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Fire departments respond to barn and hay fire northwest of Blomkest
Tax breaks, spending, buffers all in a day's debate
Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Hearings postponed again in Rodriguez death penalty appeal
Vikings RB Murray has surgery on ankle
WATCH: Last-second heave sends No. 1 Champlin Park to 4A boys basketball semis
USA Hockey postpones training camp amid wage dispute
Twins RHP May undergoes Tommy John surgery
Warriors' Kerr not resting case on sitting stars
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 21, 2017
Labrador retriever still top dog in U.S.
NEW YORK - The friendly, and often clumsy, Labrador retriever has retained its long held title as the most popular dog breed in the United States,...
March 21, 2017 - 2:23pm
March 14, 2017
DR. FOX: Mental health and disturbances in animals
Dear Dr. Fox: I have an odd question for you. As I was talking to my housemate, we got into the subject of schizophrenia and dementia. I wondered...
March 14, 2017 - 2:15pm
One city, in a first for Minnesota, votes to ban dog and cat sales at pet stores
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Roseville became the first city in the state Monday, March 13, to ban the commercial sale of dogs and cats at pet stores....
March 14, 2017 - 8:54am
March 8, 2017
Dr. Fox: USDA removes animal welfare reports from website
Dear Readers: On Feb. 3, The New York Times reported, the "Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement...
March 8, 2017 - 11:40am
March 1, 2017
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Dear Dr. Fox: In this season of protests, I have been increasingly troubled by people taking one or more dogs to crowded, loud and chaotic venues,...
March 1, 2017 - 6:36am
February 24, 2017
Willmar Fire Department responds to garage fire
WILLMAR — Smoke billowed from a slightly charred garage door Friday morning as the Willmar Fire Department responded to a fire on the 400...
February 24, 2017 - 12:26pm
February 8, 2017
Eating grass helps cat naturally relieve issues
Dear Dr. Fox: My 12-year-old cat eats grass, I mean like a sheep eats grass! She eats it for about 15 minutes every day when I take her out in...
February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
January 18, 2017
Pet of the Week published Jan. 19
Estes is a border collie and German shepherd mix dog that arrived from a rescue group. This 7-month-old female knows some of the basic commands...
January 18, 2017 - 9:46pm
January 11, 2017
Blaze, Cassian and Jyn are Pets of the Week
The first few days of life for Blaze, Cassian and Jyn were a challenge that these three kittens conquered. At about the age of 2 days, they...
January 11, 2017 - 10:48pm
December 22, 2016
Pets can help owners manage mental illness
• Pets could play an active role in the treatment of their owners' long-term mental health problems, according to authors of a small study...
December 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
December 16, 2016
Thinking like dog helps Minn. trooper track down pooch for crash victim
A Minnesota State Trooper saved the day for a college student involved in an Interstate 94 crash Friday, Dec. 16, when he found her dog that...
December 16, 2016 - 7:18pm
August 31, 2016
Animal spirits: consumers' devotion lifts pet-care stocks
NEW YORK—Americans' attachment to their pets has fostered a $60 billion industry that is producing best-in-breed stock performance. Shares...
August 31, 2016 - 2:13pm
August 17, 2016
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
Finn is 5. He’s a hardy 96 pounds and has strawberry blonde hair, specked with white. He’s a handsome sort, with brown saucers for eyes that...
August 17, 2016 - 3:42pm
August 15, 2016
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
The latest issue of Live it! Magazine is now available for viewing online here. In this issue we take a look at the changing roles pets play...
August 15, 2016 - 2:39pm
August 9, 2016
Citing morale, productivity, rising number of employers allowing pets at work
Charlie is an ideal colleague. He's energetic, knows how to handle bullies and has serious people skills. His work mostly entails riding on a...
August 9, 2016 - 9:19am