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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
August 22, 2016
Music over weather, as New London festival draws a crowd
Despite some wet weather, a large crowd was on hand Saturday for the New London Music Festival at Neer Park. The event, which began at noon and...
August 22, 2016 - 2:56pm
July 11, 2016
Seven local students perform at honors concert
Seven local piano students performed at the 81st Annual Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Honors Concert June 11 at the Minneapolis...
July 11, 2016 - 11:10am
June 24, 2016
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
MONTEVIDEO — One good act deserves another, and they’re available for the price of one at the Chippewa County Fair on July 28. The revived...
June 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
June 22, 2016
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
When “The Voice” comes to Minnesota on Saturday to audition singers to fill its roster for the new season, among the hopefuls will be a 25-year-old...
June 22, 2016 - 11:00pm
June 7, 2016
Today is Prince Day; are you wearing purple?
Today is officially "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota, in honor of the legacy of the iconic musician — and Minnesota native — who died...
June 7, 2016 - 8:11am
June 6, 2016
Go purple: Dayton proclaims Prince Day for Tuesday
ST. PAUL - Tuesday is Prince Day in Minnesota on what would have been the music superstar's 58th birthday. Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation...
June 6, 2016 - 6:55pm
May 26, 2016
Diamond Lake man to build communal music and arts center on his property
If you blink while driving the narrow road that snuggles up to Mark Haen’s Diamond Lake spread, you may easily miss the empty plat that sits...
May 26, 2016 - 5:00am
May 11, 2016
Woman says she was tossed from Garth Brooks concert for using men's bathroom
FARGO—When Samantha Bergh headed for the Fargodome on May 7, for the Garth Brooks concert, the Mother's Day gift from her husband was to be...
May 11, 2016 - 12:35pm
May 2, 2016
Though he's more of a country fan, retiree plows tribute to Prince
EDGELEY, N.D. — When Gene Hanson decided to plow some art into one of his fields, he went with a sign o' the times. The 75-year-old retiree...
May 2, 2016 - 5:10pm
April 26, 2016
Prince left no will, potentially complicating matters regarding estate
Music superstar Prince left no will when he died last week, his sister said in court documents filed Tuesday. The sister, Tyka Nelson, asked...
April 26, 2016 - 1:38pm
April 24, 2016
Prince's vault could house hours of music
CHANHASSEN -- As the world comes to terms with the reality that Prince is no longer with us, many of his fans are asking the same question: What...
April 24, 2016 - 4:30pm
April 21, 2016
Iconic performer Prince dead at 57
Music superstar Prince, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "Kiss," was found unresponsive on Thursday at his Minnesota home and was later...
April 21, 2016 - 12:13pm
April 15, 2016
Willmar third-graders get quite the musical treat
Third-graders from Roosevelt and Kennedy elementary schools in Willmar on Friday enjoyed a mini concert by the Cardinal Orchestra at both schools....
April 15, 2016 - 1:35pm
April 6, 2016
Country legend Merle Haggard dead at 79
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Country legend Merle Haggard, often called "the Poet of the Common Man," whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots...
April 6, 2016 - 12:52pm
March 18, 2016
Update: Ticket sales for Garth Brooks' Fargo show suspended; no info on possible Minn. shows.
FARGO - Garth Brooks ticket sales were suspended Friday morning around 10:35 a.m. because of overwhelming demand. The ticketing system was overloaded....
March 18, 2016 - 10:23am