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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 15, 2015
Father, 90, will be held in his son’s shooting
ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County judge on Tuesday declined to release Minnesota’s oldest murder defendant, who suffers from an array of health issues, to his family. Citing the seriousness of the charges and the need for a mental health evaluation, District Judge Jeffrey Bryan said...
September 15, 2015 - 10:16pm
April 6, 2015
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
April 6, 2015 - 4:56am
June 25, 2014
Father sentenced to probation, ordered to pay prosecution costs in drinking case
MADISON — The 59-year-old Madison man charged in connection with a party that led to a young man’s death must serve one year of probation and pay prosecution costs. The misdemeanor charge against Gary Hastad for violating the Lac qui Parle County alcohol ordinance was continued...
June 25, 2014 - 10:47pm
July 15, 2013
River Falls father to be sentenced today for killing 3 daughters
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who killed his three daughters to get back at his ex-wife will soon learn if he'll spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury found in April that 35-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie...
July 15, 2013 - 9:59am
June 10, 2013
Arizona man fatally shot by 4-year-old son
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Authorities aren't expected to seek charges in the death of an Arizona man who was accidentally shot by his 4-year-old son. Justin Stanfield Thomas was fatally shot Friday after he and his son traveled from Phoenix to a friend's home 90 miles away in...
June 10, 2013 - 8:00am
April 16, 2013
Jury: Hudson, Wis., dad responsible in killing 3 daughters
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Jurors in western Wisconsin say a father had a mental defect but is still responsible for killing his three young daughters...
April 16, 2013 - 6:15pm
July 11, 2012
Father in custody in deaths of 3 children in River Falls, Wis. (video)
About two hours after he allegedly killed his three children at the home they once shared, a former River Falls man turned himself in to police...
July 11, 2012 - 7:56am
June 15, 2012
School of Fish blog: Take your dad fishing
June 15, 2012 - 9:00am
October 8, 2010
Glyndon teenager accused of beating father with ax handle
An 18-year-old Glyndon man faces felony assault charges, accused of beating his father with an ax handle while his father slept.
October 8, 2010 - 10:36am
June 24, 2010
St. Louis River hike turns perilous for Shakopee dad and sons
DULUTH - A Shakopee, Minn., man and his two sons, 11 and 8, were rescued from rocks where they were stranded on the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke...
June 24, 2010 - 10:03am
March 26, 2010
Vatican defends actions in Wis. abusive priest case
Reeling from a media firestorm following the revelation in church documents of a cover-up of abuse charges against a Wisconsin priest, the Vatican...
March 26, 2010 - 9:48am
Alleged abuse by Father Murphy continued in Superior Diocese
The Rev. Lawrence Murphy's sexual assaults of boys didn't stop after the Catholic Church moved him to the Diocese of Superior in the 1970s, according...
March 26, 2010 - 9:41am
March 25, 2010
Vatican issues statement on cover-up of priest case in Superior Diocese
The tragic case of Father Lawrence Murphy, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, involved particularly vulnerable victims who suffered terribly from what he did. By sexually abusing children who were hearing-impaired, Father Murphy violated the law and, more importantly, the sacred...
March 25, 2010 - 9:50am
UPDATED: Pope linked to cover-up in Superior Diocese priest case
Pope Benedict XVI -- or at least his immediate subordinate in his previous role as a cardinal -- was made aware of an attempt to cover up the...
March 25, 2010 - 9:37am
June 20, 2009
Commentary: Take time Sunday to talk with your father
Sunday is the first day of summer as well as Father's Day. Now that is a good combination. It is a good day for a ballgame or barbecue with your father or even a quick phone call if you can. Remember that some day you will no longer be able to do so and then you will only be able...
June 20, 2009 - 12:00am