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Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Plans unveiled for new Willmar Surgery Center
Sioux Indian group wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
Family of Minnesota veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation for those returning from war
Small plane crash reported at Minnesota airport
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
August 1, 2016
Crash kills Minnesota family of 5 traveling for missionary work
A St. Paul family of five preparing for missionary work in Japan died on Interstate 80 in Nebraska on Sunday when a semitrailer truck rear-ended...
August 1, 2016 - 3:19pm
July 19, 2016
Minnesota woman unlikely to survive crash that killed husband, daughter, unborn child
ST. PAUL -- The mother of a pregnant Cannon Falls woman critically injured Monday in a Dakota County collision said Tuesday that her daughter...
July 19, 2016 - 11:35pm
March 22, 2016
Attacks on airport, rush-hour train leave at least 30 dead in Belgian capital
At least 30 people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public...
March 22, 2016 - 9:33am
March 9, 2016
Scientists concerned as Minnesota reports first bat deaths from deadly fungus
SOUDAN - White-nose syndrome, the deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in the eastern U.S. and Canada, has been found in bats in northeastern...
March 9, 2016 - 12:18pm
March 5, 2016
Train-vehicle deaths drop in 2015
ST. PAUL — The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine...
March 5, 2016 - 11:00am
March 1, 2016
Bodies found near Litchfield ID'd as teenagers who died of gunshot wounds
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two bodies found at a Harvey Township residence Monday. Sheriff Brian...
March 1, 2016 - 5:38pm
Minnesota traffic deaths up sharply to start 2016
ST. PAUL — Deaths on Minnesota roads in January were up nearly threefold from the same month a year earlier, the Minnesota Department of Public safety said. In the first month of 2016, 25 people died in incidents statewide, up from nine in 2015. Over the past five years, an average...
February 1, 2016 - 11:40pm
December 17, 2015
Residential fires deaths in Minnesota at a four-year high
ST. PAUL - Three deaths in three days have pushed residential fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011. Fifty-one people...
December 17, 2015 - 8:54am
December 16, 2015
Fire deaths in Minnesota highest in four years
ST. PAUL — Three deaths in three days have pushed fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011. Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year. With some of the most dangerous weeks ahead for residential blazes, the number of fire...
December 16, 2015 - 8:38pm
November 9, 2015
Unmarked squad cars added to State Patrol fleet to nab distracted drivers
ST. PAUL - Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet...
November 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
October 1, 2015
Reports: Fifteen dead, 20 wounded in shooting at Oregon college
At least 15 people were killed and another 20 wounded at a shooting on Thursday at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, media reported.
October 1, 2015 - 1:52pm
July 29, 2015
Two found dead at rural Madison residence
MADISON – Two people were reportedly found dead this morning at a rural Madison Township residence. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office reportedly found the two dead adults during a welfare check at the residence around 8 a.m this morning. The bodies were transported...
July 29, 2015 - 6:03pm
March 22, 2015
Rural Bird Island man dies in farm accident
BIRD ISLAND -- A 53-year-old rural Bird Island man died Saturday evening in a farm accident, according to a report from the Renville County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Dean Roker, 53, was reportedly attempting to place a dual tire on a tractor when the tire fell on top of him....
March 22, 2015 - 11:39am
February 26, 2014
Golden Gate Bridge hits milestone in 2013 with 46 leaping to their deaths
(Reuters) - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge marked a milestone in 2013 as 46 people leaped to their deaths in what appears to be the deadliest year for suicides at the California landmark, a watchdog group said.
February 26, 2014 - 11:00am
February 15, 2014
Two adults die in camper fire near Wadena
By Bryce Haugen Forum News Service WADENA, Minn. -- Two adults died in a fire early Friday morning in Wadena Township. The blaze, a few miles south of Wadena between the city and the Todd County line, was reported to authorities shortly before 4 a.m., said...
February 15, 2014 - 10:04am