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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
December 18, 2010
Lac qui Parle Refuge in December
WATSON -- Hunting geese in December takes some adjustment and, as we discovered, some cooperation from Mother Nature. For the first time ever,...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Good hunting produces good-luck stories for many this season
MONTEVIDEO -- "I'd rather be lucky than good," says Darren Augeson of Montevideo. Augeson had both luck and some good, old-fashioned preseason...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
Guilty plea entered in poaching ring arrest
OLIVIA -- An Olivia man believed to be at the center of a deer poaching ring pleaded guilty Friday to two charges for shining deer, but investigators are still hoping the public can offer information that could lead to charges against other possible accomplices. To date, charges...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Gimse: 'It was a very good night' for GOP in Minnesota
WILLMAR -- With the exception of Republican Bruce Vogel's upset of 14-year legislative veteran Al Juhnke in House District 13B, voters in west...
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Area county commission and county office results
Unofficial results for races for county commissioner and county offices: Chippewa County Commissioner District 3 Mark Dahl - 394 votes, 44 percent Dennis L.
November 3, 2010 - 8:34am
Wednesday morning results of area sheriff's races
Area voters have elected Scott Hable in Renville County, John Holtz in Swift County, Jeff Norlin in Meeker County, Tim Riley in Pope County and Rick Halverson in Lac qui Parle County. Unofficial results show the following results in area races for county sheriff: Renville County As...
November 3, 2010 - 7:25am
Two new faces in Lac qui Parle County offices
MADISON -- Rick Halvorson is the new sheriff for Lac qui Parle County. Unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State's office showed Halvorson won over Dallas Schellberg by a 2,141 to 1,456 tally with all precincts reporting. Deron Brehmer won the Commissioner District...
November 3, 2010 - 12:15am
November 2, 2010
Information sought in elevator burglaries
MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle Sheriff's office and the Ortonville Police Department are seeking information on burglaries to two grain elevators Sunday evening or early Monday morning. According to the sheriff's office, someone forced entry into the Bellingham Farmer's Elevator office...
November 2, 2010 - 3:01pm
October 27, 2010
District 20A: Backer believes healthy jobs climate is key for state
GRACEVILLE -- Jay Backer wants to pack twice the punch in St. Paul. Backer and his twin brother, Jeff, are both campaigning for the state Legislature....
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Park looks to expand
DAWSON -- Lac qui Parle County's only park is getting discovered for all the right reasons. "You can come down here any day of the week and...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
Carving a niche
DAWSON -- To the hundreds of visitors who watch them every day, Jarrett and Jordan Dahl are surrounded by more noise than can be made by a frenzied...
September 30, 2010 - 9:56am
August 27, 2010
Man airlifted after vehicle hits home near Dawson
DAWSON -- A 23-year-old rural Boyd man was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dawson and later airlifted to another hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when the pickup he was driving struck a rural Dawson home late Wednesday evening. According to a news release from the...
August 27, 2010 - 8:51am
August 24, 2010
Lac qui Parle County takes to the open road to put the digital divide in the past
Lac qui Parle County is taking to the road to put the digital divide behind it. The county on Wednesday plans to unveil its "computer commuter,''...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
Tornadoes touch down in Lac qui Parle Co.
MADISON -- Four tornadoes touched down early Thursday evening in Lac qui Parle County as a powerful, quick-moving storm system swept across western Minnesota. The tornadoes, which were confirmed by local law enforcement, caused minor damage, according to a dispatcher with the Lac...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Tornado spotted between Dawson and Madison, tornado warning issued until 7:15 p.m.
The National Tornado Service of Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for central Swift Sounty , eastern Lac qui Parle County and northwestern Chippewa County until 7:15 p.m. At 6:23 p.m., local law enforcement reported a tornado west of Dawson. This tornado was located 8 miles...
August 12, 2010 - 6:25pm