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Why do we still care so much about O.J. Simpson?
A divided Washington comes together in support of John McCain, 'an American hero'
Pa. parents sent to prison for 'gifting' six daughters as 'sex slaves' to self-proclaimed prophet
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Minnesota United, Houston play to scoreless draw
Johnson, Spieth favorites as British Open begins
Twins' Kennys Vargas still struggling to find foothold in majors
With addition of Jamal Crawford, new-look Timberwolves full of firepower
Fowles, Moore propel Lynx to lopsided win over Wings
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
Amid rumors, Britney Spears will 'not' perform at Super Bowl in Minneapolis, Pepsi executive says
Xbox One will soon support four more classic Halo titles
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
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Mahler: Family and church gave her motivation
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Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
Parenting Perspectives: A moment of Zen amid our Summer of Yeehaw
Letter: It's now or never for broadband internet
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
July 6, 2017
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana, flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
A massive and intense heat dome has spread over the northern Plains and mountain West, sucking moisture out of the soil, and may persist for...
July 6, 2017 - 1:30pm
July 27, 2016
Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
A kiddie pool filled with water was the perfect size for a bear. When Dave Zbaracki returned to his home from checking on an elderly neighbor...
July 27, 2016 - 1:35pm
July 21, 2016
Heat is on through Friday
WILLMAR -- A heat wave which is causing central Minnesota to feel more like the rainforest, is bringing high temperatures and humidity to the...
July 21, 2016 - 9:22am
July 20, 2016
It’s not just the heat: Crops increase humidity
ST. PAUL -- It's not the heat, it's the corn. Well, it's the humidity, but that is increased by corn and other crops. Americans throughout the...
July 20, 2016 - 11:45pm
Excessive heat forecasted for Willmar, much of Minnesota
West central Minnesota should expect a dangerously hot next few days. That’s because Willmar, like much of the state, is under an excessive...
July 20, 2016 - 10:38am
June 10, 2016
Heat leaves, rain comes to part of Upper Midwest
Saturday should bring more comfortable weather than many in the Upper Midwest experienced Friday, but parts of the region could be wet much of next week. Storms slipped through Minnesota throughout Friday, with some heavy weather predicted in Wisconsin late into the night. The southern...
June 10, 2016 - 11:09pm
August 14, 2015
A whale of a day
With the mercury headed into the low 90s, Henry Landwehr, 7, has a wobbly hold on a friendly whale while younger brother George, 4, looks on...
August 14, 2015 - 11:12pm
July 17, 2015
Precautions urged as heat index forecast to hit 100 Saturday
WILLMAR — This could be a good weekend to take it easy somewhere cool, if you can swing it. A heat index of 100 degrees is forecast Saturday...
July 17, 2015 - 12:29am
July 21, 2014
Extreme heat easing Tuesday
WILLMAR — This summer has been one of extremes with excessive rainfall, flooding and record-low temperatures. Added to the list Monday was...
July 21, 2014 - 11:23pm
Heat advisory in effect across west central Minnesota
A heat advisory is in effect across all of central and southern Minnesota until 9 p.m. tonight, with an excessive heat warning in effect for the Twin Cities Metro Area. “High Temperatures will reach the lower 90s this afternoon, this combined with oppressive dew points in...
July 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
January 27, 2014
Xcel Energy says natural gas shortage could ease by tonight
FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy expects the shortage of natural gas cause caused by a pipeline explosion to ease as early as tonight. The picture should clarify by this afternoon, but as of Sunday night Xcel expected the shortage to ease by tonight, when one of three affected pipelines...
January 27, 2014 - 1:00am
December 22, 2013
Start of winter brings snow, ice ... and record-high temps
CONCORD, N.H. — The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic. Snow...
December 22, 2013 - 11:28pm
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm
Heat index expected to reach low 100s this afternoon for Willmar and parts of west central Minn.
A heat advisory remains in effect from Noon until 8 p.m. today for much of west central Minnesota.
September 9, 2013 - 8:10am
August 27, 2013
Heat leaves mark on state fair with major decline in daily attendance
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday. “Just...
August 27, 2013 - 11:46pm