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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
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Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
January 6, 2012
Dayton to hold first American Indian education summit Monday
ROSEVILLE - Gov. Mark Dayton will convene the first Governor's American Indian Education Summit on Monday, with the goal of improving access to high quality education opportunities to all Minnesota youth. The summit will bring together tribal and state education leaders, as well...
news / local
January 6, 2012 - 12:02pm
November 4, 2010
Victims identified in Red Lake shooting; suspect remains at large
The Red Lake Department of Public Safety today released the names of the victims and the suspect in Wednesday's shootings in Redby. The shootings happened at about 3 p.m. in Redby, which is about five miles east of Red Lake on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to authorities,...
news / state
November 4, 2010 - 3:48pm
FBI: 3 shot on Red Lake Indian Reservation; 1 said to be dead
The FBI is leading the search for a Redby, Minn., man wanted in connection with the shooting of three people Wednesday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation northwest of Bemidji. Several residents of Redby and nearby Red Lake said one of the victims had died. Law enforcement would...
news / state
November 4, 2010 - 10:55am
March 30, 2010
Grand jury indicts Ponemah man in fatal crash on Red Lake Indian Reservation
RED LAKE, Minn. -- A grand jury has indicted a Ponemah, Minn., man in a crash that killed his passenger on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Bruce Wilson Dow was drunk when his vehicle rolled over after he lost control of it last October. The passenger...
news / state
March 30, 2010 - 10:17am
November 10, 2009
Hunter shoots exotic axis deer in northwest Minnesota
A deer hunter in northwestern Minnesota shot what turned out to be an axis deer Sunday. An exotic species, axis deer are native to India. Stuart Bensen, conservation officer for the Department of Natural Resources in Erskine, said he received a call Sunday afternoon from a hunter...
news / outdoors
November 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Indian country says it's happy with Obama efforts
ST. PAUL -- Relations between American Indian tribes and the federal government have turned around significantly since Barack Obama became the president, tribal leaders remarked Thursday after a two-day St.
news / nation
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
May 29, 2009
Minnesota seeks repeal of Indian banishment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's request to overturn a federal law that threw Dakota and Winnebago Indians out of the state can become a way to teach...
news / region / state
May 29, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Commentary: A snapshot of Lincoln 200 years after birth
It is one of my duties as Minnesota's commissioner on the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to outline the president's impact upon Minnesota. It is appropriate to highlight Lincoln and Minnesota now, since Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Lincoln never...
commentary / opinion
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
December 27, 2008
Belated American Indian funeral to bring Ponemah family closure
Traditional American Indian funeral services Sunday will open the way for Delma Elizabeth Hardy - after more than 12 years - to join her ancestors...
news / state
December 27, 2008 - 9:00am
December 11, 2008
American Indian elders foretold Depression
FORT THOMPSON -- It was summer, just before the start of the Great Depression that gripped the nation throughout the 1930s. On the Crow Creek Reservation, kunsis (grandmothers) spoke to takojas (grandchildren), foretelling of difficult days ahead.
news / nation
December 11, 2008 - 12:00pm
July 24, 2008
Wahpeton war hero given Rough Rider award
HANKINSON, N.D. (AP) - The late Woodrow Wilson Keeble, the only full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the nation's top military honor, has now been given North Dakota's highest honor, the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider award. At Wednesday's ceremony, Gov. John Hoeven unveiled a portrait...
July 24, 2008 - 8:00am