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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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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
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