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Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
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
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
June 1, 2016
Dayton signs police body camera bill, but not all pleased
ST. PAUL -- Amid four hours of testimony on a bill about how and when Minnesota’s police forces can use body cameras — a bill signed into law Tuesday — was a telling moment. A flash of passion from a longtime law enforcement officer, sitting on a key state legislative committee...
June 1, 2016 - 5:30am
May 27, 2016
St. Paul police fatally shoot man they say fired at officers
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul police say a man fired at officers Thursday afternoon and police shot back, killing the man. No officers were injured during...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 23, 2016
Willmar man arrested after making threats with handgun
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Willmar man who is alleged to have threatened residents while showing a firearm in his waistband is in jail this afternoon,...
May 23, 2016 - 4:55pm
May 20, 2016
WATCH: Minnesota officer fights for his life with suspect
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who was shown on video struggling to grab a Brooklyn Park police officer’s gun was convicted Wednesday of first-degree...
May 20, 2016 - 2:44pm
May 13, 2016
Two arrested after 108 mph chase in Kandiyohi Co.
After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar...
May 13, 2016 - 10:29am
April 22, 2016
Ruling: Officers justified in shooting of gun-wielding woman outside church
HERMANTOWN -- Two law enforcement officers were justified in shooting a gun-wielding woman outside a Hermantown area church in February, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Thursday. Kristen Kelly Johnson, 48, of Cloquet was shot twice after she allegedly pointed a handgun at...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 21, 2016
Elderly Willmar man injured after being struck by vehicle
WILLMAR — An 88-year-old Willmar man was injured in a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle crash around 4 p.m. Thursday. Willmar Police say Gerald Carlson was accidentally struck by a vehicle driven by his wife, 85-year-old Ruth E. Carlson, as she backed out of her driveway on the...
April 21, 2016 - 5:19pm
April 1, 2016
Willmar K-9 officer Axel dons new digs
K9 officer Axel of the Willmar Police Department has received his new bullet- and stab-proof vest. The stab and bullet-proof vest, custom-made...
April 1, 2016 - 11:22pm
March 31, 2016
BCA says video of Minnesota police shooting man too graphic to release
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter captured video of police officers opening fire on an armed man near Fergus Falls in September, but officials...
March 31, 2016 - 8:46am
March 30, 2016
Police officers won't be charged in Jamar Clark shooting
MINNEAPOLIS - There will be no charges against the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November shooting of Jamar Clark, the Hennepin...
March 30, 2016 - 11:57am
March 8, 2016
Dog on rampage bites four, is fatally shot by Minnesota cop
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a dog Sunday after it bit four people and as it charged at other passersby and paramedics, according to the police department. The Rottweiler had jumped a fence in his owner’s Macalester-Groveland yard and was running nearby, near...
March 8, 2016 - 5:30am
February 28, 2016
18-year old leads police on high speed chase near Atwater
ATWATER - An 18-year-old Atwater man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s office, the chase started shortly before 2 a.m. north of Atwater, on 180 Street Northeast,...
February 28, 2016 - 1:51pm
February 12, 2016
Investigators: Piecing together deadly Fargo standoff will take time
FARGO -- The law enforcement community in Fargo-Moorhead mourned a fallen friend and comrade Thursday as investigators began the job of piecing...
February 12, 2016 - 9:42am
January 27, 2016
Willmar police K9 to get bullet-proof vest
The Willmar Police Department’s K9 police dog Axel will soon have a new vest. But it’s more than just clothing. The stab and bullet-proof...
January 27, 2016 - 11:26pm
January 12, 2016
Wanted man in Ohio sends 'better' mug shot to police Facebook page
CHICAGO - An Ohio man wanted on a drunk driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mug shots that police put on their Facebook page, he posted...
January 12, 2016 - 1:41pm