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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
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
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
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
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
June 6, 2016
Minnesota man suffers skull fracture, other injuries after trying to break up fight
A Roseau man is severely hurt after a fight in Roseau County this weekend. According to a GoFundMe page Jordan Brateng was trying to break up...
June 6, 2016 - 8:38am
June 1, 2016
Police: 2 injured in UCLA campus shooting
LOS ANGELES - Two people were injured during a shooting on the UCLA campus on Wednesday morning, according to the school police. Police are still investigating the shooting in the Engineering IV building, where several units are currently on the scene. LAPD bomb squad members were...
June 1, 2016 - 1:06pm
May 23, 2016
Two injured in separate incidents involving deer and motorcycles
WILLMAR — Two people were injured over the weekend in separate incidents involving motorcycles and deer. Patricia Savelkoul, 48, of Paynesville,...
May 23, 2016 - 12:33am
April 18, 2016
One person killed, another seriously hurt in separate Minnesota train accidents
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the western Minnesota community of Wadena,...
April 18, 2016 - 10:52am
January 26, 2016
Icy road a factor in rollover crash that injures two in Meeker County
Two people were injured Monday night in a rollover crash in Meeker County. The Minnesota State Patrol says Nicole L. Stand, 29, of Minneapolis, was driving westbound on Highway 7 near Cosmos when she lost control of her 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe on the icy highway. The vehicle went off...
January 26, 2016 - 9:42am
January 20, 2016
State Patrol says alcohol a factor in crash that injured two near Blomkest
Two people were injured Tuesday night after their vehicle ran off Highway 71 in Blomkest and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Eliezer Rodriguez, 22, of Renville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Highway 71. Dakota A. Wallert, 19, of Olivia, was a...
January 20, 2016 - 10:39am
November 24, 2015
Broadside crash near New London injures three
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the day and the location. WILLMAR -- A broadside crash late Tuesday afternoon near New London injured three people, reports the State Patrol. None of them had life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol, but all...
November 24, 2015 - 11:37pm
November 9, 2015
Unmarked squad cars added to State Patrol fleet to nab distracted drivers
ST. PAUL - Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet...
November 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
October 7, 2015
Three people injured after driver rear-ends truck while on Facebook
FARGO, North Dakota – Three people from Alabama are in the hospital after the driver rear-ended a truck on Interstate 29 around 5 a.m. Wednesday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. 52-year-old Billy Sides of Russelville, Ala., was driving a Mercury Mountaineer southbound...
October 7, 2015 - 4:01pm
August 10, 2015
Hector child, woman airlifted for injuries from accident
LAKE LILLIAN — A 4-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman were airlifted for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning east of Lake Lillian. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday along Minnesota Highway 7 near Kandiyohi County Road 74. The Minnesota...
August 10, 2015 - 10:00pm
July 28, 2015
Darwin man airlifted for injuries sustained crash
DARWIN — A 33-year-old rural Darwin man was reportedly airlifted for injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Tuesday morning south of Darwin. Jason Carl Schmidt was reportedly traveling southbound around 1:19 a.m. Tuesday in a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 on Meeker County...
July 28, 2015 - 11:23pm
June 16, 2015
Fire Marshal: Fireworks injured 70 last year
WILLMAR — The state tracks fireworks injuries such as the one last week during a fireworks display at KRA Raceway in Willmar, but a fireworks specialist said he thinks injuries are underreported. According to the state Department of Public Safety, a total of 70 fireworks injuries...
June 16, 2015 - 11:30pm
Fireworks investigation to wrap up this week
WILLMAR — The State Fire Marshal’s investigation regarding the unpermitted fireworks display at KRA Speedway, which injured a volunteer firefighter, will likely be concluded later this week. Bruce Roed, who oversees fireworks safety for the Fire Marshal’s Office, said Tuesday...
June 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
April 26, 2015
Five injured in three-vehicle crash Friday north of Dassel
DASSEL — Five people were injured in a three-vehicle accident reported at 6:12 p.m. Friday north of Dassel. Andrew T. Sarkinen, 17, of Roseville was reportedly traveling westbound in a Ford Focus on Meeker County Road 21, approaching Highway 15, when his vehicle was broadsided at...
April 26, 2015 - 11:45pm
November 20, 2014
State Patrol investigating accident on Hwy. 71 near Sibley State Park entrance
NEW LONDON -- The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 5:30 p.m. today on U.S. Highway 71 just south of state Highway 9 in the area of the Sibley State Park entrance. Preliminary information from the State Patrol says a 2008 Ford pickup...
November 20, 2014 - 7:32pm