorities said the...
August 26, 2015 - 11:28am
Construction worker killed in fall from Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium roof
MINNEAPOLIS -- A construction worker has died after an accident at the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. A statement from John Wood, senior vice president from Mortenson Construction, said one worker from Berwald Roofing has died and another is in serious condition after...
August 26, 2015 - 11:10am
August 13, 2015
Humans may face malnutrition if birds and bees disappear
If all the birds, bugs, bees and other creatures that pollinate our food crops were to disappear from the planet, humans could face a sharp increase in malnutrition, disease and death in many parts of the world, scientists estimate. Researchers analyzed supplies of 224 types of food...
August 13, 2015 - 10:23pm
July 29, 2015
Two found dead at rural Madison residence
MADISON — Two people were found dead Wednesday morning at a rural Madison Township residence. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said it found the two dead adults during a welfare check at the residence around 8 a.m Wednesday. The bodies were transported to the Ramsey...
July 29, 2015 - 9:51pm
July 23, 2015
Grove City MN man dies in accident in central Minnesota
LITCHFIELD -- A 21-year-old Grove City man reportedly died in a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday evening west of Litchfield. The crash was reported at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday west of the intersection Meeker County Road 11 and County Road 31. Spencer Dean Latham reportedly...
July 23, 2015 - 10:25am
July 9, 2015
Update: Alexandria teen dies from brain infection after swimming in Lake Minnewaska
Update 3:50 p.m. ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The teen who contracted a brain infection from an ameba after swimming in a Minnesota lake has...
July 9, 2015 - 4:11pm
July 2, 2015
Washington state reports first measles death in the nation in 12 years
SEATTLE — A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman’s death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said Thursday. The woman from Clallam...
July 2, 2015 - 10:16pm
May 15, 2015
Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack
A U.S. jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people...
May 15, 2015 - 4:18pm
May 6, 2015
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
May 6, 2015 - 6:45am
April 14, 2015
Crash between two Duluth buses results in one death
DULUTH, Minn. -- Officials with the Duluth Transit Authority say at least one person died after two buses crashed Tuesday morning.
April 14, 2015 - 12:31pm
April 6, 2015
UND student’s cause of death remains unknown
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Investigators are still waiting on toxicology reports in the death of a UND student over the weekend, according to UND Police Department Sgt. Danny Weigel. Alex Davis, 22, of West St. Paul, Minnesota, was found unresponsive just before 9 a.m. Saturday in a home...
April 6, 2015 - 8:32pm