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Willmar Police dog helps track, apprehend suspect who fled on foot
Ridgewater College hosts field day at college farm
As new baby joined Minn. family, son needed new liver
Willmar council candidates speak to the voters
High powered antidote to tough times arrives
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Helen M. Miller
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
November 5, 2015
Records published Nov. 5
Here are the records for Nov. 5: Missing boy WILLMAR — A 5-year-old boy was apparently let off at the wrong school bus stop Tuesday and was briefly reported as missing. Police were notified Tuesday afternoon that the boy did not get off the bus near his home and that the bus...
November 5, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Medical examiner confirms body found in field is that of missing Starbuck girl
The Midwest Medical Examiners Officer has confirmed that a body found Monday in an Orange Township corn field was that of Laura Ann Schwendemann,...
October 30, 2015 - 3:36pm
October 27, 2015
Human remains found in field near where student disappeared; ID is pending autopsy
ALEXANDRIA - Authorities say a farmer has found human remains that appear to be of a female about the same age as woman reported missing Oct...
October 27, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 26, 2015
Missing UM-Morris student last seen in Alexandria with man she knew
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the disappearance of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck and Hancock say she was last seen with a male...
October 26, 2015 - 4:57pm
October 21, 2015
Car clues sought in missing person case
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the case of a missing woman say they do not believe she left the west-central Minnesota area voluntarily and are seeking information about a car that may be involved. Laura Schwendemann, 19, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday gas...
October 21, 2015 - 9:16pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
August 20, 2015
A fair in Appleton
Shar Jorgenson of Starbuck presents her popular trunk and demo show “Quiltng from the Heartland” early Thursday afternoon at the Swift County...
August 20, 2015 - 11:38pm
March 25, 2015
Letter: Lessons from Humpty Dumpty
Many will remember the grade school rhyme we memorized as kids about an egg: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again! I think our formerly great USA...
March 25, 2015 - 11:24am
February 26, 2015
Starbuck man now sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault after violating probation
GLENWOOD — A 36-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ryan Emmett Moore is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the Department of Corrections’ classification for defendants deemed most likely...
February 26, 2015 - 11:15pm
February 23, 2015
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
ST. PAUL — The state House passed the first step of a child abuse prevention effort that began when a west-central Minnesota boy died after 15 reports that he was being mistreated. On a 130-0 Monday vote, the House approved legislation that would put into law the provision that...
February 23, 2015 - 11:50pm
February 5, 2015
Nursing homes receive funding to improve quality
Area long-term care facilities are among the nursing homes throughout Minnesota that are gaining a total of about $17 million more over the next one to three years through a Minnesota Department of Human Services program that rewards a variety of quality improvement efforts. Under...
February 5, 2015 - 11:08pm
January 20, 2015
Appeals Court upholds Peltier's termination of parental rights
GLENWOOD — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling terminating Amanda Peltier’s parental rights to her four, biological children, ages 3 to 11. The ruling issued Tuesday affirmed a district court decision that terminating her parental rights was in...
January 20, 2015 - 11:47am
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 28, 2014
Guilty: Woman convicted of murdering 4-year-old, gets life sentence
GLENWOOD — A Starbuck woman was found guilty of murder Wednesday in the death of a 4-year-old boy in her care and was immediately sentenced to life in prison. A jury in Pope County District Court convicted Amanda Peltier on three counts in the death of Eric Dean: first-degree murder...
May 28, 2014 - 11:20pm
Jury deliberating Peltier murder case in Glenwood
For two weeks, a jury in Pope County District Court has heard testimony and seen evidence detailing the death of a Starbuck boy, 4-year-old Eric Dean.
May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm