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Avian flu toll tops 100 farms with four new cases
Neighbors extinguish fire yesterday at elderly Cosmos man’s residence
District 16, 16A lawmakers ready for special session
Student heads to Washington
Top design expert guides Tribune redesign
NBA: ‘Disappointed’ Chicago Bulls fire Thibodeau
Prep Track and Field: Litchfield girls win 5A title
Prep Softball: KMS taken out in Section 3A
Prep Baseball Roundup: Litchfield wins 5AA-West
The Insider: Rambow leads Valley City State in RBIs
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Marsha J. Rooda
Hermoine "Kit" Sundem Claggett
Dorothy N. Theis
Alvina "Al" A. Marklowitz
Video: Roosevelt celebrates act of kindness
Video: Let's Go Fishing Expo on Green Lake
Video: Ukraine teens enjoy time away from strife
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Cartoon by Chris Britt
An anti-democratic sentiment
State infrastructure come first
Minnesota Opinion: Legilsature frustration goes across the state
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
January 6, 2015
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 their product: young women who will provide companionship. For a price. "I have girls that are waiting for you to do with as you please,"...
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 crowd that spilled out of skyscrapers at 5 o’clock.
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 he welcomes anyone “to knock on the door” and offer suggestions for what else should be accomplished. “I’m open to anything,” the...
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 out of a character for the man, according to those who served with him. Mayor Hal Leland said Tim Rundquist, 52, who began his term in...
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
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health said a third young person has died of influenza as the flu season hits early and hard. The Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in detailing flu activity around the state during the past week. State infectious disease director...
December 25, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 24, 2014
Weather mild, a little snowy for Christmas
Weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is forecast to be a bit gloomy in west central Minnesota with a little snow. There’s a chance of freezing drizzle followed by fog on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day brings a chance of snow and sleet in the morning and a chance of...
news / local
December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 23, 2014
Republicans prepare new rural agenda
ST. PAUL — Republicans who will control the Minnesota House the next two years make it abundantly clear they will focus on rural Minnesota...
December 23, 2014 - 11:09pm