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Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls on flight to Minneapolis barred for wearing leggings without dresses
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
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March 12, 2017
Caution advised as winter storm moves into west central Minnesota
After an unseasonably warm past few weeks, weather in west central Minnesota is back to normal. That means snow. Much of the region-- including...
March 12, 2017 - 2:54pm
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