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Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
White House: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid
Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
January 25, 2017
Farm couple urges YM County to take on buffer enforcement
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County farm couple is appealing a finding that a private ditch on their farm meets the criteria of being...
January 25, 2017 - 2:00am
December 24, 2016
Echo man sentenced for placing secret camera
GRANITE FALLS — An Echo man who placed a secret camera in a room where two teen girls were staying will serve four years of supervised...
December 24, 2016 - 7:40am
October 4, 2016
Western Minn. man pleads guilty to placing secret camera
GRANITE FALLS—A 52-year-old Echo man, accused of placing a secret camera in a room where two teenage girls were staying, pleaded guilty...
October 4, 2016 - 6:47am
July 14, 2016
Echo man charged with placing secret camera in girl’s bedroom
GRANITE FALLS -- A 32-year-old Echo man has been charged with interference of privacy of a minor and criminal sexual conduct, accused of placing...
July 14, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 16, 2015
Man accused of threatening to kill witness sentenced to probation
OLIVIA — A man alleged to have offered $10,000 to a man to kill a witness in a burglary case was sentenced Wednesday in Renville County District Court to 10 years of probation. Ronald James Anderson, 48, of Echo, was sentenced to six years of prison, which was stayed for 10 years,...
April 16, 2015 - 11:36pm
January 29, 2015
Amazon’s new voice-activated Echo opens the online world to Minneapolis author
MINNEAPOLIS — Playing a song on your smartphone or computer is such a simple and easy thing for most people. All it takes is a few taps. But...
January 29, 2015 - 9:00am
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
September 11, 2012
Echo, Granite Falls drivers hurt in crash north of Echo, Minn.
ECHO -- A 50-year-old Echo woman and a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy were treated and released from Granite Falls Hospital for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. Monday north of Echo. According to the State Patrol, Carey L. Hoepner, 50 of Echo, was driving...
September 11, 2012 - 1:03pm
December 27, 2011
Area soldiers serve on agricultural mission in Afghanistan
ZABUL PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN -- Two local soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard were part of a foot patrol that brought them to an Afghanistan...
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 22, 2011
Fire that destroyed bar and restaurant in Echo investigated as accidental
ECHO -- A fire that destroyed a bar and restaurant in Echo on Sunday is being investigated as an accidental fire by the State Fire Marshal, according to the Echo Police Department. The fire destroyed Lynae's Bar & Grill in downtown Echo, according to Echo Police Chief Tara Engstrom. Fire...
August 22, 2011 - 11:32am
May 18, 2010
Teen treated, released after crash west of Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS -- A 16-year-old Echo teenager was treated and released at Granite Falls Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-car crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the State Patrol, Michelle S. Knutson was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue along State Highway...
May 18, 2010 - 1:19pm