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Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
UPDATE: Two boys drown in Willmar's Foot Lake
WILLMAR -- Two Somali-American boys drowned in the waters of Willmar’s Foot Lake Tuesday. Their bodies were found by a water search team...
June 29, 2016 - 12:13am
June 28, 2016
Police ask for public's help locating missing Willmar boys
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department is actively searching for two missing 10-year-old Willmar boys, last seen on the dock by the northwest...
June 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
May 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says missing 20-year-old found in S. Dakota
WILLMAR — A 20-year-old woman, who was reported missing May 12, has been found. According to a post on the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office...
May 22, 2016 - 5:13pm
December 1, 2015
Body of missing woman found near Grove City
GROVE CITY -- The body of a 39-year-old woman, who had been reported missing Monday afternoon, was found a few hours later in a drainage ditch near Grove City. Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said his department is actively investigating the events leading up to the death as well...
December 1, 2015 - 11:09am
November 18, 2015
Teens missing for more than two years found on Minnesota horse farm
Two Lakeville teenage sisters missing since April 2013 have been found at a horse farm in western Minnesota, according to Lakeville police. Gianna...
November 18, 2015 - 11:55pm
November 15, 2015
Minnesota trapper found dead in slough in Alexandria area
ALEXANDRIA — A trapper who had not been seen for about three weeks was found dead Friday in a slough near Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the 63-year-old man. A conservation officer found the man partially submerged in the water next...
November 15, 2015 - 5:15pm
November 5, 2015
Persons of interest identified in search for Redby woman
BEMIDJI — Police said Thursday they believe foul play is suspected in the disappearance of a Redby woman and have identified two “persons of interest” — one who is the father of three of her five children. Rose Downwind, 31, was last seen in the Bemidji area between Oct....
November 5, 2015 - 11:18pm
October 30, 2015
‘Dog’ the Bounty Hunter offers $10,000 reward for missing Redby woman
BEMIDJI — Reality television personality Duane “Dog” Chapman has offered a $10,000 reward in the case of a missing Redby woman. Rose Downwind, 31, was last seen in Bemidji Oct. 21. Downwind was last seen by an ex-boyfriend leaving a residence on Stoner Avenue in southeast Bemidji,...
October 30, 2015 - 10:17pm
October 27, 2015
Human remains found in field near where student disappeared; ID is pending autopsy
ALEXANDRIA - Authorities say a farmer has found human remains that appear to be of a female about the same age as woman reported missing Oct...
October 27, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 26, 2015
Missing UM-Morris student last seen in Alexandria with man she knew
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the disappearance of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck and Hancock say she was last seen with a male...
October 26, 2015 - 4:57pm
October 23, 2015
Search for missing Starbuck teen continues; authorities request public's help
ALEXANDRIA -- A missing teen might still be in the four-county area, according to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen.
October 23, 2015 - 12:51pm
October 21, 2015
Car clues sought in missing person case
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the case of a missing woman say they do not believe she left the west-central Minnesota area voluntarily and are seeking information about a car that may be involved. Laura Schwendemann, 19, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday gas...
October 21, 2015 - 9:16pm
October 15, 2015
Search resumes Saturday for man who’s been missing since 2008
PORTER — Searchers have been looking for Brandon Swanson since he disappeared May 14, 2008, while driving home to Marshall. On Saturday, they’ll...
October 15, 2015 - 11:21pm
September 17, 2015
State employee missing since Labor Day
MOUNDS VIEW — Mounds View police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who hasn’t been seen since Labor Day. Henry McCabe’s family reported him missing last week. The 31-year-old Mounds View resident works at the Minnesota Department of Revenue, police said. Police...
September 17, 2015 - 7:00am
July 18, 2015
Neighbor dogs tag along when Willmar girl gets lost in rural Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Dogs are not only man’s best friends, they can be a little girl’s special friends, too.
July 18, 2015 - 12:50am