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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Lac qui Parle
July 11, 2016
MnDOT urges caution, potential for roadway flooding in Lac qui Parle, Chippewa counties
WILLMAR – Motorists should drive with caution in Lac qui Parle and Chippewa counties today due to the potential for some roadway flooding,...
July 11, 2016 - 11:07am
April 13, 2016
Update: Judge dismisses poaching case, says use of GPS without warrant violated constitution
MADISON — A district judge has dismissed all 13 charges against a Dawson man in a poaching case that has attracted statewide attention. District...
April 13, 2016 - 8:21am
April 23, 2015
Lac qui Parle Mission open house set for Sunday near Montevideo, Minnesota
MONTEVIDEO —The Chippewa County Historical Society will open the Lac qui Parle Mission for the season with a free open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. It is located 6 miles north of Montevideo on U.S. Highway 59 and 2.2 miles west on Chippewa County Highway 13. A volunteer from the...
April 23, 2015 - 9:44am
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
October 2, 2014
Opening our eyes on the prairie
We belong to a place of beauty, but it’s a beauty that can be as moody as it is elusive. It can require a certain light to reveal its full...
October 2, 2014 - 9:36am
June 4, 2014
Six defendants sentenced in Lac qui Parle fatal party
MADISON — One by one Wednesday, six of the college-age students who pleaded guilty after a party that led to a young man’s death stood before a judge to receive their sentences. Dawson-Boyd High School senior Michael Anyasike was among an estimated 100 youths attending the party...
June 4, 2014 - 11:44pm
March 24, 2014
Lac qui Parle files charges in party that led to student’s death
MADISON — Lac qui Parle County has filed misdemeanor charges against a 19-year-old college student and his 59-year-old father for allegedly violating Lac qui Parle County’s social host ordinance. The charges follow the March 9 death of a Dawson-Boyd High School senior and athlete,...
March 24, 2014 - 11:20pm
Charges filed following underage drinking party in Lac qui Parle County
MADISON — A 19-year-old college student and his father are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating Lac qui Parle County’s social host ordinance. The charges follow the March 9 party in rural Lac qui Parle County that led to the death of a Dawson-Boyd High School...
March 24, 2014 - 1:12pm
February 11, 2014
Lac qui Parle superintendent: District does not take food from low-income students
WILLMAR — The Lac qui Parle School District is listed in a report released this week as a district that would withhold a meal from a low-income student whose lunch account is empty, but that just doesn’t happen, according to Superintendent Renae Tostenson. Lac qui Parle Valley...
February 11, 2014 - 11:23pm
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
November 7, 2013
City seeks $3M to complete levee upgrade
MONTEVIDEO — Hundreds of volunteers risked their lives to stack 1 million sandbags and save Montevideo from certain disaster in the flood of...
November 7, 2013 - 11:19pm
October 25, 2013
LqP Valley greenhouse going up, with help from near, far (with video)
In the movies the heroes usually swoop in with capes fluttering on their backs or atop trusty steeds galloping at full speed. At the Lac qui...
October 25, 2013 - 11:19pm
October 21, 2013
Return of hunting jacket — cash and wallet intact — proves ‘still good people in the world’
CLARA CITY — The phone call came four years after Owen Schipnewski’s favorite hunting jacket flew out of the back of his pickup truck. The...
October 21, 2013 - 4:08am
September 26, 2013
Missouri anglers face fines for catfish over-limits
ST. PAUL — Two anglers from Missouri face fines and restitution for over-limits of catfish caught on Lac qui Parle Lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Conservation Officer Ed Picht observed two people fishing on a public fishing pier on Lac...
September 26, 2013 - 8:10pm
September 20, 2013
Drought affecting local prospects for waterfowl opener today; opportunity better for hunters heading north and west
NEW LONDON — Today’s waterfowl opener is expected to be a story of “haves” and “have-nots” in the Willmar area, where drought has dried up some wetlands. Opportunities for success look to be distributed more equitably to the west and north,...
September 20, 2013 - 11:22pm