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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
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
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 15, 2014
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Thursday
WILLMAR –– Weather forecasters have upped the ante for dangerous weather to hit parts of west central Minnesota tomorrow. The previous...
January 15, 2014 - 7:59am
January 14, 2014
Minn. Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to leave, but door still open
ST. PAUL — Twenty-five years of public service is enough for Yvonne Prettner Solon, at least for now. Minnesota’s lieutenant governor announced...
January 14, 2014 - 11:06pm
Two Minnesotans drown in Chicago River trying to rescue mobile phone
CHICAGO - An effort to retrieve a dropped cell phone ended in tragedy on Monday when a 26-year-old man died after falling into the icy Chicago River near downtown Chicago, and a 21-year-old woman who was with him was presumed dead after also going into the river, police said.
January 14, 2014 - 11:35am
January 13, 2014
Prettner Solon might be leaving Dayton's team
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is scheduled to make a “significant announcement” today, with indications suggesting she will not run on Gov....
January 13, 2014 - 11:38pm
January 9, 2014
Gambling expansion should be put on hold, group says
ST. PAUL — The state Lottery should get permission from the Legislature before proceeding with an expansion of online gaming, anti-gambling groups said Thursday at the Capitol. The state law setting up the Lottery in 1989 did not envision that one day the agency would be offering...
January 9, 2014 - 10:53pm
No danger from substance on Minn. court letter
ST. PAUL -- A suspicious substance on a letter mailed to the Minnesota Supreme Court was not hazardous, the state Public Safety Department reported Tuesday. The St. Paul Fire Department removed the letter from a state building Tuesday and tested it. Public Safety Spokesman...
January 9, 2014 - 8:04am
January 6, 2014
Upper Midwest shivers at midday Monday as everyone deals with frigid Arctic temperatures
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought...
January 6, 2014 - 11:52am
Local school districts will decide whether to close on Tuesday
ROSEVILLE — The state is leaving it up to local school leaders to decide whether to hold classes on Tuesday, when temperatures are expected...
January 6, 2014 - 10:38am
January 3, 2014
‘Dangerous and historic’ cold snap leads to cancellation of Minnesota schools
ST. PAUL — Weather forecasters say “a very dangerous and historic cold air outbreak” will cover the Upper Midwest early next week, prompting...
January 3, 2014 - 10:52pm
January 2, 2014
$1 million winning lottery tickets sold in Stearns and Beltrami counties
BEMIDJI -- A $1 million Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket was sold in the counties of Beltrami and Stearns, lottery officials announced Thursday. The tickets are two of the 150 winning tickets from this year's New Year's drawing. The $1 million winning ticket numbers...
January 2, 2014 - 9:17am
December 29, 2013
Prep Hockey: Cardinals leveled by White Hawks in Little Falls Invite
LITTLE FALLS — The White Hawks jumped on Willmar for four first-period goals and went on to slam the Cardinals 7-1 on Saturday at the Little Falls Invite. Nonetheless, Willmar and Mound Westonka tie for best record at the three-day tournament, each at 2-1. Hutchinson (1-1-1) and...
December 29, 2013 - 11:30pm
Boys Basketball: Lees lead Blackjacks to CM/C tournament title
COMFREY — Dawson-Boyd’s Joey Lee scored 25 points (13 of 15 at line) and nabbed 9 rebounds as the Blackjacks tipped Heritage Christian 57-42 in the championship game of the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Invitational on Saturday. Michael Lee put up 19 points and Jess Hansen 10 accounting...
December 29, 2013 - 11:29pm
December 23, 2013
Pension change could speed police, fire retirements
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A statewide change to police and firefighter pension rules could encourage more municipal employees to retire sooner. Police and firefighters can retire early at age 50, though official retirement age is 55. Current law reduces an employee's retirement...
December 23, 2013 - 9:00am
December 20, 2013
Governor on MNsure: ‘The buck stops here’
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has been more involved in the state’s controversial health insurance marketplace than was publicly known, and he said that technically he is responsible for the new agency’s problems. He told reporters Thursday that he and his staff have been in...
December 20, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2013
Friends to the north give Minn. economy big boost
ST. PAUL — Minnesota received a double dose of good economic news Thursday with the announcement of a Canadian business opening a state facility and the unemployment rate falling. The new business is Winnipeg-based Price Industries, which plans a design center in the northwest...
December 19, 2013 - 11:19pm