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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 20, 2016
Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district
A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive...
July 20, 2016 - 7:57am
July 9, 2016
Civil trial in sex assault case set for 2017
WILLMAR—A jury trial has been set in the civil case against Willmar businessman Peter Clare Hoagland, accused of sexual assault against minors. The next hearing in the civil personal injury lawsuit, pursued by two of the alleged victims, is not scheduled until summer of 2017....
July 9, 2016 - 12:24am
June 23, 2016
Vikings prevail in US Bank Stadium ‘photobombing’ lawsuit
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wells Fargo will have to remove the rooftop signs it placed on two new office towers next to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank ordered the signs removed Thursday after the Vikings sued Wells Fargo late last year. The new stadium is...
June 23, 2016 - 11:38pm
June 21, 2016
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against Willmar women
WILLMAR – Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were...
June 21, 2016 - 11:44pm
Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store will hire 53 women and pay nearly a half-million dollars in back wages to 339 female job applicants who were denied entry-level jobs at its Willmar turkey-processing facility. The action settles a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging Jennie-O...
June 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
June 2, 2016
Man, 82, to pay four female family members $37,500 each in sexual abuse settlement
GLENWOOD — In a joint lawsuit settlement, four family members of an 82-year-old Starbuck man will receive a combined $150,000 from him as judgment for sexual abuse they say happened as long ago as 1973 and as recently as 2013. The personal injury lawsuit filed in March against Walter...
June 2, 2016 - 11:11pm
May 27, 2016
Willmar family to receive $100,000 settlement for child's amputated fingertip
WILLMAR — The Willmar School District and Willmar Bus Company will pay the parents of a Willmar 6-year-old $100,000 in a settlement for a...
May 27, 2016 - 10:48am
May 20, 2016
Apartment owners, sheriff's deputy agree to dismissal of housing discrimination lawsuit
OLIVIA — A Renville County sheriff’s deputy’s discrimination lawsuit against his former Bird Island apartment complex, which he said evicted him because he is gay, was dismissed Tuesday in Renville County District Court after both parties agreed to end the proceeding. The...
May 20, 2016 - 10:47pm
May 13, 2016
Six states along rejected Keystone pipeline file briefs in support of lawsuit
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana and five other states say President Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this...
May 13, 2016 - 5:30am
April 14, 2016
Former attorney sues Burnsville police, Dakota County
ST. PAUL -- A former defense attorney jailed for weeks on the subsequently dropped charge that he set his girlfriend on fire — resulting in...
April 14, 2016 - 5:30am
February 9, 2016
Black Lives Matter sets race protest; files lawsuit
ST. PAUL — The Twin Cities black community pressed leaders on two fronts Tuesday: promising to shut down a popular ice-racing event and suing...
February 9, 2016 - 7:42pm
February 8, 2016
State suit against 3M Corp. gets go-ahead
ST. PAUL — A Hennepin County judge has removed a legal obstacle to a state lawsuit against the 3M Corp., clearing the way for potentially one of the biggest environmental actions in state history. District Judge John McShane on Friday rejected 3M’s argument that a law firm hired...
February 8, 2016 - 11:46pm
February 5, 2016
Minnesota lawmaker disputes auditor lawsuit
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s lawsuit against three counties and the state over changes in her duties that lawmakers approved last year is wasteful and is not supported by the state Constitution, a lawmaker said he told her Friday. “Needless to say, we ended...
February 5, 2016 - 11:23pm
November 4, 2015
Sugar, corn syrup face off over ‘natural’ claims
LOS ANGELES — Corn refiners cannot “make stuff up” and claim that high fructose corn syrup is the equivalent of sugar, an attorney for...
November 4, 2015 - 11:49pm
October 16, 2015
University of Minnesota Duluth grads sue school, alleging fraud
A group of former University of Minnesota Duluth education students have filed a lawsuit against the university, alleging fraud and misrepresentation by UMD in connection with compliance problems in its integrated elementary and special education program. The 13 graduates...
October 16, 2015 - 4:10pm