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$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
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Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
NLS discusses health risks of synthetic turf
Dine in on Saturday
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Arvin A. Dahmes
Roger R. Logan
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
August 23, 2014
Watertown, S.D., man killed Friday morning in Lac qui Parle County
MADISON - A Watertown, S.D., man is dead following a crash early Friday morning at the intersection of two county highways in Lac qui Parle County. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said Robert James Coyle, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Ryan...
August 23, 2014 - 12:05am
August 22, 2014
Driver dies in Friday morning crash in Lac qui Parle County
MADISON - One person is dead following a crash early Friday morning at the intersection of two county highways in Lac qui Parle County. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken by ambulance to Johnson...
August 22, 2014 - 12:57pm
July 28, 2014
One dead, one injured in power line accident in Renville County
FAIRFAX — One person died as a result of a work accident Monday morning in Renville County. According to a release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, 911 calls were made shortly before 9 a.m. Monday about an incident at a power line worksite northeast of Fairfax along...
July 28, 2014 - 11:08pm
June 22, 2014
Plane crashes into Sauk Rapids home; two on on plane killed
SAUK RAPIDS — It felt like a bomb going off.
June 22, 2014 - 11:05pm
Records for June 23
This is the records summary for June 23. Construction death LITCHFIELD — A 23-year-old Okabena man died Saturday in a fall from the roof of a chicken barn under construction along U.S. Highway 12 just east of Litchfield in Meeker County. Ruben Rodrigo Esquivel Solis fell 28 feet...
June 22, 2014 - 10:55pm
March 20, 2014
Dawson-Boyd student died of hypothermia, alcohol a factor
MADISON — The cause of a Dawson-Boyd student’s March 9 death after he fled an underage drinking party is hypothermia due to environmental exposure, authorities announced Thursday. According to a new release from the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, the coroner’s...
March 20, 2014 - 6:32pm
March 16, 2014
Three killed and three injured near Mankato
MANKATO –– Three people were killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision near Mankato. The crash killed a St. Peter woman and her 5-year-old daughter, and a man from South Dakota in the other vehicle. According to the Minnesota State Patrol,...
March 16, 2014 - 11:18pm
March 14, 2014
Massive car pileup in Ohio kills three, injures state trooper
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three people were killed and a state trooper was seriously injured in a pileup of about 50 cars and trucks in Ohio after a winter storm covered the Great Lakes region in ice and snow Wednesday afternoon, according to state and county officials.
March 14, 2014 - 9:00am
March 13, 2014
Rescuers search site of NY building collapse; seven dead
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Search crews picked through still-smoldering rubble on Thursday, looking for survivors of a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring about 40.
March 13, 2014 - 3:31pm
March 5, 2014
Child dies in house fire in northern Minn.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A small child died in a house fire Sunday night south of Grand Rapids, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said. Firefighters were called to a home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The 911 caller reported that the house was fully engulfed in flames and that...
March 5, 2014 - 8:00am
March 4, 2014
Crookston couple dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A husband and wife were found dead in their home just east of Crookston in northwest Minnesota from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that also sickened two of their three daughters. Natalie Ostgaard, 51, and Kent Ostgaard, 49, were found dead in their...
March 4, 2014 - 6:52am
March 3, 2014
Drugs, alcohol not considered factors in crash that killed three college students
By Will Ashenmacher St. Paul Pioneer Press NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- Although the accident remains under investigation, it seems that drugs and alcohol weren’t factors in the Dakota County crash that killed three Carleton College students Friday. James Adams, 20, of...
March 3, 2014 - 8:03am
February 27, 2014
Brainerd woman gets 50 months for striking, killing bicyclist
WALKER, Minn. -- A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for fatally striking a bicyclist with her car in October in East Gull Lake. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie said Kerri Marie Zelinske pleaded guilty Jan. 27...
February 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
February 15, 2014
Records for Feb. 15
This is the records summary for Feb. 15. Man killed in snowmobile crash on Minnesota River MONTEVIDEO — A 41-year-old man was killed Thursday evening in a snowmobile crash on the Minnesota River between Montevideo and Wegdahl. According to a news release from Chippewa County...
February 15, 2014 - 1:00am
February 4, 2014
Yellow Medicine County man dies in grain bin accident
GRANITE FALLS — A rural Yellow Medicine County man died Monday after apparently being accidentally buried in a grain bin. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Richard Rosetter, 77. The Sheriff’s Office was notified at 4:40 p.m. Monday that Rosetter...
February 4, 2014 - 9:49am