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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 11, 2013
3-year-old drowns in Lake Edna west of Nisswa
NISSWA, Minn. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Nisswa. The Brainerd Dispatch says first responders were called to the east shore of Lake Edna about 6:30 p.m. Monday. The lake is just west of Highway 371. ___ Information from: The Daily Dispatch,...
June 11, 2013 - 9:08am
June 10, 2013
Tick-borne illness dropped in 2012, report says
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday that cases of tick-borne diseases decreased substantially in 2012, but the risk for illness still remains high this summer.
June 10, 2013 - 11:41pm
June 7, 2013
Northern lights put on a show in northern Minn. skies
A brilliant display of the northern lights filled skies across the Northland late Thursday and early Friday. Where skies cleared, late-night...
June 7, 2013 - 7:42am
June 6, 2013
Central Minn. man killed in N.D. construction accident
MANVEL, N.D. - A 58-year-old worker from Clear Lake, Minn., was killed this morning in a construction zone accident on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks County. It happened about 8 a.m. on northbound I-29, just south of Manvel, said Grand Forks Sheriff's Lt. Gary Grove. The male...
June 6, 2013 - 2:53pm
June 4, 2013
Minn. Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota secretary of state and elections chief who steered the state through contentious back-to-back recounts including U.S. Sen. Al Franken's slim victory over Republican Norm Coleman, said Tuesday that he will not run for a third term next...
June 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
Minnesota man hauled into N.D. court on 21-year-old misdemeanor
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - His past rose up and slapped shackles on a Minnesota man over a 21-year-old small-change conviction for which he was brought into a Grand Forks courtroom Monday to face again.
June 4, 2013 - 9:00am
June 3, 2013
Midwest economy still growing steadily
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy in nine Midwest and Plains states will continue growing steadily over the next few months. The overall economic index for the region declined slightly to 56.2 in May from April's 56.8, but any score...
June 3, 2013 - 10:02am
June 1, 2013
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
June 1, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Minnesota extends resort tax payment deadline
ST. PAUL -- With the unexpected late arrival of spring, resorts and other seasonal business owners have an additional two weeks to pay their first-half property taxes. Due to legislation signed into law this session, commercial property owners who have been affected by the slow...
May 31, 2013 - 3:47pm
May 30, 2013
Commentary: The 2013 Legislature’s legacy? Minnesota can do better
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders convened in January with a common goal of “progress for Minnesotans on education, job creation and...
May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
May 29, 2013
Bachmann won't seek re-election
ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough. That is the message tea party darling and Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered Wednesday...
May 29, 2013 - 8:22pm
May 24, 2013
Rare Superman comic found in Minnesota house's insulation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a wall in a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota. Gonzalez...
May 24, 2013 - 2:23pm
May 22, 2013
2014 legislative session: Debate likely on minimum wage, bonding and fixes
ST. PAUL — There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the session that ended seconds before its midnight Monday adjournment deadline also will be remembered for...
May 22, 2013 - 11:39pm
May 21, 2013
Still time to apply for energy assistance, deadline is May 31
ST. PAUL -- The deadline to apply for help from the low-income Energy Assistance Program is May 31. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, grant funds are still available to help pay heating bills for low-income Minnesotans -- especially seniors, people...
May 21, 2013 - 7:07pm
Lakeland teen whose farewell song became web hit dies (videos)
LAKELAND, Minn. - A Minnesota teenager whose farewell song "Clouds" became an Internet sensation with nearly 3 million views on YouTube died...
May 21, 2013 - 7:49am