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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry to play Pierz again at 7:30
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
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
January 22, 2016
Montevideo among first rural Minnesota police departments to carry overdose antidote
MONTEVIDEO — A young woman’s death in Fargo, North Dakota, may save lives in Montevideo. The woman’s mother and Montevideo Police Chief...
January 22, 2016 - 1:55pm
December 30, 2015
State justice says shorter drug sentences would even urban-rural disparities
ST. PAUL — Shortening drug dealers’ suggested sentences could reduce a discrepancy between how judges punish them in greater Minnesota and...
December 30, 2015 - 10:55pm
December 19, 2015
Sentences handed down to state's drug offenders up for debate
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s prison population is ballooning, due in a large part to a growing number of inmates convicted of drug-related crimes.
December 19, 2015 - 12:11am
December 12, 2015
Police in northern Minnesota bust heroin ring linked to violent Chicago street gang
Six people — two of them allegedly Chicago gang members — were charged Friday in St. Louis County District Court in connection to heroin sales in Duluth, and two other alleged gang members are slated to be charged next week. “This group has been responsible for a large portion...
December 12, 2015 - 8:34am
September 14, 2015
Pope County 911 dispatcher fired, faces drug charges
GLENWOOD - A Pope County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher has been arrested for allegedly conducting a transaction involving methamphetamine. To avoid a conflict of interest, Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley has asked the West Central Drug Task Force to conduct an investigation, which...
September 14, 2015 - 4:49pm
August 7, 2015
Three arrested following drug-related incident in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD – A man was arrested for allegedly fleeing from law enforcement and two others arrested pending drug charges following an incident Thursday evening in Litchfield. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task force was conducting surveillance...
August 7, 2015 - 10:44am