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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 7, 2014
Monica Spear, Telenova star and former Miss Venezuela, killed In robbery attempt (with video)
CARACAS - Assailants shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband in the latest high-profile case of violent crime in the South American...
January 7, 2014 - 4:19pm
December 11, 2013
Woman killed in truck-train collision
MORRIS — A woman was killed in a truck-train crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morris. The woman was the only occupant of a truck traveling...
December 11, 2013 - 11:12pm
November 30, 2012
UPDATE: Authorities identify Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say the police officer who was fatally shot in central Minnesota is 31-year-old Tom Decker of the Cold Spring Police Department. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment...
November 30, 2012 - 9:27am
January 18, 2011
Milbank man killed on U.S. Hwy 12 in northeastern S.D.
A Milbank, S.D., man is dead after a traffic crash in the northeastern South Dakota town of Summit. The Highway Patrol tells KWAT radio that 90-year-old William Giessinger failed to yield to a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 12 as he was leaving the parking lot of a truck stop about...
January 18, 2011 - 10:02am
October 13, 2010
From grief, comes cookies for Pfc. Clark's funeral
NEW LONDON -- Hundreds of chocolate chip cookies, a childhood favorite of U.S. Army Pfc. Ryane Clark, are being baked by church and community...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Update: U.S. Army Pfc. Ryane Clark of New London has been killed in Afghanistan
Updated 2:15 p.m.
October 5, 2010 - 2:15pm
August 20, 2010
Legacy Run makes stops in the region
MORRIS -- Hundreds of motorcycles will be rumbling through west central Minnesota and the Upper Midwest during this year's American Legion Legacy Run. The Minnesota Legacy Run riders will be in Morris for two hours Monday for a breakfast from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The riders are...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 6, 2010
Duluth teenager said to be shot, killed by Duluth police officer
DULUTH - A 17-year-old Duluth boy apparently died in the street near his Norton Park home late Thursday after being shot by a Duluth police officer. Duluth police have confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting Thursday night and have scheduled an 11:30 a.m. news conference. But...
August 6, 2010 - 11:07am
July 1, 2010
Man killed when pinned between two cranes in Grand Forks, N.D.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A man at the LM Wind Power plant here died from injuries suffered this morning when he was pinned between two cranes, according to Grand Forks Police. The worker was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
July 1, 2010 - 2:37pm
May 4, 2010
Car kills man mowing his lawn in Rothsay
ROTHSAY, Minn. - A car struck and killed a man mowing his lawn here Monday. The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle driven by a juvenile left the road on Center Avenue and hit a person on his lawn, according to a news release from the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office. The...
May 4, 2010 - 8:11am
April 26, 2010
Three killed in Dakota County crash Monday afternoon
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Vermillion Township. Three people were killed. The crash occurred at about 12:20 p.m. when an SUV with three occupants was traveling southwest on County Road 47 approaching Goodwin Avenue....
April 26, 2010 - 5:05pm
April 7, 2010
West central Minnesota soldier killed Sunday in Iraq
HANCOCK -- A 35-year-old soldier who grew up in Hancock died in Iraq after returning to the country for his second tour of duty, his father reported. Army...
April 7, 2010 - 3:21pm
March 6, 2010
Driver sentenced in crash that killed Pelican Rapids student
BUFFALO -- The driver in the April 5, 2008, bus crash along Interstate 94 that killed a Pelican Rapids High School student was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, 30 days of house arrest and 30 days of community work service. Loren Ernst, 71, of Moorhead, was sentenced Friday afternoon...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Pa. state trooper shot, killed
CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) -- A state trooper responding to a domestic call at a rural home today was fatally shot as he got out of his cruiser, and a search was on for the gunman. Trooper Paul G. Richey, a 16-year veteran assigned to the Franklin barracks, and another trooper arrived at...
January 13, 2010 - 4:37pm
September 21, 2009
DNR confirms mountain lion was killed near Bemidji
Biologists for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that an animal hit and killed Friday night by a motorist near Bemidji was a mountain lion. Authorities said the driver hit the cat about 10:40 p.m. Friday on the Schoolcraft Bridge near the Carr Lake Road...
September 21, 2009 - 1:27pm