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USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
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
November 3, 2014
Appleton man and woman injured as result of Murdock crash
MURDOCK -- A 78-year-old Appleton man and 78-year-old Appleton woman suffered injuries after their vehicle went off a Murdock road Monday morning and struck a wooden pole. Jerald D. Halvorson was reportedly driving westbound around 4 a.m. on Minnesota Highway 40, near...
November 3, 2014 - 4:53pm
October 30, 2014
Letter: Liebl is best for our future
To say I was disappointed to see our local news source endorse a candidate would be an understatement. As someone who has studied journalism, I believe it is the paper’s job to report the news, not be part of the news. With that being said, I believe their mayoral endorsement...
October 30, 2014 - 12:25pm
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am
October 24, 2014
Letter: Falk does a good job
The Democrats have done a great job of heading our state in the right direction and we have more jobs now than ever before. Unemployment is at 4.1 percent, the lowest in eight years. More Minnesotans have health care than ever before and the MNsure average cost is the lowest in...
October 24, 2014 - 4:00am
June 19, 2014
Tornado warning for eastern Swift County until 5:30 p.m.
* TORNADO WARNING FOR... EASTERN SWIFT COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA... * UNTIL 530 PM CDT * AT 438 PM CDT...TORNADO PRODUCING STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LAKE HASSEL TO 6 MILES EAST OF BENSON TO 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BENSON...AND MOVING EAST AT...
June 19, 2014 - 5:05pm
May 5, 2014
Radio with roots: In Benson, the more things change on air, the more they stay the same
BENSON — The proverbial saying “the more things change, the more they stay the same’’ could also be the business mantra in Benson, where...
May 5, 2014 - 11:16pm
October 28, 2013
Driver eludes Swift County deputy, reaches speed of 107 mph
BENSON — The driver of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix involved in a high-speed pursuit with the Swift County Sheriff’s Office, the Benson Police Department and the State Patrol remains at large after the Saturday evening pursuit ended on gravel roads in Swift County. The Sheriff’s...
October 28, 2013 - 11:37am
July 3, 2013
KMS students to march in national parade Thursday in Washington, D.C.
KERKHOVEN -- Parades and fireworks are the two staples of the Fourth of July holiday, and a group of area high school students will experience...
July 3, 2013 - 5:00am
July 1, 2013
East Dublin Dairy aims for quiet presence
MURDOCK -- East Dublin Dairy is happy to keep a "quiet" profile in Swift County. Its location in Dublin Township south of Murdock was chosen...
July 1, 2013 - 11:40pm
May 30, 2013
Willmar, Minn., man wins $10K in lottery
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man has won $10,000 in a Minnesota State Lottery scratch game. According to a news release from the State Lottery, Joshua Mackedanz claimed the prize May 23. The winning ticket was purchased at Dooley Petroleum on U.S. Highway 12 West in Murdock. Since 1990,...
May 30, 2013 - 4:02pm
May 13, 2013
Driver of semi in train collision near Murdock has died
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The driver of a semi that collided with a freight train near Murdock last week has died. St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning. Westin was hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia when his...
May 13, 2013 - 10:46am
May 9, 2013
U.S. Highway 12 west of Murdock re-opens to traffic
MURDOCK — U.S. Highway 12 west of Murdock re-opened for traffic at 12:30 p.m. today, two to three days before officials thought it could be done. The highway was opened shortly after workers removed the ruptured anhydrous ammonia tank that had struck in an accident around 8:30...
May 9, 2013 - 1:27pm
May 8, 2013
Highway 12 detour west of Murdock likely to remain in place for four days as clean-up at accident site continues
MURDOCK — Traffic on U.S. Highway 12 will likely remain detoured west of Murdock for four days as a result of the semi-truck and train collision...
May 8, 2013 - 10:52am
U.S. Highway 12 remains closed Wednesday between Murdock and DeGraff, Minn.
DETROIT LAKES -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 12 remains closed this morning between Murdock and DeGraff due...
May 8, 2013 - 6:49am
May 7, 2013
Four treated after semi carrying anhydrous ammonia, train collide near Murdock, Minn.
MURDOCK — Four people were treated at the Swift County-Benson Hospital for inhalation of anhydrous ammonia, and two were subsequently transported...
May 7, 2013 - 11:00pm