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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Loren E. Meyer
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Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
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October 30, 2014
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
Highway 12 west of Murdock to remain closed as ammonia continues to leak from accident site
MURDOCK — U.S. Highway 12 west of Murdock will remain closed into this evening, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area. Traffic...
May 7, 2013 - 4:07pm
Bus routes canceled today for some KMS students due to truck-train crash
KERKHOVEN - The crash of a train and an anhydrous ammonia tanker truck near Murdock this morning has led KMS school officials to cancel some bus routes for students. The district will end the school day today at the usual time. But officials announced this noon that there...
May 7, 2013 - 1:31pm