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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
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
August 26, 2016
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
One man remains missing on Fish Hook Lake on the north edge of Park Rapids in northwest Minnesota following an accident involving two boats on...
August 26, 2016 - 11:11am
June 28, 2016
New general manager search in early stages at Willmar Municipal Utilities
WILLMAR - Gary Weiers of David Drown Associates said the first steps in finding the next general manager for Willmar Municipal Utilities are...
June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 14, 2015
Authorities seek help in locating Minnesota sex offender believed to be on the run
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a Level 2 sex offender from Crow Wing County. Law enforcement...
December 14, 2015 - 12:32pm
November 12, 2015
Family of missing Minnesota woman call on volunteers for mass search planned Saturday
BEMIDJI - The family of Rose Downwind is calling for volunteers to help with a ground search Saturday for the Redby woman and mother of five...
November 12, 2015 - 12:35pm
November 3, 2015
UPDATE: Wetterlings make an emotional plea to find their missing son
ST. JOSEPH - The parents of Jacob Wetterling addressed the media outside their home Tuesday to say they still have hope that their long-missing...
November 3, 2015 - 5:33pm
October 26, 2015
Missing UM-Morris student last seen in Alexandria with man she knew
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the disappearance of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck and Hancock say she was last seen with a male...
October 26, 2015 - 4:57pm
September 28, 2015
Officers shoot, kill man suspected of firing at wife while driving on I-94 near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- An estranged husband suspected of shooting at his wife as they were driving in separate vehicles on Interstate 94 near here early Sunday was shot and killed by Fergus Falls police after being tracked down by State Patrol helicopters. The husband wasn’t...
September 28, 2015 - 11:55am
February 25, 2015
School Board moves ahead with superintendent search
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board hopes to have a new superintendent on board by July 1. The board met Monday with a representative of the Minnesota School Boards Association to discuss a timeline for the search. Current Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard is retiring on June 30. The...
February 25, 2015 - 11:07pm
May 6, 2014
Missing for six hours, 3-year-old found safe with family dog
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. – A 3-year-old missing for nearly six hours Monday was discovered safe -- thanks in part to the family dog -- after an hours-long air, foot, bloodhound, horseback and ATV search. Griggs County Sheriff Robert Hook said the boy’s parents, Courtney...
May 6, 2014 - 1:18pm
March 17, 2014
'Good night': Haunting final contact from missing Malaysian jet
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The last words from the cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 - "all right, good night" - were uttered after...
March 17, 2014 - 12:11am
March 13, 2014
Malaysia says no evidence missing plane flew hours after losing contact
KUALA LUMPUR/HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities said on Thursday there was no evidence that a jetliner missing for almost six days flew for hours after losing contact with air traffic controllers and continued to transmit technical data.
March 13, 2014 - 7:25am
March 12, 2014
Confusion as search for Malaysian jet spreads across SE Asia
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam (Reuters) - The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded on Wednesday to cover a swathe of Southeast Asia, from the South China Sea to India's territorial waters, with authorities no closer to explaining what happened to the plane or...
March 12, 2014 - 7:08am
March 11, 2014
Malaysia military tracked missing plane to west coast of country
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters.
March 11, 2014 - 7:41am
March 10, 2014
Third day of Malaysia jet search fails to find any trace of plane or people on board
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - The disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace...
March 10, 2014 - 3:29pm
Ten countries scour sea for Malaysia jet lost in 'unprecedented mystery'
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - T he disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented mystery", the country's civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on...
March 10, 2014 - 7:30am