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Storm damages mission church roof
Minnesota releases student test scores in math, reading and science
Committee backs Wal-Mart Shop With a Cop, DARE grant applications
Don’t fence her in
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
MLB: Pirates upend Twins
NWL: Stingers take two from Alexandria
The Insider: Wolves Caravan hits the road
MLB: Struggling Twins know they need to make a trade, and soon
NFL: Vikings’ Joseph has lofty expectations
Grove City man hopes to find success in tough rap business
New London, Minn., to celebrate 150 years by remembering and enjoying its past
West Central Minnesota celebrates July 4th with a bang
A fresh take on soup & salad
Haas — Wrede
Rime — Bechtold
Ernhart — Heglund
Relay for Life Honorary Survivor: Jeannie's story
Donald "Bud" Miller
Herbert L. Amundson
Beulah "Toots" Lundberg
Clair E. Mertens
Editorial: Trump’s mouth will be his own undoing
Editorial: Willmar District makes iPads successful
Minnesota: Don’t let money doom ruin relationship
Letter: A just and fair immigration system
January 8, 2015
Schools in southern part of region closing early
Many school districts from Willmar south and west closed early today due to weather. Some districts closed in late morning, including Renville...
News / local
January 8, 2015 - 11:07am
January 7, 2015
Student charged for role in homecoming hazing
FARMINGTON — A 17-year-old Farmington High School student has been charged with two misdemeanors and 15 other students have been referred to a diversionary program for their roles in a prank that left students crying and “freaking out” during the school’s homecoming week. “This...
January 7, 2015 - 8:31pm
January 6, 2015
Speaker’s gavel a reminder
ST. PAUL — Nicholas Daudt stood at the ready, holding a large white oak gavel, awaiting his uncle’s orders. When uncle Kurt Daudt told the...
January 6, 2015 - 9:35pm
Woman reportedly brought daughter on car heist FERGUS FALLS — Police say a 28-year-old — with her 13-year-old along for the ride — stole an SUV from a dealership in Fergus Falls then led officers on a 100-mph chase. Latoya Wilson, of Camden, Tennessee, and her daughter have...
January 6, 2015 - 9:00pm
January 5, 2015
Trafficked: Part 1 – Sex for sale: From Minnesota into the Bakken Oil Patch
Clayton Louis Lakey scrolls, and girls beckon. Rather, their sellers do. Like carnival barkers in an Internet sideshow, they tout...
News / state
January 5, 2015 - 4:36am
Trafficked: Part 2 – The Game: Getting into the game
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie...
January 5, 2015 - 4:00am
December 30, 2014
Highway 23 stream work begins Monday WILLMAR — Work will begin Monday on a stream restoration project along state Highway 23 at a location about one-fourth mile north of state Highway 274 near Granite Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project...
December 30, 2014 - 10:24pm
Man caught months later in marijuana growing operation
ADRIAN — An Adrian man has been taken into custody at the Nobles County Jail for drug charges dating back almost two years ago after he was arrested in Fargo, N.D. A warrant was issued for Benjamin Spanbauer, 31, in October 2013 after he failed to appear in court on six different...
December 30, 2014 - 10:17pm
Q&A: State’s congressional delegates speak out
ST. PAUL — Health care and immigration will continue to divide Minnesota’s congressional delegation along party lines in the upcoming year. Responses...
December 30, 2014 - 10:07pm
Dayton focuses on education, transportation
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton plans to focus on education and transportation funding when the Minnesota Legislature opens next week, but said...
December 30, 2014 - 9:57pm
December 28, 2014
Legislative notebook: Broadband answers vary broadly
ST. PAUL — Most accounts indicate that rural Minnesotans demand better high-speed Internet service, but lawmakers who represent them are split on the issue. Some rural lawmakers make it a priority for the state to help fund expanding high-speed Internet, known as broadband, to...
December 28, 2014 - 9:12pm
GOP could change with Republican House control
ST. PAUL — Rep. Steve Drazkowski is a firebrand for his strong right-wing speeches in the Minnesota House, mostly encouraging government to get out of people’s lives. While not personal, the Mazeppa Republican’s speeches are tough and, at times, controversial. Or at least...
December 28, 2014 - 7:34pm
December 26, 2014
Council member in fatal chase was ‘great’ public servant
FERGUS FALLS, — The high speed chase that left a Fergus Falls City Council member and Minnesota State University Moorhead instructor dead seems...
December 26, 2014 - 6:02pm
December 25, 2014
Used ag equipment values bounce back
MOORHEAD — An auction is a snapshot of how people are feeling, said Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, who has been tracking auction prices on farm and construction equipment since 1989. And the prices of some used ag equipment dropped significantly from mid-August through...
December 25, 2014 - 11:57pm
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 25, 2014 - 11:55pm