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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
September 23, 2016
Family mourns Alexandria woman lost to suicide
By all accounts, 36-year-old Jill Ellingson of Alexandria was all spark and spunk. Her presence lit up a room. She was selfless, always going...
September 23, 2016 - 1:54pm
January 29, 2016
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
Twenty-five people stood up one-by-one in a crowded room, each telling the individual story of a victim of human trafficking. It created a powerful...
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am
January 18, 2016
Willmar Fire Chief warns of carbon monoxide dangers
WILLMAR — It is called the “silent killer” and, in 2014, carbon monoxide poisoning killed 14 people in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota...
January 18, 2016 - 10:53pm
U.S. deploys newly minted bird flu plan
CHICAGO — U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. The federal government sprang...
January 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
January 14, 2016
Rice intensifies efforts to keep hospital safe
WILLMAR — The death of an Aitkin police officer at St. Cloud Hospital last year, fatally shot by a patient who grabbed his gun, illustrates...
January 14, 2016 - 9:39am
November 19, 2015
Regional initiative targets adults at risk of diabetes
WILLMAR — A church might seem an unlikely place for a health intervention but Southern Prairie Community Care is banking on this setting as a way to reach adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. A free screening Saturday at Casa de Misericordia church in Willmar aims to help identify...
November 19, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 20, 2015
Community workout to raise funds to help prevent suicide in veterans
Suicide claims the lives of 22 veterans in the U.S. each day, and about 30 suicides occur per 100,000 veterans, according to a Time Magazine...
August 20, 2015 - 9:22am
July 23, 2015
Nearly $2 billion in Minnesota spent on care that likely could have been avoided
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers, health plans and individuals spent $1.9 billion in 2012 for health care that potentially could have been prevented. So...
July 23, 2015 - 10:00am
April 27, 2015
Kandiyohi County hosts Aquatic Invasive Species kickoff
NEW LONDON — Information about new programs to address aquatic invasive species in Kandiyohi County — and an appearance by a zebra mussel...
April 27, 2015 - 11:31pm
April 21, 2015
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
WILLMAR — Having witnessed some of the serious ramifications of underage drinking, including a fatal accident involving a drunk driver leaving...
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
April 12, 2015
Tiny terrors: Deer tick bites can lead to Lyme disease
SALOL, Minn. — Valerie Cran Dahl of Salol has been living with Lyme disease for nearly 30 years, she says. In the summer of 1985, when she was 14, she distinctly remembers that she woke up to find “a dozen tiny poppy seed-sized ticks latched on to my right ankle, which was swollen...
April 12, 2015 - 10:39pm