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OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 25, 2012
Municipal Utilities Commission OKs general manager employment agreement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved the employment agreement with Wesley Hompe as general manager. Hompe, former...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 8, 2012
Commentary: After Snowe, is Brown next?
To many New Englanders, Olympia Snowe had come to resemble Marilyn of "The Munsters" TV family. The senator from Maine seemed a normal Northeast Republican surrounded by party leaders sprouting fangs and cooing at bats -- but who regarded her as the odd one. "You can't be too careful...
March 8, 2012 - 9:55am
October 29, 2011
Walter Scott: Remember there are good times to leave the binoculars at home
Most shots with a bow are taken at thirty yards or less. If a hunter is desperate, or the biggest buck they have ever seen, some people will take a shot out to 40 yards. Anything beyond that is pushing one's luck to unacceptable levels. Sunday morning, I planned to hunt for just...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Walter Scott: Man and wife, enjoying nature together
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are just beginning to cool. I should be in the mood to go bow hunting. When temperatures are warm during the day and do not get very cool at night, deer move to feed only during the wee hours of the morning. The decreasing number of...
October 22, 2011 - 12:59am
March 11, 2011
Letter: More funding, more abortions
Ruth Marcus' Feb. 27 column "The reality of a bad GOP vote" is badly misinformed. Marcus argues that Planned Parenthood helps reduce the number of abortions. Nothing could be further from the truth. The nation's leading performer of abortions takes in hundreds of millions of taxpayer...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Senate 18: Either Kimball or Newman can serve district
Senate 18 is a race to replace retiring moderate Republican Senator Steve Dille. It is a race between Democrat Hal Kimball and Republican Scott Newman. Richard Hoff of Cosmos is the Independent candidate. Kimball is from Cokato and running for a second time. He is a U.S. Army veteran,...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: Sheriff endorses successor
After 35 years in law enforcement in Renville County and 20 years as your Renville County Sheriff, I will be retiring in January 2011. I would like to thank everyone who supported me over the past 20 years as your sheriff. I would encourage you to support Renville County Sheriff's...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
Gruhlke, Fransen step down as wrestling coaches
Tom Gruhlke and Scott Fransen have been business partners for 16 years now at Farm Bureau Insurance in Olivia and Granite Falls. And the partners, who have also been head wrestling coaches at BOLD and Renville County West, respectively, for several years have decided recently to step...
September 30, 2010 - 11:08pm
September 9, 2010
Montevideo native Hennen removed from Fargo radio station management
FARGO - Longtime talk-radio host Scott Hennen will no longer be heard on the station he helped create. Hennen and a group of investors founded...
September 9, 2010 - 8:23am
July 24, 2010
Designing a dock over and over again
The nice thing about owning a private lake is being able to do whatever a person wants to do whenever they want to do it. The disadvantage of a private lake is the person that wants something done is the same person that has to do it. As soon as our lake was built, I knew we would...
July 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 14, 2010
Crace to run for sheriff in Swift County
BENSON -- Benson Police Chief Jim Crace announced Thursday he intends to run for Swift County Sheriff. Two other individuals, Chief Deputy John...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Woman dies in Swift County motorcycle accident
SWIFT FALL - A Glenwood woman died and her husband is in critical condition as a result of a motorcycle crash last night in Swift Falls. Swift County Sheriff Scott Mattison said Steven Hall, 48, and Patricia Hall, 47, of Glenwood were injured at about 6:41 p.m. Sunday when the motorcycle...
April 19, 2010 - 10:47am
April 8, 2010
Off-duty trooper charged with DWI in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Off-duty Minnesota State Trooper Scott Urdahl was arrested for driving while impaired following a two-vehicle injury crash Tuesday evening. The crash occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 in Darwin Township about two miles east of Litchfield. Urdahl,...
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Commentary: Scott Brown's body politic
WASHINGTON -- There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. How, in the final days of an election all but certain to go to the Democrats, did Brown, a mere state senator,...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 21, 2010
Fox urine case: Scott Wagar's son gets fine, stayed jail, probation until fine paid, goggles returned to military
WILLMAR -- Thomas Albert Wagar, 25, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail, which was stayed, a $500 fine plus $90 in court...
January 21, 2010 - 11:53am