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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
June 15, 2016
Minnesota State Patrol seeks public's help in hit-and-run crash that left girl, 10, dead
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public's help as it continues to investigate a hit-and-run crash Friday that killed 10-year-old...
June 15, 2016 - 2:04pm
May 5, 2016
Mother of 5-year-old girl found naked, bloody at Minnesota bus stop wants answers
ST. PAUL -- The attack on a little girl in St. Paul this week has community members asking what they can do to help. People who have never met...
May 5, 2016 - 8:27am
Young girl 'remarkable' in finding help after fatal Kentucky plane crash
(Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday praised a seven-year-old girl who ventured through dark woods for help after surviving a plane crash that killed her parents, a sister and a cousin on Friday in rural western Kentucky. “She is one remarkable young lady,” Heidi Moats, an investigator...
January 5, 2015 - 3:00am
March 18, 2014
Bemidji woman charged with manslaughter in hypothermia death of a 6-year-old
BEMIDJI, Minn. – A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel...
March 18, 2014 - 12:59pm
July 19, 2013
Girl airlifted to Children's Hospital, saved from drowning at Robbins Island beach
WILLMAR - An 11-year-old Willmar girl remains in a coma at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis after she was rescued from drowning Thursday afternoon in the waters of Foot Lake in Willmar. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, emergency responders were called around 3:45 p.m....
July 19, 2013 - 11:57pm
Willmar girl saved at Robbins Island beach Thursday, airlifted to Children’s Hospital
WILLMAR — An 11-year-old Willmar girl was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after she was rescued from the waters of Foot Lake Thursday afternoon. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, emergency responders were called around 3:46 p.m. that a child...
July 19, 2013 - 10:09am
June 11, 2013
Blue Earth priest jailed on accusations of fondling girl
BLUE EARTH, Minn. — The Diocese of Winona says a Blue Earth priest has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young girl. Bishop John Quinn said in a statement that Rev. Leo Koppala is not allowed to minister in the Winona diocese...
June 11, 2013 - 3:52pm
June 6, 2013
Judge issues order for dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant,...
June 6, 2013 - 7:00am
June 5, 2013
Baby’s birth surprises Duluth runner training for half-marathon race
DULUTH - John Staine pinched the doctor on Monday.
June 5, 2013 - 10:10am
July 23, 2012
Found: Yellow Medicine County authorities locate missing 17-year-old girl
GRANITE FALLS -- GRANITE FALLS - The missing 17 year-old girl that was the focus of a search in Yellow Medicine County has been found, the sheriff's...
July 23, 2012 - 11:21am
February 1, 2012
Areavoices.com: What I wish I had known as a teenage girl
Last week I spoke to a group of high school girls on the topic of living your passion as a career. It got me thinking: If I was a high school...
February 1, 2012 - 8:48am
September 30, 2011
Sartell soccer team too much for Willmar, 3-0
WILLMAR -- Central Lakes Conference leader Sartell scored in the first 30 seconds on Thursday and Willmar couldn't recover, falling 3-0 at Kennedy...
September 30, 2011 - 12:46am
January 12, 2011
Former St. Paul Park, Minn., man charged in child porn case
A former St. Paul Park, Minn., man is accused by prosecutors of producing pornographic videos of girls at his former residence. Jose A. Soto, now a resident of Texas, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on 17 counts of production of child pornography. Soto...
January 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
November 5, 2010
Nov. 5, 2010: Bullying suspected as reason for N.D. girl's suicide
Early Thursday, a couple hours before the sun rose in Cooperstown, N.D., 16-year-old Cassidy Joy Andel posted a note on her Facebook page: "My...
November 5, 2010 - 9:51am
September 4, 2010
Ownership of Spicer's Girl Scout camp is in home dist.
SPICER -- Tucked deep into a thick stand of hardwood trees near Nest Lake, Camp Sanderson has been a peaceful and popular retreat for area Girl...
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am