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WATCH: Minnesota patrolman brings highway chase to dramatic end
Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for good old days
German gummy bear maker Haribo plans to produce candy in U.S.
Top Senate Democrat vows to dig in heels on Gorsuch nomination
Couple escape house fire north of Willmar
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
January 31, 2017
Diversity is focus of Willmar march
WILLMAR — Willmar's diversity was reflected in the small crowd of people who turned out for a walk to support minority communities. More...
January 31, 2017 - 11:11pm
January 29, 2017
'Walk out': Willmar church stands in solidarity with refugees
WILLMAR — As national news organizations broadcast live footage of protests around the country Sunday afternoon, members of Willmar's...
January 29, 2017 - 6:57pm
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: In other news
KMS band plays at Pearl Harbor The KMS Marching Saints marching band took part in the 75th anniversary observance of the attack on Pearl Harbor...
January 7, 2017 - 6:12am
October 18, 2016
Minnesotan who hit Somali woman in face with glass mug admits guilt
ANOKA—Asma Jama was at an Applebee's restaurant in Coon Rapids with friends and children last fall when another patron suddenly attacked her....
October 18, 2016 - 7:55am
May 20, 2016
Man pleads guilty to setting Somali eatery on fire
FARGO — Before pleading to a federal hate crime, Matthew Gust paused. But he eventually pleaded to starting a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks on fire, an act some claim was racially charged. “Guilty,” Gust said. At the hearing, Gust admitted he set fire on Dec. 8 to Juba Coffee...
May 20, 2016 - 5:30am
January 23, 2016
Letter: We the people should stand up
I’ve never heard a politician in any country or state that promotes democracy make a statement like Gov. Mark Dayton did. He’s telling four- and five-generation Minnesota families that homesteaded and helped build this great state and great country, “If you don’t like the...
January 23, 2016 - 1:00am
December 18, 2015
Muslims in Willmar say life here has remained peaceful, free of harassment
WILLMAR — Vandalism at mosques and other harassment of Muslims has been reported in many parts of the country since a terrorist attack in...
December 18, 2015 - 12:11am
December 15, 2015
Minnesota man faces charges for fire at Somali restaurant
CROOKSTON -- The suspect in last week's arson attack on a Somali business in Grand Forks has been arrested. Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested...
December 15, 2015 - 8:41pm
December 10, 2015
Somali restaurant fire triggers FBI probe
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A possible arson attack reported Tuesday at a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks has triggered an FBI investigation, but the business’ owners are determined to rebuild. Ilhaam Hassam, one of the owners of the family-owned Juba Coffee House and Restaurant, said...
December 10, 2015 - 10:51pm
December 8, 2015
Marshals say fire at Somali shop intentional
GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Though investigators have “no idea” what motivated the deliberate torching of a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks, community...
December 8, 2015 - 11:47pm
Fire at Midwest Somali restaurant follows apparent Nazi symbol vandalism
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - An early morning fire heavily damaged Juba Coffee House, a popular Somali restaurant on South Washington Street. Grand Forks...
December 8, 2015 - 11:00am
August 25, 2015
Minnesota women convicted of aiding Somali group lose appeal
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of two Somali-born women from Minnesota over their roles in raising money for al Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliated group that the U.S. has designated a foreign terrorist organization. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
August 25, 2015 - 10:30pm
May 28, 2015
Student heads to Washington
WILLMAR — Four years ago, Muna Abdulahi was in seventh-grade English Language Learner classes at Willmar Middle School when it hit her that...
May 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
February 24, 2015
Minnesota Somalis condemn terrorist video
A video purportedly made by Somali terror group al-Shabab urging attacks at U.S. shopping malls, including the Mall of America, was quickly denounced Monday by Somali-American leaders in the Twin Cities. Community leaders condemned the video "in the strongest possible terms," said...
February 24, 2015 - 6:00am
November 21, 2014
Letter: Enos' comments were a disservice to Somalis and to Willmar
This letter is in answer to Bob Enos’s letter, “Explaining my own quote.” First, I want to thank Ward 3 residents for not voting Mr. Enos into any kind of office as your argument shows that you are biased against a specific ethnic group or immigrants as a whole, do not embrace...
November 21, 2014 - 5:00am