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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
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
May 16, 2014
Four-year-old boy arrived with fatal injury and more
GLENWOOD — Four-year-old Eric Dean was “basically dead’’ when the 911 call was made to summon help to the Starbuck house of Amanda Peltier and David Dean at 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2013. Eric arrived at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood without a pulse, and with bruises...
May 16, 2014 - 11:27pm
May 15, 2014
Peltier trial begins
GLENWOOD — The murder trial for Amanda Peltier is scheduled to begin this morning in Pope County District Court in Glenwood. A grand jury indicted Peltier, 32, of Starbuck, on a charge of first-degree murder while committing child abuse with a past pattern of child abuse in the...
May 15, 2014 - 11:21pm
April 23, 2014
MPCA completes 60 enforcement cases in quarter
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 60 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2014. Penalties from all 60 cases totaled just under $345,000. In addition to these 60 recently completed cases, the MPCA announced in...
April 23, 2014 - 11:27pm
November 26, 2013
Grand jury indicts Starbuck woman in death of boy, 4
GLENWOOD — A grand jury in Pope County has issued indictments charging Amanda Lea Peltier, 32, of Starbuck, with first-degree murder while committing child abuse and murder in the second degree while committing malicious punishment of a child. The indictments issued Nov. 14 are...
November 26, 2013 - 10:55pm
July 29, 2013
Glacial Lakes State Park in Starbuck, Minn., has been selected as a pilot site for paddle boarding
STARBUCK — Minnesota State Parks have latched onto the latest trend in water sports by making stand up paddle boards available for rent at...
July 29, 2013 - 11:44pm
July 28, 2013
VFW Baseball: Starbuck plays Alexandria 16s for District 5 title today
SPICER — Starbuck defeated Benson 6-1 on Sunday night to earn a spot in the VFW District 5 championship game at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer. Starbuck plays the Alexandria 16s today at Green Lake Diamond. The 16s earned a berth with a 3-0 win over Benson in the winners’ bracket...
July 28, 2013 - 11:50pm
May 1, 2013
Couple makes business selling locally grown flowers
STARBUCK -- Minnesota may not seem like the best place to make a living as a local flower farmer - especially after winters like this last one....
May 1, 2013 - 10:19am