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State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
Man interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 28, 2017
Impaired driving case upheld but judge warns Upper Sioux police about video failure
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a driving while impaired conviction in Yellow Medicine County which resulted...
March 28, 2017 - 7:24am
March 9, 2017
Fagen aims to erect wind farm in Chippewa County
MONTEVIDEO — Construction could get underway this year on Chippewa County's first commercial wind farm. Fagen Engineering is currently...
March 9, 2017 - 7:47am
March 8, 2017
Pioneering role continues at Vanguard
GRANITE FALLS — Project Turnabout was termed a "pioneer" when it opened its doors to help compulsive gamblers 25 years ago. It still is....
March 8, 2017 - 4:53am
February 16, 2017
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
GRANITE FALLS — One of Minnesota's top three attractions for 2016 is located amidst the rolling farmlands of western Minnesota. Explore...
February 16, 2017 - 6:32am
February 8, 2017
A rural odyssey for art's sake: 'Public Transformation' explores the role of art in building rural communities
GRANITE FALLS — Ashley Hanson helps rural communities tell their stories in the landscapes that define them. She and Andrew Gaylord created...
February 8, 2017 - 11:19pm
January 27, 2017
Yellow Medicine County supports broadband study for unserved areas
GRANITE FALLS — Concerned that rural areas of the county could be left behind, the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners informally expressed interest this week in being part of a six-county broadband feasibility study. "If we drop this thing, guys, we're going to be...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
January 25, 2017
Farm couple urges YM County to take on buffer enforcement
GRANITE FALLS — A Yellow Medicine County farm couple is appealing a finding that a private ditch on their farm meets the criteria of being...
January 25, 2017 - 2:00am
January 20, 2017
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
GRANITE FALLS — Two area legislators said the new session is off to a "fast and furious start,'' and so were the issues on Friday as they...
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
January 13, 2017
Otto Bremer awards $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — The Otto Bremer Trust awarded a $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout Centers for Addiction Recovery. The funds will support nonprofit business operations in serving people and families who seek treatment for drug, alcohol or gambling addiction. The grant allows...
January 13, 2017 - 9:00am
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: In other news
KMS band plays at Pearl Harbor The KMS Marching Saints marching band took part in the 75th anniversary observance of the attack on Pearl Harbor...
January 7, 2017 - 6:12am
January 5, 2017
Granite Falls man dies Wednesday of injuries suffered in Dec. 29 accident
CLARA CITY — A Granite Falls man who was airlifted after an accident Dec. 29 on Minnesota Highway 23 southwest of Raymond has died of his injuries. The family of George Schindele, 80, of Granite Falls, reported that he died Jan. 4 while a patient at the Hennepin County Medical...
January 5, 2017 - 9:21pm
Greater Minnesota cities stake claim
WILLMAR — Buoyed by the belief that legislators were delivered a strong message in the 2016 election that rural voters are tired of being...
January 5, 2017 - 9:19pm
December 27, 2016
Granite Falls grad is honored as educator
GRANITE FALLS — Minnesota's Middle School Educator of the Year is a native of Granite Falls. Janet Jans, a 1981 graduate of the Granite...
December 27, 2016 - 7:00am
December 6, 2016
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
LAS VEGAS — The City of Lights has been good to Tanner Aus and J.D. Struxness, two Central Minnesota cowboys. Aus is just a year removed...
December 6, 2016 - 8:51pm
November 23, 2016
Truck takes a dive into Minnesota River on its own
GRANITE FALLS - He’s taken lots of good-natured ribbing about being the first to attempt the proposed whitewater park in Granite Falls, but...
November 23, 2016 - 12:07pm