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Authorities warn of unsafe Minnesota lake landings
Vossen-Seiffert earns CPA
Weichert Realtors welcomes Paffrath
Dowdey joins Weichert Realtors
Dahlager named law firm partner
Girls Basketball: Tigers cruise to win over West Central
Local roundup: Eagles win Camden title
Girls Basketball: Dreier vs. Dreier
Wild focused on increasing lead over Blackhawks before 6-day break
Twins' Gibson hopes new motion will deliver healthier arm
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Marlow W. Hanson
Irene Carol Nelson
Marlyn K. Sandry
Anna Mae Hawley
George Herbert Rechkemmer
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
November 30, 2016
Former Willmar city administrator named finalist for Moorhead city manager position
MOORHEAD -- The city of Moorhead on Tuesday released names of finalists for the job of city manager. The four finalists are: Shawn Henessee,...
November 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
July 27, 2016
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
A juvenile bald eagle in need of rescue was found in a somewhat distressing situation July 6 at the lake home of Arne Brekke on Island Lake north...
July 27, 2016 - 4:19pm
Minnesotan in custody for alleged assault on woman, chasing man with hatchet
DETROIT LAKES - A Park Rapids man is in the Becker County jail after allegedly assaulting a woman and then chasing around a man, who tried to...
June 27, 2016 - 3:28pm
January 16, 2016
Minnesota couple wins $150K on Powerball
Last week’s lottery frenzy became a reality for a Park Rapids couple who won $150,000 in the Saturday, Jan. 9 Powerball drawing. Devan Bergerson...
January 16, 2016 - 9:06am
September 24, 2015
DNA on cigarette butt help catch lake cabin burglar
PARK RAPIDS — DNA on a cigarette butt has landed Duane Lampl, 24, of Park Rapids, in prison. According to court records, in June of 2014 he burglarized a cabin on South Dinner Lake Loop, Park Rapids, taking a well pump and tank, 10 sheets of drywall, lumber and some tools and household...
September 24, 2015 - 10:57pm
April 22, 2015
Northern Minn. jailer accused of having sex with inmate
PARK RAPIDS -- A former Hubbard County jailer has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct after being accused of having an affair with an inmate. Emily Louise Yliniemi, 36, Ponsford, left the department under pressure in late February. She makes an initial appearance...
April 22, 2015 - 9:00am
November 7, 2014
Park Rapids man killed in rollover in Hubbard County
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Park Rapids man was killed in a rollover early Friday in Hubbard County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident was reported just after 1:30 a.m. John Wolfe, 29, was eastbound on state Highway 87 at milepost 46 in a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban...
November 7, 2014 - 10:19am
October 1, 2014
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Park Rapids, Minn., man was killed in a collision with a semi-trailer Tuesday night south of Park Rapids. The crash was reported at 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1976 International semi was pulling out...
October 1, 2014 - 9:30am
February 26, 2014
Menahga man arrested in Park Rapids death
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Menahga man has been arrested in the death of a 19-year-old woman Monday morning at a Park Rapids apartment complex. Harley David Leritz, 21, was taken into custody Monday and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on charges relating to the death...
February 26, 2014 - 1:47pm
February 5, 2014
Ex-murder suspect to contest warrants in Hubbard Co. child porn case
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A former Hubbard County murder suspect who still faces child pornography charges will contest search warrants used to obtain evidence in the case, his attorney said. Murder charges against Fredrick William Bachman were dismissed in November. But investigators...
February 5, 2014 - 10:48am
October 7, 2013
Man dies after being shot by hunting partner in north central Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A hunter in north central Minnesota died of gunshot wounds after being shot by his hunting partner. According to Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, 23-year-old Adam Earl Poole of Nevis and a friend were hunting Saturday in a channel between two lakes when...
October 7, 2013 - 12:26pm
June 21, 2013
Man accused of murdering roommate that was found dead in N. Minn. fire
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting and killing his roommate with a shotgun before their home started on fire.
June 21, 2013 - 1:37pm
May 17, 2013
Rain could help fight three-county blaze in Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Weekend rains could bring relief to hundreds of weary firefighters battling a 7,100-acre blaze in three west-central Minnesota counties. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in Becker County and consumed at least 55 buildings, including 12 homes and 33 outbuildings....
May 17, 2013 - 11:38pm
May 16, 2013
Calm winds helping fight fire between Menahga and Park Rapids in north central Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Calm winds were allowing 40-some fire departments to get control of a wildfire that has scorched more than 7,100 acres in three counties
May 16, 2013 - 12:05pm
Thousands of acres, dozens of building burned in north central Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A north central Minnesota fire grew to an estimated 7,100 acres Wednesday, destroying or damaging dozens of structures,...
May 16, 2013 - 7:18am