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With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
High court race is a Minnesota question
Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Growers Board
Poll: Trump trails by 6 points after DNC
Vikings & fine art come together in new stadium
UPDATE: Glenwood/Lowry to play Pierz again at 7:30
Stanley Cup to meet Stanley car in Minnesota
G/L Legion marches ahead at state
Getting it right
Stingers rebound to clobber Bucks
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
ASTRO BOB: Getting stung by a 'scorpion' can be a beautiful thing
The search for a world-record lake trout
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
David L. Lake
Joan M. Caspers
Esther Helen Iverson
Parker: Are we all Democrats this year?
Dionne: Hillary takes the fight to Trump
Thomas: Hillary's recycled speech
Obama: Continuity we can believe in
Will: Mike Pence the pliable
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...
14 hours 50 min ago
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
January 20, 2016
Court of Appeals orders new sentence in Swift County drug case
BENSON — A 75-month prison sentence will be reduced for a man convicted of second-degree drug possession in Swift County. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals remanded for resentencing the conviction of Shannon Don Quenzer, 46, of Aberdeen, South Dakota. He had been convicted...
January 20, 2016 - 11:12pm
November 27, 2015
N.D., S.D. cities have some of highest federal subsidies for rural flights
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A federal program that pays airlines to fly in and out of remote places across the country has proved particularly crucial for small airports in North Dakota and South Dakota. People flying in and out of Watertown this year may not have known it, but a trip to...
November 27, 2015 - 11:05pm
October 26, 2015
Dayton to visit mines to help him decide on PolyMet
Saying he is doing his “due diligence,” Gov. Mark Dayton is visiting mine sites in two neighboring states this week to see firsthand both...
October 26, 2015 - 11:04pm