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Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Riverview planning another large dairy in western Minn.
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 10, 2016
Willmar man pleads guilty to convenience store robbery
WILLMAR — A 24-year-old Willmar man admitted in court Monday to burglarizing the Willmar Casey's convenience store back in June, speaking...
November 10, 2016 - 8:36pm
Man arrested for stabbing two people at Mall of America
Police arrested a 33-year-old Richfield man Sunday evening for allegedly stabbing two people at the Mall of America. A fight broke out about...
October 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
September 20, 2016
Willmar man recounts St. Cloud stabbing
It was a matter of seconds and small decisions. If Ryan Schliep, of Willmar, and his girlfriend, Jaylynn Patzoldt, of Spicer, had found the...
September 20, 2016 - 9:56pm
Ex-CIA agent: How the St. Cloud stabbing inquiry might unfold
ST. PAUL — After a man stabbed 10 people at a St. Cloud mall on Saturday, law enforcement officials needed to quickly determine whether the...
September 20, 2016 - 12:52pm
September 19, 2016
St. Cloud attacker grew up in Fargo, hits hard on Somali community
FARGO — In the wake of a random stabbing attack at a St. Cloud, Minn., mall over the weekend, Fargo's Somali community is trying to come...
September 19, 2016 - 11:36pm
Officials: No link found between St. Cloud stabbing suspect and terrorist group
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—No link has emerged between terrorist groups and the man who stabbed nine people in a St. Cloud mall Saturday night. St....
September 19, 2016 - 8:24pm
Willmar man among victims in St. Cloud mall attack
WILLMAR -- One of the nine victims in a stabbing attack Saturday night at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud is from Willmar, officials said...
September 19, 2016 - 8:59am
September 18, 2016
Officer, suspect ID'd in Minnesota mall stabbings
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—The FBI is investigating the Crossroads Center knife attacks Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn., as "a potential act of terrorism." Nine...
September 18, 2016 - 3:52pm
Suspect in Minnesota mall stabbings killed by off-duty police officer
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 1:16pm
Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by 'soldier'
ST. CLOUD - A man who wounded eight people in a knife attack on Saturday night at a mall here before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said.Recommended for youThe man, who was wearing a private security...
September 18, 2016 - 9:57am
September 12, 2016
Stabbing case dismissed against Montevideo man
MONTEVIDEO — Just months ago, Jorge Villatoro was jailed, facing three serious felony charges for first-, second- and third-degree assault...
September 12, 2016 - 9:31pm
June 22, 2016
Supreme Court rejects Montevideo man’s bid to withdraw guilty plea in killing of co-worker
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the name of the court. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in this matter. MONTEVIDEO --...
June 22, 2016 - 12:57pm
June 3, 2016
Pennock man sentenced for stabbing drug dealer after buying salt
WILLMAR — A Pennock man who accidentally paid $90 for a bag of salt in an apparent drug deal and retaliated by stabbing the dealer with a screwdriver...
June 3, 2016 - 11:29pm
March 4, 2016
Boy, 16, critical after stabbing outside Woodbury high school
WOODBURY -- A 16-year-old boy was in critical condition and two juvenile suspects were taken into custody after a stabbing Thursday night outside East Ridge High School in Woodbury. The violence broke out shortly before 9 p.m. after a section final basketball game between North St....
March 4, 2016 - 5:30am
February 8, 2016
Montevideo stabbing case to go to trial
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County jury later this month will consider the second-degree murder charge against Michael Dean Grussing, 54, of Montevideo. He is accused of fatally stabbing his former roommate, Kevin Richardson, 44, Sept. 8. Grussing, wearing orange jail garb and both...
February 8, 2016 - 11:50pm