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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
Boys Hockey: Willmar opens playoffs with big win
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
November 30, 2012
Electric power pole burned, fire was controlled burn near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources were called around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to contain a controlled burn that started an electrical pole on fire. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Logan Pautzke, 26, of Litchfield reported...
November 30, 2012 - 8:53am
November 16, 2012
Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River
GRANITE FALLS -- More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
October 22, 2012 - 10:47am
Rural Dassel, Minn., summer home burns, cause under investigation
DASSEL -- The cause of a fire that burned a summer home Sunday evening in rural Dassel is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshal, and the Dassel Fire Department. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor to the David and...
October 22, 2012 - 9:28am
October 2, 2012
Grass fire of undetermined origin burns 10-15 acres north of Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The Olivia Fire Department was called around 8 p.m. Monday to a grass fire of undetermined origin along U.S. Highway 71 about three...
October 2, 2012 - 9:51am
September 12, 2012
Firefighters pay tribute
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
Convicted murderer Delbert Huber now in DOC custody
ST. CLOUD -- The 82-year-old rural Paynesville man convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for shooting...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Pavement marking project in west central Minnesota begins Aug. 7
WILLMAR -- Motorists on west central Minnesota highways will encounter lane closures when a pavement marking project begins Aug. 7 In the West Central area, crews will install rumble stipes along the following road segments and paint over them with highly reflective paint: ...
July 27, 2012 - 4:34pm
July 18, 2012
Willmar, Minn., fire chief resigns
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens says Fire Chief Marv Calvin who is resigning from the position he has held with the city...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
Porch fire in Willmar, Minn., caused by cigarette, fire chief says use caution
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Fire Chief is urging citizens to use extreme caution when using cigarettes or fireworks or having recreational fires after the fire department responded Sunday afternoon to a fire caused by the careless discarding of a cigarette. According to Fire Chief Marv...
July 16, 2012 - 3:26pm
June 14, 2012
Watson, Minn., council votes on fire dept. contract with Montevideo
WATSON -- Watson City Council members voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to contract with the city of Montevideo for fire protection. With a packed house watching, many of them members of the Watson Community Fire Department, the tie-breaking vote fell to council member Tina Buseman. Her...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Watson, Minn., fire department issue is beginning to heat up
WATSON -- Montevideo is willing to provide fire protection to the city of Watson, which has not renewed a contract with the privately organized Watson Community Firefighters. Montevideo City Council members approved a proposed contract on Monday to extend the protection, primarily...
June 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Benson, Minn., garage fire ruled arson, reward offered for information
BENSON -- A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an arson fire early Monday morning in Benson. According to Benson Police Chief Mike Jambor, the fire was reported along the 200 block of 15th Street...
March 14, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 9, 2012
Burglars shoot open doors with shotgun on grocery, convenience store in Milan and Clara City
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School. The burglars...
March 9, 2012 - 3:04pm
March 7, 2012
Fire damages home in Darwin, Minn.
DARWIN -- A home in Darwin sustained moderate damage this morning due to an electrical fire. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Dassel Fire Department was called around 11:45 a.m. to the Philip Kloeckl residence at 401 First St. N. in Darwin. Kloeckl...
March 7, 2012 - 3:41pm