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U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Dog found in rubble of downtown Sioux Falls building 48 hours after it collapsed
Willmar police officer escapes injury in early-morning rollover crash
Olivia woman injured in Highway 71 crash
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 4, 2016
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, sending out an air and ground attack by firefighters. Forestry...
May 4, 2016 - 10:25pm
May 2, 2016
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
March 8, 2012
Astro Bob blog: Solar storm hits, expected to continue through tonight
Like many of you, I stayed up as late as I could hoping to see aurora and then finally went to bed. The coronal mass ejection (CME) - that high-speed...
March 8, 2012 - 10:25am
July 15, 2010
BNSF withdraws from grant process for rail bypass
WILLMAR -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has pulled out of the application process for federal stimulus money to help build a railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar. In a letter sent Tuesday to city officials, the railroad said that after a further review of the application...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 9, 2010
EDC votes to earmark money for proposed rail bypass
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has earmarked $50,000 to support a proposed railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar. Members of the EDC's joint operations board voted Thursday to set aside undesignated funds for the potential...
July 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Thunderstorm warning issued for northern Kandiyohi County until 5:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issue a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Kandiyohi County in west central Minnesota until 5:30 p.m. * AT 436 PM CDT...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE...
June 25, 2010 - 4:52pm
May 8, 2010
Fishing's tug has made Olivia angler a lifelong keeper
OLIVIA -- Maybe his tendency to put big fish back into the water can be tracked back to the time he upset his dad. Marlin Hanson of Olivia remembers...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Rain not enough to lessen northern Minn. wildfire threat
DULUTH, Minn. -- Spotty weekend rain wasn't enough to lessen the threat of wildfires across northern Minnesota. Duluth got enough rain early Sunday to help grass turn green. But Duluth International Airport received just 0.16 of an inch and remains nearly 2½ inches below normal...
April 26, 2010 - 10:08am
April 21, 2010
Granite Falls Council plans to challenge Mediacom petition
GRANITE FALLS -- Granite Falls City Council members voted unanimously on Monday to challenge a petition filed by Mediacom with the Federal Communications Commission. The cable television franchise holder in the community is asking to be exempt from rate regulation by the city and...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Woman killed by BNSF train in Detroit Lakes identified
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Authorities have identified a Detroit Lakes woman killed Tuesday by a train. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck Shannon Marie Bugge, 35, of Detroit Lakes when she was attempting to cross the railroad tracks. The Becker County Sheriff Department received...
April 7, 2010 - 2:26pm
February 25, 2010
Highway 28 west of Morris re-opens after being blocked by snowbound BNSF train
Update 3:50 p.m
February 25, 2010 - 10:05am
December 10, 2009
High-speed rail advocates explain route through Superior, Duluth
Amid differing cost estimates and ridership figures, one thing has been nailed down for the Northern Lights Express: where the proposed high-speed...
December 10, 2009 - 10:16am
BNSF cuts jobs in Willmar rail yard
WILLMAR - Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall reduction in BNSF's switching operations. Employees were notified this week that they are being furloughed. BNSF hopes to eventually call them back...
November 10, 2009 - 4:13pm
August 5, 2009
Railroad crossing work Monday will close Hwy. 12
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday and traffic will be detoured for three days next week for replacement of a railroad crossing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured on County Road 5, state...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 18, 2009
Trott Avenue railroad crossing safety project placed on funding list
WILLMAR -- A safety improvement project is being proposed for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossing on Trott Avenue Southwest.
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am