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Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
Records published Oct. 25
Authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
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
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph...
June 26, 2015 - 9:51am
June 12, 2015
Johnson to chair U of M Board of Regents
WILLMAR — The Rev. Dean Johnson of Willmar has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Johnson was elected to the two-year term Friday morning. His term will begin on July 1. Johnson has been a regent since 2007 and was recently elected to a...
June 12, 2015 - 3:25pm
May 28, 2015
Pre-K education remains at heart of budget impasse
ST. PAUL — An early-learning center visit Thursday reinforced the Republican House speaker’s resolve to offer scholarships for pre-kindergarten...
May 28, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 15, 2015
Minnesota leaders OK budget framework
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders emerged after days of budget negotiations Friday night with an agreement, but they could provide few details. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said they have an overall budget agreement, but...
May 15, 2015 - 7:44pm
April 21, 2015
Dayton lobs volley at House GOP
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton continues to expand his complaints with Republicans who control the House. He said Tuesday the GOP health and human services bill that the full House will debate in the next few days is “based on financial fiction.” Like with an education...
April 21, 2015 - 9:31pm
April 7, 2015
Bonding: Dayton backs big spending
ST. PAUL — Hallock city officials in northwestern Minnesota want the state to borrow $255,000 to help replace a fire station, $360,000 to replace...
April 7, 2015 - 8:30pm
March 27, 2015
Transportation, two ways
WILLMAR — Two different plans for improving the state’s transportation system aren’t that different at all, said Minnesota Speaker of the...
March 27, 2015 - 11:14pm