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Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
Relaxed Serena set to open quest for more history
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Berger gets his turn at center
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
An early morning blaze Wednesday destroyed a landmark restaurant in the city of Emily. The Bungalow Taphouse, which was originally built in 1903,...
June 29, 2016 - 2:41pm
June 27, 2016
Fire destroys landmark Minnesota restaurant popular with fishing crowd
A fire destroyed the restaurant portion of the Dixie Bar, Grill and Bottle Shop north of Two Harbors early Monday morning, and caused damage...
June 27, 2016 - 2:17pm
May 26, 2016
Popular Montevideo restaurant to close after 54 years
MONTEVIDEO — To know Montevideo, enjoy a beef commercial or burger and fries platter at the Trailways Cafe and top it all off with a slice...
May 26, 2016 - 12:15am
December 16, 2015
Bail set for Juba arson suspect
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks judge set bond at $50,000 Wednesday for an East Grand Forks man accused of setting a Grand Forks business on fire last week. Matthew William Gust, 25, was charged Friday with arson, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, after prosecutors...
December 16, 2015 - 9:18pm
December 15, 2015
Minnesota man faces charges for fire at Somali restaurant
CROOKSTON -- The suspect in last week's arson attack on a Somali business in Grand Forks has been arrested. Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested...
December 15, 2015 - 8:41pm
December 10, 2015
Somali restaurant fire triggers FBI probe
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A possible arson attack reported Tuesday at a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks has triggered an FBI investigation, but the business’ owners are determined to rebuild. Ilhaam Hassam, one of the owners of the family-owned Juba Coffee House and Restaurant, said...
December 10, 2015 - 10:51pm
December 8, 2015
Marshals say fire at Somali shop intentional
GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Though investigators have “no idea” what motivated the deliberate torching of a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks, community...
December 8, 2015 - 11:47pm
October 19, 2015
Owners say popular North Shore restaurant will close for good Sunday
The Lighthouse at Emily’s, a popular North Shore restaurant, will close Sunday. And this time, its owners say it’s for good. The...
October 19, 2015 - 11:37am
August 25, 2015
LuLu Bean’s names Akerman kitchen supervisor
WILLMAR — LuLu Bean’s Coffee Shop, Bakery and Diner of Willmar announces that Denice Akerman has accepted the position of kitchen supervisor. Akerman has been LuLu Bean’s kitchen backup since December 2014. She has years of experience in commercial kitchens. She will now supervise...
August 25, 2015 - 4:17pm
July 28, 2015
Scones for a senator
Cornerstone Coffee co-owner Lisa Liebl, right, and bakery manager Leah Beckman prepare a box of fresh pastries Tuesday for overnight shipment...
July 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
June 16, 2015
Power to the Foxhole
As Ben Mattern, left, drills through a cement wall to a Municipal Utilities junction box, Andrew Christensen, both of Gatewood Electric Inc.,...
June 16, 2015 - 11:21pm
November 6, 2014
Recently widowed single mother to reopen Naomi’s Kitty Corner Café
RAYMOND — In one tragic afternoon Naomi Gunnink became a widow, single mother to four children, and a business owner without the partner who...
November 6, 2014 - 11:43pm
October 2, 2014
Cafe Persepolis closes its doors Tuesday
WILLMAR — It was bittersweet moment this week as diners enjoyed their meals at Cafe Persepolis in Willmar. The Mediterranean restaurant, which...
October 2, 2014 - 11:33pm
May 12, 2014
Chef/owner brings Italian menu to Spicer with his fourth Bello Cucina restaurant
SPICER –– When Jason Mueller opened an Italian restaurant in Morris eight years ago, he was chided for thinking that dishes he made — like...
May 12, 2014 - 11:36pm
May 7, 2014
Hardee’s restaurant returning to Willmar
WILLMAR — A Marshall company is bringing Hardee’s restaurant back to Willmar. Har-Mar Foods Inc. has purchased the land and building of...
May 7, 2014 - 11:13pm