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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.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
Relaxed Serena set to open quest for more history
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Berger gets his turn at center
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
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 8, 2012
Letter: Our high rate of incarceration
Welcome to the USA -- home of 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prison population! It's hard to believe but our "sweet land of liberty" has incarcerated more people than those repressive countries like Russia, China or Iran! Are we really that bad or...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Willmar artists to appear on 'Postcards' Sunday WILLMAR -- Pioneer Public TV's "Postcards" will feature two Willmar artists at 7 p.m. Sunday. Ron Adams takes us into his intense and passionate world of painting, a craft to which he's devoted 40 years, while Fred Cogelow, a self-taught...
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
January 3, 2012
New owner of prominent Montevideo landmark looks to expand its role as entertainment center
MONTEVIDEO -- The Hollywood Theatre is where Ruth Ann and Jerry Lee first dated, and started their relationship now over 40 years strong. Now...
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 31, 2011
These carriers are first to deliver the news
RENVILLE -- Nobody beats the carriers at the Meadows on Main independent living center in Renville when it comes to being the first to deliver...
May 31, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
MnDOT issues reminder about mailbox damage
WILLMAR -- Prompted by questions from the public about mailboxes damaged by snowplows, the Minnesota Department of Transportation issued a reminder Friday about requirements for mailboxes along state highways. Owners are responsible for the care and replacement of damaged mailboxes,...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
MONTEVIDEO -- There's still time and all the incentives in the world to do something about climate change before Minnesotans, as one wag put...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 9. Ambulance checks passenger after crash near school WILLMAR -- A passenger was checked by ambulance crew members, but not taken to the hospital, for treatment of possible injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash around 8 a.m. Monday near Roosevelt...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
American Opinion: On replacing the director of the White House National Economic Council:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On replacing the director of the White House National Economic Council: President Barack Obama took office with a promise to create jobs and has reiterated it intermittently, as the...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
American Opinion: On FBI Patriot Act abuse:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On FBI Patriot Act abuse: One of the greatest risks posed by the "Patriot Act" -- a loosening of safeguards on personal freedom hurriedly passed while the fires of 9/11 still burned -- was that the new powers...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
September 17, 2010
Arraignments Monday for shooting suspects
WILLMAR -- The four men arrested for invading a home and firing shots on a Willmar Police officer Wednesday evening are expected to make their first court appearance Monday. According to Kandiyohi County Attorney Boyd Beccue, the assistant county attorney handling the case sought...
September 17, 2010 - 11:51am
September 13, 2010
Sheriff: More nighttime burglaries reported
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking residents to lock their doors and secure all basement and main floor windows after more nighttime burglaries were reported Monday. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, additional reports of nighttime burglaries were taken today from residents...
September 13, 2010 - 1:46pm
August 26, 2010
New voter registration 'lookup' service launched at Minnesota State Fair
August 26, 2010 - 12:00am
July 29, 2010
Commentary: Gulf women become riders on the storm
WASHINGTON -- When people think of New Orleans, most think of jazz, hurricane cocktails, Katrina -- and now the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But there's another stormy concoction barreling toward the nation's capital -- in the nicest possible way. They call themselves "Women...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Man held on $500,000 bail in connection with Neb. warrant
WILLMAR -- Jaser Esiongeder Lopez-Mejia, 26, of Willmar is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $500,000 bail on several felony charges,...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am