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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
July 5, 2016
Exceeding weight capacity, winds blamed in fatal Montevideo plane crash in 2014
MONTEVIDEO—The combined effect of being over the weight limit of the plane and gusty wind conditions caused the crash of an ultralight aircraft Sept. 7, 2014, at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Airport that took the lives of two brothers. The National Transportation Safety Board...
July 5, 2016 - 6:05pm
June 20, 2016
One dead, three hurt in N.D. oil well fire
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County oil well site over the weekend, the Occupational...
June 20, 2016 - 11:25am
June 14, 2016
80-year-old woman from Shakopee killed in Redwood County crash
BELVIEW -- An 80-year-old woman was killed just before 5 p.m. Monday in a crash with a semi truck on Redwood County Road 7 north of Belview....
June 14, 2016 - 9:48am
March 13, 2016
This is the records summary for March 14. Litchfield teen dies in single-vehicle accident DARWIN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Litchfield boy died Sunday after his vehicle drifted off of Meeker County Road 9 and crashed. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says Marcus Huhn was driving...
March 13, 2016 - 10:17pm
January 4, 2016
Paynesville man to appear on charges in fatal summer crash
LITCHFIELD — The Paynesville man charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Watkins teenagers in a crash on state Highway 24 last summer is scheduled to appear Monday in Meeker County District Court. Benjamin Lee Tate, 28, is charged with two felony counts of...
January 4, 2016 - 12:35am
November 12, 2015
New London man uninjured in fatal Olmsted County accident
ROCHESTER -- A New London man was uninjured Wednesday night when he was involved in a three-car accident near Rochester that killed another driver. According to the State Patrol, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Daniel L. Atkinson, 65, of Plainview, was going south on U.S. Highway...
November 12, 2015 - 9:22am
October 25, 2015
Oklahoma parade crash suspect charged with four counts of murder
STILLWATER, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was charged Sunday with four counts of second-degree murder a day after she allegedly crashed the car she was driving into a crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, police said.
October 25, 2015 - 11:33pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
September 28, 2015
Man killed in apparent hit-and-run in northern Minnesota
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 35-year-old man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run in northern Minnesota over the weekend. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:35 p.m. Sunday about a body in a ditch on Lower Rice Lake Road in the south end of the county. A...
September 28, 2015 - 11:30am
August 30, 2015
Update: Driver killed in Highway 12 crash identified
PENNOCK - The driver killed in a two-vehicle crash late Saturday has been identified. Marcus U. Hahn, 55, of Venice, California, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11 p.m. crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Kandiyohi County Road 7 about three miles west of Pennock. Two...
August 30, 2015 - 5:56pm
Video: One dead, eight injured in Highway 12 crash Saturday night
PENNOCK - One person died and eight were injured late Saturday night in a two-vehicle broadside crash on U.S. Highway 12. Shortly before 11...
August 30, 2015 - 5:23pm
August 1, 2015
Clara City man dies when pontoon tips near Sunburg
WILLMAR — A 76-year-old Clara City man died Friday morning when he was trapped under a small pontoon boat that tipped on Golden Pond near Sunburg...
August 1, 2015 - 12:20am
July 31, 2015
Clara City man dies when small pontoon boat tips near Sunburg
A 76-year-old Clara City man died when he was trapped under a small pontoon boat that tipped on Golden Pond near Sunburg in Kandiyohi County around 8:46 a.m. Friday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department reported the victim was Philip Leo Thissen. He was aboard a...
July 31, 2015 - 4:14pm
July 22, 2015
Bicyclist killed in crash by Lake Florida identified
NEW LONDON — Bruce “Leo” Kehrer-Schneider, 62, of rural New London has been identified as the bicyclist who died Tuesday in a bicycle-motor vehicle crash in rural New London. Kehrer-Schneider was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to a release from the...
July 22, 2015 - 2:04pm
Patrol identifies driver killed in Lac qui Parle County crash
MADISON — The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash as Jeffrey J. Kowitz, 58, of Watertown, S.D. The crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and Lac qui Parle County Road 7 involved Kowitz’s 2009 Chevy Silverado...
July 22, 2015 - 11:50am