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Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
KMS Marching Saints join mass band, choir at Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary
Twins manager Molitor getting hip to new regime
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
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
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Cohen commentary: Echoes of Weimar Germany should not be ignored
Letter: Taking God's word as truth
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 6, 2016
Missing northern Minnesota woman found dead
Authorities found the body of a missing 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the Mississippi River on Wednesday. The body of Lindsay Voltz was...
October 6, 2016 - 11:30am
July 12, 2016
NWS warns of 'catastrophic flood' for areas of Minnesota
Campers and anyone near rivers or streams should seek higher ground as the potential for catastrophic flooding continues, the National Weather...
July 12, 2016 - 9:51am
October 27, 2015
National Geographic to visit Mississippi River cities
BEMIDJI — National Geographic wants to know what the best places of interest near the Mississippi River are, and they want the citizens of Minnesota river cities to help. On Friday, representatives from National Geographic will hold a workshop at Bemidji City Hall in the Council...
October 27, 2015 - 9:55pm
October 22, 2015
Second body in four days pulled from Mississippi in Little Falls
LITTLE FALLS — The body of 36-year-old Michael Robert Arndt was recovered Wednesday from the Mississippi River in Little Falls — the...
October 22, 2015 - 10:15am
May 6, 2015
U cancels Showboat season
ST. PAUL — Last year’s Mississippi River flooding has washed out this year’s University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat season. About two weeks of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” — about one-fourth of the shows — were canceled because of river conditions in June. According...
May 6, 2015 - 11:12pm
April 10, 2015
Man’s body found in Mississippi River at Fridley
FRIDLEY -- Authorities recovered a man’s body from the Mississippi River in Fridley on Thursday afternoon. The Anoka County sheriff’s office said a fisherman spotted the body about 2 p.m. near Manomin Park. Authorities said the body might be related to a likely suicide...
April 10, 2015 - 9:00am
April 2, 2015
Body pulled from Mississippi River identified as missing student
MINNEAPOLIS — The body of a young woman pulled from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday night was identified as Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota college student who went missing early March 27. Authorities had been searching the river since the...
April 2, 2015 - 10:57pm
Body of young woman pulled from river in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County sheriff’s water patrol pulled the body of a young woman from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis Wednesday evening, but have yet to confirm her identity. Authorities have been searching that area of the river since the Friday morning...
April 2, 2015 - 9:00am
March 30, 2015
March 30: Video shows missing U of M student going into Mississippi River
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the...
March 30, 2015 - 1:01pm
March 4, 2015
The March sun shines over a stream Wednesday near the Mississippi River in Brainerd.
March 4, 2015 - 10:57pm
May 26, 2014
Body of 14-year-old drowning victim found in St. Paul Park
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- Authorities found the body of a 14-year-old drowning victim in the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park.
May 26, 2014 - 11:04am
Editorial: Farmers need to be part of solution
Here in west central Minnesota lies some of the richest and most productive farmland in America. The Minnesota River and other rivers flow through it into the Mississippi River basin. At the southern end of the Mississippi River is the Gulf of Mexico. At that point, there is a growing...
September 26, 2013 - 4:00am
July 3, 2013
1 missing after tugboat goes over dam on Mississippi River
DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — One person is missing after a tugboat went over the rollers of the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota. La Crescent firefighter Cassie Buehler says three people were involved altogether but she doesn't know the condition of the other two people....
July 3, 2013 - 10:22am
May 28, 2013
Officials say motor failure led to houseboat tipping on Mississippi River
DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — Winona County sheriff's officials say a houseboat that went through a lock and dam roller gate in Dresbach and tossed eleven people into the Mississippi River had electrical and mechanical problems that caused its motor to fail. Chief Deputy...
May 28, 2013 - 12:42pm
11 saved when houseboat tips on Mississippi River
DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) — Eleven people have been rescued after a houseboat tipped over on the Mississippi River near Dresbach. The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/17iWczW ) that six people were taken to a hospital, but all were expected to live. The other five did...
May 28, 2013 - 7:29am