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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
April 19, 2016
Minnesotan pleads guilty in murder of woman that gained statewide attention
Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji man was facing...
April 19, 2016 - 10:33am
April 18, 2016
Cimmarusti pleads guilty in Downwind murder
BEMIDJI — Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji...
April 18, 2016 - 9:44pm
April 15, 2016
New trial dates scheduled for Timothy Huber after murder conviction overturned
New trial dates have been set for Timothy John Huber, the rural Paynesville man whose 2013 second-degree murder conviction was overturned last...
April 15, 2016 - 5:37pm
April 12, 2016
Man suspected of killing father, woman kills self
SHAKOPEE -- A man and woman were found fatally beaten in their suburban Twin Cities home southwest of Minneapolis and the man’s son, who had...
April 12, 2016 - 4:39pm
April 6, 2016
Murder conviction overturned, new trial ordered for Timothy Huber
WILLMAR -- Timothy John Huber’s murder conviction has been overturned, and a new trial has been granted. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled...
April 6, 2016 - 6:38pm
Boyfriend takes plea in brutal death in Forest Lake
FOREST LAKE, Minn. -- A Forest Lake man who choked and stabbed his girlfriend to death and then stayed with her body until a neighbor noticed the smell has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Lauren Mason Grove Lynch, 27, is expected to receive a 30-year prison sentence, according...
April 6, 2016 - 5:30am
April 5, 2016
Montevideo man sentenced to more than 36 years for killing roommate
MONTEVIDEO - District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Michael Dean Grussing, 55, to serve 439 months for his second-degree murder conviction in...
April 5, 2016 - 4:13pm
March 17, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old Balaton man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a couple last year at their Lyon County farm home. The Marshall Independent...
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 15, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting now charged in murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been indicted on first-degree murder charges...
March 15, 2016 - 10:45am
March 14, 2016
Victim in Montevideo murder not particularly vulnerable, judge rules
MONTEVIDEO — The judge who presided over the Michael Grussing murder trial has rejected a motion by prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence....
March 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
February 7, 2016
Pretrial hearing to consider Montevideo stabbing case issues
MONTEVIDEO — Michael Dean Grussing is scheduled to return to court today for a pretrial hearing on a charge of murder in the second degree, with intent but without premeditation, in the Sept. 8 stabbing of his roommate, Kevin Richardson, 44. Grussing, 54, is accused of fatally slashing...
February 7, 2016 - 10:58pm
January 18, 2016
Media coverage, prominence of victims lead to change of venue for Balaton man’s trial
MARSHALL — The Lyon County murder trial of a 20-year-old Balaton man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been moved to southern Minnesota due to the publicity surrounding the case and the prominence of the victims. Derek Michael Hexum was charged...
January 18, 2016 - 11:31pm
December 21, 2015
Judge maintains bail in Downwind case
BEMIDJI — A judge Monday maintained bail of $500,000 for a Bemidji man charged with aiding an offender in the Rose Downwind murder case. Brandon Joseph Rossbach, 31, Bemidji, is charged with helping Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti, 40, dispose Downwind’s body Oct. 20-21. At his initial...
December 21, 2015 - 11:16pm
December 11, 2015
Two appear in court in Minnesota woman's killing; warrant issued for third suspect
BEMIDJI - Two men connected to the killing of a Redby, Minn., woman appeared in Beltrami County District Court in an emotional scene on Friday...
December 11, 2015 - 5:24pm
December 9, 2015
Man pleads guilty to murder of woman at western Minn. campsite
OLIVIA -- A Franklin man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman in June at a campsite in Renville County. Dwayne Case, 29, of Franklin, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder -- with intent for the June 12 death of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, of Morgan. Case entered a Norgaard plea...
December 9, 2015 - 4:44pm