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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
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
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
March 17, 2011
Dog keeps vigil over master's truck at crash scene near Park Rapids
Emergency personnel responded to what they say is one of the saddest accident scenes they've been to lately.
March 17, 2011 - 9:41am
January 25, 2011
Twin Cities contractor survives nail gun wound to chest
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- A contractor working on a project in a suburban Twin Cities home has survived a nail gun wound to the chest. Police say the accident happened Monday afternoon in Brooklyn Park. A woman left the home while the contractor worked and returned hours later to find...
January 25, 2011 - 9:12am
January 22, 2011
A whole new world
NEW LONDON -- Replace the swish, swish, glide of cross country skis with the woosh, woosh, crunch of snowshoes breaking powder, and the world is yours to explore. Snowshoes are the ticket for those who want to leave the beaten trail and explore the woods, wetlands or open fields...
January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Swift County seeks grant for possible purchase of OHV parkland
BENSON -- If a federal grant is approved and if local landowners are willing to sell, Swift County might be able to triple the park acreage they own in Appleton and make a popular off-highway park a permanent asset. "We're testing the water right now," said Mike Johnson, director...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Former St. Paul Park, Minn., man charged in child porn case
A former St. Paul Park, Minn., man is accused by prosecutors of producing pornographic videos of girls at his former residence. Jose A. Soto, now a resident of Texas, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on 17 counts of production of child pornography. Soto...
January 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
January 2, 2011
West central Minnesota. teen drowns in open water on Nevis area lake, second teen rescued
A west central Minnesota teenager died Thursday night when the snowmobile he and a friend were on plunged into open water on the Third Crow Wing Lake south of Nevis. The other teen survived and was taken to St.
January 2, 2011 - 7:40am
December 24, 2010
The perfect career landing
NEW LONDON -- A career of more than 35 years with the Minnesota state parks system hasn't made it any easier to answer the question that has...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
DNR early retirements to be felt in region
ST. PAUL -- Two managers responsible for some of this area's most highly-regarded and popular resources have left the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as part of a retirement incentive program. Tuesday was the last day on the job for Bruce Gilbertson, who has managed the...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Park Rapids teacher resigns due to gun on school grounds incident
PARK RAPIDS - The Park Rapids School Board, without comment, voted to accept industrial education teacher Scott Eischens' resignation, "with thanks for his 12 years of service to the Park Rapids Area Schools" at Monday night's board meeting. The wording indicated the motion was at...
December 23, 2010 - 9:42am
November 15, 2010
38-year-old man dies in hunting accident near Bluffton
November 15, 2010 - 1:57pm
November 9, 2010
Rural Park Rapids man faces 11 child pornography charges
A rural Park Rapids, Minn., man made his first appearance Wednesday in Becker County District Court on 11 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Gregory Hubert Dirkes, 45, of 36318 Co. Rd. 127, Park Rapids, was charged as the result of an undercover investigation conducted...
November 9, 2010 - 11:00am
October 21, 2010
Montevideo Council eyeing repair work for the Lagoon Park bridges
MONTEVIDEO -- City Council members in Montevideo are hoping the city can repair the picturesque rock walls and bridges that are so integral to the appearance of Lagoon Park. Council members approved action Monday to repair the bridges, but tabled work on the walls for now, according...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Online registration for Kandiyohi County parks to be tested in 2011
WILLMAR -- A pilot project next year will test the viability of allowing people to register at Kandiyohi County parks on the Web. If the online reservation system works and is expanded to the rest of the county's five parks that have overnight camping, it could make it easier for...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Enjoying Wildcat Cove
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Park looks to expand
DAWSON -- Lac qui Parle County's only park is getting discovered for all the right reasons. "You can come down here any day of the week and...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am