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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
September 23, 2013
Report: St. Paul and Mpls. Archdiocese knew of priest's misconduct
ST. PAUL, Minn. - When the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer was accused last year of sexually abusing children, officials from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis told police he would immediately be relieved of his duties and were praised for their response. But Minnesota Public Radio...
September 23, 2013 - 7:00am
September 6, 2013
Uncle fired bullet that struck baby in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say they're looking for the uncle of a baby who was struck by gunfire and critically injured. Related story: 2-month-old Minneapolis boy struck by stray bullet Authorities say the uncle, a juvenile, accidentally shot a gun inside a north side...
September 6, 2013 - 12:49pm
2-month-old Minneapolis boy struck by stray bullet
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say a 2-month-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a stray bullet. Related story: Uncle fired bullet that struck baby in Minneapolis The Minneapolis Star Tribune ( http://bit.ly/153x4en) reports early Friday that the shooting...
September 6, 2013 - 8:08am
August 26, 2013
Samatar, 1st Somali elected to Minn. office, dies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hussein Samatar, a Minneapolis school board member who became the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, has died at the age of 45 of complications from leukemia. Samatar was elected to the Minneapolis Board of Education in 2010. He also founded...
August 26, 2013 - 7:20am
August 21, 2013
Minneapolis shooting victim about to give birth
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of one of the three people shot on the north side of Minneapolis says her daughter is about to give birth. Nineteen-year-old Trenay Garner, a 14-month-old girl and 17-year-old boy were shot outside a home about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police are still...
August 21, 2013 - 11:40am
August 19, 2013
Minn. woman gets 3 years in prison for abducting baby
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for abducting a friend's baby. Thirty-year-old Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced Monday after earlier pleading guilty to one count of kidnapping. The abduction of the 8-month-old boy last February...
August 19, 2013 - 12:21pm
August 13, 2013
Montevideo's Buford Rogers scheduled for trial Aug. 26
MINNEAPOLIS ↼ A Montevideo man facing multiple illegal weapons counts as a result of a May search of his home is scheduled for trial on Aug. 26. Buford "Bucky" Rogers, 24, has pleaded not guilty to all four charges against him. His trial is currently scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 26...
August 13, 2013 - 1:22pm
August 8, 2013
Minnesota's winning Powerball ticket sold in Anoka County
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota lottery officials say the state's winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Anoka County. Minnesota had a single...
August 8, 2013 - 8:42am
July 29, 2013
Court refuses to halt Minn. day care union drive
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day care operators. In a pair of rulings issued Sunday, Judge Michael Davis essentially agreed with state Solicitor General Alan Gilbert that the pair of lawsuits seeking to halt the...
July 29, 2013 - 7:04am
Bridge collapse survivor originally from Lake Lillian, Minn., launches youth center
MINNEAPOLIS - It will be six years ago on Aug. 1 that Lake Lillian native Lindsay (Petterson) Walz was plucked from the Mississippi River and...
July 29, 2013 - 5:02am
July 10, 2013
Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of bicyclist in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run bicycle crash in Minneapolis last week that killed a 24-year-old woman with close ties to the Hoffman-Kensington area. Minneapolis police arrested Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, on Monday morning after he turned himself in....
July 10, 2013 - 7:27am
June 28, 2013
Thousands to celebrate Somali Independence Day in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of people are expected to flock to Minneapolis on Sunday for this year's Somali Independence Day festival. Organizers say the event is designed to celebrate Somalia's independence, and also pay homage to the United States — the country that gave refugees...
June 28, 2013 - 8:00am
June 14, 2013
Nazi-unit commander blended into Minnesota community
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The former commander of a Nazi SS-led unit who made Minneapolis his home has maintained a regular voting history as a naturalized U.S. citizen. An Associated Press investigation published Friday found that Michael Karkoc was a leader in the Ukrainian Self-Defense...
June 14, 2013 - 1:30pm
Former commander in SS-led unit living in Minnesota
BERLIN (AP) -- A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration...
June 14, 2013 - 6:00am
June 6, 2013
Minneapolis couple first in line for gay marriage license in Hennepin County
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis couple, together for 11 years, is first in line to get a Hennepin County marriage license under the state's new same-sex marriage law. Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud arrived at the Hennepin County Government Center around 6 a.m. Thursday. It's the first...
June 6, 2013 - 10:43am