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Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 29, 2012
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