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Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
July 27, 2016
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
A juvenile bald eagle in need of rescue was found in a somewhat distressing situation July 6 at the lake home of Arne Brekke on Island Lake north...
July 27, 2016 - 4:19pm
June 29, 2016
UPDATE: Two boys drown in Willmar's Foot Lake
WILLMAR -- Two Somali-American boys drowned in the waters of Willmar’s Foot Lake Tuesday. Their bodies were found by a water search team...
June 29, 2016 - 12:13am
June 28, 2016
Police ask for public's help locating missing Willmar boys
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department is actively searching for two missing 10-year-old Willmar boys, last seen on the dock by the northwest...
June 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
June 22, 2016
Video captures dramatic efforts to save man in river from a 20-foot drop
HUDSON, Wis. – A video provides a close look at a dramatic rescue made last week to save a young man stranded on rushing Willow River waters....
June 22, 2016 - 4:36pm
May 2, 2016
Deputies rescue five young men from sinking boat on Lake Carlos
Douglas County sheriff's deputies helped rescue five young men after their boat sank on Lake Carlos late Saturday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a boater on Lake Carlos at 12:17 a.m. on Sunday reporting a boat sunk near the mouth of the Long...
May 2, 2016 - 9:48am
April 7, 2016
Pudge the rescue pigeon makes a Minnesota family his own
Stories of rescue dogs and cats aren’t too hard to find, but rarely does one hear a heartwarming tale of a rescue pigeon. For Detroit Lakes...
April 7, 2016 - 12:08pm
March 19, 2016
During Monday meeting, city to recognize Willmar teen for lifesaving action
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council, along with the Willmar Police Department, will be recognize 17-year-old Nicholas Stien of Willmar at the Monday meeting. Stien will receive a Citizen Life-Saving Award for his actions earlier this year when he helped save the life of his neighbor....
March 19, 2016 - 12:01am
March 4, 2016
Willmar firefighters rescue man from slippery roof
The Willmar Fire Department was called to Nelson International on East Highway 12 around 10:45 a.m. Friday to rescue a worker stranded on the...
March 4, 2016 - 11:40pm
Willmar Fire Department rescues man stranded on roof
Mike McDowell of Kandiyohi was installing a vent on a garage roof Friday in the back lot at Nelson International on East Highway 12 in Willmar,...
March 4, 2016 - 2:57pm
February 20, 2016
Text message saves life of Minnesota woman trapped upside down in overturned car
ST. HILAIRE, Minn.—Texting and driving can be deadly, but Minnesota state troopers said a cellphone saved a Thief River Falls woman's life...
February 20, 2016 - 10:35am
December 14, 2015
50 anglers rescued in northern Minnesota after ice breaks from shore
RED LAKE - Nearly 50 people had to be taken off Upper Red Lake on Monday after several sheets of ice broke up on the big lake, stranding them with their ice houses. Everyone is now off the lake, according the Beltrami County Emergency Management office. The fish houses are located...
December 14, 2015 - 2:22pm
December 11, 2015
VIDEO: Family rescues deer found hanging from fence on Hancock farm
Derrick Foss and his girlfriend Shannon Bosek were working on Foss' property in Hancock recently when they discovered a note on a napkin indicating...
December 11, 2015 - 7:08am
July 9, 2015
Teens survive tumbling into rapids while canoing BWCAW
ELY — Three teenage members of a Rochester church group are safe — although one remained in a hospital Wednesday — after a harrowing day in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness when they lost control of their canoe in rapids above a waterfall on the Basswood River. Lake...
July 9, 2015 - 2:00am
April 3, 2015
Fire department, DNR rescue deer stuck in Red Lake River
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A successful rescue of a deer that was stranded in the icy waters of the Red Lake River in Crookston was caught on video Wednesday.
April 3, 2015 - 8:05am
February 24, 2015
Young dog found in burning dumpster being cared for at Twin Cities clinic
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- His name is Phoenix.
February 24, 2015 - 8:05am