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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
September 29, 2014
Mourners gather to remember Bearson
SARTELL — While authorities investigate the death of 18-year-old North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson, about 1,250 people gathered...
September 29, 2014 - 11:26pm
September 23, 2014
Video: Body believed to be missing NDSU student found
MOORHEAD – A body found here Tuesday morning is believed to be a missing North Dakota State University student. Searchers in Moorhead,...
September 23, 2014 - 2:51pm
Police: Body found in Moorhead believed to missing NDSU student from Sartell
MOORHEAD – Police say they may have found the body of a North Dakota State University student who has been missing since Saturday. Searchers...
September 23, 2014 - 1:20pm