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Colorado Springs police seek runner who won't stop pooping in front of a family's house
NDSU students feel safe despite high-profile crimes in recent years
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Minn. motorcyclist in Panda suit ticketed by State Patrol
Felon accused of counterfeiting scheme, Hastings police say
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Prep Volleyball: Cards sweep Sartell to remain perfect in CLC
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping 'flag in the ground' three more years
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek looks like he belongs. Now he's ready to make an impact.
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
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In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
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Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
June 1, 2016
Two Minnesota men face criminal sexual conduct charges after responding to Craigslist ad
GLENWOOD — When 35-year-old Starbuck man Joshua Lee Walker allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad in October posted by a 14-year-old girl,...
June 1, 2016 - 9:53pm
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