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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
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
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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