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An Alaska man tried to take his life. But the bullet passed through him and killed his girlfriend.
Man fires 5 to 7 shots at another vehicle on Minnesota interstate
Tomi Lahren lands new gig at pro-Trump advocacy group
Essay: I was at the Ariana Grande concert where a bomb exploded
A neo-Nazi converted to Islam - and killed 2 roommates for 'disrespecting' his faith, police say
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
September 29, 2015
Man convicted in death of NFL Star Peterson’s son
CANTON, S.D. --After a nearly three-week murder trial, a jury found a 29-year-old man guilty of killing the biological son of NFL star running back Adrian Peterson. Joseph Patterson was convicted Tuesday night in Canton, South Dakota, just south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where...
September 29, 2015 - 11:20pm
August 14, 2010
Showing the way to a journey of discovery
MONTEVIDEO -- Joseph Nicollet camped where the Chippewa River meets the Minnesota River on Aug. 5, 1838 and dutifully made note of its clear...
August 14, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Investigators dig near site of 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Stalin's daughter guards her privacy living in Wisconsin
MADISON -- An independent film is bringing to light a well-kept secret in these parts: Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter has lived incognito for much of the past two decades in small towns in Wisconsin. It is unclear whether the 84-year-old who fiercely guards her privacy...
April 12, 2010 - 10:00am
March 25, 2010
UPDATED: Pope linked to cover-up in Superior Diocese priest case
Pope Benedict XVI -- or at least his immediate subordinate in his previous role as a cardinal -- was made aware of an attempt to cover up the...
March 25, 2010 - 9:37am
October 13, 2009
Troy Barrick is administrator at Rice Care Center WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has selected Troy Barrick as new administrator of Rice Care Center in Willmar. He will begin the new position on Oct. 26. "There were many good candidates to choose from and Troy rose to the top...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 31, 2009
Good health, Canada-style
My wife, Kathy (Fridgen) O'Connell, and I are Americans who have lived in Canada for many years. Kathy was born and raised in Wheaton and we both have many friends in Minnesota. We are appalled at the scare-mongering and sheer nonsense regarding Canadian universal public medical insurance...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
February 26, 2009
Teen, already in sex offender treatment, faces new sex charge
WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old boy, who is already in sex offender treatment for molesting three young girls, made his first appearance Monday on a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for allegedly committing sex acts with a 13-year-old boy at a Willmar residential care facility. Joseph...
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am
February 16, 2009
Letter: Those trickle-down economics
I have been watching the progress of Congress's bailout voting with interest and not a little bemusement. For at least two decades, and even during the last federal election cycle, I have heard Democrats criticizing the "trickle-down theory" of economics that is credited to former...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 20, 2008
Bernu -- Johnson
Holly Alison Bernu and Joseph Andrew Johnson are engaged to be married Dec. 27 at the Church of Lord of Life in Maple Grove. Bernu is the...
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 4
n Reynaldo Alba Gonzales, 36, of Willmar, was arraigned Monday on four felony charges of making terroristic threats and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly threatening to kill a woman and her son with a knife Saturday. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000...
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Editorial: Hosch is our choice in Dist. 14B
House District 14B is a race between Republican-endorsed Jim Stauber of Cold Spring and DFL-incumbent Larry Hosch of St. Joseph. District 14B covers the central portion of Stearns County, including Paynesville. A first-time candidate, Stauber's only experience is an appointment...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 14, 2008
Teen pleads in molestation case, to get extended juvenile jurisdiction
WILLMAR -- Joseph Leroy Driscoll, 16, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting three young girls. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, three additional felony charges of second-degree...
October 14, 2008 - 12:00am