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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
August 22, 2016
Former deputy argues statement wrongfully obtained
LITCHFIELD—Whether a former Meeker County sheriff's deputy's alleged confession to stealing drugs and toys was wrongfully obtained was...
August 22, 2016 - 11:30pm
Will your prescription meds be covered next year? Better check!
The battle continues to rage between drug companies that are trying to make as much money as possible and insurers trying to drive down drug...
August 22, 2016 - 8:16am
August 10, 2016
Man charged in Swift County after car chase turns into foot chase through bean field
BENSON—An Aug. 4 car chase that reached speeds of 110 mph became a foot chase through a bean field during which a Benson police officer...
August 10, 2016 - 2:31pm
August 9, 2016
Man facing eight drug-related charges following Willmar sting
WILLMAR -- Late in the morning of July 30, criminal charges allege, a blue Chevy Avalanche entered a Willmar parking lot and parked next to another...
August 9, 2016 - 3:38pm
August 3, 2016
Money, drugs found inside vintage soda machine at Minnesota home
RED WING -- A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According...
August 3, 2016 - 11:27am
August 2, 2016
Authorities say meth found after Litchfield man locks himself in gas station bathroom
LITCHFIELD -- Patrons and employees at a Litchfield gas station got a shock Sunday night when a man entered the store, yelled he was being chased...
August 2, 2016 - 8:12pm
July 14, 2016
Pennock man sentenced for assault after fake drug deal now charged with selling fake drugs himself
WILLMAR -- A man sentenced in June for using a screwdriver to stab a drug dealer who sold him a bag of salt instead of drugs is in Kandiyohi...
July 14, 2016 - 11:35pm
July 7, 2016
Authorities seize 1.75 pounds of meth after Granite Falls man arrested
MONTEVIDEO—A man identified to law enforcement as "the main source of methamphetamine" in western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota has...
July 7, 2016 - 12:17am
April 26, 2016
Man arrested in Minnesota for operating a taxi while on drugs
A Fargo, North Dakota, man has been arrested for driving a taxi while under the influence of drugs in Moorhead. Moorhead Police say officers...
April 26, 2016 - 8:01am
April 6, 2016
Families learn fentanyl, not heroin, likely killed their sons
FARGO - Parents of at least two men who died in apparent overdoses last month say their sons likely were killed by a drug even more powerful than heroin. They've been told preliminary toxicology reports indicate that straight fentanyl--not heroin, or a mix of fentanyl and heroin--was...
April 6, 2016 - 6:00am
April 5, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: If you see signs of an overdose, just call 911
Forum News Service The courtroom conclusion to the disappearance and death of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck left many people feeling frustrated. They were angry that Nickolas McArdell, a suspect in the case who authorities say kept changing his story about the events...
April 5, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Opinion: Stop ... so we can go forward
Stop. To the drug dealers from out of town: Stop bringing your poison to our communities. In the past few weeks, there have been seven heroin overdose deaths, with more than a dozen non-fatal cases, in the north-central Minnesota region. There’s also been several more in the Fargo-Moorhead...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
Inmate, wife charged with smuggling substances into prison
LITCHFIELD — An inmate at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility allegedly swallowed balloons filled with controlled substances and chewing tobacco to smuggle them into the prison. His wife, Valys Marie Provost, 36, of Cosmos, has now been charged in Meeker County District Court with...
March 9, 2016 - 11:27pm
Pennock man charged with assault after apparent drug deal goes awry
WILLMAR — A Pennock man has been charged with second-degree assault in Kandiyohi County District Court after an apparent drug deal at Casey’s...
March 9, 2016 - 8:07am
March 1, 2016
Six arrested after heroin, meth seized from Cass Lake home
CASS LAKE — Six people have been arrested after a search warrant was executed in Cass Lake and turned up heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, marijuana and handguns. The bust came a day before there were four separate heroin overdose reports in Beltrami County, Bemidji and...
March 1, 2016 - 8:17pm