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Sounds of the season
Teacher in sex case hires attorney
Academic improvement recognized at Kennedy Elementary
Records published Dec. 18
Local law enforcement agencies welcome two new four-legged officers
Willmar notebook: Card gymnasts make leap forward
Bruins knock off Wild in OT
Bridgewater expects big rooting section in Miami
U.S. to bid for 2024 Summer Olympics
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Trying something new: City’s former tech coordinator starts his own business
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Esther J. Rhyner
Elizabeth "Bette" Lundgren
Caroline "Carrie" C. Kulzer
Schmidt — Hagen
Peterson — Spanier
Slagter — Sportel
Raatz — Kinney
Clementino — Loseth
Editorial: Giving thanks is the key for Thursday
Editorial: The Barn is key asset for all our community
Editorial: Council should OK land purchase
Letter: Generosity or company greed?
Letter: Enos' comments were a disservice to Somalis and to Willmar
December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to look...
December 10, 2014 - 11:06pm
December 8, 2014
Minnesota’s elderly and disabled citizens seek more state funds
ST. PAUL — Advocates for Minnesota’s elderly and disabled are back at the state Capitol asking for money on top of new funding they just...
December 8, 2014 - 10:46pm
Nine indicted on federal drug charges involving meth
MORRIS — Nine people in two states, including two people from Stevens County, have been indicted on federal drug charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the last 21 months, the Stevens County Sheriff’s...
December 8, 2014 - 8:59pm
December 7, 2014
Bachmann has no plans for a quiet retirement
Washington — At a rally in front of the Capitol last week, U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachman returned to a style that, four years ago, made her a...
December 7, 2014 - 9:46pm
Winter road limits increase for central frost zone
ST. PAUL — Winter truck load increases begin today on unrestricted highways in the central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. ehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during...
December 7, 2014 - 9:28pm
December 5, 2014
Groups seek share of new money
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available. Before the “surplus” even was announced, the 5 Percent Campaign said it planned a Monday news conference...
December 5, 2014 - 10:49pm
‘Till the cows come home...
Red Wing police responded to a report of loose cattle around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Plum Street. Officers corralled the six Holstein cows near the ADM processing facility, seen in the background, while the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department contacted...
December 5, 2014 - 10:48pm
December 4, 2014
Southwest Minnesota will lack medical cannabis distribution site
MONTEVIDEO — The two companies chosen to produce medical cannabis in Minnesota will be opening eight distribution sites for patients, with...
December 4, 2014 - 10:20pm
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
STILLWATER — A Cottage Grove man complicated local residents’ Christmas shopping when he allegedly nabbed packages containing headphones...
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
Minnesota: $1 billion state budget surplus predicted
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators and governor will have a bit more to spend in the next two years.
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December 4, 2014 - 11:00am
December 3, 2014
Man misidentified in murder case settles with KSTP
COLD SPRING — A man who was arrested for and later cleared of killing a Minnesota police officer has reached a settlement with KSTP-TV in a defamation lawsuit over on-air statements that identified him as the officer’s killer. The lawsuit, filed in April, “has been amicably...
December 3, 2014 - 11:40pm
Minnesota to release its two-year budget forecast this morning
ST. PAUL — The wraps are about to come off a top-secret report that lays the groundwork on what likely will be a $40-billion, two-year Minnesota state budget. What is called the state “budget forecast” will be unveiled to the public at 11 a.m. today in the state Capitol, a...
December 3, 2014 - 11:38pm
December 2, 2014
Minnesota tree makes it to D.C.
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — an 88-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake — was lit Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol...
December 2, 2014 - 11:42pm
Baker elected assistant majority leader of House
ST. PAUL — Rep.-elect Dave Baker, R-Willmar, was elected Tuesday by members of the House Republican Caucus to serve as an assistant majority leader. Baker will be the lone first-term member to serve on the leadership team for the House Republican majority. The Willmar businessman...
December 2, 2014 - 11:36pm
BNSF expects to restore service stalled by Wadena derailment by Thursday
WADENA — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed Tuesday, after a derailment of 32 train cars about 6:30 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena. An army of workers and heavy equipment was...
December 2, 2014 - 11:16pm