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Video: Firefighters respond to vehicle fire along First Street in Willmar
Video: BNSF Railway oil tank cars derail, catch fire, N.D. town evacuated
Records published May 6
Local officials urge legislators to move on transportation
A bear on Duluth visit
Vikings' Wallace says he’s NFL’s fastest
Prep Softball Roundup: Alexandria sweeps doubleheader from Willmar
Boys Tennis Roundup: Cardinals collect 11th win
Prep golf: Tuesday's results
Prep Baseball Roundup: Willmar drops two to Alexandria
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Christian School to stage ‘Little Women’ at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ now on stage at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
Entrepreneurial trade show slated May 20 in Willmar
A&W Furniture is named Retailer of the Year
Guptill earns certified clerk designation
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Venenga to deli brand manager
Lungren joins Heritage Bank as ag lender
Joyce L. Finstrom
Oscar T. Christiansen
Gordon "Gordy" T. Savoie
Lucille Josephine Carlson
Spring blossoms in orchard
For once, Willmar High School Grand March in warm sunshine
Video: Art students at the Willmar ALC
Satre — Paz
Ridler — Gustafson
Editorial: Erhardt’s fowl joke was very poor move
Letter: Ron Christianson, you work for us
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Be wise with state surplus
Commentary: Unruly Britannia
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