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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 3, 2012
Rural Kerkhoven, Minn., man killed in tractor rollover
KERKHOVEN -- A 70-year-old rural Kerkhoven man was pronounced dead at the scene of tractor rollover around 2 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, the name of the man is not being released pending family notification. The accident...
May 3, 2012 - 8:42am
April 11, 2012
22-year-old Minneapolis man delivering food to neighbor shot and killed
MINNEAPOLIS -- Police say a young Minneapolis man biking to a neighbor's house to deliver some food was shot and killed by three boys who wanted his bike. Twenty-two-year-old Jody Patzner Jr. collapsed on the sidewalk and died just blocks from his home Monday night in north Minneapolis....
April 11, 2012 - 10:10am
Connecticut boy dies after getting pulled into wood-chipper
SALEM, Conn. -- A 6-year-old boy helping his father on a landscaping job during school vacation was killed Tuesday after getting pulled into a wood-chipper, state police said. Jeffrey Bourgeois was putting a branch in the chipper at about 7:45 a.m. CDT when it yanked him into the...
April 11, 2012 - 8:05am
April 6, 2012
Gophers football player found dead in campus apartment
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is confirming the death of 22-year-old Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley. The athletics department said head coach Jerry Kill, senior quarterback MarQueis Gray and university Police Chief Greg Hestness will discuss Tinsley's death at a Friday...
April 6, 2012 - 2:03pm
April 2, 2012
Garage fire claims life of Hancock, Minn., man
A garage fire Sunday has claimed the life of a Hancock, Minn., man. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office responded to a garage fire about 7:08...
April 2, 2012 - 1:50pm
March 31, 2012
State Patrol: Driver in Plummer train-truck accident dies
PLUMMER, Minn. - A semi driver died early this morning when his vehicle collided with an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train crossing U.S....
March 31, 2012 - 1:31pm
March 30, 2012
New Plateaus blog: Trayvon Martin's death offers opportunity to reform justice
March 30, 2012 - 8:23am
March 27, 2012
BNSF warns public of rail yard dangers following discovery of body
Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren't complete...
March 27, 2012 - 8:57am
Roommate: UND student from Minneapolis found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut
The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus,...
March 27, 2012 - 8:53am
March 26, 2012
Man found dead in BNSF Railway in Grand Forks identified as UND student, 20
Police have identified the man found dead Saturday morning in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks as 20-year-old UND student Blake Christopher Ayling. The preliminary investigation showed that Ayling was going through the yard when he was struck by a moving train. Although police...
March 26, 2012 - 10:33am
March 7, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: Sen. Kubly's compassion came from helping less fortunate
A lot of kind words, all of them deserving, are being offered as we eulogize Gary Kubly. I'd like to add one because it will always define him...
March 7, 2012 - 8:43am
March 3, 2012
Breaking: Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls, Minn., has died
Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls has died, according to the Minnesota Farmers Union. The MFU announced this afternoon that the "MFU is deeply...
March 3, 2012 - 1:49pm
March 2, 2012
No charges against Minn. couple in baby death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to charge a Crystal couple in the death of an infant. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the couple is being released today. But he says the investigation is continuing and charges may be possible in the...
March 2, 2012 - 4:29pm
February 17, 2012
NY Times Pulitzer-winning reporter dies in Syria
NEW YORK -- New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose dispatches captured untold stories from Baghdad...
February 17, 2012 - 7:40am
February 16, 2012
Update: Morris, Minn. snowmobiler killed in accident in Wyoming
MORRIS, Minn. - Fifty-three-year-old Steven Anderson of Morris was killed in a snowmobile accident on Togwotee Mountain in Teton County, Wyoming...
February 16, 2012 - 10:59am