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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
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