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Ramp-Up to Readiness: New program should help kids, families plan for life after high school
Location of mock crash changed
Proposed substation, power line project continues goal toward reliable electric service
Willmar man faces five felony charges for alleged sexual assault
Girls Tennis: MACCRAY sweeps singles to upend Thunder Hawks
Prep Volleyball Roundup
Lynx meet their match in Phoenix
Orioles slam Twins
The Insider: Ridgewater hosts Itasca Saturday to open season
Jon Bredal (formerly John Pederson)
Roger Clayton Bremseth
Emett Lee Williams
Stulen — Johnson
Kluver — Dols
Johnson — Berning
Duininck — Lien
Czycalla — Noeker
Minnesota Opinion: Feed all students in Minn. this school year
Letter: Peterson has served well
Letter: The cure for depression
Commentary: Racing through nature
Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson, Missouri
January 21, 2010
Wisconsin mom drives 3 hours in labor to meet returning soldier husband
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Not even labor contractions could keep a Wisconsin woman from driving to meet her husband as the guardsman returned home from Iraq. Johana Ortiz had gone into labor hours before her husband's plane landed at Camp Douglas, but she defied her doctors orders and...
news / nation
January 21, 2010 - 11:00am
August 23, 2009
Litchfield soldier killed by bomb in Afghanistan
A soldier from Litchfield has died in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced today. Pfc. Jonathan C. Yanney, 20, died Aug. 18 in Arghandab of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. Also killed was Spc. Troy O. Tom, 21, of Shiprock,...
news / region
August 23, 2009 - 10:04pm
July 28, 2009
Olivia soldier remembered as typical teen, dreamed of becoming a police officer
BIRD ISLAND -- Army National Guard Spc. James Wertish was remembered at his funeral Monday morning as a young man who "raised a little hell now and then" but was willing to lay down his life for others. Wertish, 20, of rural Olivia, a specialist with the Minnesota National Guard...
news / local / region
July 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On soldier deaths
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: The Associated Press On soldier deaths: Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Walter Cronkite. Daniel Drevnick. James Wertish. Carlos Wilcox. Ben Kopp. Thomas Gramith. Most Minnesotans probably recognize the first...
opinion / editorials
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Spc. James Wertish's Body Returns to Olivia
The body of Spc.
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Willmar soldier recovering from July 16 attack that killed three others
WILLMAR -- The fourth soldier involved in the July 16 attack that killed three Minnesotan soldiers has identified himself as Spc. Jacob Benson, of Willmar. Benson suffered injuries during the rocket attack at 9:15 p.m. Iraqi time on a military base near Basra in southern Iraq....
news / local
July 22, 2009 - 1:33pm
January 26, 2009
Grand Rapids soldier among four killed in Iraq helicopter crash
A Grand Rapids woman says her son was among four Americans killed when two U.S. helicopters crashed in northern Iraq. Ruth Windorski of Grand Rapids says she learned Monday that her 36-year-old son, Philip Windorski Jr., was among those killed in the single deadliest incident for...
news / state
January 26, 2009 - 2:00pm