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Mille Lacs walleye fishing season to end in two weeks
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Hwy. 23 detour to end Friday between Clara City, Raymond
President Barack Obama tours Louisiana promises support
NLS breaks ground on $20.6 million project
Vikings can't wait to christen new digs
Vikings' Trae Waynes aims to seize the day in Sunday's preseason game
Fans welcome 'golden' Lynx players back home
Twins' Santiago undergoing mechanics makeover
Roundup: BBE tennis opens with tough loss to LPGE
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Hulu ends free streaming service
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
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
Alan Lee Midby
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
Update: Charges filed against man in death of 5-year-old Watkins girl
August 11, 2016
Redwood Falls man injured in motorcycle crash
REDWOOD FALLS—A 55-year-old motorcycle driver was injured early Wednesday morning on state Highway 67 when he hit a dog and crashed into a...
August 11, 2016 - 3:12pm
June 29, 2016
Two injured when motorcycle hits deer near Lake Lillian
LAKE LILLIAN -- Two people were injured Tuesday night in southern Kandiyohi County when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a deer....
June 29, 2016 - 7:32am
June 11, 2016
Two injured when motorcycle hits deer in Pope County
GLENWOOD -- Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle collided with a deer on Minnesota Highway 104 near Pope County Road 8 in southern Pope County. Rodney E. Stubbs, 59, and Cathy L. Stubbs, 57, both of Becker, were transported to Glacial Ridge Health System hospital...
June 11, 2016 - 5:54pm
March 9, 2016
Motorcycle crash claims first victims of 2016
ST. PAUL -- The first fatal motorcycle crash of 2016 claimed the lives of both the driver and passenger. The crash happened Monday in Fridley, a northern Twin Cities suburb. The motorcycle ran a stoplight and hit a minivan, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The names...
March 9, 2016 - 5:30am
October 11, 2015
Melrose couple injured in cycle crash
GARRISON -- Daniel Harren, 64, and Susanne Harren, 60, of Melrose, were injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Crow Wing County. According to the State Patrol, Daniel Harren was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson north on state Highway 169 and swerved to the right...
October 11, 2015 - 8:33pm
September 20, 2015
Windom man dies in motorcycle crash
BERGE — A Windom man died Thursday as a result of a motorcycle crash in rural Jackson County. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, which took place about 2 miles north of Bergen on Jackson County 21, at approximately 4:50 p.m. Thursday. Adam Gorden, 32,...
September 20, 2015 - 11:46pm
July 13, 2015
Officials ID victim of deadly motorcycle crash
ATWATER — A 72-year-old Grove City man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Atwater. Larry Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
July 13, 2015 - 10:54pm
July 12, 2015
Tough guy, tiny dog
BAXTER — A Florida man riding with his chihuahua across the nation to almost 700 Harley-Davidson dealerships to raise money for college scholarships...
July 12, 2015 - 11:08pm
June 26, 2015
Motorcycle fatalities rise
As of Thursday, a total of 30 motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads at this point in the riding season, almost twice the amount as last year. Bob Tirevold, law enforcement liaison for the Office of Traffic Safety, issued a news release Thursday, stating that Minnesota...
June 26, 2015 - 9:06pm
May 7, 2015
Four die in motorcycle crashes in state in four days
ST. PAUL — The 2015 motorcycle riding season is off to a deadly start, with 11 motorcyclist fatalities reported this year across the state, reports the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The number of fatal motorcycle crashes reported so far this year is the highest at this...
May 7, 2015 - 11:18pm
April 21, 2015
Madison man killed Thursday in motorcycle accident
MADISON — A 46-year-old Madison man died Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Lac qui Parle County. Timothy Hansen was reportedly riding his motorcycle along Lac qui Parle County Road 20 at 341st Avenue when the motorcycle went into a ditch and overturned. He reportedly was not...
April 21, 2015 - 12:38am
March 10, 2015
Public safety officials urge motorcyclists, drivers to be careful
ST. PAUL — Warm weather has riders taking their motorcycles out on Minnesota roads, and safety is critical, especially early in the riding season. Safety officials remind motorcyclists to be cautious of spring hazards and remind other drivers to safely share the road, according...
March 10, 2015 - 11:33pm
March 5, 2015
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
The 17-year-old driver involved in the Wright County accident in August that killed Robert Brau, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the deadly crash. She reportedly received probation and 100 hours of community service. The woman, now 18, was charged on a misdemeanor...
March 5, 2015 - 9:16am
October 10, 2014
January trial dates set for New London man charged in crash with motorcycle
WILLMAR — Joseph Clayton Schaeffer, the 43-year-old New London man charged in connection with a July 2013 crash that seriously injured a man, appeared in court Thursday for a settlement conference on a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation. No settlement was reached, and...
October 10, 2014 - 11:52pm