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Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Plans unveiled for new Willmar Surgery Center
Sioux Indian group wants Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
Family of Minnesota veteran lost to PTSD creates foundation for those returning from war
Small plane crash reported at Minnesota airport
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
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
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Connie Lee Ulferts (aka Key Carelli)
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 2, 2012
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
St. Louis River hike turns perilous for Shakopee dad and sons
DULUTH - A Shakopee, Minn., man and his two sons, 11 and 8, were rescued from rocks where they were stranded on the St. Louis River in Jay Cooke...
June 24, 2010 - 10:03am
June 9, 2010
St. John's Abbey admits errors in priest statement
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - St. John's Abbey is apologizing for what it says were errors in a public statement about the work history and whereabouts of an abbey monk accused of sexual abuse. The Collegeville-based abbey apologized in a letter Tuesday in the St. Cloud Times. The newspaper...
June 9, 2010 - 9:14am
May 28, 2010
Saints and Vikings talking Twitter trash
MINNEAPOLIS - Opening night can't get here fast enough for the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. Saints safety Darren Sharper is engaging in some serious trash talk on Twitter with former teammates Bryant McKinnie and Visanthe Shiancoe of the Vikings, with Brett Favre right...
May 28, 2010 - 7:46am
April 9, 2010
Two Harbors bus driver charged with sex assaults
DULUTH - A 62-year-old school bus driver is being held in the St. Louis County Jail after being accused of sexually assaulting four elementary school girls. The bus driver, of Two Harbors, is being held on preliminary charges of four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct...
April 9, 2010 - 11:06am
April 7, 2010
Photos as Sgt. Kruize's body arrives at Dover Air Force Base
A photo gallery of Sgt. Kruize's body arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware April 6, 2010.
April 7, 2010 - 4:21pm
Updated: 1993 Hancock graduate killed Sunday in Iraq
A Hancock High School graduate was killed Sunday in a noncombat-related injury, according to family sources. The soldier's father, Lyle Kruize...
April 7, 2010 - 12:28pm
April 5, 2010
Church of Scientology starts work in St. Paul
ST. PAUL - The former Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Paul is being turned into the largest Church of Scientology in the Midwest. The controversial church bought the vacant building three years ago, after the Science Museum moved to its current home on the Mississippi...
April 5, 2010 - 9:03am
March 19, 2010
Former Willmar teacher is a finalist to Sartell superintendent position
Former Willmar teacher is Sartell superintendent finalist Forum Communications Co. report ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A former principal at Jefferson High School here is a finalist for su-perintendent in the Sartell-St. Stephen district. Joe Hill is the leading candidate for the position,...
March 19, 2010 - 1:32pm
February 16, 2010
Rescuers plan search for Mount St. Helens climber
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities in Washington state plan to resume rescue efforts for a climber who fell into the crater at Mount St.
February 16, 2010 - 9:00am
October 24, 2009
Willmar native might be unknown soldier buried in France
Oscar E. and Anna Anderson of Willmar died believing that their only son had been buried at sea after being killed in action during the D-Day...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 21, 2009
Child, reported missing, walks out of cornfield
ST. LEO -- Deputies, fire departments, family members, friends and a private party from Canby with an airplane helped the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office look for a 6-year-old child who was reported missing and had walked into a cornfield north of St. Leo Saturday morning. More...
September 21, 2009 - 1:35am
June 29, 2009
Veterans Affairs offering spring flood, storm relief assistance
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will offer spring flood and severe storm relief assistance in July to veterans and their families in numerous state counties. According to a news release, the department will provide up to $300 in relief to a single veteran...
June 29, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
Police shoot fugitive during standoff in NE Minnesota
An armed-robbery suspect that authorities had been searching for in Cook County is dead after a brief standoff near Grand Marais on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities...
May 6, 2009 - 8:12am