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Media groups argue for release of Wetterling files that family deems private
Corrections worker accused of coercion remains on leave
Popular Kandiyohi County lakes near 'tipping points'
Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands
A Time Magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf resorts. It's fake.
Kolpack: At this rate, the old NCC may come back from the dead
Kennys Vargas remains indebted to David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez
Wild will look to AHL to populate fourth line
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
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Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
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June 16, 2017
Minnesota man drowns after canoe capsizes in Lake Elmo fishing accident
A man in his 20s drowned in a lake in Lake Elmo on Thursday, the Washington County sheriff’s office reported. The man, whose name has not been...
June 16, 2017 - 2:07pm
June 7, 2017
Man who drowned in St. Croix River was brother of suspect in triple homicide
HUDSON, Wis. — A 19-year-old man who drowned in the St. Croix River in Hudson on Tuesday, June 6, had been arrested in April following...
June 7, 2017 - 8:13am
June 6, 2017
Minn. teen dies, another rescued after apparent drowning in St. Croix River
Hudson, Wis. -- One teen died and another was rescued after the Twin Cities residents went underwater Tuesday on the St. Croix River in Hudson,...
June 6, 2017 - 8:05pm
May 1, 2017
12-year-old Minn. girl who apparently drowned was longboarding along trail near lake
A 12-year-old Alexandria girl who died in an apparent drowning was longboarding along the Central Lakes Trail. JaLysa Anne Cook was found in...
May 1, 2017 - 8:45pm
April 29, 2017
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of...
April 29, 2017 - 5:21pm
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: Tragedies involving children top regional news stories
2016 brought its fair share of highs and lows in west central Minnesota. There were many impactful events that touched the entire region. But,...
January 7, 2017 - 6:07am
August 22, 2016
Man dies after boat overturns in Stearns County
MELROSE TOWNSHIP—The body of Dale Urban Steinemann, 47, of Meire Grove, was recovered Monday from Lake Sylvia in Melrose Township in Stearns...
August 22, 2016 - 11:38am
July 19, 2016
Mountain goat drowns trying to escape photo-taking crowd
SEWARD, Alaska -- A mountain goat drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal at a boat harbor in Seward and it leaped from rocks into the ocean, an official said on Tuesday.The mountain goat's appearance on the rocks of a breakwater at Seward harbor, less than 130...
July 19, 2016 - 5:14pm
July 16, 2016
Updated: Name of Olivia man who drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake released
Lake Lillian -- Ricardo Torres, 51, of Olivia drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday evening, according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible drowning in progress at the Big Kandiyohi...
July 16, 2016 - 4:05pm
June 29, 2016
Burial to take place at 2 p.m. for Willmar boys who drowned in Foot Lake
WILLMAR -- There will be prayers at 1:30 p.m. today at the Islamic Society of Willmar mosque in northwest Willmar for the two boys who drowned Tuesday in Foot Lake. Abdullahi Olow, in a Facebook post, offered thanks to the community for the prayers and condolences on behalf of the...
June 29, 2016 - 1:01pm
June 28, 2016
Man found drowned in lake with boat going in circles
ITASCA COUNTY - A Brooklyn Park, Minn., man was found drowned in an Itasca County lake Tuesday morning. Michael Angelo Olynick, 58, was discovered...
June 28, 2016 - 4:53pm
June 19, 2016
5-year-old boy drowns at Minnesota campground
Updated 6:12 p.m. Sunday STEPHEN -- Divers recovered the body of a 5-year-old boy who drowned at a Marshall County campsite early Sunday morning....
June 19, 2016 - 4:36pm
June 12, 2016
Miltona man ID'd as drowning victim in central Minn. lake
MILTONA, Minn. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned in Lake Miltona Saturday afternoon as Scott A. Gagner, 55, of Miltona. The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at 4:34 p.m. about Gagner, who went overboard on the west side of the lake and...
June 12, 2016 - 4:37pm
June 9, 2016
Bemidji foster dad may have been on drugs in death of 2-year-old girl
BEMIDJI — Court documents show that a 2-year-old foster child found dead Sunday in a Bemidji home had several areas of bruising and superficial lacerations around her head and body and a red or pink fluid draining from her nose. Police suspect the Bemidji man charged with second-degree...
June 9, 2016 - 10:31pm
April 19, 2016
Officials find boat of Shoreview CEO who was found dead last week
BAUDETTE — A boat belonging to a man who was found dead last week in the Rainy River has been recovered. The Lake of the Woods Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday in a news release the camouflage boat, which was submerged in approximately 24 feet of water, belonged to John Martin...
April 19, 2016 - 9:23pm