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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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
July 6, 2016
Former deputy challenges evidence in drug, theft case against him
LITCHFIELD—The former Meeker County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing drugs from the department's drug take-back box and toys from a...
July 6, 2016 - 12:09am
July 2, 2016
New trailer helps Humane Society with disaster preparedness
WILLMAR—They hope they won't have to use it anytime soon. But if a disaster strikes, the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties...
July 2, 2016 - 12:08am
May 31, 2016
Citizens to run for county commissions
WILLMAR — The following candidates filed for seats on area county boards, according to information available early Tuesday evening from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Filing for county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any candidate may withdraw a candidacy by 5...
May 31, 2016 - 11:07pm
April 30, 2016
Central Community Transit merger with Meeker County to take effect Aug. 1
WILLMAR — A merger between Central Community Transit and Meeker County will officially take effect Aug. 1. The implementation date, chosen Friday by the CCT joint powers board, is one of numerous steps being taken as the transit service prepares to bring Meeker County under the...
April 30, 2016 - 12:03am
April 21, 2016
Litchfield, Meeker County to join Central Community Transit
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners signed a new joint powers agreement Tuesday that brings Meeker County and the city of...
April 21, 2016 - 2:34pm