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Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle ground on budget plan
Here’s help for cash-strapped governments — if it passes
General Mills changes to suit changing consumer tastes
Rape sentence prompts outcry
Longtime bush pilot and mail carrier Don Hanson dies
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Men's basketball: Badgers escape with win
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Tom Powers: MLS guys are kidding about the stadium, right?
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Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Lucille "Tweet" Violet Corneil
Verna E. Thomsen
Richard "Ric" T. McGinty
Paul T. Quisberg
Viola M. Kittelson
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Letter: Where was Rep. Baker?
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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...
news / region / state
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...
news / region
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...
news / region
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...
news / state
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...
news / state
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...
news / region
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...
news / region
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,...
news / local
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...
news / nation
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 budget will be stretched tight over the coming year. Rising enrollment and cuts in state funding are expected to contribute to budget...
news / local / Ridgewater / college
March 12, 2009 - 12:00am