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Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Solid U.S. consumer spending boosts prospect of Fed rate hike
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 7, 2016
Immigrants contribute to all aspects of Minnesota economy
WILLMAR—Immigrants and refugees contribute to the state's economy as workers and entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Minnesota's...
August 7, 2016 - 11:02pm
July 31, 2016
UPDATE: GiantValley rallies to 3-2 win over Glenwood/Valley in Legion state title game
LE SUEUR -- Nicholas Terlizzi drove in the game-winning run with a seventh-inning single, leading GiantValley Minneapolis to a 3-2 win over Glenwood/Lowry...
July 31, 2016 - 10:57pm
June 16, 2016
State Golf: Madsen caps season with runner-up finish
MACCRAY’s Brady Madsen capped his junior year in a memorable way: taking second at the Class A state tournament
June 16, 2016 - 12:05am
June 10, 2016
State Prep Softball: Edgerton/SWC rolls to Class A championship
The Dutch wasted no time, took no prisoners, and put an exclamation point on their claim as the best Class A softball team in Minnesot with a 12-0 win over Badger/Greenbush-Middle River
June 10, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 5, 2016
Legislative races fill an election gap
MINNEAPOLIS — This year presents a rare opportunity for Minnesotans to focus on legislative races, and who controls the Legislature. “That’s...
June 5, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 28, 2016
State reaches 100th traffic death of the year
WILLMAR — At least 100 people have died in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads so far this year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said...
April 28, 2016 - 11:42pm
April 18, 2016
Commentary: Keeping Minnesota competitive
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing...
April 18, 2016 - 8:53am
March 15, 2016
Dayton lays out budget change proposals
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes increasing budgets for items ranging from pre-kindergarten programs to broadband to security...
March 15, 2016 - 8:26pm
March 13, 2016
Boys state basketball: CMCS manhandles Red Lake, takes third place
ST. PAUL — A disappointing loss the day before had no lingering effects for the Central Minnesota Christian School boys basketball team, which closed its season in grand fashion Saturday. Behind 31 points from Taylor Slagter and a dominant defensive performance, the Bluejays routed...
March 13, 2016 - 11:53pm
January 14, 2016
Minnesota announces new student loan refinancing program
ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration and legislators announced a new loan refinancing program Thursday to help Minnesotans tackle their student loan debt. An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans carrying large amounts of student loan debt could potentially save tens of thousands of dollars....
January 14, 2016 - 8:57pm
November 20, 2015
Two dogs killed by law enforcement after attacking students, staff at Montevideo Middle School
MONTEVIDEO -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school. According...
November 20, 2015 - 12:09pm
November 19, 2015
Speed limits to increase on some area highways
WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit will be increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph next week on several west central Minnesota highways.The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to install new speed limit signs Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. The areas with increased...
November 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 30, 2015
Minnesota releases student test scores in math, reading and science
WILLMAR — Test scores from state tests taking in math, reading and science last spring were released today. The state Department of Education released scores for the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments at midnight. Results for schools in Kandiyohi County indicate...
July 30, 2015 - 7:54am