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Al Franken is back to joke writing with this sick burn on Ted Cruz
Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits.
Younger brother of Manchester bomber was 'planning to stage an attack' in Libya, authorities say
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
Trump's deep budget cuts could cause a backlash in rural America
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
June 7, 2011
Two rural telephone cooperatives will vote again on merger
CHOKIO -- Two rural telephone cooperatives are asking their patrons for a second time to approve their merger. Patrons with the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Bellingham and Federated Telephone of Chokio will cast ballots Thursday on whether or not to create a merged cooperative...
June 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 28, 2011
Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds
WATSON -- It's getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba. Since 1999, he's been part of an effort to re-introduce prairie chickens to the grasslands of the Lac qui Parle wildlife management area and protected prairie areas, including...
May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 23, 2011
LQPV first at own baseball invite
MADISON -- Lac qui Parle Valley scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and win the four-team LQPV Invitational on Saturday. LQPV defeated Dawson-Boyd 11-1 in the semifinals, while KMS topped Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 12-2. Semifinals Lac...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
May 14, 2011
New stocking strategy helping numbers on Lac qui Parle Lake in western Minn.
MILAN BEACH RESORT -- Before most anglers catch their first walleye of the season, Kyle Anderson and Doug Pierzina will have let something like...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
Pioneer TV to feature four Minnesota River state parks
APPLETON -- Pioneer Public Television is offering viewers a guided tour of four state parks on the Minnesota River. The locally produced "Our State Parks: Minnesota River Sensations'' will feature Big Stone Lake, Lac qui Parle, Upper Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely state parks. A...
May 14, 2011 - 7:56am
May 2, 2011
Tight budgets thinned its ranks, but remaining members positive
APPLETON -- It is a challenge to keep a regional tourism collaborative together. Its member counties and communities sometimes have competing...
May 2, 2011 - 12:00am
March 24, 2011
Water over Highway 75 at location three miles south of Madison
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to travel with caution on Highway 75 due to water over the highway at a location three miles south of Madison. Twenty-four flagging operations will guide motorists through the area. Message boards and barrels...
March 24, 2011 - 9:49am
March 23, 2011
Cold slows rising waters, give a reprieve to flood fighters on Hawk Creek in west central Minn.
CLARA CITY -- A return to sub-freezing temperatures is giving flood fighters a reprieve in the area, but worries remain about the additional moisture held in the six- to 12-inches of snow and slush that now blankets the landscape. Clara City volunteers completed additional sandbagging...
March 23, 2011 - 10:44am
March 22, 2011
Flood fighting now underway in west central Minnesota
CLARA CITY -- Flood fighting efforts have got underway as waters swelled over the banks of tributaries to the Minnesota River on Tuesday afternoon. Volunteers...
March 22, 2011 - 4:09pm
March 11, 2011
Montevideo repels LQPV in 3AA boys basketball
GRANITE FALLS -- Jake Douglas scored all 19 of his points in the second half to lead Montevideo to a 66-57 win over Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
Big leap across digital divide in Lac qui Parle County, Minn.
BOYD -- Lac qui Parle County is about to leapfrog the rural-urban technology divide by extending broadband Internet access to all corners of...
March 7, 2011 - 8:30am
March 1, 2011
Some couples choose adoption to start a family. Not many would wait more than two years -- and have to file more paperwork than getting a mortgage...
March 1, 2011 - 12:00am
MnDOT advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota this evening
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota due to blowing snow, heavy drifting and reduced visibility. As of 4 p.m. today, travel conditions in the following counties are considered hazardous with extremely cold wind...
February 1, 2011 - 4:35pm
January 20, 2011
Flood outlook for Minnesota River Valley: You can bet on it
WILLMAR -- The stage is set for spring flooding in the Upper Minnesota River Valley and its tributaries. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is urging residents in the upper Minnesota River Valley to consider purchasing flood insurance so that it is in effect by the spring...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am