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Records published Aug. 26
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 25, 2016
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
PLATTE, S.D. – A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Platte in south-central South Dakota. Five other occupants were...
16 hours 37 min ago
August 4, 2016
After burning to ground, iconic Sturgis bar opens in new spot
STURGIS, S.D.—After narrowly escaping the fire that burned down the famed Sturgis Rally Full Throttle Saloon nearly a year ago, employee...
August 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sturgis Rally Highlights
Visit sturgismotoryclerally.com for a complete listing of events Aug. 8 City of Riders Mayor’s Ride – 9 a.m. Foghat – Full Throttle...
August 4, 2016 - 7:27pm
July 29, 2016
Farm King closing S.D. location
SALEM, S.D.—Paul Deters of Salem, who has worked in the same building for 34 years, attended his last day on Friday as an employee for...
July 29, 2016 - 10:59pm
July 20, 2016
Woman tries to run over police officer with her car
WAGNER, S.D. — A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with...
July 20, 2016 - 8:58pm
June 22, 2016
Court sets aside Obama administration fracking rules for public land
A federal judge in Wyoming has set aside new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for oil and gas producers who vehemently...
June 22, 2016 - 11:52pm
June 14, 2016
Tornadoes touch down in northeast South Dakota, southern and western Minnesota
ABERDEEN, S.D. — At least four tornadoes touched down in northeast South Dakota and west-central Minnesota Tuesday, although the National Weather...
June 14, 2016 - 11:14pm
May 25, 2016
Man, dog survive 'horrifying' storm inside iron gun safe
COLOME, S.D. — As the winds toppled his semi and destroyed his barn, the only thing protecting Rick Petersek from flying debris was an iron...
May 25, 2016 - 1:12pm
South Dakota artist Terry Redlin dies
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A famed South Dakota artist died Sunday and while Terry Redlin wasn’t able to put a brush to canvas since his retirement...
April 25, 2016 - 9:34pm
April 6, 2016
‘Confident they’ll make it right,’ landowner says
FREEMAN, S.D. — The man who owns land where an oil spill is being investigated has no qualms with Trans- Canada. Loren Schultz, of Freeman, is pleased with the ongoing cleanup and investigative efforts on his field near the intersection of Highway 18 and 437th Avenue, about 5 miles...
April 6, 2016 - 11:14pm
April 4, 2016
Oil surfaces along Keystone pipeline, no damage found
FREEMAN, S.D. — TransCanada officials are still searching for the cause of an oil slick discovered in southeast South Dakota that shut down...
April 4, 2016 - 8:51pm
April 3, 2016
South Dakota rancher sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for aggravated incest
WINNER, S.D. - A 40-year-old Winner rancher will spend 4.5 years in prison for aggravated incest, according to the South Dakota U.S. attorney’s office. Clinton Pierce was sentenced earlier this week by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange. According to his indictment, between...
April 3, 2016 - 12:26pm
February 15, 2016
Effort to aid honey bees, Monarch butterflies gets boost with public-private partnership plan
HURON, S.D. — A three-year project to help improve habitat for the endangered honey bee and monarch butterfly in a six-state area, including South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota, has received funding through a public-private partnership program announced Friday. U.S. Department...
February 15, 2016 - 11:48pm
February 12, 2016
AgweekTV: Fertilizer industry expands with more plants
There is some major expansion in the fertilizer industry. The industry is trying to get more efficient and bigger, in hopes of keeping growers...
February 12, 2016 - 8:22am
February 9, 2016
Man tells deputies ‘try to arrest a guy with no pants’
CANISTOTA, S.D. — A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting police after taking off his pants as a means of defense. Robert Becker, 55, of Canistota, was charged with assaulting law enforcement after two McCook County sheriff's deputies responded to a "911 hang up" call on Jan....
February 9, 2016 - 6:57pm