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Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
'I will ... become a chicken': French artist who spent a week inside a rock is now hatching eggs
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Missing Minnesota teen found safe in North Dakota
Former Willmar banker charged in prostitution case
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
Zach Parise takes high stick to the face; prognosis unclear
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
State Patrol reports no serious, fatal crashes in winter storm
WILLMAR -- According to the Minnesota State Patrol, there have been 94 crashes, eight with injuries between 5 and 10 a.m. statewide in this winter storm. According to the State Patrol, there haven't been any serious or fatal crashes, 202 vehicles off road or spun out and three jackknife...
February 29, 2012 - 11:31am
January 11, 2012
Statewide DWI crackdown nets 2,573 arrests, 21 in Kandiyohi Co., Minn.
ST. PAUL -- A statewide enhanced DWI enforcement campaign in December resulted in the arrest of 2,573 impaired motorists.
January 11, 2012 - 11:27am
November 9, 2010
Pawlenty appoints Spicer man to Independent Living Council
ST. PAUL -- A Spicer man has been appointed to the Statewide Independent Living Council. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday the appointment of five people, including Mark E. Mertens of Spicer, to serve on the council which advises state agencies on issues related to independent living...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
H1N1 blamed for 3 deaths in Minnesota, state flu hotline is busy
ST. PAUL - Callers to Minnesota's new flu hotline reported no answers, busy signals and long waits today as the Health Department said three more people died from H1N1 flu. The deaths were in Martin, Steele and Freeborn counties, all in southern Minnesota. Two were children younger...
October 22, 2009 - 2:35pm
Hastings special needs student, 11, dies of H1N1
HASTINGS, MINN. - Oliver Franklin Finley, age 11, a Hastings Middle School student and the son of Steve and Nancy Finley, died last Saturday afternoon of complications from the H1N1 flu virus. "He passed away from pneumonia," Nancy Finley said. "Oliver was severely disabled and wasn't...
October 22, 2009 - 11:51am
May 14, 2009
Swine flu confirmed in elementary student in Duluth
DULUTH - A confirmed case of the H1N1 virus, also called the swine flu, has been found in the Duluth school district, an official said today. District officials were informed by the Minnesota Department of Health this morning that a student attending Homecroft Elementary School has...
May 14, 2009 - 3:00pm
May 5, 2009
State settles in for H1N1 fight; officials tweak guidelines, 400 samples tested
ST. PAUL -- State health officials are tweaking their H1N1 swine influenza guidelines as Minnesota settles in for an unpredictable flu fight that could last months. Doctors and clinicians have sent more than 400 samples from patients with flu symptoms to the Health Department for...
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
May 2, 2009
Minnesotans fearful migrant workers may spread H1N1 flu
ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesotans expressed concern whether migrant workers' families would spread the H1N1 swine flu, even before nine probable state...
May 2, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2009
State Health Dept. sets up a flu hotline - 1-800-657-3903
The Minnesota Department of Health has launched a public hotline for information on the new H1N1 influenza A virus strain. The phone number - 1-800-657-3903 - will be answered week days - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
April 30, 2009 - 6:13pm
Minn. health officials say they're ready, prepared for flu outbreak
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is prepared to respond to a swine flu outbreak, state health leaders say, but the first probable case was a "wake-up call." Public health leaders attempted to reassure Minnesotans Wednesday that a well-rehearsed pandemic response plan is in place. Gov.
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Minnesota responds to first possible H1N1 influenza case, officials say to expect more
ST. PAUL - Health officials are responding to the first probable case of the swine flu in Minnesota and cautioning that there will be confirmed...
April 29, 2009 - 11:15am
April 27, 2009
Minnesota responds to swine flu threat
April 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
Republicans question bias of budget meetings
The top House Republican says he fears legislative meetings around Minnesota today and Friday will be stacked against GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget proposal. "It sounds to me that these 'listening sessions' we are about to have are more like carefully orchestrated political operations...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2008
Statewide tornado drill will happen as planned
CHANHASSEN -- According to the National Weather Service, the Minnesota statewide tornado drill is taking place today. A simulated tornado watch is in effect until 2 p.m. There is a small chance that storms could be strong or severe this afternoon, mainly over southwest and south...
April 24, 2008 - 11:00am