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Willmar man gets probation for threats with BB gun
Records published Dec. 3
Deal nears on special session
Mills drops request for election recount in 8th District race
Separation anxiety: Trump's management style poses challenges in Oval Office
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Granite Falls man, 25, injured after crashing into power pole
A 25-year-old Granite Falls man was injured early Friday morning when his vehicle left U.S. Highway 212 and hit a power pole. Michael P. Lang...
June 3, 2016 - 9:38am
May 27, 2016
District 16 legislators urge special session
GRANITE FALLS — A new tax bill reduces the burden on farmland for school building projects, takes some of the sting out of the statewide general...
May 27, 2016 - 12:20am
May 10, 2016
Former Fagen CFO faces up to eight years for theft
ST. PAUL — With her guilty pleas to federal money laundering and wire fraud charges, Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls, could be sentenced...
May 10, 2016 - 12:27am
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