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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
May 10, 2013
Motorcyclist injured Thursday near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD – A rural Hutchinson man was air-lifted Thursday night from the scene of a motorcycle accident near Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department, Joseph Butcher, 34, was injured when the 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving...
May 10, 2013 - 8:05am
April 18, 2013
Update: Highway 7 near Hutchinson has is now open
WILLMAR – State Highway 7 near Hutchinson has been reopened. A stretch of Highway 7, just east of state Highway 22, had been closed this afternoon following a crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the highway had reopened at 6 p.m. Roads in the region continue...
April 18, 2013 - 6:13pm
March 21, 2013
Hutchinson woman hurt in crash south of Eden Valley
LITCHFIELD — A 37-year-old Hutchinson woman was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday along State Highway 22 south of Eden Valley. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office,...
March 21, 2013 - 9:35am
March 4, 2013
Hutchinson, Minn., man hurt in snowmobile incident
DASSEL — A 30-year-old Hutchinson man was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained in a snowmobile incident around 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Dassel Township. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders...
March 4, 2013 - 9:28am
October 29, 2012
Teens hurt in ATV crash in southern Meeker County, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two teenagers were hurt in a ATV crash reported around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Mills Township of Meeker County. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Katlin Davis, 16, of Hutchinson, was driving a 2011 Artic Cat side-by-side type ATV southbound on 610th...
October 29, 2012 - 8:37am
October 16, 2012
Several manufacturers in region to open doors to public during Minn. Tour of Manufacturing
WILLMAR -- Minnesota manufacturing companies, including several in western and central Minnesota, are inviting the general public to tour their facilities next week during the Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing week. According to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., teen to hospital after dirt bike crash
COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in...
August 9, 2012 - 8:45am
July 11, 2012
Rollover crash hurts two south of Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday south of Darwin. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, Maxwell Garaghty, 22, of Hutchinson, was driving north on County Road 14, was distracted and did not see a curve in the road....
July 11, 2012 - 9:34am
August 27, 2011
Prep Volleyball: Hutchinson topples Willmar in opener
HUTCHINSON -- Willmar returned majority of its lineup from last year. But so did Hutchinson after reaching the Class AA state championship. The Tigers were too much for Willmar Friday as Hutchinson posted a 25-13, 25-16, 25-20 non-conference sweep in the season opener for both squads. "We...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 25, 2011
First Ridgewater College 5K Run Scheduled for October
HUTCHINSON - The first ever Ridgewater 5K run and kids 1K fun run are scheduled for October 15, 2011 in conjunction with the College's 50th Anniversary celebration. Start time for this fun family event is 10:30 a.m. at the college's Hutchinson campus. The kids 1k fun run will start...
August 25, 2011 - 12:00am
July 5, 2011
Civil Air Patrol members from Willmar, Minn., traveling to Hutchinson after local squadron deactivates
WILLMAR -- After facing deactivation in November 2010, the Willmar Civil Air Patrol squadron had a choice to make: either find a new squadron or stop serving. Nearly eight months later, Willmar volunteers, like Ruth Hoffman, chose to continue their service and make the drive to Hutchinson...
July 5, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Grazing, direct marketing and careers in ag topics July 16 near Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON -- Sheep grazing, on-farm processing, on-farm meat retailing and a discussion about the variety of options available for pursuing a farming career will be featured at a public tour from 2 to 4 p.m. July 16 at the Lamb Shoppe near Hutchinson. This tour, which is sponsored...
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
February 12, 2011
Hutchinson ousts Willmar from 2A girls hockey playoffs
WILLMAR -- Junior center Sara Carlson scored three times, including an empty-netter in the game's final minute, to lead the Hutchinson Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Willmar Cardinals at the Civic Center on Saturday evening. The win puts the No. 3 seeded Tigers (13-13-1) in the...
February 12, 2011 - 11:34pm
January 3, 2011
Dassel man dead, shot self after short pursuit Saturday
HUTCHINSON -- A 20-year-old Dassel man was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after a short pursuit involving Hutchinson Police and the Meeker County Sheriff's office. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to assist the Hutchinson Police around...
January 3, 2011 - 9:58am
November 16, 2010
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce plans to host speaker on government redesign, reform
WILLMAR -- Peter Hutchinson, president of the Bush Foundation, will speak in Willmar on Dec. 2. Hutchinson is also a former state finance commissioner and was the 2006 Independence Party candidate for governor. He will speak on "Government Service Redesign and Spending Reform" from...
November 16, 2010 - 12:00am