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Sun pads blizzard’s punch
Cruz awaits sentencing for second-degree attempted murder
Willmar businessman faces more criminal sexual conduct charges
Renville County asked to partner in promoting buffers in ditches eyed for re-determination process
Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota asks Kandiyohi County board to reconsider tax abatement
NHL: Wild beat Ottawa in shootout
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Tom Powers: Guardado’s life was good, but Twins needed him
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Donna M. Vigil
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Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
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Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 10, 2012
Man airlifted after Highway 12 crash, police working to ID driver
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police are working on identifying the driver of a pickup that crashed into a tree around 10 p.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 12. According to the crash report, the man was driving a 2000 Chevy Silverado westbound on the highway, left the roadway and crashed into...
May 10, 2012 - 3:24pm
March 19, 2012
Sacred Heart, Minn., man hurt in dirt bike crash: airlifted to HCMC
SACRED HEART -- A 45-year-old rural Sacred Heart man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained late Saturday afternoon in a dirt bike accident southwest of Sacred Heart. According to a news release from Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable,...
news / region
March 19, 2012 - 8:40am
March 2, 2012
No charges against Minn. couple in baby death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to charge a Crystal couple in the death of an infant. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the couple is being released today. But he says the investigation is continuing and charges may be possible in the...
news / state
March 2, 2012 - 4:29pm
August 4, 2011
Woman seriously injured in head-on crash on Highway 23 south of Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS -- A 51-year-old Hanley Falls woman was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for injuries she suffered in a head-on collision at 10:52 a.m. today on Minnesota Highway 23 about six miles south of Granite Falls, according to the Minnesota State...
news / region / state
August 4, 2011 - 3:40pm
March 11, 2011
Minnetonka man arrested for Meeker County skid loader theft
LITCHFIELD -- A 42-year-old Minnetonka man was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail last week on stolen property charges for allegedly stealing a Bobcat skid loader in Meeker County. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a burglary was reported on June...
news / region
March 11, 2011 - 12:10pm
December 14, 2010
Man arrested in Litchfield, wanted in two states
LITCHFIELD -- A 27-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants this morning during what Litchfield Police Chief Patrick Fank is calling a multi-agency operation conducted at 420 Davis Ave.
December 14, 2010 - 12:15pm
November 24, 2010
KMS wrestler recovering from head injury at practice
KERKHOVEN -- A young Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg wrestler who suffered a head injury during practice on Monday is doing well after undergoing surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center. The family of ninth-grader Fred Mansfield reports today that he is still experiencing some pain,...
news / region / sports / prep
November 24, 2010 - 10:17am
October 12, 2010
Two hospitalized after crash near Silver Lake
SILVER LAKE -- A Cokato teen and a Montevideo man are hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 9:45 p.m. Monday along State Highway 7 west of Silver Lake. According to the State Patrol, Samantha J. Van De Steeg,...
news / region
October 12, 2010 - 1:43pm
October 6, 2010
Update: Passenger dies from injuries in crash that killed Norwegian judge
WILLMAR -- A second person has died as a result of a Tuesday motor vehicle crash at the intersection of County Roads 10 and 4 east of Spicer. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, Torve Sleppen, 51, of Norway has died of injuries sustained in the crash...
news / local
October 6, 2010 - 10:33am
September 29, 2010
Litchfield man airlifted after cycle-deer crash
LITCHFIELD -- A 58-year-old Litchfield man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle-deer crash around 8 p.m. Tuesday near Litchfield. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Gerald Janey was eastbound on County Road...
news / region
September 29, 2010 - 10:35am
April 13, 2010
UPDATE: Teen driver airlifted after Highway 23 crash
WILLMAR -- A 18-year-old Willmar teen was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center this morning for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Highway 23 and County Road 5 southwest of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Bryan Nelson...
April 13, 2010 - 4:17pm