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Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
February 11, 2013
Snow plows battling strong winds, driving remains difficult in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR — Snow plows are continuing to battle strong winds and drifting snow in west central Minnesota, and difficult driving conditions persist. Conditions vary across the region, with the most difficult driving conditions reported in the Madison, Montevideo and Granite Falls...
February 11, 2013 - 3:45pm
December 28, 2012
Madison couple killed; Hector semi driver in critical condition after Hwy 71 crash (photo gallery)
NEW LONDON — An elderly Madison couple was killed Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and State...
December 28, 2012 - 10:10am
October 22, 2012
UPDATED: Madison, Minn., man killed by falling tree
MADISON -- A 32-year-old Madison man has died as a result of injuries sustained Sunday afternoon when a tree fell on him at a rural Madison location. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Robert Tonn was one of three men cutting down trees in Section...
October 22, 2012 - 3:05pm
April 14, 2012
A timely help for an untimely accident
MADISON -- There are a lot of thoughts that can go through your mind while lying helpless on the ground with four broken ribs and the bones in...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 6, 2012
Man pleads to rustling cows in Lac qui Parle Co. in west central Minn.
MADISON -- The man accused of rustling 26 Holstein steers from a Lac qui Parle County farm and selling them at sales barns in Benson and Pipestone...
April 6, 2012 - 8:00am
March 10, 2012
Burglars shoot doors on businesses in Milan, Clara City, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Burglars used a shotgun to blast glass doors on two Chippewa County businesses located 68 miles from one another. They may also be responsible for shooting out the windows and the radiator of a pickup truck parked at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison. The...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Wrobleski granted request to move trial out of Renville County, Minn.
OLIVIA -- A district court judge has approved a request to move the trial for a Willmar man accused of stealing vehicles and burglarizing a farm...
March 9, 2012 - 3:43pm
February 2, 2012
Arrest made in alleged cattle theft in western Minn.
MADISON -- Authorities in Lac qui Parle County said late Thursday afternoon that all the cattle missing in an alleged theft Saturday from a rural Madison feedlot have now been accounted for. According to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, 40-year-old Richard Kenneth Nelson...
February 2, 2012 - 7:04pm
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
No serious injuries in Lac qui Parle Valley school bus accident in Swift County
MADISON -- A school bus driver and a 17-year-old student were transported to the Morris and Appleton hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after a Lac qui Parle Valley school bus left a rural highway this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the one-vehicle...
November 9, 2011 - 11:14am
September 28, 2011
Even better than hole-in-one
A hole-in-one is pretty good. A hole-in-one that nets you $10,000? It couldn't have gotten much better for Brianna Pillatzki of Madison last weekend. Pillatzki aced the Madison Country Club's 150-yard, par-3 No. 6 on Saturday. She had the good fortune of it coming during a last-chance...
September 28, 2011 - 1:03am
August 13, 2011
Field day on cover crops, alfalfa mulch planned Aug. 22
MADISON -- A field day on cover crops and alfalfa mulch is planned Aug. 22 at the Carmen Fernholz farm near Madison. How do you ensure crops are getting enough nutrients? Organic producer Fernholz is attempting to answer that. With funding from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture...
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Rural Madison man dead in ATV accident
MADISON -- A 54-year-old rural Madison man died as a result of an all-terrain vehicle crash reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Madison. According to a news release from Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, Thomas Bly was found under the ATV and was pronounced dead...
July 13, 2011 - 9:02am
April 22, 2011
Madison to hold 7th annual sports auction, burger feed
The seventh annual Madison burger feed and live auction will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Madison V.F.W. The build-your-own burger will be free-will donation with proceeds going toward improvements to the Madison ball field. Many items will be auctioned off, including...
April 22, 2011 - 12:00am
March 24, 2011
Water over Highway 75 at location three miles south of Madison
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to travel with caution on Highway 75 due to water over the highway at a location three miles south of Madison. Twenty-four flagging operations will guide motorists through the area. Message boards and barrels...
March 24, 2011 - 9:49am