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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Lyla M. Porter
Don E. Miller
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
Records summary for Sept. 24
Arrest WILLMAR—Following a traffic stop Friday morning, a 23-year-old man was arrested on two counts of third-degree DWI, possession of...
8 hours 18 min ago
September 23, 2016
Canadian man injured in two-vehicle crash in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- A man from Ontario, Canada, was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle accident in Meeker County. Three other individuals involved...
September 23, 2016 - 1:31pm
September 19, 2016
Spicer man and Litchfield girl injured in motorcycle crash
LITCHFIELD -- A Spicer man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in Meeker County when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a dirt...
September 19, 2016 - 9:13am
September 9, 2016
Motorcyclist injured in weekend Meeker County crash has died
DARWIN TOWNSHIP -- The St. Joseph man severely injured in a motorcycle crash Sept. 3 on Meeker County Road 14 has died. Michael Lodermeier, 56,...
September 9, 2016 - 1:45pm
September 2, 2016
Litchfield man injured after falling asleep behind the wheel
LITCHFIELD -- A Litchfield man was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after he fell asleep behind the wheel and ran his...
September 2, 2016 - 1:46pm
August 26, 2016
5-year-old Watkins girl laid to rest
WATKINS—"We must let this change us." A standing room-only crowd, which spilled into the overhead balcony of the St. Anthony Catholic...
August 26, 2016 - 3:56pm
August 23, 2016
Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
WATKINS—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
Wednesday: Zachary T. Anderson: Family friend sexually assaulted 5-year-old Watkins girl before killing her
WALKER—A 25-year-old Coon Rapids man faces criminal charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and murder in connection with the death of 5-year-old...
August 23, 2016 - 9:33pm
August 20, 2016
Saturday: Meeker County girl found dead in Cass County, person of interest arrested
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Meeker County 5-year-old girl.
August 20, 2016 - 1:54pm
August 19, 2016
Skull found in Meeker County case confirmed as human
LITCHFIELD—A skull found in a Meeker County home during a January death investigation is from a human, investigators say, and authorities...
August 19, 2016 - 6:03pm
August 11, 2016
Flash flood watch continues in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Renville counties
A flash flood watch remains in effect until 1 a.m. Friday in Kandiyohi, Renville, Meeker, McLeod, Renville and Redwood counties in west central...
August 11, 2016 - 8:29am
August 5, 2016
Fire heavily damages Rural Bird Island home
BIRD ISLAND -- A fire Thursday morning heavily damaged a rural Bird Island house and has left owners Dennis and Roberta Pyland without a home....
August 5, 2016 - 9:21am
July 31, 2016
Transit merger with Meeker County goes into effect Monday
It might be hard to spot what's different today as Meeker Public Transit buses gear up for another typical day. The buses will be the same, the routes will be the same, the fares will cost the same. Even the drivers will almost all be the same. A smooth transition for riders is anticipated...
July 31, 2016 - 7:57pm
July 25, 2016
Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
DARWIN -- A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after his vehicle left the road and crashed Monday morning. The...
July 25, 2016 - 3:23pm
July 8, 2016
Many steps remain to complete Central Community Transit merger by Aug. 1
WILLMAR—With less than a month to go before the merger of Central Community Transit and Meeker Public Transit, work is ongoing behind the scenes to formally bring the two organizations together. The merger, which becomes official Aug. 1, is expected to be seamless for riders....
July 8, 2016 - 12:11am