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Latest poll shows Clinton up seven points in Minnesota
Bountiful 2016 pumpkin crop overcomes last year's shortfall
Smooth succession for NW Minnesota business
E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping
Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
August 15, 2014
Big loads, small towns: Firefighters along TC & W line train on the train
SACRED HEART — Six days a week, engineers with the Twin Cities & Western Railroad guide locomotives and cargo through two dozen small towns...
August 15, 2014 - 11:00pm
August 13, 2014
RCW voters reject $4.9M bond initiative Tuesday
RENVILLE — Voters defeated Renville County West School District’s $4.9 million bond issue. The initiative to issue general obligation school building bonds to improve school sites and construction of additions to the school facility failed 484 to 400, according to unofficial...
August 13, 2014 - 12:27am
July 15, 2014
Transit merger between Kandiyohi and Renville counties progresses
WILLMAR –– Another step was taken this week in the expected Jan. 1 merger of transit systems in Kandiyohi and Renville counties, and now there’s talk of adding a third county. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave final approval to a joint powers...
July 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
July 1, 2014
Dikken begins serving life sentence
ST. CLOUD — Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, began serving his life sentence without the possibility of parole at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 2 shootings of Kara Monson,...
July 1, 2014 - 10:37pm
June 30, 2014
Family of murder victims speak as Dikken sentenced to life without parole
MONTEVIDEO — Not long before he fatally shot Kara Monson and Chris Panitzke, Andrew Dikken sent a cryptic text to Monson’s family stating...
June 30, 2014 - 11:30pm
June 19, 2014
Heavy rains cause flooding this morning in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR –– Heavy storms last night that dumped as much as eight inches of rain on already saturated fields, roads and basements is causing...
June 19, 2014 - 2:07pm
Dayton declares state of emergency in 35 counties, Redwood and Renville counties included
ST. PAUL — Redwood and Renville counties are included in a list of 35 Minnesota counties where Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency today in response to flooding and other problems related to heavy rainfall in recent days. Dayton’s executive order makes a range...
June 19, 2014 - 1:09pm
June 5, 2014
This is a drill: Disaster exercise puts responders to the test
RENVILLE — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative takes pride in having put together a full-scale crisis management plan, complete with...
June 5, 2014 - 11:51pm
June 3, 2014
Southern Minnesota Beet sees more environmental challenges in 2013
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the last year than in the two previous, despite on-going investments to improve its water treatment systems. “The good, bad and the ugly, all in one year” is how Louis Knieper, manager...
June 3, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 24, 2014
RCW Foundation focuses first gift on lab devices for science dept.
RENVILLE — We all know that spring has been slow to arrive, but nobody knows better than the earth science students at Renville County Wes...
May 24, 2014 - 3:30am
May 7, 2014
Renville man sentenced in case of synthetic marijuana sent through mail
WILLMAR — Derek Bergen Ellingson, 24, of Renville, was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation on two felony charges of synthetic cannabinoid possession for his role in ordering 2.8 pounds of the substance on the Internet and receiving the shipment of more than 300 ready-to-sell...
May 7, 2014 - 11:17pm
May 2, 2014
Letter: Move to North Korea
If Lee Paulson needs his life to be so heavily regulated maybe he should move to North Korea. In that country every aspect of your life is regulated. And if you don’t like their regulations, they have ways of dealing with people who don’t like their regulations. Earl Peders...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 25, 2014
Age-related dementia will be the focus of workshops next week in Renville and Willmar
WILLMAR — The journey through age-related dementia is different for everyone, but Renita Thonvold and Mary Laib see one thing in common: Almost everyone benefits from gaining practical tools and information. “It’s very difficult to do a job if we don’t have the tools or the...
April 25, 2014 - 11:15pm
April 16, 2014
Granite Falls man injured when semi, school bus collide near Renville
RENVILLE -- A Granite Falls man was injured Wednesday evening when a semi and a school bus collided on U.S. Highway 212 east of Renville. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that David R. Littlecreek-Wilbanks, 50, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to RC Hospital...
April 16, 2014 - 11:52pm
April 10, 2014
Remember to obtain permits for open burning
As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter...
April 10, 2014 - 11:24pm