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Sec. Kelly: U.S. Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
White House official: deal to avoid government shutdown could come today
'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies at 56
Willmar School Board to have special meeting, workshop Monday
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
October 21, 2016
Student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
COLUMBUS, Ga. — A 13-year-old boy's lower right leg was amputated after a teacher at a Columbus school slammed him to the floor three times, an attorney for the boy’s family said Friday. Seventh-grader Montravious Thomas was hurt last month when he tried to leave a schoolroom...
October 21, 2016 - 6:31pm
October 6, 2016
Updated: Minnesota boy killed trying to get on school bus is identified
Updated at 6:01 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed while waiting for the school bus early Thursday morning 12 miles south...
October 6, 2016 - 6:03pm
September 12, 2016
U of M student survives fall from 5th floor balcony
MINNEAPOLIS — A 19-year-old student has survived a fall from a fifth-floor balcony near the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus....
September 12, 2016 - 2:05pm
July 20, 2016
Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district
A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive...
July 20, 2016 - 7:57am
April 30, 2016
Willmar students win Best in Show at regional art competition
WILLMAR — Huy Nguyen didn’t realize he had artistic talent until Willmar teacher Tonya Oie saw what he did in a painting class last year...
April 30, 2016 - 12:07am
Former Willmar teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case
WILLMAR — With his victim saying in a statement that “I did not ask to be broken,” a former high school teacher apologized for having sexual...
November 30, 2015 - 10:49pm
October 26, 2015
Missing UM-Morris student last seen in Alexandria with man she knew
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the disappearance of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck and Hancock say she was last seen with a male...
October 26, 2015 - 4:57pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010...
October 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 1, 2015
Montevideo student wins Red Wagon Award
MONTEVIDEO — Young, dependent children often ride in red wagons. Older, mature youth can win Red Wagon Awards.
June 1, 2015 - 12:53am
April 29, 2015
Nepali student seeks awareness, aid for earthquake-stricken home
WILLMAR — When he heard the news Saturday that an earthquake had devastated his home country of Nepal, Suchit Khadge immediately wanted to...
April 29, 2015 - 11:27pm
April 6, 2015
UND student’s cause of death remains unknown
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Investigators are still waiting on toxicology reports in the death of a UND student over the weekend, according to UND Police Department Sgt. Danny Weigel. Alex Davis, 22, of West St. Paul, Minnesota, was found unresponsive just before 9 a.m. Saturday in a home...
April 6, 2015 - 8:32pm
UND student from Minnesota found dead, no foul play suspected
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For his 18th birthday, Alex Davis went skydiving.
April 6, 2015 - 6:59am
March 30, 2015
March 30: Video shows missing U of M student going into Mississippi River
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the...
March 30, 2015 - 1:01pm
December 17, 2014
Teacher in sex case hires attorney
WILLMAR — Chad Jeffrey Akerson, the former Willmar Senior High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has hired a defense attorney and will make his next court appearance in January. Court documents show that Akerson’s attorney, Ryan Garry, made...
December 17, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 10, 2014
Death of NDSU student, Sartell native Bearson remains a mystery
MOORHEAD — The killing of an 18-year-old North Dakota State University student here nearly three weeks ago remains a mystery, police say. The investigation into the death of Thomas Bearson is “very active,” but officers have “no particular information on a motive or who’s...
October 10, 2014 - 11:43pm