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'I voted' stickers for all, less test help for many
Man who died on Big Kandi identified
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
5 questions with ... KaSondra Staiger, Rancher, Hebron, N.D.
Hwy. 59 to close Tuesday near Appleton
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Strikeouts mount for struggling Sano
Dozier's homer leads Twins past Rays
Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
May 5, 2016
Bill that would increase DWI punishment advances in Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House unanimously backed a bill Wednesday to increase punishment for drunken drivers charged with a vehicular homicide...
May 5, 2016 - 8:31am
April 19, 2016
West central Minn. employers to be honored for military support
WILLMAR — Best Buy of Willmar, Meeker County Community Homes of Litchfield and Starbuck Head Start WCMCA of Starbuck are among the area companies to be honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for...
April 19, 2016 - 8:16am
March 10, 2016
Starbuck man sentenced to a year in jail for dumping body of U of M student in cornfield
ALEXANDRIA - A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found...
March 10, 2016 - 3:27pm
December 14, 2015
Starbuck man charged in connection with death of U of M Morris student
ALEXANDRIA — A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found...
December 14, 2015 - 11:28pm
Man charged in connection with death of Starbuck student
ALEXANDRIA - A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found...
December 14, 2015 - 2:19pm
Minnesota cuts back at less popular state parks
WILLMAR — Lucy Tokheim is not among those celebrating this December’s wimpy weather. She is an avid cross country skier waiting for snow...
December 14, 2015 - 12:30am
December 1, 2015
Starbuck student might have died from meth
The man who was last seen with Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck will be charged with gross misdemeanor charges for concealing the location of her...
December 1, 2015 - 11:18pm
Starbuck woman's cause of death ruled undetermined
ALEXANDRIA - The death of a college student who was found in a Douglas County field last month was from "undetermined causes," the Midwest Medical...
December 1, 2015 - 1:51pm
November 6, 2015
MnDOT’s 511 system adds real-time road condition cameras
WILLMAR — Cameras located on sections of state highways and interstates in rural Minnesota have been increased and improved to provide more real-time photos of road conditions. There are now 92 cameras in the Department of Transportation’s Road Weather Information Stations network,...
November 6, 2015 - 11:28pm
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