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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 23, 2016
Update: Charges filed against man in death of 5-year-old Watkins girl
WALKER -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping and theft. The suspect, Zachary Todd Anderson,...
August 23, 2016 - 12:54pm
August 22, 2016
Prosecutor: Huber defense in murder case recycling old arguments
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker issued a biting 25-page reply last week to a defense motion seeking dismissal of murder...
August 22, 2016 - 11:30pm
August 16, 2016
Judge sets eight days of hearings in Alfonso Rodriguez appeal
FARGO — Eight days have been set aside next spring and summer for court hearings in Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s appeal of his death sentence. Four...
August 16, 2016 - 3:25pm
Minnesota teen sentenced to 12 years after robbery turns to murder
Teah Joan Phillips took the witness stand to testify in the trials of three co-defendants charged in connection with a 2014 shooting death in...
August 16, 2016 - 7:46am
July 23, 2016
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
WILLMAR—There was not probable cause to indict Timothy Huber on first- and second-degree murder charges, Huber's attorney argued Friday...
July 23, 2016 - 12:00am
July 19, 2016
Huber seeks dismissal of murder case against him
WILLMAR -- Timothy John Huber is seeking the dismissal of the 2011 murder case against him. Huber’s lawyer argues there is not probable cause...
July 19, 2016 - 11:56pm
June 22, 2016
Supreme Court rejects Montevideo man’s bid to withdraw guilty plea in killing of co-worker
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the court. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in this matter. MONTEVIDEO --...
June 22, 2016 - 12:57pm
June 17, 2016
Hibbing teen charged with aiding an offender in homicide case
VIRGINIA — A teenage girl allegedly witnessed the killing of a Hibbing man last month, drove with the suspect when he dumped the body and later lied to investigators about the events of that night, according to charges filed this week. A Hibbing man also faces charges after allegedly...
June 17, 2016 - 5:30am
June 15, 2016
Minnesotan charged with murder admits guilt, but says he never intended for victim to die
BEMIDJI -- In opening statements Tuesday, attorneys for a Bemidji man charged with felony murder admitted his guilt while maintaining he never intended for the alleged victim to die. Brian Keith Jourdain, 26, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder -- one with and one without...
June 15, 2016 - 5:30am
June 3, 2016
UCLA gunman left note: ‘check on my cat’
ST. PAUL — After killing college professor William Klug, gunman Mainak Sarkar left a suspicious note at the scene of the murder-suicide he...
June 3, 2016 - 11:58pm
Fergus Falls man charged with father's murder
FERGUS FALLS - The suspect in an apparent murder has been identified by the Fergus Falls Police Department. Dustin Defiel, 28, is charged with...
June 3, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 2, 2016
Man who killed wife, and took children 5 years ago, still believed to be in Mexico
ORTONVILLE -- As the fifth anniversary of the murder of a western Minnesota woman nears, the Ortonville police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
June 2, 2016 - 5:30am
May 25, 2016
72-year-old Minnesotan kills wife, hangs self
James Miller, 72, killed his wife before he hung himself last week. The victim, 85-year-old Beverly Miller, is believed to have died of blunt...
May 25, 2016 - 7:49am
May 18, 2016
Judge sentences Balaton man to life times two for murder of elderly couple
WORTHINGTON — A judge Monday handed a Balaton man two life prison sentences, plus an additional 15 years in prison, for the April 2015 murders...
May 18, 2016 - 12:13am
May 13, 2016
UPDATE: Bail set for Timothy Huber in murder case that was overturned last month
(Updated 6:43 p.m. May 13) WILLMAR -- Bail has been set for the 50-year-old Paynesville man who was granted a new trial after his 2013 murder...
May 13, 2016 - 2:36pm