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Lost driver's license invalidated when state issues replacement
Pet of the week posted June 28, 2017
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center finishes construction on new pavilion
Stingers Notebook: McCorkle's return and record chasing
Tyus Jones says new teammate Jimmy Butler adds toughness to team
Local Roundup: Flaig stars in Willmar Legion victory
Stingers: Larks' Beyer flies higher
Kepler, Mejia power Twins past Red Sox
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Effie S. Christenson
Elaine Ann Schnapp (Bishop)
Charles M. Serna
Delores M. Munson
Pearl Mae McIalwain
Hoops on Hops: How and why glassware adds to your enjoyment of beer
All-American fun: Patriotic playdough is an easy DIY for summer
Champagne: A refreshing explosion for the Fourth of July
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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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
February 21, 2011
Madison "wins" snow crown, 19 inches as of this morning
WILLMAR -- According to National Weather Service information, Madison has recorded the most snow in the state. The Lac qui Parle county seat recorded 19 inches of snow as of 9:36 a.m. and is followed closely by 17 inches measured in the northwest portion of Eden Prairie. As of...
February 21, 2011 - 10:55am
September 15, 2010
Detour on Highway 75 in Madison begins today
MADISON -- Highway 75 in Madison will be detoured from First Street to Ninth Street West, beginning today. The detour is expected to last until Monday, depending on the weather, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Crews from the city of Madison...
September 15, 2010 - 11:46am
August 24, 2010
Lac qui Parle County takes to the open road to put the digital divide in the past
Lac qui Parle County is taking to the road to put the digital divide behind it. The county on Wednesday plans to unveil its "computer commuter,''...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 14, 2010
Tillage radish, alfalfa mulch topics of Aug. 23 field day near Madison
MADISON -- A field day near Madison will focus on cover crops and using alfalfa mulch for nitrogen credit before corn. Start time is 1 p.m. for the Aug. 23 field day, "Cover Crops and Alfalfa Mulch," organized by the nonprofit Rural Advantage and University of Minnesota Extension. Crops...
August 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Tornado spotted between Dawson and Madison, tornado warning issued until 7:15 p.m.
The National Tornado Service of Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for central Swift Sounty , eastern Lac qui Parle County and northwestern Chippewa County until 7:15 p.m. At 6:23 p.m., local law enforcement reported a tornado west of Dawson. This tornado was located 8 miles...
August 12, 2010 - 6:25pm
April 10, 2010
Madison foundry closes amid drop in housing construction
MADISON -- A Madison foundry has closed its doors after 50 years of business. Municipal Castings Inc., of Madison, ended production at the start of the month, according to Joe Bungarden, president of the family-run business in Lac qui Parle County. The closing puts 17 people out...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am