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Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Watch: Vikings press conference on Teddy Bridgewater's injury live at wctrib.com
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
June 22, 2016
Court sets aside Obama administration fracking rules for public land
A federal judge in Wyoming has set aside new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for oil and gas producers who vehemently...
June 22, 2016 - 11:52pm
Teen pleads guilty to charges related to high-speed chase
WILLMAR — A teen passenger in a 108-mph high-speed chase in Willmar along Kandiyohi County Road 23 pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced...
June 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
June 20, 2016
One dead, three hurt in N.D. oil well fire
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County oil well site over the weekend, the Occupational...
June 20, 2016 - 11:25am
June 15, 2016
Judges back North Dakota, say Minnesota overreached with coal plant law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota overstepped its authority in a 2007 law that restricts buying electricity from North Dakota coal-fired power plants, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The Next Generation Energy Act violates the U.S. Constitution's provision allowing only Congress to regulate...
June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
June 14, 2016
Tornadoes touch down in northeast South Dakota, southern and western Minnesota
ABERDEEN, S.D. — At least four tornadoes touched down in northeast South Dakota and west-central Minnesota Tuesday, although the National Weather...
June 14, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 9, 2016
Three dead in plane crash near Wishek, North Dakota
WISHEK, N.D.--Three people were killed in a plane crash involving a 19-year-old pilot just south of Wishek on Thursday, June 9. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a Piper Cherokee plane took off from the Wishek Municipal Airport on its way to Bismarck just before 3:30 p.m....
June 9, 2016 - 10:07pm
May 23, 2016
Minnesota investors, workers continue to pay steep toll in oil field business debacle
At least 42 employees of a North Dakota oilfield service company that folded a year ago are still owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid wages...
May 23, 2016 - 9:11am
May 20, 2016
Man pleads guilty to setting Somali eatery on fire
FARGO — Before pleading to a federal hate crime, Matthew Gust paused. But he eventually pleaded to starting a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks on fire, an act some claim was racially charged. “Guilty,” Gust said. At the hearing, Gust admitted he set fire on Dec. 8 to Juba Coffee...
May 20, 2016 - 5:30am
May 19, 2016
In North Dakota's boom town, a humbling dose of reality
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Dave Van Assche didn't fret too much when oil prices started to slide in late 2014. The postal services business...
May 19, 2016 - 12:09pm
May 11, 2016
Man reels in 131-pound paddlefish
WILLISTON, N.D. – A Williston man likely set a new state record over the weekend after reeling in a 131-pound paddlefish. Grant Werkmeister...
May 11, 2016 - 8:08am
May 6, 2016
Error mixing heroin, fentanyl 'could cause the end of your life'
FARGO-- Fargo police continue to warn the public about a dangerous, powerful drug responsible for several deaths, though most people have probably...
May 6, 2016 - 5:30am
May 3, 2016
Despite thousands of empty bedrooms, waning business, optimism abounds in N.D. oil patch
Though thousands of hotel rooms and apartments sit empty and a major big-box store is about to close, those who work there say they're still...
May 3, 2016 - 11:10am
May 2, 2016
First wolverine confirmed in N.D. since 1800s; none seen in Minn. since 1899
For the first time since the late 1800s, a wolverine has been confirmed in North Dakota. Stephanie Tucker, game management section leader and...
May 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
An angler in N.D. reels in a record northern ... and then sends fish on its merry way
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Nathan Lafleur says it never entered his mind to keep the massive northern pike he caught Wednesday evening while fly fishing...
May 2, 2016 - 8:31am