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Trump orders Justice Department to investigate Manchester bomb probe leaks
Playboy model sentenced for posting photo of unsuspecting nude
Trail to be resurfaced from Willmar to Spicer
Pianos on Parade comes to Willmar
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
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
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
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
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
March 20, 2017
Woman rescued after falling through ice on Mary Lake, northwest of Willmar
NEW LONDON — A woman is recovering Monday evening after falling through the ice on Mary Lake, northwest of Willmar, while attempting to...
March 20, 2017 - 5:59pm
March 15, 2017
Woman rescued after passersby say she jumped from Brainerd bridge
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Rescuers were able to pull a woman from the water after she jumped from a downtown bridge over the Mississippi River Wednesday...
March 15, 2017 - 7:52pm
March 7, 2017
Ice rescuer honored with lifesaving award
WILLMAR — Myron Clark figures he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Clark, a longtime employee of Kandiyohi County...
March 7, 2017 - 9:55pm
February 18, 2017
Letter: A hero on an icy lake
On Sunday afternoon I was driving on Long Lake to go fishing when my car broke through the ice. The right front wheel went first and was quickly...
February 18, 2017 - 12:00am
January 22, 2017
Two people rescued from Alexandria area lake after utility vehicle falls through ice
ALEXANDRIA—A 4-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man were rescued from Lake Ida about 10 miles north of Alexandria after the Arctic Cat...
January 22, 2017 - 9:18am
December 27, 2016
Anglers rescued from Lake Superior ice floe
ASHLAND, Wis.—Ten anglers were rescued Monday morning on the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin after the ice they were...
December 27, 2016 - 8:32am
September 9, 2016
Minnesota rescue workers respond to report of man buried in box
CROSBY—Rescuers were called to save a man trapped in a trench at a construction site late Thursday night in Crosby after receiving a 911 call...
September 9, 2016 - 1:03pm
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