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14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
November 2, 2015
Analysts warn of upcoming job crisis
MARSHALL — Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting...
November 2, 2015 - 11:36pm
October 15, 2015
Search resumes Saturday for man who’s been missing since 2008
PORTER — Searchers have been looking for Brandon Swanson since he disappeared May 14, 2008, while driving home to Marshall. On Saturday, they’ll...
October 15, 2015 - 11:21pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
Heartland, Western Community Action agencies to merge in October 2016
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action of Willmar and Western Community Action of Marshall are moving ahead with a merger. The board of directors for the two Community Action Agencies voted unanimously July 15 to merge the two organizations and set Oct. 1, 2016, as the target date. It...
August 3, 2015 - 12:29am
April 8, 2015
Cheers to the Granite Falls congressman who wrote the law on libations
RANITE FALLS — Times change. Brau Brothers Brewing Company, of Marshall, tapped a keg of free beer Tuesday, and plenty of people in Granite...
April 8, 2015 - 11:47pm
Workshops focus on soil health
WORTHINGTON — Two workshops are being offered in Southwest Minnesota to offer information on how to build healthier soil in farm fields. The first event will be held Thursday at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Worthington and on Friday, the same...
March 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
Update: MnDOT lifts travel advisory
Updated 7:10 p.m. Thursday: The Minnesota Department of Transportation has removed no travel advisories for Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone and Yellow Medicine. WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no travel this afternoon...
January 8, 2015 - 2:47pm
January 1, 2015
Supreme Court rules in favor of doctors who sued Marshall hospital over medical staff bylaws
WILLMAR — In a dispute that garnered national attention, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract between a hospital and members of the medical staff. The Supreme Court Justices also ruled that a medical staff that meets...
January 1, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 29, 2014
Southwest Minnesota State to offer bachelor’s in ag education
MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education in the 2015 spring semester in cooperation with area community colleges. The additional of the bachelor of science degree makes the school the second institution...
July 29, 2014 - 11:01pm
June 19, 2014
Morris Area Superintendent accepts position in Marshall, negotiating contract
MORRIS – Morris Area Superintendent Scott Monson has accepted a position as superintendent of the Marshall Public Schools and in the process of negotiating a contract with the district, Marshall School Board Chairman Jeff Chapman confirmed Monday. According to the Marshall Independent,...
June 19, 2014 - 10:02am
June 5, 2014
Amateur Baseball: Marshall tops Bullfrogs
MARSHALL — Marshall’s four-run sixth inning was enough to push the A’s past Bird Island, 5-2, on Wednesday night. Marshall’s Jordon Kontz hit a solo home run and Ben Sanders drove in three runs despite not having a hit. Bird Island’s Mark Neubauer tripled in both Bird...
June 5, 2014 - 1:25am
April 11, 2014
Stalled trains a regional concern
BENSON — The City of Benson has issued tickets to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for stalled trains that allegedly blocked the community’s downtown crossings for periods of time exceeding a 10 minute, state statue. Benson is not alone in its frustrations with the railroad...
April 11, 2014 - 11:16pm