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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 10, 2016
Starry stonewort infestation confirmed in second Minnesota lake
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's second known infestation of starry stonewort, an invasive form of macro algae, has been confirmed by the Minnesota...
August 10, 2016 - 1:09pm
August 8, 2016
Aurora solar project by the numbers
The $290 million Aurora solar project will be the largest utility-scale solar project in Minnesota. The project includes solar farms at 16 sites in Minnesota including locations near Paynesville and Atwater. The 477,000 solar photovoltaic panels erected on the farms will produce a...
August 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
Families of teens killed in crash speak at sentencing of drunken driver from Paynesville
LITCHFIELD -- Images flashed across a Meeker County courtroom television screen Monday, showing two smiling teenagers wearing camouflage and...
August 8, 2016 - 9:07pm
July 19, 2016
Huber seeks dismissal of murder case against him
WILLMAR -- Timothy John Huber is seeking the dismissal of the 2011 murder case against him. Huber’s lawyer argues there is not probable cause...
July 19, 2016 - 11:56pm
July 14, 2016
Supreme Court reprimands Paynesville attorney
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand to attorney Robert D. Stoneburner of Paynesville following his conviction...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
July 12, 2016
More questions than answers as Minnesota battles starry stonewort
PAYNESVILLE – Last year’s discovery of starry stonewort in Lake Koronis has made the lake our starting point for learning how to manage this...
July 12, 2016 - 2:20pm
July 9, 2016
MnDOT finds no need for EIS for Highway 23 gap
NEW LONDON—Expanding Minnesota Highway 23 to four-lanes from New London to Paynesville does not have the potential for significant environmental impacts, and an Environmental Impact Study is not required for it, the Minnesota Department of Transportation concluded in a finding...
July 9, 2016 - 12:33am
July 5, 2016
Records published July 5
This is the records summary for July 5. Man burned in brush fire near Paynesville PAYNESVILLE—A 42-year-old man was seriously burned in a brush fire Friday night in rural Paynesville. The incident was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office at 8:14 p.m. Friday on Old...
July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 4, 2016
Man burned in brush fire accident near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE -- A 42-year-old man was seriously burned in a brush fire Friday night in rural Paynesville. The incident was reported to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 8:14 p.m. Friday on Old Lake Road in Paynesville Township. The Sheriff’s Office said the man, whose name...
July 4, 2016 - 12:55pm
July 2, 2016
Big innings propel NLS to win over Pirates
SPICER—Three New London-Spicer players had three RBIs and the Twins benefitted from some poor Paynesville defense in a 13-3 amateur baseball...
July 2, 2016 - 12:23am
June 21, 2016
Paynesville driver pleads guilty to charges in fatal crash
LITCHFIELD — A 28-year-old Paynesville driver pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal...
June 21, 2016 - 11:32pm
June 17, 2016
Paynesville eliminated from AA baseball tournament
ST. CLOUD — A six-run first inning helped East Grand Forks bury Paynesville early, en route to a 9-5 win in a Class AA state baseball elimination game Friday. Things seemed to be looking up in the top of the first, as Brent Burg ripped an RBI triple then scored on a groundout to...
June 17, 2016 - 6:24pm
State Baseball: Pioneers deal Paynesville big blow
Pierz scores big early, puts away Bulldogs in five innings in Class AA state opener
June 17, 2016 - 12:15am
June 4, 2016
Prep Baseball: Paynesville's Ludwig tosses one-hitter, beats 'Waska 5-0 to advance to finals
A one-hitter and a bevy of errors led Paynesville to a 5-0 victory over Minnewaska on Saturday.
June 4, 2016 - 10:16pm
May 31, 2016
Paynesville man sentenced for false report resulting in school lockdown
LITCHFIELD — A man who spurred a February lockdown of the entire Eden Valley-Watkins School District after he came to the doors of the district office and claimed a man with a gun was trying to kill him was sentenced Tuesday in Meeker County District Court for falsely reporting...
May 31, 2016 - 11:58pm