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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
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Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
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Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Helen M. Miller
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Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
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John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
January 15, 2014
State urges quick decision on Viking stadium suit so work can proceed
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say a trio of Minneapolis people seeking to stop construction of a Vikings stadium timed a lawsuit just before financing was to be arranged to gum up plans. The state filed a response to the lawsuit Tuesday, urging a quick Minnesota Supreme Court...
January 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Minnesota Orchestra lockout ends; new contract ratified
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a bitter lockout that lasted more than 15 months, the Minnesota Orchestra’s management and musicians agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday. It will put the musicians back to work, with performances set to resume at Minneapolis’ Orchestra...
January 15, 2014 - 7:00am
January 8, 2014
Former Minneapolis Mayor Rybak leaves hospital
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak left the hospital Tuesday, three days after a severe heart attack. He went through two angioplasties, with the insertion of six stents, while in the hospital. Rybak, who left office last week after opting not to seek another...
January 8, 2014 - 11:30am
January 7, 2014
New mayor Hodges wants more for Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- Newly elected Mayor Betsy Hodges on Monday said she wants Minneapolis to be “more than just a great city.” “That is our call, Minneapolis,” Hodges said during her inaugural address, “to be more than just a great city, to be a new city: shining as a beacon...
January 7, 2014 - 9:30am
January 1, 2014
Update: Explosion, fire at Minneapolis apartment building injures 14, 6 critically
MINNEAPOLIS -- An apparent explosion Wednesday resulted in an early-morning fire at a three-story building in a Minneapolis neighborhood. Early...
January 1, 2014 - 1:38pm
Several Injured In Minneapolis apartment building blaze
An explosion and fire at a Minneapolis apartment building injured about a dozen people, who were rushed to hospitals on Wednesday, local media reported.
January 1, 2014 - 10:11am
December 24, 2013
Wright Co. cancels contract with ex-priest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former priest who denies accusations of sexual abuse from the 1960s and 1980s has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1hBuoZq ) Harry Walsh has taught birth control, sexual disease prevention...
December 24, 2013 - 8:00am
December 23, 2013
Upcoming Minn. law change involves radon reporting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota public health officials hope a law change involving radon reporting will spur more buyers and sellers to test for the radioactive gas. Minnesota Public Radio News reports (http://bit.ly/1ezUf66 ) sellers currently have to report whether they are aware...
December 23, 2013 - 10:00am
December 3, 2013
Vikings break ground on new stadium
DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have broken ground on their new stadium. Team owners and officials were joined by hundreds of local politicians, business leaders and purple-clad fans Tuesday morning to commemorate the...
December 3, 2013 - 12:52pm
December 1, 2013
St. John's Abbey releases list of 18 accused monks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. John's Abbey published the names Monday of 18 current and former monks it says likely have sexually abused minors, but victims' advocates say the list is incomplete and years overdue. The list was posted on the abbey's website less than a month after...
December 1, 2013 - 7:00am
November 25, 2013
1 dead, 3 injured in Minneapolis restaurant shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a lone gunman opened fire on a Minneapolis restaurant, killing one person and injuring three others. Officers were called to the La Que Buena restaurant about 1:30 a.m. Monday and found three victims. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and...
November 25, 2013 - 9:31am
November 11, 2013
Armed robbery attempt reported at University of Minnesota Twin Cities
By Don Davis Forum News Service MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota officials asked students and others on campus to take shelter this afternoon after an attempted armed robbery. A university alert, sent after 3 p.m. said: “Person possibly armed with a gun...
November 11, 2013 - 4:16pm
October 30, 2013
First E15 station opens in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- A new Minneapolis gasoline station offers the state’s first chance to buy fuel with 15 percent corn-based ethanol. The federal government has allowed the use of such fuels in model year 2001 and newer vehicles. Pumps at Penn Minnoco, 6001 Penn Ave S., also...
October 30, 2013 - 4:33pm
October 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., grad produces Pioneer TV’s Emmy-winning documentary
Dana Johnson said goodbye to Los Angeles and London and came home to Willmar and western Minnesota to launch her career in video production. Two...
October 21, 2013 - 1:59pm
October 18, 2013
Historical Society receives parts of failed 35W bridge
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Parts of the collapsed Interstate 35W Bridge were being turned over Thursday to the Minnesota Historical Society for eventual public viewing. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is transferring four pieces to a Historical Society storage facility in St....
October 18, 2013 - 7:00am