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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
March 3, 2013
Koivu, Wild break through with 4-2 win
MINNEAPOLIS — Mikko Koivu made up for a frustrating stretch without a goal by Minnesota, scoring 9 seconds into the third period to snap a...
March 3, 2013 - 10:17pm
March 1, 2013
Men's hockey: Denver shuts out Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Denver goalie Juho Olkinuora made 33 saves as the Pioneers beat suddenly punchless Minnesota 2-0 on Friday in a Western...
March 1, 2013 - 11:16pm
February 28, 2013
Wild wins for 4th time in 5 games
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dany Heatley scored two goals and the Minnesota Wild used a rare offensive outburst to hold off the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night. Jason Zucker scored 1:35 into the game on Minnesota’s first shot and Heatley added one late in the period on its third....
February 28, 2013 - 11:28pm
February 21, 2013
Boys hockey: Tigers eliminate Dragons
LITCHFIELD — Hutchinson’s Matthew Cowger had two goals and an assist, and the Tigers knocked off Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 3-2 in the Section...
February 21, 2013 - 11:22pm
February 19, 2013
Boys hockey roundup: Fergus Falls ends Cardinals’ season
FERGUS FALLS — An overtime goal by Fergus Falls’ Joe Nathe ended the Willmar boys hockey team’s season, 3-2, in the first round of the Section 6A tournament on Tuesday. The Cardinals finished the year 13-12-1. The Otters and Cards both scored single goals in the first and second...
February 19, 2013 - 11:33pm
February 17, 2013
Boys hockey roundup: MBA storms into Section 6A quarterfinals
MORRIS — The Morris/Benson Area boys hockey team outshot Breckenridge by more than 40 but it took third-period goals by Corey Goff and Brody Gimberlin before the Storm could relax and enjoy a 5-2 win over the Blades in the opening round of the Section 6A tournament on Saturday....
February 17, 2013 - 11:48pm
Three goals in 2nd period lift Wild past Red Wings
ST. PAUL (AP) — Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period to rally the Minnesota Wild over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday night. It was Minnesota’s first regulation win since Jan. 29 and just the second time it scored at least three goals...
February 17, 2013 - 11:32pm
February 14, 2013
Avalanche beat Wild in shootout
ST. PAUL (AP) — Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win. Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand...
February 14, 2013 - 11:51pm
Boys hockey: Schneider’s hat trick leads Cards past Sartell
SARTELL — Perhaps the Cardinals went into Bernick’s Arena Thursday with a chip on their shoulder. In Section 6A voting earlier in the day, coaches dealt Willmar the No. 6 seed despite 6 section wins (now 7) and a 1-0-1 record against Fergus Falls, which got the nod at No. 3. In...
February 14, 2013 - 11:34pm
February 13, 2013
Girls hockey: ‘Skate with Cards’ is Friday 3:30-5 p.m.
A free afternoon of games, treats and skating with the Willmar girls hockey team from 3-5:30 p.m. Friday at the Civic Center — any girl in the Willmar area is invited (free rental skates available).
February 13, 2013 - 10:31pm
February 11, 2013
Wild beat Flames in shootout
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koivu scored the winner in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild got their first road victory of the season with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. With each team having scored once in the shootout, Koivu sped in on Leland Irving and made...
February 11, 2013 - 11:17pm
February 10, 2013
Boys hockey roundup: Storm soaks Bagley/Fosston 9-2
BAGLEY — The high-flying Morris/Benson Area offense was relentless against Bagley-Fosston on Saturday, scoring multiple goals in all three periods of a 9-2 non-conference win on Saturday. Mac Beyer scored two goals and Riley Blake and Darion Helberg both scored a goal and had two...
February 10, 2013 - 8:39pm
Girls hockey: Cardinals fall in double overtime
MANKATO — The Mankato East/Loyola Cougars scored a shorthanded goal in the eighth minute of the second overtime to deflect Willmar’s upset bid 4-3 on Saturday at All Season’s Arena in the Section 2A semifinals. Willmar was 7 seconds into a player-advantage nearing the end of...
February 10, 2013 - 8:24pm
February 7, 2013
Boys hockey roundup: Storm rocks Prairie Centre
BENSON — The state’s top scorer, Tanner Picht, picked up his 11th hat trick of the season and the Morris/Benson Area Storm slugged Prairie Centre 9-4 on Thursday at the Benson Civic Center. Picht scored the game’s first goal and added two more in the third period, and he also...
February 7, 2013 - 11:34pm
Canucks surge past Wild
ST. PAUL — Corey Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past...
February 7, 2013 - 11:29pm