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Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
April 6, 2016
Firefighters respond to blaze in southeast Willmar
Members of the Willmar Fire Department respond Wednesday to a fire at 421 Becker Ave. SE. Willmar Police and Ambulance were also at the scene....
April 6, 2016 - 10:56pm
Records published April 6
This is the records summary for April 6. Fires At least two fires were reported in west-central Minnesota around 6 p.m. Monday night. A grass fire that started in a grove near the 14000 block of 105th Avenue was reported in Pennock. The fire was near a gas tank and a structure, and...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Minnesota town vows to rise from ashes of devastating blaze
ST. PAUL - A small southern Minnesota community that lost eight downtown businesses to a fire Feb. 3 is poised to rebuild, but it seeks some...
April 1, 2016 - 1:28pm
March 31, 2016
Callaway officials praise drone in helping fight derailment, explosion
CALLAWAY — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., met with emergency responders in Callaway Thursday and was a little surprised to hear them sing...
March 31, 2016 - 9:23pm
Madelia seeks help recovering from fire
ST. PAUL — A small southern Minnesota community that lost eight downtown businesses to an early-morning Feb. 3 fire is poised to rebuilt, but it seeks some state help. For many communities, “it would be enough to bring the town to its knees, but not ours,” Brent Christenson...
March 31, 2016 - 9:11pm
March 30, 2016
Early morning fire destroys Clarkfield house
CLARKFIELD — A Clarkfield man escaped unharmed when an early morning fire destroyed his residence Wednesday, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office reported. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the fire at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 713 13th Street. The Clarkfield Field...
March 30, 2016 - 11:22pm
March 24, 2016
Tanker truck catches fire after collision with train in northwestern Minn.
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- A Becker County town of about 200 people has been evacuated after a Canadian Pacific train struck a tanker truck carrying propane that was attempting to cross the tracks. The tanker truck caught fire after the collision. The train crew suffered some injuries,...
March 24, 2016 - 1:56pm
March 23, 2016
Records published March 23
This is the records summary for March 23. Police imposter WILLMAR — A man on the 1400 block of 22nd Street Southwest reported around 1 a.m. Tuesday that a vehicle with blue flashing lights had attempted to pull him over while driving. Willmar Police later located the vehicle in...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 16, 2016
Fire at Texas Humane Society leaves nearly 70 dogs dead
AUSTIN, Texas - A fire that swept through an animal shelter in the east Texas city of Beaumont left 67 dogs dead, officials said on Wednesday. "There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling right now," the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, which runs the shelter, said in...
March 16, 2016 - 2:08pm
March 15, 2016
Records published March 14
This is the records summary for March 15. Teen arrested DASSEL — A 16-year-old girl allegedly tried to attack her family with a knife Friday before fleeing the house, leading Meeker County sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit across a plowed field. According to a news release from...
March 15, 2016 - 12:00am
March 8, 2016
Fire consumes Willmar house
WILLMAR — A house caught fire early Tuesday morning on the 1400 block of Fairacre Lane Southwest off of 15th Street in Willmar. The Willmar...
March 8, 2016 - 11:29pm
No injuries reported in blaze at Willmar home
A house caught fire early Tuesday morning on the 1400 block of Fairacre Lane in Willmar. The Willmar Fire Department says a neighbor reported...
March 8, 2016 - 10:52am
March 4, 2016
Records published March 4
This is the records summary for March 4. Threatening note NEW LONDON — A note was found just after noon Thursday in the New London-Spicer Middle School bathroom that prompted the response of Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputies. The note allegedly contained derogatory comments,...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
February 28, 2016
Willmar man and dog escape burning house
WILLMAR -- A homeowner and his dog escaped a burning house Saturday night in Willmar after passersby notified the resident that the house was on fire. According to Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson, the fire was reported at 8:47 p.m. in the 300 block of 13 Street Southeast. The fire...
February 28, 2016 - 5:08pm
February 18, 2016
Fire engulfs historic Minnesota church
Their church burning and shrouded in smoke, members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth huddled on the corner of Sixth Avenue East and Third...
February 18, 2016 - 10:09am