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Records published April 25
Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
Published Aug. 2: 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