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AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 14, 2012
Four killed in Pine County crash identified
ASKOV, Minn. -- Authorities have identified the four people killed Tuesday evening in a collision between a pickup truck and a semitrailer in Pine County. The Pine County Sheriff's Office reported that the victims, all from Askov, were Arden Edwards, 58; Brett Larson, 21; Catherine...
September 14, 2012 - 6:00am
Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- A routine serving of an eviction notice to a man living near the Texas A&M University campus turned deadly for Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann when the resident opened fire on him, leading to the death of the law enforcement officer and another...
August 14, 2012 - 6:27am
July 12, 2012
North Dakota man arraigned in deaths of his three Wis. daughters
A North Dakota man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a residence in River Falls, Wis., last Tuesday...
July 12, 2012 - 3:02pm
May 22, 2011
Two die as boater loses control on Alexandria-area lake
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A day on the lake among friends turned tragic in Alexandria Saturday - two were killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria. The victims were Nicole Marie Getz, 27, and Mathew Paul Spletzer, 30, both of Alexandria, according to new information released by the...
May 22, 2011 - 3:14pm
March 28, 2011
Crash kills man, 4 teens on spring break in Alabama
ANGOLA, Ind. -- Four northeastern Indiana high school seniors returning from a spring break trip and another man were killed in a three-vehicle crash over the weekend in Alabama. Cpl. Steve Smith with the Alabama State Troopers said the four teens were Matthew Riley Zimmer, Evan...
March 28, 2011 - 4:12pm
January 10, 2011
Homicide suspected in deaths of Cromwell couple
A man and woman were found dead in their rural Carlton County home Sunday as a result of what authorities are calling a possible homicide. Carlton County emergency dispatchers received a report of a man found dead in a residence on Krogh Road in Red Clover Township, about two miles...
January 10, 2011 - 11:13am
January 4, 2011
Traffic deaths in Minnesota are at lowest level since 1944
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has announced that at least 410 people were killed in crashes last year on the state's highways. The preliminary numbers were released Monday and the department projects that the final 2010 count will be close...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Wisconsin blizzard deaths: man dies beneath roof collapse, another struck by snowplow
HUDSON, Wis. - St. Croix County recorded two deaths Saturday tied to heavy snowfall in western Wisconsin. An elderly Woodville man was killed when he was struck by a municipal plow and a rural Hudson man died after the roof of a livestock shelter collapsed, pinning him beneath. Clifford...
December 13, 2010 - 10:22am
Teens found dead in east Twin Cities park are identified, authorities believe incident may be suicide-related
Lake Elmo school officials reached out to students Wednesday after news broke of the apparent suicides of two local ninth grade students. Oak-Land Junior High administrators informed teachers and students of the deaths on Wednesday and allowed students to meet with counselors if...
October 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
October 1, 2010
Gone but never forgotten
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
As cases rise, swine flu is linked to two more deaths in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials confirmed two more deaths Wednesday from 2009 H1N1 flu, or swine flu as it is also known, as more schools report flu outbreaks and the number of people hospitalized continues to rise. While the Health Department will not provide specific identifications,...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On road fatalities: Minnesota Opinion: On road fatalities
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: The Associated Press On road fatlities: If you want to save lives, raise the price of gas. We're not advocating that OPEC raise prices. Nor are we urging federal and state government to increase gasoline taxes. We're simply...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
Minnesota Opinion: On soldier deaths
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: The Associated Press On soldier deaths: Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Walter Cronkite. Daniel Drevnick. James Wertish. Carlos Wilcox. Ben Kopp. Thomas Gramith. Most Minnesotans probably recognize the first...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Editorial: Soldiers return to families and state
It has been a tragic time for Minnesota soldiers and their families during this past week as five Minnesota soldiers lost their lives in the service of their country. On July 16, three Minnesota National Guardsmen were killed by an indirect fire attack on a U.S. base in Basra, I...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
Editorial: State is saving lives on roadways
Minnesota traffic deaths are headed downward, which is good, recently hitting the lowest traffic death toll in 63 years. In 2008, Minnesota had 455 traffic deaths, which is 11 percent below the 2007 total of 510 deaths. This follows a national decline with 9.7 percent fewer traffic...
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am