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ND native who died trying to rescue soldier in Texas creek escorted by law, fire officials to funeral site
Trump's 100 days in office: A blizzard of controversy, conflict, and political friction
'Fox & Friends' anchor named State Department spokesperson
Rx for resiliency
China calls for restraint as U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
Former No. 1 overall pick Long, who played briefly for Vikings, retires
After another disappointing postseason, what's next for the Wild?
Vikings: Plenty of draft options at RB, including Joe Mixon teammate Samaje Perine
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 12, 2017
Marshall man pleads guilty to sex with 15-year-old
WILLMAR — A Marshall man has pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual conduct charge for having intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in Willmar....
April 12, 2017 - 6:39am
March 15, 2017
Shrimpin' ain't easy: Proposed seafood facilities seek state aid to open in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — A southwestern Minnesota company is fishing for state aid to open two indoor shrimp farms. Michael Ziebell, president of trū...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 26, 2017
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
BALATON, Minn. — Luverne is among two southwest Minnesota communities tapped to possibly become home to the state's first commercial-scale...
February 26, 2017 - 10:39pm
February 15, 2017
SMSU athlete dies unexpectedly
MARSHALL — A student at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall who was a member of the school's wheelchair basketball team has unexpectedly died. In a news release issued this morning, SMSU staff said that John Herndon died Tuesday. Herndon, who was from Macomb, Michigan,...
February 15, 2017 - 10:33am
January 24, 2017
Employers must file tax forms by Jan. 31
MARSHALL — All employers and business owners must file tax forms W-2, W-3 and 1099-MISC by Jan. 31 for the 2016 tax year. These changes were made in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act which was signed into law in December 2015.
January 24, 2017 - 5:40am
January 13, 2017
Otto Bremer awards $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — The Otto Bremer Trust awarded a $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout Centers for Addiction Recovery. The funds will support nonprofit business operations in serving people and families who seek treatment for drug, alcohol or gambling addiction. The grant allows...
January 13, 2017 - 9:00am
December 19, 2016
Southwest Initiative taking on 'opportunity gap'
MARSHALL — Growing income disparity has created an "opportunity gap'' that is putting the American dream out of reach for many of today's...
December 19, 2016 - 9:36am
A drive home to Lucan Friday afternoon during a blizzard
I left work at 3:00 p.m Friday from Marshall. I live in Lucan. I traveled eastbound on Highway 19 and saw some spin outs and cars in ditch. It...
November 19, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 24, 2016
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
WILLMAR — Three Somali-American men have developed a partnership to provide non-emergency medical transportation for Medical Assistance...
October 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 9, 2016
Heartland merging with another community action agency
WILLMAR—A year of planning is leading the Oct. 1 merger of social service agencies in west central and southwestern Minnesota. Heartland...
September 9, 2016 - 9:30pm
September 2, 2016
Housing classes to be offered in Willmar and Marshall
WILLMAR—The Minnesota Multi-Housing Association is conducting three classes for property managers of multi-housing units. At the Marshall City Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14, the class Fundamentals for Rental Housing Management in Minnesota will be held. The course will cover...
September 2, 2016 - 9:05am
August 15, 2016
Housing seminars slated in Marshall, Willmar
WILLMAR—The Minnesota Multi Housing Association will be conducting two seminars in September in southwestern Minnesota. A seminar on the fundamentals of rental property management in Minnesota will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Marshall City Hall. Topics will include...
August 15, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 17, 2016
Duininck Inc. purchases McLaughlin & Schultz Inc.
WILLMAR — The acquisition of the asphalt-related assets of McLaughlin & Schultz Inc. by Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg was completed May 10. The acquisition will allow Duininck Inc. to expand its capabilities in the region, the company said in a news release. According to Duininck...
May 17, 2016 - 5:49am
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old Balaton man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a couple last year at their Lyon County farm home. The Marshall Independent...
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 15, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting now charged in murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been indicted on first-degree murder charges...
March 15, 2016 - 10:45am