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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Best Buy in its final days in Willmar
Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
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August 22, 2016
Suspect in Watkins 5-year-old's death expected in court Tuesday morning
BRAINERD—Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, Coon Rapids, is expected to make his first court appearance by noon Tuesday in Cass County District...
August 22, 2016 - 7:46pm
July 28, 2016
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
A 47-year-old man arrested after a high-speed chase in Carlton County last November has pleaded guilty to killing a Michigan woman. Gregory Allen...
July 28, 2016 - 1:46pm
June 17, 2016
Hibbing teen charged with aiding an offender in homicide case
VIRGINIA — A teenage girl allegedly witnessed the killing of a Hibbing man last month, drove with the suspect when he dumped the body and later lied to investigators about the events of that night, according to charges filed this week. A Hibbing man also faces charges after allegedly...
June 17, 2016 - 5:30am
October 20, 2015
Minnesota teen arrested, another sought in homicide case
MOORHEAD — A 16-year-old boy is in custody and police are looking for another suspect in connection with a homicide in a Moorhead trailer court over the weekend. The body of 55-year-old Bradley William Carrington was discovered Sunday in a mobile home he was renovating and staying...
October 20, 2015 - 9:25am
September 22, 2015
S.D. family, believed killed by house fire, died of shotgun wounds
PLATTE, S.D. -- Authorities believe a Platte family whose home burned to the ground last week died from shotgun wounds. Scott and Nicole Westerhuis, along with their four children, third-grader Kailey, fifth-grader Jaeci, eighth-grader Connor, and sophomore Michael were believed...
September 22, 2015 - 7:27am
September 9, 2015
UPDATED VIDEO: Montevideo man killed; friend in jail on pending murder charge
MONTEVIDEO – A 44-year-old Montevideo man was stabbed to death Tuesday and his friend who was living at the same address is in custody facing...
September 9, 2015 - 6:32pm
September 7, 2015
Baby’s death at N.D. day care ruled a homicide
MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of 6-month-old Owen Skodje of Fargo a homicide.
September 7, 2015 - 11:55pm
July 30, 2015
Lac qui Parle County deaths homicide, suicide
MADISON — The two people found dead Wednesday in rural Madison have been identified, and law enforcement has determined that they died as a result of a homicide and suicide. Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office deputies found William C. Walley, 78, and Shelley B. Walley, 69,...
July 30, 2015 - 10:58pm
Lac qui Parle County deaths determined to be homicide
MADISON – The two people found dead Wednesday in rural Madison have been identified, and law enforcement has determined that they died as a result of a homicide and suicide. Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office deputies found William C. Walley, 78, and Shelley B. Walley, 69,...
July 30, 2015 - 5:11pm
June 29, 2015
Homicide suspects who fled Colorado caught in Cass County
CASS LAKE -- Two suspects who fled Colorado after the death of their 4-week-old daughter were apprehended without incident Monday in northern Minnesota. According to a press release from Parachute, Colo., Police Chief Cary Parmenter, the Cass County Sheriff's Office and Leech...
June 29, 2015 - 10:38pm
May 10, 2015
Son in custody after Elk River police officer found dead in double homicide
ST. MICHAEL — Two men, one of them an off-duty Elk River police officer, were found dead in an apparent double homicide Saturday night. According to a news release from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the officer, identified as 49-year-old Todd Besser of Otsego, and his son,...
May 10, 2015 - 11:06pm
January 28, 2015
23 die from intimate violence in 2014
ST. PAUL — The T-shirts were nestled together in adult and child sizes, and each featured a photo — the smiling faces of Komel Crowley and...
January 28, 2015 - 8:47pm
December 22, 2014
Montevideo Police hope to solve year-old murder case
MONTEVIDEO — Today is the one year anniversary of a homicide in Montevideo that remains unsolved, although authorities remain hopeful of resolving...
December 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
September 29, 2014
Mourners gather to remember Bearson
SARTELL — While authorities investigate the death of 18-year-old North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson, about 1,250 people gathered...
September 29, 2014 - 11:26pm
September 26, 2014
NDSU says killing of Sartell student might be school’s first homicide
FARGO, N.D. — The killing of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson is believed to be the first “incident of this nature” at North Dakota State University, where Bearson was a freshman, a university official said in a statement Friday.
September 26, 2014 - 11:12pm