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Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 22, 2016
Amateur 'super-sleuth' from Minnesota trying to help exonerate 'Making A Murderer' subjects
FARGO—Details of the Netflix documentary series "Making A Murderer" rattle off Krystyne Frandson's tongue as easily as a mother reciting her...
May 22, 2016 - 11:18am
May 5, 2016
Reports: Prince had Percocet in his system when he died
Prince's autopsy found the painkiller Percocet in his system, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KSTP-TV reported on Thursday, citing sources close...
May 5, 2016 - 12:26pm
April 28, 2016
Authorities obtain closed search warrant in connection with Prince's death
Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings...
April 28, 2016 - 6:21pm
Authorities: Prescription opioid medication discovered on Prince at death scene
Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the...
April 28, 2016 - 10:56am
March 25, 2016
County, FBI work together in search for bank robber
A Kandiyohi County and FBI investigation began Thursday, just hours after a masked man with a gun robbed a Sunburg bank. Sheriff Dan Hartog said investigators are actively seeking more information about Thursday’s Lake Region Bank robbery and the suspect behind it. “We’re just...
March 25, 2016 - 11:24pm
February 28, 2016
Willmar man and dog escape burning house
WILLMAR -- A homeowner and his dog escaped a burning house Saturday night in Willmar after passersby notified the resident that the house was on fire. According to Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson, the fire was reported at 8:47 p.m. in the 300 block of 13 Street Southeast. The fire...
February 28, 2016 - 5:08pm
February 10, 2016
State finishes Clark shooting probe
ST. PAUL — The state has finished its investigation into the Nov. 15 shooting death of a young black Minneapolis man at the hands of a police officer, but details remain secret. The report is in the hands of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who will review it and perhaps present...
February 10, 2016 - 10:26pm
December 9, 2015
Body discovered on I-94 has been ID'd as prominent Minnesota doctor
MINNEAPOLIS - The body of a 50-year-old man found on the shoulder of Interstate 94 on Saturday in Minneapolis was that of a prominent Hennepin County Medical Center doctor. The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the body as Christopher Robert, 50, who was chief of anesthesiology...
December 9, 2015 - 10:22am
December 7, 2015
‘Nerf Wars’ speculation swirls around Minnesota crash that killed two students
LAKEVILLE - A woman who saw the fatal crash that killed two Lakeville students Friday has verified that the pickup truck they were in lost control and flipped on its own, dispelling speculation that another vehicle was involved in a "Nerf War" with the truck. However, whether Nerf...
December 7, 2015 - 12:01pm
October 31, 2015
Some educated speculation about Thursday's Wetterling news
FARGO -- When social media started blowing up Thursday afternoon about a news conference regarding an arrest connected to the Jacob Wetterling abduction case, most people likely believed the case had been solved. It would've been the biggest news story of the year -- easily -- in...
October 31, 2015 - 6:00am
October 29, 2015
Timeline of Jacob Wetterling Investigation
Oct. 22, 1989 Eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling is abducted by a masked gunman about 9:15 p.m. southeast of St. Joseph while riding his bike...
October 29, 2015 - 11:49pm
October 20, 2015
UPDATE: Sister of Minnesota murder victim feared her brother would wind up dead
MOORHEAD – A couple of months ago, Melody Acosta warned her brother about what could happen if he kept hanging out with the wrong people. “I...
October 20, 2015 - 1:49pm
October 7, 2015
Arrest of Minnesota man in underage sex sting, leads to chilling discovery in his vehicle
COTTAGE GROVE - A Maple Grove man is accused of responding to a 16-year-old girl’s online ad offering to exchange sex for money. Corwin...
October 7, 2015 - 9:24am
October 5, 2015
Authorities continue search for Minnesota men missing since Saturday after boat capsized
BAUDETTE—Authorities renewed search efforts Monday morning for three missing men whose boat was found capsized on Lake of the Woods Saturday. The men are Keith Ryan Ayers, 28, Cody Joseph Ostendorf, 24, and Justin Kelly Haugtvedt, 22, all of Baudette, Minn., according...
October 5, 2015 - 1:41pm
June 13, 2015
A woman is dead and man injured in Renville County shooting incident
FRANKLIN -- A woman was found dead in a tent Friday morning in Renville County and a man is in critical condition from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The case, which was reported at 8:15 a.m. Friday at a rural location about a mile southwest of Franklin, is under investigation...
June 13, 2015 - 7:38am