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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
January 31, 2015
Downtown St. Paul is safe, police say as gang ‘enforcer’ is arrested in skyway assault
ST. PAUL -- Downtown is safe, St. Paul police assured people Friday as they announced an arrest in a recent skyway assault that left a 59-year-old man with a broken wrist and a 23-year-old man with a bloodied face. People who live and work downtown expressed a range of thoughts...
January 31, 2015 - 9:00am
October 30, 2014
Halloween safety tips for the young and old
Three tips for fewer tricks this Halloween The National Sheriff’s Association reminds people to stay safe while having fun this Halloween...
October 30, 2014 - 11:04pm
October 20, 2014
OSHA inspects Willmar’s Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR — An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s inspection is to gather information...
October 20, 2014 - 11:43pm
September 23, 2014
Dayton: North Dakota needs to make oil safer
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan’s suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
September 23, 2014 - 11:20pm
September 3, 2014
Sheriff reminds people to walk, drive carefully
A safety reminder issued by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office for the back-to-school season reminds children and pedestrians to be cautious on roadways and reminds motorists to be aware of pedestrians. When getting on and off the bus, children must check to see if any cars are...
September 3, 2014 - 11:14pm
July 28, 2014
Benson cannot ticket trains blocking downtown intersections
BENSON — The city of Benson cannot issue tickets to trains that sometimes block three major intersections for lengthy periods of time. District Judge Donald Spilseth dismissed seven citations that Benson police had issued to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company for...
July 28, 2014 - 11:14pm
New work zone fine takes effect Friday
WILLMAR — Motorists caught speeding through a work zone will face a $300 fine beginning Friday due to a new law passed during the 2014 state...
July 28, 2014 - 11:13pm
July 11, 2014
Unintended consequences: Change to safer formula of rodent poisons may be unexpectedly deadly for dogs
WILLMAR — A new form of rodent poison, aimed at reducing the health risk to children, pets and wildlife, is appearing on store shelves nationwide...
July 11, 2014 - 11:30pm
Kandiyohi County lifts no-wake advisories
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday afternoon that the Sheriff’s Office has lifted the 1,000-foot, no-wake advisory for Green Lake and the 500-foot advisory for all other lakes in Kandiyohi County. The advisories had been in effect to prevent...
July 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
Editorial: Oil-train safety starts right in the oil fields
GRAND FORKS — Several times a day, oil trains rumble through Grand Forks (and other Midwest cities), prompting red lights to flash, rail safety arms to fall — and stopped motorists to ponder their fiery fates if that train were to explosively derail.
July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
July 3, 2014
Have a safe, memorable July 4th weekend
July 4th, our Independence Day, is a unique holiday for celebrating the birthday of our nation. It is also one holiday that Congress does not mess with. Thank goodness. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies of America proclaimed their independence day from their mother country,...
July 3, 2014 - 9:12am
July 1, 2014
New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks...
July 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
June 29, 2014
For those caught using illegal fireworks, injuries could be the least of your concerns
Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging consumers to use extra precautions when lighting...
June 29, 2014 - 11:37pm
June 22, 2014
Kandiyohi County deputies issue many warnings but sheriff satisfied with overall compliance with no wake advisory
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County deputies issued about 40 verbal warnings Friday and Saturday for people who were disobeying the no wake advisory on area lakes. But, considering the number of people who use the county’s numerous lakes, that number probably isn’t too bad, Kandiyohi...
June 22, 2014 - 11:13pm
June 20, 2014
MnDOT urges continued caution amid flooding
WILLMAR — Flooded roads continue to pose a problem for highways in the region, especially in McLeod County. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when traveling this weekend because there could be water on the roads and said motorists should...
June 20, 2014 - 10:50pm