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4 billion-year-old Canadian fossils point to earliest-known evidence of life on Earth
Northern Minnesota foster mom of drowned 2-year-old charged with child neglect
Academy apologizes for using wrong photo during in memoriam segment
Fire at Deerwood, Minn., donation site ruled arson
How much urine is in a swimming pool? One study has the answer
Browns listening to offers for No. 1 pick after trading off No. 2 pick to Eagles, Wentz last year
NFL salary cap climbs to $167 million in 2017
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
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
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
February 20, 2017
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Drunken driving contributes to more than one in four motor vehicle fatalities for children, teens and young adults — and nearly half of...
February 20, 2017 - 8:33am
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes
In the U.S. alone, more than 6,000 people die in drowsy driving-related motor vehicle crashes each year, a recent study suggests. Millions of U.S. drivers fall asleep at the wheel each month, and roughly 15 percent of all fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver, researchers note in...
February 20, 2017 - 7:32am
February 6, 2017
Bill seeks to limit drivers' phone use to hands-free
ST. PAUL — Minnesota could be about to clamp down even more on mobile phone use while driving. Several state lawmakers are proposing a ban...
February 6, 2017 - 9:09pm
February 4, 2017
Cartoon by Dave Granlund published Feb. 4
Cartoon by Dave Granlund Dave Granlund is a nationally syndicated cartoonist based in Minnesota. Editorial cartoon feedback can be sent to: email@example.com....
February 4, 2017 - 11:04pm
November 24, 2016
U.S. offers mobile device guidelines to curb driver distraction
DETROIT — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday issued voluntary guidelines for makers of mobile devices, asking them to help...
November 24, 2016 - 9:44am
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