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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
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November 2, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., woman to hospital after crash west of Dassel
DASSEL -- A 26-year-old Hutchinson woman was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a two vehicle crash Thursday evening west of Dassel. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Katie Hoeschen was driving a 2011 Mazda sport utility...
November 2, 2012 - 9:59am
October 25, 2012
Boo! Minnesota law putting extra patrols on this weekend for Halloween
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement agencies from across Minnesota will have officers working additional patrols this weekend seeking Halloween partyers who get behind the wheel and drive after drinking alcohol. According to the State Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol troopers,...
October 25, 2012 - 12:17pm
October 24, 2012
Granite Falls, Minn., man killed in Highway 212 crash
GRANITE FALLS -- An 80-year-old Granite Falls man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 212 west of Granite Falls. According to the State Patrol, Roger O. Tjosvold was driving a 2010 Chrysler van and turned left...
October 24, 2012 - 8:50am
October 16, 2012
UPDATE: Belgrade, Minn., man killed in semi-bicycle crash south of Belgrade
BELGRADE -- The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed in a crash early this morning on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. The...
October 16, 2012 - 10:47am
September 28, 2012
Olivia, Minn., man airlifted after crash involving beet-hauling truck
DANUBE -- A 22-year-old Olivia man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi truck around 7:40 a.m. this morning near Danube. According to the State Patrol, Sean Ziesmer was driving a 1998 Ford Taurus...
September 28, 2012 - 1:57pm
September 17, 2012
Three people treated, released after crash near Danube, Minn.
DANUBE -- The driver and two passengers of a vehicle involved in a crash around 4:30 p.m. Sunday were treated and released for their injuries at Renville County Hospital. According to the State Patrol, Jesse E. Delaney, 31, of Willmar, was driving a 1985 Pontiac Parisienne southbound...
September 17, 2012 - 9:04am
September 13, 2012
Law busts 1,842 for drunken driving during statewide campaign
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement officers from 315 agencies arrested a total of 1,842 impaired drivers during the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept.
September 13, 2012 - 12:08pm
September 11, 2012
Clara City, Minn., man sustains minor injury in motorcycle crash
CLARA CITY -- A 47-year-old Clara City man sustained a minor injury when the motorcycle he was driving rolled Monday afternoon along State Highway 7 east of Clara City. According to the State Patrol, Darrel R. Schoep was westbound on Highway 7 about two miles east of Clara City when...
September 11, 2012 - 1:04pm
Echo, Granite Falls drivers hurt in crash north of Echo, Minn.
ECHO -- A 50-year-old Echo woman and a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy were treated and released from Granite Falls Hospital for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. Monday north of Echo. According to the State Patrol, Carey L. Hoepner, 50 of Echo, was driving...
September 11, 2012 - 1:03pm
September 7, 2012
Semi trailer comes unhitched, blocks traffic in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- The State Patrol is investigating an semi-trailer incident that blocked traffic around 6:30 a.m. this morning in Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Gregory Volkers, 48, of Sauk Rapids was driving a 2000 Mack semi-tractor pulling a trailer south...
September 7, 2012 - 1:18pm
August 30, 2012
Willmar, Minn., law agencies planning extra patrols for "move over" day
WILLMAR -- Statewide law enforcement agencies, including the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Willmar Police Department, will have extra patrols on the roads Friday to increase enforcement of the Ted Foss Move Over Law. State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss was killed 12 years ago,...
August 30, 2012 - 4:34pm
August 20, 2012
Wickenhauser to appear Tuesday on charges in triple fatal near Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Paul A. Wickenhauser, 21, of Cokato, will make his first court appearance Tuesday on charges of criminal vehicular homicide for the...
August 20, 2012 - 12:01pm
Appleton, Minn., man killed in motorcycle-deer crash
ORTONVILLE -- A 59-year-old Appleton man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a Saturday morning motor vehicle crash along State Highway 7 in Big Stone County. According to the State Patrol, Philip J. Borstad, 59, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on...
August 20, 2012 - 9:04am
August 10, 2012
UPDATE: Renville, Minn., man killed in Vesta crash
VESTA -- An 18-year old Renville man was killed in a head-on motor vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Thursday along State Highway 19 west of Vesta. According to the State Patrol, Jaime F. Garcia was driving a 1995 Ford Escort westbound on the highway and collided with an eastbound 2011...
August 10, 2012 - 9:23am
August 9, 2012
UPDATE: State Patrol updates info on Vesta, Minn., fatal, Marshall man hurt in crash
VESTA -- A 28-year-old Marshall man was taken to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. for treatment of injuries sustained in a fatal, head-on motor vehicle crash around 11 a.m. this morning along State Highway 19 west of Vesta. According to the State Patrol, Michael V. Million...
August 9, 2012 - 5:02pm