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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
April 27, 2017
Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to Stearns County
ST. PAUL -- A measles outbreak that began last month in Hennepin County has grown to 29 confirmed cases and has spread to Stearns County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The outbreak’s victims have all been children age 5 and younger, and only one is known to have...
April 27, 2017 - 9:51pm
March 19, 2017
Crash near Belgrade takes out power pole, causes outages
BELGRADE— A 23-year-old Brooten man was injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash that caused power outages in the Belgrade area. According to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Jordan Michael Lewis, 23, of Brooten, was driving west on County...
March 19, 2017 - 11:54am
March 13, 2017
Semi slides into Sauk River after skidding off icy road
ST. JOSEPH — A semi driver was injured after his vehicle skidded on icy, went through a bridge guardrail and rolled into the Sauk River....
March 13, 2017 - 9:15am
March 5, 2017
Belgrade boy killed in weekend crash
BELGRADE — A 16-year-old Belgrade boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department,...
March 5, 2017 - 1:52pm
Father and three sons escape burning home in Stearns County
ALBANY — A rural Albany man and his three young sons escaped their burning home late Saturday night. All four suffered smoke inhalation....
March 5, 2017 - 7:09am
March 4, 2017
Pilot injured when plane crashes in field near Paynesville Airport
PAYNESVILLE — A pilot was seriously injured when his small, experimental plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a field near the Paynesville...
March 4, 2017 - 8:37pm
February 28, 2017
Two charged with solicitation after Pope County investigation
GLENWOOD — Two men have been charged with child solicitation following a Pope County sting investigation. James Michael Latzke, 35, of...
February 28, 2017 - 4:26pm
February 27, 2017
Two women injured in rural Stearns County crash
LAKE HENRY — Two women were injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident north of Paynesville. According to the State Patrol, Angeline...
February 27, 2017 - 7:44am
February 25, 2017
Phone scam reported in Stearns County
ST.CLOUD – The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam that has victimized several people in the county. According to a news release, the Sheriff’s Office fielded several reports about scammers who are calling individuals and reporting that the...
February 25, 2017 - 7:57am
February 21, 2017
Watkins man rescued from fiery crash in west central Minnesota
FREEPORT — A Watkins man was pulled from a burning vehicle Sunday shortly before it was engulfed in flames. A Stearns County Sheriff's deputy, a member of the Freeport Fire Department and neighbors who were at the scene of the crash were credited for rescuing the 23-year-old...
February 21, 2017 - 7:00am
February 9, 2017
Paynesville man charged with arson of apartment complex
ST. CLOUD—Stearns County authorities on Thursday charged a 27-year-old Paynesville man with two felony counts of first-degree arson in...
February 9, 2017 - 12:39pm
February 7, 2017
Power agency adds more wind power
OLIVIA — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, which provides power to 12 municipalities including Olivia, has added power from Black Oak Getty Wind Farm to its renewable power portfolio. Black Oak Getty Wind Farm is located in Stearns County, and has an output of 78 megawatts....
February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
February 5, 2017
Bobby Vee's children argue over his estate in court
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Four children are arguing over the estate of their father, Bobby Vee, the Fargo native who became a star in the early...
February 5, 2017 - 1:00am
January 11, 2017
Driver dies when his van hits semi on Interstate 94 in Stearns County
CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in...
January 11, 2017 - 10:47am
December 22, 2016
Missing girl located in Spicer
SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has located a runaway teenage girl who went missing from her Texas hometown. Natalie Elizabeth...
December 22, 2016 - 2:01pm