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Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election hacking
Former James Bond actor Roger Moore dies
International Space Station emergency spacewalk underway
Police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with Manchester bombing, Islamic State claims responsibility for attack
Students unveil businesses: CEO Trade Show highlights young entrepreneurs
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 7, 2016
Updated: Two people confirmed dead in suburban Minn. helicopter crash
Updated at 9:43 a.m. Two people are confirmed dead after a helicopter crash in Lino Lakes on Thursday afternoon, officials say. The crash happened...
October 7, 2016 - 9:43am
July 21, 2016
Update: 2 campers dead in Boundary Waters storms
Two Boundary Waters campers were killed during overnight storms that ripped through northern Minnesota. Duluth has widespread tree damage. St....
July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
June 30, 2016
Traffic deaths up 14 percent in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Traffic deaths in 2015 rose by 14 percent in the past year, state Department of Public Safety officials said Thursday. Fatalities...
June 30, 2016 - 2:04pm
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
Alcohol, inexperience and lack of life jackets common trends in boating incidents
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Boating accidents and fatalities in Minnesota have remained steady over the last several years, most of which could have...
July 24, 2015 - 12:05am
Summer brings spike in local traffic deaths
WILLMAR — It has been a deadly summer on Minnesota roads. Since July 12, the West Central Tribune has reported eight traffic fatalities in seven separate crashes in west central Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson works in District 2300 in the southwestern...
July 24, 2015 - 12:01am
June 26, 2015
Motorcycle fatalities rise
As of Thursday, a total of 30 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads at this point in the riding season, almost twice the amount as last year. Bob Tirevold, law enforcement liaison for the Office of Traffic Safety, issued a news release Thursday, stating that Minnesota...
June 26, 2015 - 9:06pm
June 18, 2014
State says kitchen fire fatalities spiked in 2013
ST. PAUL — According to statistics from the State Fire Marshal, kitchen fires killed more people in 2013 than the previous seven years combined.
June 18, 2014 - 11:15pm
February 26, 2014
Golden Gate Bridge hits milestone in 2013 with 46 leaping to their deaths
(Reuters) - San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge marked a milestone in 2013 as 46 people leaped to their deaths in what appears to be the deadliest year for suicides at the California landmark, a watchdog group said.
February 26, 2014 - 11:00am
July 7, 2013
40 still missing in deadly Canada rail crash, fire
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) -- About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires...
July 7, 2013 - 11:43pm
Quebec police: 5 dead in oil train derailment
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) -- As firefighters doused still burning oil tanker cars, more bodies were recovered Sunday in this devastated town...
July 7, 2013 - 12:32pm
June 18, 2013
Final 2012 traffic crash report released: 11 killed on Kandiyohi County roads
ST. PAUL -- A mild winter, a slight increase in miles traveled and a spike in motorcyclist deaths in 2012 are a few of the reasons Minnesota had its first increase in traffic deaths since 2007. The 395 traffic deaths in 2012 is a 7 percent increase from 368 deaths in 2011, yet represents...
June 18, 2013 - 11:32pm
December 21, 2012
Four dead in Pennsylvania shooting
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers. Three troopers in patrol cars were injured...
December 21, 2012 - 11:35pm
June 13, 2012
State releases traffic fatality report, 368 killed in 2011 on MN roads
ST. PAUL -- The 368 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2011 represents a fourth consecutive annual drop in road fatalities and the lowest death count on record since 1944 when 356 people were killed. The deaths include 120 unbelted motorists and 111 alcohol-impaired crash victims....
June 13, 2012 - 1:10pm