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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
February 16, 2017
Update: Baby in Montevideo homicide investigation identified
MONTEVIDEO — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. In a news...
February 16, 2017 - 4:42pm
Death of baby in Montevideo ruled homicide
MONTEVIDEO — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. In a news release,...
February 16, 2017 - 11:25am
November 26, 2016
A united family, investigator keep putting pieces together
COSMOS — Five years after the death of Robert 'Bob' Verdon, his family remains committed to finding the answers to what happened and who...
November 26, 2016 - 7:39am
November 8, 2016
Victim, suspect identified in Wadena shooting
WADENA, Minn. — Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant...
November 8, 2016 - 4:57pm
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