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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
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
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 19, 2016
Second gator discovered in northern Minnesota
PILLAGER -- It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday...
July 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 26, 2016
Record number of watercraft inspectors to monitor boats
ST. PAUL — More than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota will be at public water accesses this summer. Counties employ and supervise the vast majority of the inspectors, all trained by the Department of Natural Resources...
May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
February 3, 2016
After fisherman pulls up bone, Minnesota lake becomes archaeological site
ALEXANDRIA – Piece by piece, information continues to be gathered to solve the mystery of the Lake Victoria bison bones. While bones found...
February 3, 2016 - 9:26am
July 22, 2015
As the sun dipped low in the sky Wednesday, a swimmer somersaulted off a tube into Whipple Lake in Baxter.
July 22, 2015 - 10:36pm
July 10, 2015
Waterborne parasite infection has ‘grim prognosis’
MOORHEAD — The death Thursday of a teenage swimmer gives Minnesotans a grim reminder that a common freshwater parasite can on rare occasions strike with lethal effect when it invades a victim’s brain and causes severe swelling. The parasite, a form of ameba, was confirmed as...
July 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However,...
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
Teen dies from infection after swimming in lake
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria teen who contracted a rare and severe brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake has died. Hunter Boutain, 14, died Thursday at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was being treated for a suspected case of primary...
July 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
March 31, 2015
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
MINNEAPOLIS —Four weeks after falling through the ice on a central Minnesota lake with his grandfather, 2-year-old Hayden Minnerath of Alexandria...
March 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 27, 2015
Four cars drop into lakes in Cass County
WALKER, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to four incidents of vehicles going through thin ice during the past weekend. Just more than a week go, two other vehicles dropped into frigid waters. There were no serious injuries reported in the incidents, according...
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 6, 2013
Harvesting Ice For Ice Castle in Spicer (video)
A crew from Wee Kut Ice Company harvests ice from Green Lake Saturday in Spicer where construction of a Winterfest Ice Castle began over the...
January 6, 2013 - 5:15pm
November 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
WILLMAR -- Justin Paul Nelson, 25, of Lake Lillian, made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2012
Lake Lillian council to appoint mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council...
November 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 13, 2012
Duck hunters rescued off of Marsh Lake in western Minnesota
MADISON -- Law enforcement officers rescued three stranded duck hunters from an island in Marsh Lake Sunday evening. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halverson, his office received a 911 call around 7:40 p.m. that the hunters were stuck on the island...
November 13, 2012 - 10:33am
November 9, 2012
No decision on Lake Lillian, Minn., mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- Lake Lillian City Clerk Susan Jungclaus said Thursday that Kenneth Wittman has not decided whether he will accept or decline the job as the town's mayor. Wittman, one of four council members, was elected mayor and was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., voters await word on next mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The next mayor of Lake Lillian could be Kenneth Wittman, if he accepts the job. With no candidates filing for the mayor's position, Wittman was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman had not sought the office, and told the city he was undecided about...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am