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Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
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Willmar Community Assembly begins
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
July 4, 2017
Motorcycle passenger dies in Big Stone accident
ORTONVILLE – A passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a deer in Big Stone County on Saturday died of her injuries, the Minnesota State...
July 4, 2017 - 6:17pm
July 1, 2017
Two injured when motorcycle hits deer in Big Stone County
ORTONVILLE — Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in Big Stone County when the motorcycle they were riding struck a deer. According...
July 1, 2017 - 7:49pm
November 7, 2016
Records published Nov. 7
Accident ORTONVILLE — Lisa M. Nord, 46, of Fergus Falls was injured Sunday near Ortonville when she swerved to miss a deer and went off...
November 7, 2016 - 12:59am
June 2, 2016
Man who killed wife, and took children 5 years ago, still believed to be in Mexico
ORTONVILLE -- As the fifth anniversary of the murder of a western Minnesota woman nears, the Ortonville police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
June 2, 2016 - 5:30am
December 3, 2015
Minnesota woman airlifted after Highway 12 rollover crash
ORTONVILLE - A 29-year-old woman was airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, after the van she was driving hit an icy spot on U.S. Highway 12 in Big Stone County and rolled, ejecting her. Tausha M. Rogers, of Clinton, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Fargo...
December 3, 2015 - 9:39am
October 16, 2014
Couch culture: New exhibit in Willmar looks at human interaction through passive relaxation
Apparently, you can tell a lot about a person by the way they sit on a couch.
October 16, 2014 - 8:51am
November 1, 2012
New Highway 12 bridge opens in Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- The new U.S. Highway 12 bridge over the Minnesota River opened on Wednesday morning, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists traveling on Highway 12 will no longer encounter a detour between Ortonville and Big Stone City, S.D. The new, wider...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Fire destroys historic Ortonville, Minn., hotel
ORTONVILLE -- The historic Columbian Hotel in Ortonville burned and collapsed early this morning. Ortonville Fire Chief Alan Arndt said the fire was reported at 3:10 a.m. Friday, and most of the structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control within...
October 26, 2012 - 11:42am
May 2, 2012
Conditional use permit approved for quarry in Big Stone County, Minn.
ORTONVILLE -- The Big Stone County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit Tuesday for a controversial quarry project on the edge of the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. The vote on Tuesday morning provides a conditional use permit to Strata Corporation...
May 2, 2012 - 8:00am
April 19, 2012
Hearing on Big Stone County, Minn., quarry draws mostly opposition
ORTONVILLE -- Residents in the area of a proposed hard rock mining quarry had their say before the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at a public hearing on Tuesday evening. More than 120 people are estimated to have attended the hearing at the armory in Ortonville, with 18...
April 19, 2012 - 7:00am
November 28, 2011
Ortonville police: Boyfriend of slain woman moves to Mexico
ORTONVILLE, Minn. - Police are trying to reassure residents of Ortonville that there's no threat to their safety after the body of a missing woman was found buried nearby. Authorities haven't offered an explanation. Officials say the boyfriend of the woman moved to Mexico a day after...
November 28, 2011 - 9:39am
November 25, 2011
Body of missing woman found near Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- Authorities uncovered the body of a missing woman Thursday in a freshly dug area near Ortonville. Renata Fernandez-Ramon was identified Friday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner, where the body was transported after being recovered by the state Bureau of Criminal...
November 25, 2011 - 7:58pm
May 14, 2011
Pedaling optimism around the state of Minn.
WILLMAR -- Duluth Mayor Don Ness was on hand to wish them well, and 400 balloons were released as friends cheered their departure. Yet what's...
May 14, 2011 - 7:57am
April 4, 2011
Flooding closes Highway 12 at two places east of Ortonville
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed U.S. Highway 12 at approximately two miles east and at seven miles east of Ortonville due to flooding. Traffic is detoured to Highway 75, Highway 7 and Highway 119. Highway 12 east of Ortonville...
April 4, 2011 - 9:49am
April 2, 2010
Deployed National Guard members from across the region expected to return home over next two days
ST. PAUL -- More than 550 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery will be returning home today and Saturday, according to the Minnesota National Guard in St. Paul. The units based in Olivia, Madison, and Marshall are expected today, while the headquarters and headquarters...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am