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Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 7, 2012
Teens steal from 100 cars in four west central Minn. towns, report missing items to Kandiyohi Co., Minn., Sheriff
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking anyone who is missing items from their vehicle to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Sheriff's Office. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, four teens, one adult and three juveniles, were identified as suspects in the thefts...
August 7, 2012 - 9:31am
July 23, 2012
Update: Authorities looking for 17-year-old girl missing from rural Granite Falls, Minn.
GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff is asking anyone with information regarding the location of a missing 17-year-old girl from...
July 23, 2012 - 8:46am
July 17, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man hurt in cycle-car crash near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 48-year-old Watkins man was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 4 p.m. Monday northwest of Litchfield. According to information from the Meeker County Sheriff's office and the Minnesota...
July 17, 2012 - 9:06am
July 12, 2012
Rural Spicer, Minn., man drowns in Lake Florida
July 12, 2012 - 12:03pm
July 10, 2012
Investigation continues into rural Clarkfield, Minn., house fire, suspect in custody
GRANITE FALLS -- The State Fire Marshal's office and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office are investigating a fire that burned a rural Clarkfield residence around 11:15 p.m. Monday evening. According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, a person has been arrested in connection to the blaze....
July 10, 2012 - 3:48pm
July 3, 2012
Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause
DARWIN -- A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department were paged just after noon Monday...
July 3, 2012 - 8:40am
May 16, 2012
Watkins., Minn., teen in Meeker County Jail, arrested in connection to weekend injury crash
LITCHFIELD -- A 19-year-old Watkins man has been arrested on charges of criminal vehicular operation in connection to an early morning rollover crash Saturday that injured a 18-year-old teen. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Michael K. Downham was...
May 16, 2012 - 3:06pm
May 13, 2012
One hurt, authorities seeking to learn identity of driver and other passengers in Meeker County accident
LITCHFIELD -- At least one person was injured in a one-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning in which Meeker County authorities are working to learn the identity of the driver and number of other passengers. Caramon Hansen, 18, of Watkins, was transported by Watkins Ambulance to...
May 13, 2012 - 3:15pm
May 7, 2012
Kimball man pulled from burning car in Saturday crash
KINGSTON -- A 60-year-old Kimball man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation after a one-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Saturday northwest of Kingston. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Richard Dinsmore was driving a 1995 Dodge minivan off the roadway and into...
May 7, 2012 - 10:14am
April 13, 2012
Barn fire north of Brooten, Minn., under investigation
BROOTEN -- A fire that burned a barn just north of Brooten Thursday evening is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office. According to Sheriff John Sanner, deputies and the Brooten fire department and ambulance were called around 7:20 p.m. Thursday to 25711 County...
April 13, 2012 - 8:48am
April 12, 2012
Abandoned house burns west of Belgrade, Minn., fire under investigation
BELGRADE -- An early morning fire that burned an abandoned house west of Belgrade is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office and the State Fire Marshal. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies, the fire marshal's office and...
April 12, 2012 - 9:06am
April 11, 2012
Vehicle into lake north of Willmar, man treated for hypothermia
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old Willmar man was rescued from the top of his submerged vehicle and taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible injuries and hypothermia after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. According to Sgt. Gary Wyffels of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
April 11, 2012 - 8:54am
March 22, 2012
Man flees Starbuck Police, Pope County, Minn., deputies after attempted arrest
STARBUCK -- A 38-year-old man was arrested for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle after he led two Starbuck Police officers and five Pope County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase late Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release from the Starbuck Police Department,...
March 22, 2012 - 3:29pm
March 1, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man dead in Big Kandiyohi house explosion, investigation continues
WILLMAR -- The man found dead in a house on Big Kandiyohi Lake is Daniel Ray Rustad, 64, of the Lake Lillian area. The name was released this afternoon by Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog. The sheriff's office and the State Fire Marshal's office are continuing to investigate the...
March 1, 2012 - 1:46pm
February 22, 2012
Overnight shed fire claims rabbits, equipment north of Paynesville, Minn.
PAYNESVILLE -- The cause of a fire that burned a shed about five miles north of Paynesville overnight is unknown, according to Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner. According to Sanner, sheriff's deputies and Paynesville Fire Department were dispatched around 1:45 a.m. this morning...
February 22, 2012 - 8:41am