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Police open fire after driver strikes cruiser near U.S. Capitol
Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign
Lost Italian: Let us all eat (orange chiffon) cake
BANDA: Recipes have deep roots for deep traditions
Willmar PD seeks use-of-force simulator
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
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February 3, 2017
Teenage student arrested in Monte school lockdown incident
MONTEVIDEO - A 16-year-old boy is being held at the Prairie Lakes Juvenile Detention Center in Willmar following his arrest for allegedly leaving...
February 3, 2017 - 12:57pm
January 31, 2017
Lockdown at Montevideo Middle School ends without incident
MONTEVIDEO — A threat of violence scrawled in a school bathroom spurred a lockdown Tuesday at the Montevideo Middle School. Authorities are...
January 31, 2017 - 5:44pm
January 18, 2017
Montevideo High School placed under short lockdown Wednesday
MONTEVIDEO – Montevideo High School went into lockdown for about an hour Wednesday morning after a student appeared to threaten a classroom...
January 18, 2017 - 5:16pm
November 16, 2016
Northern Minnesota schools go into lockdown after unspecified threat
ST. PAUL — Schools across northern Minnesota locked down Wednesday, Nov. 16, after a vague threat. It was not clear how many schools took action, but there were reports from the northwest to the northeast. "There was nothing specific, not even what city," Hermantown Deputy Police...
November 16, 2016 - 3:38pm
September 19, 2016
Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 12:56pm
May 31, 2016
Paynesville man sentenced for false report resulting in school lockdown
LITCHFIELD — A man who spurred a February lockdown of the entire Eden Valley-Watkins School District after he came to the doors of the district office and claimed a man with a gun was trying to kill him was sentenced Tuesday in Meeker County District Court for falsely reporting...
May 31, 2016 - 11:58pm
April 7, 2016
Lockdown at Montevideo Schools ends without incident
MONTEVIDEO - A lockdown at the Montevideo Schools ended without incident by the end of the school day Thursday. Montevideo police determined...
April 7, 2016 - 4:36pm
March 29, 2016
One day after lockdown, police investigate suspicious packages near Capitol
WASHINGTON - The Capitol Police were investigating two unattended packages near the Capitol on Tuesday, authorities said in a statement one day...
March 29, 2016 - 1:05pm
November 20, 2015
Nov. 2015 story: Fight leads to brief lockdown at Willmar Senior High School
WILLMAR — A fight stemming from a derogatory Facebook page escalated into an incident that led to a brief lockdown at Willmar Senior High School...
November 20, 2015 - 11:25pm
Willmar Senior High goes into lockdown after fight
WILLMAR -- Willmar Senior High went into lockdown Friday afternoon after a fight at the school. Students and staff went into lockdown as...
November 20, 2015 - 2:50pm
October 9, 2014
Fine day for a 300-yard march
Willmar Senior High School’s student population and staff evacuates to the Willmar Civic Center by walking across the south practice field...
October 9, 2014 - 11:30pm
March 20, 2013
Update: 12-year-old boy arrested in New Prague, Minn. school lockdown
NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have arrested a 12-year-old boy in what they say was a prank call that prompted a school lockdown. The middle school in New Prague, a small town about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis, was locked down after the 911 call came in...
March 20, 2013 - 11:57am
Secretary: All safe in New Prague, Minn., school lockdown
NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota middle school secretary says all students and staff are safe in a lockdown at the school. New Prague Middle School executive assistant Lana Knoke tells The Associated Press that the lockdown that began Wednesday morning continues. She says police...
March 20, 2013 - 9:44am
February 28, 2013
No safety concerns regarding lockdown at NLS, Minn., school
NEW LONDON — A temporary lockdown was conducted Thursday in the New London-Spicer Middle School and High School after a student experienced a crisis situation. No weapons were involved and all the students were safe, according to school administrators. The lockdown lasted about...
February 28, 2013 - 11:00pm
March 16, 2010
E-mail threat locks down Lac qui Parle Valley High School
MADISON -- An e-mail threatening students and staff led to a partial lockdown Monday of Lac qui Parle Valley High School. Principal Jon Fulton said a secretary discovered the e-mail Monday morning and alerted him. He notified law enforcement officials, who began investigating the...
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am