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Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Car plunges into northern Minnesota river
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
Hobbyists search for treasure in Minnesota outhouse pits
Minnesota couple trusts in God for at-risk twins in womb
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
November 1, 2012
New Highway 12 bridge opens in Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- The new U.S. Highway 12 bridge over the Minnesota River opened on Wednesday morning, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Motorists traveling on Highway 12 will no longer encounter a detour between Ortonville and Big Stone City, S.D. The new, wider...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2012
Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.
October 4, 2012 - 7:50am
August 20, 2012
Appleton, Minn., man killed in motorcycle-deer crash
ORTONVILLE -- A 59-year-old Appleton man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a Saturday morning motor vehicle crash along State Highway 7 in Big Stone County. According to the State Patrol, Philip J. Borstad, 59, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on...
August 20, 2012 - 9:04am
May 3, 2012
Company: No ultimatum in dispute over Big Stone Co., Minn., rancher's lease
ORTONVILLE -- It's a "blatant misrepresentation of the facts'' to claim that Strata Corporation is kicking Clark Mastel off the land he leases...
May 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 2, 2012
Rancher loses lease after he refused to give up opposition to quarry plan
ORTONVILLE -- A rancher who voiced opposition to plans by the Strata Corporation to develop a quarry in Big Stone County will not have the lease...
May 2, 2012 - 8:00am
April 19, 2012
Hearing on Big Stone County, Minn., quarry draws mostly opposition
ORTONVILLE -- Residents in the area of a proposed hard rock mining quarry had their say before the Big Stone County Board of Commissioners at a public hearing on Tuesday evening. More than 120 people are estimated to have attended the hearing at the armory in Ortonville, with 18...
April 19, 2012 - 7:00am
March 12, 2012
Big Stone County man files in special election for district 20 state senate
CORRELL -- A Big Stone County man active in the DFL Party filed as a candidate to serve the remainder of the District 20 state Senate seat held by the late Gary Kubly. John Schultz, Correll, filed as a candidate in the special election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Schultz...
March 12, 2012 - 12:26pm
February 16, 2012
Quarry proposal opens mining debate on the edge of Minnesota's western boundary waters
Western Minnesota has its own version of the mining debate taking shape on the edge of the Boundary Waters. Can we allow mining and still protect...
February 16, 2012 - 8:00am
November 25, 2011
Body of missing woman found near Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- Authorities uncovered the body of a missing woman Thursday in a freshly dug area near Ortonville. Renata Fernandez-Ramon was identified Friday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner, where the body was transported after being recovered by the state Bureau of Criminal...
November 25, 2011 - 7:58pm
July 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., Municipal Utilities' Big Stone II payments reduced
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities' monthly principal and interest payments toward the planning process for the cancelled Big Stone II project have been reduced. The utility received a $50,464 refund from a fund balance and will use the refund to reduce the remaining monthly...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
May 14, 2011
Pioneer TV to feature four Minnesota River state parks
APPLETON -- Pioneer Public Television is offering viewers a guided tour of four state parks on the Minnesota River. The locally produced "Our State Parks: Minnesota River Sensations'' will feature Big Stone Lake, Lac qui Parle, Upper Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely state parks. A...
May 14, 2011 - 7:56am
February 1, 2011
MnDOT advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota this evening
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota due to blowing snow, heavy drifting and reduced visibility. As of 4 p.m. today, travel conditions in the following counties are considered hazardous with extremely cold wind...
February 1, 2011 - 4:35pm
November 4, 2010
Gimse: 'It was a very good night' for GOP in Minnesota
WILLMAR -- With the exception of Republican Bruce Vogel's upset of 14-year legislative veteran Al Juhnke in House District 13B, voters in west...
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
District 20A: Backer believes healthy jobs climate is key for state
GRACEVILLE -- Jay Backer wants to pack twice the punch in St. Paul. Backer and his twin brother, Jeff, are both campaigning for the state Legislature....
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am