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Litchfield, Meeker County investigating series of burglaries
Minnesota Commerce commissioner resigns to launch attorney general bid
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
European parties accused of being influenced by Russia
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
11-year-old Minnesota boy bags rare spotted deer
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rest after wild weekend
Wild score 4 goals in final 7 minutes in crazy comeback win
NWL Baseball: Six Stingers sign to return for 2018 season
State Swimming & Diving: Two Willmar divers in top four after state semis
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
14 movies worth seeing this holiday season - and none about Santa Claus
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
Kat Perkins urges St. Mary's students to be fearless
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
LaVonne A. Welter
James G. Andrews
Lisa Marie Rott
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
Tooting your own horn could help others
Commentary: No man accused of sexually harassing a woman is irreplaceable - not even Al Franken
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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August 31, 2016
Judge rejects Huber's bid to dismiss murder charges
WILLMAR—A judge rejected Timothy Huber's motion to dismiss murder charges against him, ruling that the retrial against the 50-year-old...
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 25, 2016
GROVE CITY— Paynesville's volleyball team opened up its season with a convincing 3-1 road win against ACGC on Thursday. Paynesville jumped...
August 25, 2016 - 10:56pm
August 22, 2016
Prosecutor: Huber defense in murder case recycling old arguments
WILLMAR—Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker issued a biting 25-page reply last week to a defense motion seeking dismissal of murder...
August 22, 2016 - 11:30pm
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