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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
July 20, 2016
Woman tries to run over police officer with her car
WAGNER, S.D. — A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with...
July 20, 2016 - 8:58pm
July 13, 2016
American Opinion: As a police officer, I am sworn to protect all
Friends, let this sink in. A teacher is writing her lesson plans for the next week and every few minutes, the principal calls her room to make sure she isn't dead. A nurse is making rounds, handing out medication, and every few minutes, the charge nurse calls his phone to make sure...
July 13, 2016 - 4:59am
April 5, 2016
Former police officer sentenced on child porn charges
FARGO – A former North Dakota police officer was sentenced Monday, April 4, in Cass County District Court to six months in the county jail...
April 5, 2016 - 10:06am
January 28, 2016
Minnesotan escapes cop by leaping off I-35 bridge, only to be tackled by good Samaritan
A handcuffed domestic violence suspect's desperate leap off an elevated portion of Interstate 35 near the "can of worms" interchange in Duluth...
January 28, 2016 - 11:38am
January 21, 2016
Minnesota police officer apologizes for violent Facebook post
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police sergeant issued a public apology Wednesday for a Facebook comment to “run them over” about an upcoming Black Lives Matter march, but the mayor and others said they continue to be outraged. Sgt. Jeffrey Rothecker, who is on paid leave from the department...
January 21, 2016 - 8:19am
November 8, 2015
Willmar police officer assaulted
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer was kicked and punched by a woman early Sunday when he intervened in a fight. The Officer, who has served on the department for seven years, was treated and released from Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, according to a news release from Police...
November 8, 2015 - 9:47am
November 5, 2015
Officer names released in fatal Hutchinson police shooting
HUTCHINSON (Forum News Service) — The two officers involved in a fatal shooting during a scuffle in a duplex in Hutchinson have been identified. The Hutchinson police officer shot and wounded was Jacob Willers, who had just started with the department on Oct. 12. After being...
November 5, 2015 - 11:20pm
November 4, 2015
College police officer booked on child pornography charges
A UND police officer was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of possessing child pornography, UND Police Sgt. Danny Weigel confirmed. Paul...
November 4, 2015 - 11:36am
October 15, 2015
Hardee’s executive apologizes for alleged case of police discrimination
MILACA — A Hardee’s restaurant executive issued an apology after employees at the Hardee’s here refused service to a woman because she is a police officer. Jackie Minks, an officer with the Milaca Police Department, was allegedly denied service Tuesday at the restaurant. Minks...
October 15, 2015 - 11:14pm
May 6, 2015
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
May 6, 2015 - 6:45am
July 30, 2014
Suspect in slaying of Mendota Heights officer arrested after shootout with police in St. Paul
ST. PAUL — A routine traffic stop midday Wednesday ended with gunshots that felled Mendota Heights’ most veteran police officer. Eight hours...
July 30, 2014 - 11:43pm
September 19, 2013
Police officer assaulted, injured
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer was assaulted and injured Thursday afternoon during a routine traffic stop. The officer was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital by ambulance and later released, according to a news release from Police Chief David Wyffels. Douglas Robert...
September 19, 2013 - 11:21pm
April 16, 2013
State Highway 23 segment to be renamed after slain Cold Spring officer
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton is signing a bill to rename 11 miles of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker....
April 16, 2013 - 10:35am
January 31, 2013
Slain Cold Spring officer's partner resigns
COLD SPRING (AP) — The part-time officer who was working with a Cold Spring police officer when he was killed has resigned. Cold Spring-Richmond Police Chief Phil Jones tells the St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/XacpMM ) that Greg Reiter submitted his resignation Jan. 10....
January 31, 2013 - 12:09pm