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Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 21, 2016
What triggered the Minnesota storms Wednesday night, and why was damage so severe?
DULUTH, Minn. - Winds may have gusted as high as 90 mph as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across northern and eastern Minnesota early Thursday....
July 21, 2016 - 10:01am
July 13, 2016
Storms wash out roads, wreak havoc in Minnesota
The aftermath of strong Monday night storms dominated life for many Minnesota and Wisconsin residents Tuesday. In central and northeastern Minnesota...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
In Willmar, when it rains it seems to pour
Rain on Sunday and again late Tuesday came down in buckets here and there around Willmar. About 2 inches fell Sunday, then, after a dry Monday,...
June 15, 2016 - 4:09pm
February 3, 2016
Students get early out on Tuesday with storm on way
Students at Kennedy Elementary at Willmar are leaving school at 1:15 p.m. with snow falling and winds expected to pick up.
February 3, 2016 - 7:19am
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
With winter mostly over, Minnesota is preparing itself for spring and summer weather threats. Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held statewide April 13-17 to refresh, remind and educate citizens about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. Each day during...
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am
April 28, 2014
Storms kill 21, tornado roars through Tupelo, Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss., April 28 (Reuters) - On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a...
April 28, 2014 - 11:50pm
November 17, 2013
Much of the Midwest hit by tornadoes, major storms
CHICAGO — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands...
November 17, 2013 - 11:21pm
October 4, 2013
Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
October 4, 2013 - 8:39am
August 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers take the first step toward disaster aid for multiple counties ravaged by summer storms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night...
August 28, 2013 - 11:33pm
July 17, 2013
Minn. Governor makes disaster request for June 20-26 storms
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Wednesday to President Barack Obama requesting a major federal disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by flash flooding and severe storms June 20-26. According to Dayton's news release, the request includes that Benton, Big Stone,...
July 17, 2013 - 10:51pm
May 19, 2013
Tornadoes level homes in Okla., 21 injured
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
May 19, 2013 - 10:48pm
Area Sports: Storm delivers knock-out punches
In one photo, youth baseball player Payton Kinzler, 13, views the first-base dugout at Kingery Field in Atwater Monday that was overpowered by...
June 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Tornado east of Milan, Minn., damages farm; thunderstorm produces several funnels
WILLMAR -- A Saturday afternoon thunderstorm produced numerous funnel clouds and one tornado that touched down and damaged a farm between Milan...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
20,000 acres of crops damaged in Renville County, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Farm Service Agency officials estimate that 20,000 acres of crops were damaged by the hail and high winds that tracked across Renville...
July 7, 2011 - 9:00am
July 2, 2011
UPDATE: Xcel expects power to be out until 11 p.m. Sunday
WILLMAR - Xcel Energy expects to restore electricity to communities affected by Friday's storms by 11 p.m. Sunday evening. According to the energy company's website, customers are without power in Lake Lillian, Blomkest, Prinsburg, Clara City, Granite Falls, Wood Lake, Belview, Echo,...
July 2, 2011 - 11:55am