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As racial politics loom over election, Obama's legacy is seen as mixed
FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
Hillary Clinton says family's foundation looking for partners
Minnesota DNR reports two more cases of starry stonewort
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
December 28, 2010
Bail set at $2 million in Olivia child murder case, two additional people arrested in courtroom
OLIVIA -- Unconditional bail was set at $2 million this afternoon for Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 20, of Olivia, who faces a second-degree murder...
December 28, 2010 - 5:05pm
December 15, 2010
St. Thomas student killed in fire had Willmar roots
WILLMAR -- A University of St. Thomas student who died in a house fire Saturday was the son of Willmar natives and the grandson of two Willmar couples. Michael Adam Larson, 20, died in the fire after alerting others in the house in St. Paul. His roommates were able to jump from second-floor...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 14, 2010
Hastings woman charged with manslaughter in connection with her son's death
Less than three weeks after her husband Tylar Hokanson was convicted of murdering her 17-month old son Nicholas, Melissa Hokanson is now charged in connection with the boy's death. The Dakota County attorney's office Tuesday charged Hokanson, 19, of rural Dakota County, with one...
December 14, 2010 - 2:39pm
December 10, 2010
Death of witness instrumental in dismissal of fraud charges
WILLMAR -- Three felony fraud charges against Kristi Friese, 43, of Willmar, have been dismissed because a necessary witness in the case has...
December 10, 2010 - 12:00am
December 6, 2010
One person killed as semi rolls onto car in Proctor
The lone occupant of a 2006 Kia Rio died Sunday afternoon after the car was crushed by a semi-truck that overturned onto it in downtown Proc...
December 6, 2010 - 9:59am
Northern Minnesota carver killed in totem pole toppling
RAY, Minn. -- Carl Muggli is determined to finish the totem pole that killed his wife before he leaves the Northland. Carl and Linda Muggli,...
December 6, 2010 - 9:52am
December 4, 2010
Calif. auto pioneer had roots in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A man remembered for living the American success story by becoming one of the best-known names in California auto sales had his roots...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
St. Cloud Apollo teen has fatal attack on bus ride home
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota family and classmates are grieving the loss of a high school sophomore who died after going into cardiac arrest on a school bus. St. Cloud school officials say the 16-year-old Apollo High School student complained about shortness of breath, dizziness...
December 1, 2010 - 8:25am
Rock County man found dead Tuesday in storm
LUVERNE -- A 64-year-old Kenneth man who apparently slid into the ditch due to icy road conditions was found frozen to death outside his vehicle shortly before noon on Tuesday.
December 1, 2010 - 7:13am
November 15, 2010
38-year-old man dies in hunting accident near Bluffton
November 15, 2010 - 1:57pm
November 5, 2010
Oscar-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh dies at 66
Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career stretched through the decades, highlighted by her Oscar-nominated portrayal of a divorcee exploring her sexuality in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman," died today. She was 66. Her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright...
November 5, 2010 - 9:56pm
October 19, 2010
Northern school districts reflect on Lehse's career as educator, superintendent after fatal accident
The Cass Lake-Bena interim superintendent died in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon.
October 19, 2010 - 12:09pm
October 18, 2010
Cass Lake-Bena superintendent dies in Sunday car crash
The Cass Lake-Bena interim superintendent died in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon. Diane M. Lehse, 66, of Menahga, died when the 2010 Ford Fusion she was in struck a semi truck head-on on state Highway 34 west of Walker, according to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River...
October 18, 2010 - 9:24am
October 15, 2010
Students offer fond salutation to 'one of their own'
NEW LONDON -- In 2007, Ryane Clark stood in a sea of students, teachers and friends on the day he graduated from New London-Spicer High School. On...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
18-year-old dies in rollover near Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Minn. - An 18-year-old Evansville, Minn., woman died in a one-vehicle rollover north of here early Tuesday morning. Rae Danielle Dropps was driving south on a county road about 1 a.m. when her vehicle left the road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. After...
October 12, 2010 - 8:38am