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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 9, 2016
Distracted teen driver pleads guilty in crash that killed two
ELK RIVER — A Little Falls girl who was messaging while driving has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for her involvement in a collision that killed a man and his 10-year-old daughter. Carlee Rose Bollig, 17, is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 in Sherburne...
February 9, 2016 - 8:53pm
December 16, 2015
Kandiyohi County crash injures three
WILLMAR — Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash south of Willmar, one seriously, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Geneva...
December 16, 2015 - 8:44pm
MnDOT: Keep speeds down and eyes on the road during winter weather
Drivers on area roads are being urged to slow down and travel carefully as winter weather has made driving difficult on many roads throughout...
December 16, 2015 - 12:05pm
July 30, 2015
Texting and driving fines to increase
ST. PAUL — In addition to putting lives in danger, drivers who habitually text and drive on Minnesota roads will be facing heftier fines starting Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the first citation for texting while driving will remain at $50 and second...
July 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
June 1, 2015
Man using phone in fatal accident: ‘Is it worth it?’
ST. PAUL — Chris Weber boiled down his life-changing decision 11 months ago to one question: “Is that cell phone worth more than the life...
June 1, 2015 - 11:48pm
February 26, 2015
Discussion slated Saturday on driver’s licenses for immigrants
WILLMAR — Community members are invited to join a discussion Saturday in Willmar to ask public leaders to support a policy that will allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The event is being hosted by ISAIAH, a faith-based Minnesota organization that supports...
February 26, 2015 - 11:28pm
October 9, 2014
MnDOT renames winter road conditions using descriptive words
ST. PAUL — Travelers may have a better understanding of road conditions using the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new winter road condition descriptions on the 511mn.org website and smartphone app. The old winter road descriptions were “good,” “fair,” “difficult”...
October 9, 2014 - 11:25pm
September 3, 2014
Sheriff reminds people to walk, drive carefully
A safety reminder issued by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office for the back-to-school season reminds children and pedestrians to be cautious on roadways and reminds motorists to be aware of pedestrians. When getting on and off the bus, children must check to see if any cars are...
September 3, 2014 - 11:14pm
May 9, 2014
A father gives his perspective on distracted driving: ‘My daughter made a choice ... ’
REDWOOD FALLS — Deianerah Jean “Deej” Logan’s first day of her senior year in high school started at 6:30 a.m. with her cell phone alarm...
May 9, 2014 - 10:52pm
January 16, 2014
Blowing snow making driving difficult in the region
Driving is challenging at times as blowing snow in hindering visibility. The website 511MN.org is reporting road conditionsas difficult to...
January 16, 2014 - 3:57pm
August 29, 2013
Stats show Americans not that into driving anymore
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?
August 29, 2013 - 7:56am
August 22, 2013
AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.
August 22, 2013 - 7:12am
August 20, 2013
Minn. man loses license for driving too slow
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals won't return the driver's license of a man who lost it for driving too slowly on state highways. Gary Constans, 59, said he doesn't understand why authorities have a problem with his driving. “I don't drink. I don't smoke,”...
August 20, 2013 - 11:05am
June 10, 2013
Kandiyohi, Swift counties ticket 118 unbelted drivers during seat belt effort
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers in Kandiyohi and Swift counties issued tickets to 118 unbelted drivers from May 20 to June 2 as part of a Click It or Ticket seat belt education and enforcement campaign, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
June 10, 2013 - 6:12am