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Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Woman, 56, dies when hit by train in Detroit Lakes
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Zucker, Dubnyk lead Wild past Predators
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
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
May 26, 2012
Editorial: Drive safe on this holiday weekend
Memorial Day Weekend has arrived in west central Minnesota, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. Many have headed for a weekend at the lake cabin or a family gathering. Other may be headed for class reunion or community gathering. All are traveling again on their...
May 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 16, 2012
Minnesota students look to remove immunity for lawmakers over drunken driving
ST. PAUL -- Legislators who drink and drive should face the same consequences as everyone else, a group of college students argues. In Minnesota, legislators get what some deem a "get out of jail free" card protecting them from arrest for certain crimes. Some students from Concordia...
March 16, 2012 - 12:00am
March 15, 2012
It's no blarney: St. Patrick's Day means extra drunken driving patrols
ST. PAUL -- Before you chug that first green beer, swallow this: extra DWI patrols will be on the roads on St. Patrick's Day to prevent alcohol-related crashes. Law enforcement agencies statewide will increase enforcement on a historically dangerous drinking and driving party period,...
March 15, 2012 - 12:32pm
March 13, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Sleepy - and dangerous - behind the wheel
In May 2011, a charter bus traveling on Interstate 95 from North Carolina to New York City left the road north of Richmond, Va., at 5 a.m. and...
March 13, 2012 - 8:23am
February 29, 2012
As of 6 a.m., Willmar snow is 4.5 inches, driving is difficult, storm warning to 6 p.m.
WILLMAR -- As of 6 a.m., Willmar had received 4.5 inches of snow, with heavy snow expected to continue through the morning hours. According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm warning will remain in effect until 6 p.m. this evening. The heavy snow will be accompanied...
February 29, 2012 - 9:11am
January 17, 2012
Man arrested for DWI after ATV falls through ice on Greenleaf Lake
LITCHFIELD -- A 45-year-old Hutchinson man was arrested for driving while impaired after a Meeker County Sheriff's deputy and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer responded around 7:15 p.m. Saturday to Greenleaf Lake. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff...
January 17, 2012 - 9:38am
January 11, 2012
Statewide DWI crackdown nets 2,573 arrests, 21 in Kandiyohi Co., Minn.
ST. PAUL -- A statewide enhanced DWI enforcement campaign in December resulted in the arrest of 2,573 impaired motorists.
January 11, 2012 - 11:27am
December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve deaths, injuries on the decline, officials cite higher awareness
WILLMAR -- The number of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries during the New Year's Eve holiday has dropped significantly in recent...
December 31, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Christ Britt
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Fog persists in western, central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Widespread fog with areas of dense fog where visibilities are a quarter of a mile or less will persist across western and central Minnesota into this afternoon, the National Weather Service says. Though some improvements in visibility are expected later this afternoon,...
December 14, 2011 - 10:35am
December 12, 2011
It's time to plan, pack for winter survival
WILLMAR -- Even though Old Man Winter hasn't arrived yet, now is the time to prepare for winter driving and the possibility of getting stranded...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2011
Editorial: It is time to pay attention in driving
The statistics are quite clear -- distracted driving can be deadly and this trend is growing fast. Federal safety officials announced Thursday that the texting while driving trend has increased 50 percent last year, in spite of numerous states making the practice illegal. According...
December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Minnesota officers declaring open season on impaired road turkeys this holiday
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers, along with Twin Cities law officers and the Minnesota State Patrol, are adding servings of driving while impaired enforcement this Thanksgiving holiday season. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating...
November 22, 2011 - 1:18pm
October 28, 2011
Video shows DWI arrests of Halloween-costumed offenders, Minn. DPS urges safe, sober holiday
ST. PAUL -- A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, a French maid and Jeanie from "I Dream of Jeanie" were arrested for driving while impaired during Halloween last year, and the State Department of Public Safety is using the video of their arrests is a reminder to plan for a safe and sober...
October 28, 2011 - 3:41pm