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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
August 25, 2016
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
MOORHEAD -- A tense and potentially deadly incident was resolved without injury early Thursday, following a confrontation in a south Moorhead...
August 25, 2016 - 10:15am
August 14, 2016
Violent protests erupt in Milwaukee after police kill armed suspect
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Protesters fired gunshots, hurled bricks and set a gas station on fire in the U.S. mid-western city of Milwaukee on Saturday...
August 14, 2016 - 9:37am
August 5, 2016
Former Willmar PD detective one of officers involved in shooting of suspect in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA—A former Willmar Police Department officer has been identified as one of two Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents who discharged...
August 5, 2016 - 11:40pm
August 2, 2016
Officer shoots, kills suspect in downtown Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- One person is dead after an officer shot a suspect Tuesday in downtown Alexandria. About 2:15 p.m., law enforcement was called...
August 2, 2016 - 5:25pm
July 22, 2016
Employees still hiding out inside shopping mall following Munich attack
MUNICH, Germany—Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing and wounding...
July 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
July 15, 2016
Baltimore officers exchange gunfire with armed man, kill him
Baltimore police officers fatally shot a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle who exchanged fire with them on Thursday on the city's West Side, a police spokesman said. Four plainclothes officers on patrol heard gunfire at about 9:30 p.m. local time and responded to an apartment...
July 15, 2016 - 9:14am
July 13, 2016
Shooting of 3 men in Virginia captured by Facebook Live camera
Three Virginia men were wounded by a hail of gunfire in a shooting recorded on Facebook Live video, police said on Wednesday, another example...
July 13, 2016 - 11:37am
July 8, 2016
Suspect in 5 Dallas police murders wanted to 'kill white people,' chief says
DALLAS - At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used...
July 8, 2016 - 2:07pm
June 17, 2016
Roseau deputy resigns, pleads guilty to ‘shooting up’ cabin, trying to burn gun
ROSEAU — A Roseau County deputy sheriff who pleading guilty to “shooting up” a hunting cabin and burning the gun has resigned from the department. Joshua McGurran Olson, 34, was charged in April with Roseau County District Court with first-degree damage to property, a felony,...
June 17, 2016 - 5:30am
June 16, 2016
Vigil to be held at Willmar church for Florida shooting victims
WILLMAR — Willmar area residents will join together Sunday to hold a vigil for the Orlando, Florida, shooting victims. An outpouring of grief...
June 16, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 13, 2016
Minnesota’s Muslim and LGBT leaders seek solidarity
MINNEAPOLIS — As a Muslim religious leader, Imam Mohammed Dukuly treads a fine line when he talks about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead Sunday at a gay nightclub. His faith, he said, does not embrace gay rights, but it would never condone the actions...
June 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
June 12, 2016
Gunman massacres 50 at nightclub in deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) — A man armed with an assault rifle and pledging loyalty to Islamic State militants killed 50 people during a gay pride...
June 12, 2016 - 11:24pm
Officials say Fla. shooter has no direct link to Islamic State
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, but U.S. officials said they had seen no immediate evidence linking the militant group to the massacre in Orlando, Florida. Islamic State’s claim was carried by Amaq,...
June 12, 2016 - 11:21pm
Flags at half-staff in wake of Fla. shooting; I-35W bridge lit in rainbow colors
DULUTH — Gov. Mark Dayton ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota until sunset Thursday “as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida.” Dayton also announced Sunday that the Interstate...
June 12, 2016 - 9:48pm
Obama calls Orlando nightclub shooting an attack on all Americans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday described the worst mass shooting in U.S. history as "an act of terror" and "an act of hate," saying the massacre of 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was an attack on all Americans. "Today as Americans...
June 12, 2016 - 3:05pm