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At least one reportedly dead in Las Vegas strip shooting
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US confirms coalition airstrike in Mosul district; dozens of civilians believed killed
With health care bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
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Lake of the Woods boat ramp remains in limbo
UMD's Toninato and Iafallo erase painful memory at Scheels Arena
Notre Dame upsets Gophers
Berrios proud to have played for Puerto Rico, even if it means starting season in minors
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'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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Dave & Vivian Swanson
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
October 30, 2015
Moorhead man involved in deer drowning pleads not guilty
MAHNOMEN-- A Moorhead man pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Thursday after being accused of contributing to the drowning of a deer in September. Steven Timm, 55, entered the plea via a letter his attorney, Jade Rosenfeldt, sent to the judge. The judge granted the request...
October 30, 2015 - 9:14pm
October 6, 2015
Man who drowned in Waite Park quarry identified
WAITE PARK — A body that was found floating in the water Sunday in Quarry Park Nature Preserve in Waite Park has been identified as Philip Royal Miller, 30, of St. Cloud. According to a press release from the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the preliminary autopsy lists the...
October 6, 2015 - 9:05am
October 5, 2015
Minnesota man accused of drowning buck says he was trying to help the animal
DETROIT LAKES - A Moorhead man who faces possible charges in the drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake told the Minnesota Department of...
October 5, 2015 - 11:20am
August 1, 2015
Clara City man dies when pontoon tips near Sunburg
WILLMAR — A 76-year-old Clara City man died Friday morning when he was trapped under a small pontoon boat that tipped on Golden Pond near Sunburg...
August 1, 2015 - 12:20am
July 31, 2015
Possible drowning reported in Sunburg area
SUNBURG – Law enforcement received report of a possible drowning this morning on Golden Pond east of Sunburg. The incident was reported at 8:46 a.m. today by a motorist who noticed an upside-down pontoon on the body of water, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt said. Golden Pond is...
July 31, 2015 - 1:15pm