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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
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
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
June 4, 2016
Off-duty state trooper charged with DWI after hitting signs, getting stuck
FRIDLEY -- An off-duty Minnesota state trooper took out several road signs and got his pickup truck stuck in a median before he was arrested...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 27, 2016
Speedy, late-night search warrants at play in Supreme Court challenge of Minnesota, North Dakota DUI laws
FARGO -- At any hour of the night, Judge Steven Marquart could get a phone call from a police officer wanting him to sign a search warrant. Police agencies in the Fargo area all turn to Marquart because he's the only judge in North Dakota's East Central Judicial District who handles...
April 27, 2016 - 8:13am
March 26, 2016
MADD, lawmakers proposes ignition interlock proposed for all DWIs
ST. PAUL -- Citing the potential to stop millions of drunken drivers before they get on the road, a group of Minnesota lawmakers wants to mandate the use of ignition interlock devices for all drunken-driving offenders. The devices, which prevent a car from starting without a sober...
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
March 16, 2016
Expect extra DWI patrols this weekend in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Extra DWI patrols will police Kandiyohi County roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi...
March 16, 2016 - 11:07pm
December 28, 2015
Appeals court rules warrantless DWI urine tests unconstitutional
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday held that the state cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to warrantless urine tests. Reversing the Steele County conviction of Ryan Thompson, the court said the case affects “his fundamental right to be free from unconstitutional...
December 28, 2015 - 11:08pm
September 24, 2015
DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL — Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday. The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 19, 2015
Kandiyohi, Swift counties to increase patrol for drunk drivers
WILLMAR — As summer winds down, law enforcement will ramp up patrol in search of drunken drivers starting Saturday, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Both Kandiyohi and Swift counties will participate in the statewide effort, which will last...
August 19, 2015 - 8:45pm
July 9, 2015
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized local law enforcement officers Thursday before the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field for being “DWI Enforcer All-stars.” A total of 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 32 agencies were recognized...
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 2, 2015
Expect extra DUI enforcement on roads for holiday weekend
SPICER — Local law enforcement officers are preparing for what is considered the deadliest major holiday on Minnesota roadways and will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend. A total of 25 people died on the Fourth of July on Minnesota roadways during...
July 2, 2015 - 10:07pm
Zamboni driver found guilty in DUI trial
FARGO — A man has been sentenced to 19 days in jail by a municipal court judge for driving a Zamboni while drunk during a high school hockey game on New Year’s Eve. Steven James Anderson faced a Class B misdemeanor driving under the influence charge after witnesses reported Anderson...
June 2, 2015 - 11:09pm
February 12, 2015
Minn. Supreme Court upholds implied consent law
ST. PAUL — A law making it illegal for suspected drunken drivers to turn down a breath test was upheld in Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday.
February 12, 2015 - 6:32am
January 30, 2015
Minnesota targets Meeker County for DWIs
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County, which has been put on the list of one of the 25 most “dangerous drunk driving” counties in Minnesota, will...
January 30, 2015 - 11:32pm
Halloween safety tips for the young and old
Three tips for fewer tricks this Halloween The National Sheriff’s Association reminds people to stay safe while having fun this Halloween...
October 30, 2014 - 11:04pm
April 8, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law
From From News Service An editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law GRAND FORKS — When they began their project to rescind Minnesota lawmakers’ immunity to drunk driving arrests, political science students at Concordia University...
April 8, 2014 - 6:00am
March 21, 2014
NE Minn. man accused stealing, driving excavator while drunk
PROCTOR, Minn. -- It’s one thing to drive drunk, but it’s another thing to drive a piece of construction equipment while drunk. Dustin Lunde, 27, of Proctor, was arrested March 9, for driving a Caterpillar excavator on a Duluth sidewalk in the wee hours in the morning,...
March 21, 2014 - 10:42am