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Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 20, 2013
Police: No inconsistencies in Pistorius account
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A police detective testified at Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing Wednesday that authorities have not found any inconsistencies...
February 20, 2013 - 8:14am
February 13, 2013
Olivia, Minn., man died prior to fire at apartment complex
OLIVIA — Billy Eugene Camper, 64, died of natural causes, and not as a result of the fire that destroyed his apartment Feb. 7 in the Westcourt Apartments in Olivia. A preliminary autopsy report by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County lists natural causes as the...
February 13, 2013 - 8:44am
February 7, 2013
Olivia, Minn., apartment fire claims life; ID is likely early today
OLIVIA — Investigators are working to identify the person who died in an apartment fire Thursday in Olivia. According to Olivia Police Chief...
February 7, 2013 - 10:59pm
January 18, 2013
Commentary: Mr. Swartz was accused of some real crimes
Aaron Swartz: Robin Hood or John Dillinger? He was not as virtuous as Robin and hardly as bad as John. Call the computer genius saint or sinner, few will argue with labeling his suicide at age 26 a “tragic loss.” His friends in the “free culture movement” now accuse federal...
January 18, 2013 - 1:00am
January 14, 2013
Coroner releases new report on Natalie Wood death
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A newly released report shows coroner's officials amended Natalie Wood's death certificate based on unanswered questions about bruises on her upper body but were lacking several pieces of evidence and could only determine that she drowned under undetermined circumstances...
January 14, 2013 - 11:38am
January 4, 2013
Different suspect questioned in Cold Spring officer slaying commits suicide
January 4, 2013 - 5:14pm
December 5, 2012
Boy, 4, shoots, kills 2-year-old brother in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say a 4-year-old boy playing with a gun apparently shot and killed his 2-year-old brother. Officers responded to reports of a shooting in Minneapolis’ Riverside neighborhood about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. When police arrived they found the 2-year-old...
December 5, 2012 - 4:47pm
December 3, 2012
Pedestrian struck, killed by cab in St. Cloud
December 3, 2012 - 11:15am
October 22, 2012
UPDATED: Madison, Minn., man killed by falling tree
MADISON -- A 32-year-old Madison man has died as a result of injuries sustained Sunday afternoon when a tree fell on him at a rural Madison location. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Robert Tonn was one of three men cutting down trees in Section...
October 22, 2012 - 3:05pm
September 18, 2012
Victim identified in fatal fire in rural Paynesville, Minn.
PAYNESVILLE -- The victim of a rural Paynesville house fire on Monday morning has been identified as Scott Allen Vogelpohl, age 47. He was the owner of the mobile home destroyed in the blaze, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office reported on Monday afternoon. A passing motorist reported...
September 18, 2012 - 12:00am
September 17, 2012
Early morning fire at Paynesville, Minn., Township residence takes one life
A fire in a rural Paynesville Township residence early Monday morning has resulted in one death. A passing motorist reported a fire about 6 a.m. this morning at 19503 293rd Avenue, rural Paynesville. The mobile home structure was fully engulfed in flames when the Paynesville Fire...
September 17, 2012 - 12:00pm
September 1, 2012
Sheriff says no danger to public safety after man, woman found dead in Benson, Minn., area home
BENSON -- The man and woman found deceased Wednesday at a residence north of Benson were identified on Friday afternoon as Holly Ann Hagen, 45, and Mark Richard Hamilton, 53. The two resided at the residence on the 400 block of Minnesota Highway 29 north of Benson where their bodies...
September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 30, 2012
Two people found dead at rural Benson, Minn., home
BENSON - Authorities are investigating the deaths of a 45-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man who were found dead last night at a home north of Benson. According to a news release from the Swift County Sheriff's Office, officers were asked to conduct a welfare check at about 8:26...
August 30, 2012 - 1:15pm
July 9, 2012
Despondent Cottage Grove woman dies after setting herself on fire following charges in baby's death
A Cottage Grove woman despondent after she was charged with manslaughter in the death of her newborn son has died after she set herself on fire, according to police. Toni A. Medrano, 29, died of injuries she sustained after using a flammable liquid to set herself on fire last week...
July 9, 2012 - 12:11pm
One dead in boating accident on Lake Shetek in Murray County
LAKE SHETEK - An individual died early Sunday in a boat accident on Lake Shetek in Murray County. The only information available on the accident Sunday afternoon was a statement from Murray County Sheriff Steve Telkamp. "There was a fatal boat accident on Lake Shetek during the...
July 9, 2012 - 9:34am