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Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse
Man sentenced to prison for exposing himself, having sex with dog
Charges allege man angry with Zorbaz bouncers fired gun in parking lot in Spicer
Minnesota State Fair booth encourages Black Lives Matter discussion
Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Ridgewater volleyball team rolls to 5-0
Indians complete sweep of Twins
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Nicholas J. Walter, Jr.
Alan G. Person
M. Keith Straight
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Cartoon by Ken Catalino for Sept. 1
Thomas: Trump wants an oath to America
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich for Sept. 1
Dionne: Do Trump's white men really want problems fixed?
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
May 6, 2016
Woman pleads guilty to embezzling millions from Granite Falls contractor
SAINT PAUL - Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering while embezzling more...
May 6, 2016 - 4:31pm
May 2, 2016
Employee of Granite Falls home for vulnerable adults faces sexual assault charges
GRANITE FALLS — A male employee at a Granite Falls home for vulnerable adults has been charged in Yellow Medicine County District Court for...
May 2, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 27, 2016
Driver who crashed into Head Start Bus near Granite Falls sentenced to one year in jail
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students in July on U.S. Highway 212...
April 27, 2016 - 10:44pm
April 19, 2016
Former Fagen CFO to be charged in $5.7 million embezzlement
GRANITE FALLS - The former chief financial officer for Fagen Inc. will be charged for embezzling more than $5.7 million from the family-owned...
April 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
March 22, 2016
Granite Falls babysitter faces criminal sexual conduct charges
GRANITE FALLS — A man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for multiple incidents involving three Granite Falls children. The criminal complaint on the charges says Taylor Joseph Christianson, 31, watched the three girls while their mother worked nights. In child advocacy...
March 22, 2016 - 11:14pm
Granite Falls mayor named Bush Fellow in 2016
GRANITE FALLS - Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls is among 24 leaders being introduced today as Bush Fellows in 2016. The 24 Bush Fellows...
March 22, 2016 - 9:37am
March 21, 2016
Unfinished Granite Falls house to be razed unless owner granted reprieve from court
GRANITE FALLS — Almost 16 years ago, Ted Thull started building a 4,400-square-foot house he intended to be his dream home in a new residential...
March 21, 2016 - 12:06am
March 15, 2016
Minnesotan who crashed into bus carrying kids on Hwy. 212 pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students on U.S. Highway 212...
March 15, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 16, 2016
Former Fagen CFO used fake ethanol company to embezzle $4.5 million
MINNEAPOLIS—A former CFO at Fagen Engineering created a fictitious ethanol company in Nebraska called Fairmont Investments LLC to help her allegedly embezzle $4.5 million from her employer's company. Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls used the monies that she allegedly embezzled...
February 16, 2016 - 8:56pm
January 21, 2016
Electrical service interrupted in Granite Falls, Montevideo after vehicle strikes power pole
MONTEVIDEO - Electrical service to Montevideo and portions of Granite Falls was interrupted Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a power pole along U.S. Highway 212 between the two communities. Teresa Patton, 60, of Montevideo, was driving a Ford Edge and was traveling east...
January 21, 2016 - 9:33am
January 18, 2016
Media coverage, prominence of victims lead to change of venue for Balaton man’s trial
MARSHALL — The Lyon County murder trial of a 20-year-old Balaton man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been moved to southern Minnesota due to the publicity surrounding the case and the prominence of the victims. Derek Michael Hexum was charged...
January 18, 2016 - 11:31pm
January 8, 2016
Wood Lake man dead, Granite Falls man injured in tanker exposure accident
GRANITE FALLS — Jamie Hyatt, 34, died of injuries he suffered during a tanker accident Thursday afternoon in rural Granite Falls. Hyatt and David Syring, 34, were cleaning out a tanker which had been filled with distiller syrup at the 5000 block of 250th Avenue, according to a...
January 8, 2016 - 12:13pm
December 14, 2015
Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public Television will move its headquarters and main studio to a facility to be constructed in Granite Falls. Ron...
December 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS - Pioneer Public Television will be moving its headquarters and main studio to Granite Falls, the station’s board of directors...
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
December 12, 2015
Two Minnesota cowboys leave mark on National Rodeo
For the second time in his professional bull riding career, Detroit Lakes’ Brett Stall made it to the “big show” — the Wrangler National...
December 12, 2015 - 8:48am