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Cameras could be the next weapon against aquatic invasive species
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
February 3, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 3, 2016 - 1:00am
February 1, 2016
Iowa caucus: Cruz beats Trump, Clinton holds slim lead
DES MOINES, IOWA — U.S. Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican presidential nominating contest Monday, upsetting...
February 1, 2016 - 11:45pm
January 28, 2016
Trump overshadows Republican debate even as he sits it out
DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican front-runner Donald Trump skipped a presidential debate in Iowa Thursday after a flurry of last-minute negotiations...
January 28, 2016 - 11:27pm
January 27, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 27, 2016 - 2:00am
November 30, 2015
College Football: Wild weekend makes it easy for CFP committee
The College Football Playoff selection committee will never be able to make five conference champs go into four spots, but a wild two days of games over the holiday weekend made the equation about as simple as possible
November 30, 2015 - 4:56am
October 8, 2015
Minnesota-based Mills Fleet Farm courting suitors for potential sale
BRAINERD —Mills Fleet Farm may have a new ownership later this year or early in 2016. Mills Fleet Farm confirmed this week it is in the process of looking at a large pool of business suitors to find the right one to take the company to the next level of growth for the...
October 8, 2015 - 9:12am
September 24, 2015
Minnesota, Iowa take biggest economic hits
WILLMAR — The outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in 2015 struck a number of states, but Minnesota and Iowa suffered the greatest economic harm by a country mile. The economic losses in Minnesota due to the 2015 outbreak are calculated at $647.2 million, said Brigid...
September 24, 2015 - 11:38pm
July 7, 2015
Vaccine not at top of federal avian flu response plan
WASHINGTON — Poultry producers and government officials are preparing for a predicted renewed fall avian flu outbreak, such as improving biosecurity, but they disagree about whether a vaccine should be used. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday heard from federal officials...
July 7, 2015 - 11:03pm
June 16, 2015
Iowa governor eases manure rules to aid bird flu cleanup
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation this week that will allow poultry and egg producers in 18 counties hit by bird flu to more easily dispose of manure and dead birds from affected farms. As the number of new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza slows, poultry...
June 16, 2015 - 3:04pm
April 28, 2015
New bird flu cases likely in Iowa, millions of birds affected:
Chicago (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting...
April 28, 2015 - 8:00am
November 4, 2014
Heritage Bank launches employee stock ownership plan
WILLMAR — Heritage Bancshares Group Inc., the parent company of Heritage Bank N.A., will become an employee-owned company through an employee stock ownership plan, bank management announced Monday. Tom Geiger, Heritage Bank chief executive officer and board chairman, said the plan...
November 4, 2014 - 12:10am
April 29, 2014
U.S. tornadoes kills 30, threaten more damage In South
TUPELO, Mississippi - At least 30 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a vicious storm system that leveled towns and...
April 29, 2014 - 1:38pm
February 20, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On an incredible, highly upwardly mobile area
A recent study led by a Harvard University economist deserves alot more attention in the upper Midwest than it has been getting.
February 20, 2014 - 4:00am
August 19, 2013
Update: Minnesota man charged with 1999 Iowa slaying
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota man is facing a first-degree murder charge in the 1999 slaying of an Iowa woman after a recent review of the cold case developed new information leading to the arrest, police said. Deshaun Lamont Phillips, 34, of Lakeville, Minn., was already...
August 19, 2013 - 1:47pm
August 4, 2013
Powerball jackpot at $400 million after no winner Saturday night
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While...
August 4, 2013 - 9:39am