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Bemidji man accused of kidnapping, raping 5 year old sent to prison on child porn charges
1 prisoner remains at large after transport van carrying inmates is overtaken
Alexandria hopes customers come crawling
John Boehner unloads on Trump: A 'complete disaster'
Authorities: Five offenders at large after heist of MCF-Lino Lakes correctional vehicle
Vikings' Zimmer: 'I'll be back shortly with one eye or two'
Vikings sign two 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
February 5, 2015
West Central MN has high vaccination rates
WILLMAR — West Central Minnesota appears to have a strong vaccination record among its public school kindergarteners. In information compiled by the St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter David Montgomery, the percentage of children who have not been vaccinated is very low in this area....
February 5, 2015 - 11:03pm
June 6, 2014
Stearns County trio saved after canoe capsizes, water is high, swift
ST. CLOUD — Two people were able to swim to safety and another person was rescued from an island after their canoe capsized Thursday evening on the Sauk River. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Jared Stroeing, 27, of Sauk Rapids and Lisa Fowler, 25, of St....
June 6, 2014 - 9:08am
November 14, 2012
Spicer man arrested after high-speed pursuit from Spicer to New London
SPICER -- A 36-year-old Spicer man is in the Kandiyohi County Jail facing charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, driving after cancellation and reckless driving stemming from a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 5, 2012
High voter turnout expected despite lack of top-of-ballot action
ST. PAUL -- Presidential candidates have all but ignored Minnesota. The U.S. Senate race has been a snoozer, as have some U.S. House races. But get down the ballot a ways and two proposed constitutional amendments have generated plenty of sparks.
November 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 10, 2012
High fire danger today, Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for west central and south central Minnesota for today and Tuesday. The weather service issued the warning because temperatures warming into the 80s, minimum relative humidity near 20 percent, dry fuel conditions...
September 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
July 27, 2012
Stolen Camero tops 135 mph in chase from Minnesota to N.D.
FARGO - Law enforcement officials say they are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who was involved in a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon that crossed state lines and reached speeds of 135 mph. Sgt. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota State Patrol said he chased a stolen black...
July 27, 2012 - 8:55am
July 19, 2012
Letter: Let's bring back the band
Like others, I am disappointed at the absence of the Willmar High School marching band at the recent hometown and local parades. Since I voted in favor of the past school tax increases, I am wondering what can be done beyond tax increases to reactivate the marching band program....
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
West Central Minn. storm reports include damage to houses, barns, power lines, numerous funnel clouds
WILLMAR -- Damage reports from the National Weather Service and law enforcement from Sunday evening's storm include numerous reports of damage...
June 18, 2012 - 9:19am
April 30, 2012
Prom trends this year include sequins, sparkles, just about anything glittery
Across the region, high school students are gearing up for that one special, romantic, splurge-because-it's-worth-it night that will be remembered...
April 30, 2012 - 10:38am
March 14, 2012
High temps will rewrite the record book this week, no rain through weekend for west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Record high temperatures will be matched or exceeded this week as the jet stream remains well north, flowing through western North Dakota. According to the National Weather Service, the large bubble of warm air south of the jet stream also means little or no rainfall is...
March 14, 2012 - 9:57am
November 16, 2011
Willmar's Central Lakes All-Conference selections
Here are fall Central Lakes All-Conference selections: Willmar Selections CROSS COUNTRY BOYS -- Mowlid Mohamed, Nadir Yusuf, Thomas Seifert, Alex Johannes, Ryan Sawyer ... Honorable mention: Sam Anez CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS -- Sophie Schmitz, Tara Rudie, Cassandra Johnson ... Honorable...
November 16, 2011 - 12:26am
November 12, 2011
English teacher from China impressed by her Willmar, Minn., students
WILLMAR -- Tang Beiyi has found students at Willmar Senior High to be active and eager to participate in class activities. The English teacher...
November 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
Lac qui Parle Valley school bus driver and passenger suffer minor injuries in Swift County accident, 9 other students unharmed
News Region appleton holloway lac qui parle valley high school education accident MADISON -- A school bus driver and a 17-year-old student suffered minor injuries while nine other students escaped injury when a Lac qui Parle Valley school bus left a rural highway on Wednesday morning. Bus...
November 9, 2011 - 12:58pm
October 10, 2011
Prep Volleyball: MACCRAY claims title at Marshall's Subway Invite
MARSHALL -- MACCRAY won five games and won the Gold Tier bracket championship in the Subway Invitational over the weekend at Southwest Minnesota State University. In the process, Wolverines hitter Abbey Thissen surpassed 1,000 career kills. MACCRAY (18-5) defeated Canby for the...
October 10, 2011 - 12:00am