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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
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'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
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
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
December 14, 2015
Authorities seek help in locating Minnesota sex offender believed to be on the run
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a Level 2 sex offender from Crow Wing County. Law enforcement...
December 14, 2015 - 12:32pm
December 6, 2015
Willmar-area kids hit the toy aisles with police officers for annual event
Victoria Skaggs, 6, shops for a toy for her little sister Sunday at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Willmar with the help of Willmar Police Officer Tony...
December 6, 2015 - 11:55pm
October 28, 2015
Cop dog vies for top dog
WILLMAR — A nationwide competition featuring law enforcement K9 units is getting the attention of Willmar-area residents. That’s because...
October 28, 2015 - 11:22pm
October 24, 2015
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
WILLMAR — For their efforts to help drive down the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, the Appleton Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were recently recognized by Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative. The two departments were among eight...
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am
Thousands honor fallen Aitkin County deputy as he's laid to rest
AITKIN — Cassie Sandberg spoke to thousands Friday at the funeral of her father — Aitkin County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Martin Sandberg...
October 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
State suggests when body cam video can be private
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota official last month ruled that he has no authority to allow police body camera videos to be private, but this month his department released guidance showing some of it can, indeed, be kept from the public. A division of the state Administration Department...
October 14, 2015 - 11:38pm
October 3, 2015
Oregon sheriff who opposes gun control thrust into spotlight
About a month after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin in Oregon posted a video on his Facebook page from conspiracy theorists who said the event might have been a hoax. A few days later, he wrote to Vice President Joe Biden, telling him to stay...
October 3, 2015 - 12:11am
July 9, 2015
Beware of speed traps on highways through July 26
MINNETONKA — Less than 30 seconds after parking his squad car on the side of Interstate 494 on Thursday afternoon, traffic officer Mason Barland...
July 9, 2015 - 11:25pm
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized local law enforcement officers Thursday before the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field for being “DWI Enforcer All-stars.” A total of 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 32 agencies were recognized...
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
June 20, 2015
Man flees officers in stolen vehicle at speeds over 90 mph
WILLMAR – A 27-year-old Saint Cloud man is in custody after leading law officers on a high speed chase from Spicer to Willmar in a stolen vehicle after 1 a.m. on Saturday. The suspect is in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending charges of fleeing police officers in a motor vehicle,...
June 20, 2015 - 9:14am
April 21, 2015
Distracted driving campaign nets dozens of tickets
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement officers rode in dump trucks and snowplows last week to get elevated views of those who were distracted behind the wheel. During just two days of riding in the elevated vehicles, participating law enforcement locally issued a total of 59 citations...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
WILLMAR — Having witnessed some of the serious ramifications of underage drinking, including a fatal accident involving a drunk driver leaving...
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
April 1, 2015
Dispatchers need your help
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement officials encourage people to be aware of their surroundings in order to know their location when calling 911...
April 1, 2015 - 11:13pm
February 5, 2015
'Missing persons' cases in west central Minn.
In addition to the case of Daniel Newville, who has been missing since 2002, there are three other "missing persons" cases from west central Minnesota listed in the statewide database. Theodore Dengerud: Theodore Dengerud disappeared while traveling unfamiliar roads near Swift...
February 5, 2015 - 5:15am
January 15, 2015
Trafficked: Part 7 - Jenny: "Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out"
An 8-year-old girl sits in the sixth row of the ornate theater, sharing popcorn and soda with her mom, Jenny Gaines, behind her.
January 15, 2015 - 8:00am