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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
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
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
February 11, 2010
Auto dealers: Cash for Clunkers program yielded mixed results
PARK RAPIDS -- Nine months after the Cash for Clunkers program ignited a frenzy in the auto sales market, the program's long-term effects are now being assessed. And Park Rapids auto dealers say it's a mixed picture. Sure, the short-term sales were good for the industry, but in...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
Coleman announces he won't run for governor
ST. PAUL -- The Republican who could raise more money than any other and who has a ready-made state-wide campaign organization is not running for governor. Former U.S. Sen.
January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Study finds volunteerism at a crossroads
WILLMAR -- As Minnesota's economy sank deeper into recession this year, Mary Quirk and her colleagues at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer...
December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Iraqi peacemaker wants friendship to follow violence
MONTEVIDEO -- While hundreds of National Guard troops from west central Minnesota are deployed in Iraq, an Iraqi-American came calling to introduce children to the country. Sami Rasouli, director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, told a small gathering Monday in Montevideo how he is...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Editorial: This rain day goes a long way for region
Thank goodness for a day of rain. The recent days of moisture have been helpful to west central Minnesota and other parts of the state. September was one for the record books.
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Appleton man to stand trial for wife's murder
BENSON -- Five years after Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, was fatally shot in her Appleton home, her husband will stand trial on charges of first-degree,...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Hats off to all the Habitat for Humanity supporters: the volunteers who helped organize and operate the Habitat for Humanity garage sale fundraiser, the donors who provided items for sale, and of course the shoppers who made it all possible. The fundraiser was a huge success and will...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Cartoons by Mike Thompson
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
American Opinion: On the Cash for Clunkers program
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On the Cash for Clunkers program: Rarely has a federal government program turned into such a big hit with the public as quickly as the "cash-for-clunkers" car-buying plan. No wonder....
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Cartoon by Dan Granlund
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
Oodles of customers, but piles of paperwork bog down 'cash for clunkers'
Just a week after regulations for the federal Cash for Clunkers program were set last Friday, Mike Macik of Olivia Chrysler Center has reported the heaviest traffic he has ever seen. That's great, he said, but he has his concerns. Not one of the eight deals he's made under the program...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life is tonight
Volunteers are gathering for the 16th annual Kandiyohi County Relay for Life this evening at Willmar Junior High. The goal is to raise $160,000 for the American Cancer Society for cancer research, education and services. The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. The lighting of the luminaries...
July 24, 2009 - 2:16pm
July 23, 2009
Annual Kandiyohi County Relay for Life scheduled Friday
WILLMAR -- Every Tuesday during the past school year, the teachers on Willmar Junior High School's two teams for the Kandiyohi County Relay for Life would bring in bars, cupcakes, zucchini bread and other goodies. For 25 cents, co-workers could help themselves to treats and know...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
A bang for your buck
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 8, 2009
Wood Lake couple face tax evasion charges
GRANITE FALLS -- A Wood Lake man who allegedly used his mother's Social Security number while failing to pay state taxes now faces felony criminal charges along with his wife, and together they owe more than $43,000 in back taxes and penalties, according to the Minnesota Department...
May 8, 2009 - 12:00am