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OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 22, 2016
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
ST. PAUL – The Department of Natural Resources this week designated the state's second groundwater management area. According to a news release...
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
July 30, 2012
Starbuck man dead after rollover north of Lowry, Minn.
ALEXANDRIA -- A 40-year-old Starbuck man died at St. Cloud Hospital from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 4:20 p.m. Sunday near Lowry. According to the State Patrol, Tracy D. Wendt was driving a 1999 Chevy Blazer northbound on Highway 114 near the intersection...
July 30, 2012 - 1:31pm
August 27, 2011
Zebra mussels found in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed on Friday a report that zebra mussels are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria. Brophy and Cowdry are part of a small chain of lakes less than a mile upstream of Lake Darling and the Alexandria...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 26, 2011
DNR confirms zebra mussel infestation in two more lakes near Alexandria, Minnesota today
ALEXANDRIA -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists are confirming today a report that zebra mussels are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria. Brophy and Cowdry are part of a small chain of lakes less than a mile upstream of Lake Darling and the Alexandria...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00pm
December 3, 2010
Stolen calves recovered from farm near Barnesville
A tip from a Wilkin County farmer led to the recovery of 17 calves stolen from Douglas, Todd and Stearns counties on Thursday. The calves were stolen from eight farms in the three counties over the past two weeks. According to Todd County Investigator Scott Dirkes, they were located...
December 3, 2010 - 5:28pm
September 7, 2010
Two arrested in Douglas County after chase reaches speeds of 115 mph
Two suspects were arrested early this morning after a high-speed chase that started in central Minnesota's Douglas County. At 2:06 a.m., a Douglas County sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on County Road 82 west of Brandon, Minn. The driver sped off, triggering...
September 7, 2010 - 9:10am
August 12, 2010
Tornado warming issued until 7:45 p.m. for northern Pope and southern Douglas counties
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for southern Douglas and northern Pope County in west central Minnesota until 7:45 p.m. * AT 655 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A STORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE STORM WAS...
August 12, 2010 - 7:22pm
July 7, 2010
Exploding fireworks shell injures Alexandria man
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) -- Douglas County authorities say a fireworks shell exploded in a man's face this weekend, causing severe injuries to his face and eyes. The sheriff's department says 31-year-old Thomas Pierce was holding the mortar shell Saturday night. As he tried to light...
July 7, 2010 - 8:56am
October 31, 2009
Former WCI accounting director faces 10 felony charges for fraud, theft from service agency
WILLMAR -- A 55-year-old Kerkhoven man made his first court appearance Thursday on 10 felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $17,000 from West Central Industries over a period of two years. Steven Douglas Byers, the former accounting director for West Central Industries,...
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Northern Wis. dog dies after being thrown from bridge
DULUTH -- Douglas County authorities are seeking information on whoever threw a dog off the Oliver Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Doberman mix dog, named Bella, was driven to a Duluth animal hospital and later euthanized due to the extent of its injuries. A Duluth man was fishing...
August 4, 2009 - 9:51am
March 12, 2009
Still unsure of how stimulus funding will affect state colleges, Ridgewater plans for cuts during next school year
WILLMAR -- Current programs will still be available when Ridgewater College students begin registering for fall classes next month, but the school's...
March 12, 2009 - 12:00am