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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
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
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
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
December 15, 2010
St. Thomas student killed in fire had Willmar roots
WILLMAR -- A University of St. Thomas student who died in a house fire Saturday was the son of Willmar natives and the grandson of two Willmar couples. Michael Adam Larson, 20, died in the fire after alerting others in the house in St. Paul. His roommates were able to jump from second-floor...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Politicians visit with Ridgewater students
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College students had a chance Thursday in the school's cafeteria to question candidates for office. Most of the people...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Teens found dead in east Twin Cities park are identified, authorities believe incident may be suicide-related
Lake Elmo school officials reached out to students Wednesday after news broke of the apparent suicides of two local ninth grade students. Oak-Land Junior High administrators informed teachers and students of the deaths on Wednesday and allowed students to meet with counselors if...
October 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
NLS increases fees for student activities
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board raised participation fees Monday for student activities, but did not raise school lunch or event admission fees. Student activity fees will be $100 per sport for high school students and $75 per sport for middle school participants...
July 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Commentary: Take the student loans biz off welfare
When the government hands money to poor people, that's welfare, Republicans say. That's taking money from productive taxpayers and encouraging dependency, they assert. But when corporations get taxpayer handouts, that's not welfare in the GOP book of rhetoric. Take away a company's...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
U of M student shot outside dorm Monday night
MINNEAPOLIS - A University of Minnesota student was shot and wounded on campus Monday night. Campus Police Chief Greg Hestness says the shooting happened outside Centennial Hall. The freshman student was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. His condition wasn't immediately known. Hestness...
January 26, 2010 - 8:03am
January 5, 2010
NDSU student lucky to survive cold, mother says
DeAnn Eichelberger knew something was wrong with her son when the former high school hockey player tried to give her directions to pick him up...
January 5, 2010 - 9:18am
October 31, 2009
Woman charged with allegedly stealing $39K from Lutheran Social Service
WILLMAR -- A 28-year-old Litchfield woman made her first court appearance Thursday on a single felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $39,516.99 intended to help students pay school expenses. Jessica Beth Kruger is charged in Kandiyohi County District Court with stealing the...
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
May 4, 2009
Youth's death determined to be accidental drowning
GRANITE FALLS -- Drowning was officially determined to be the cause of death for the 10-year-old boy who was pulled from the pool at the Kilowatt Community Center in Granite Falls on April 3. Eddie Armando Ojer Barrios, of Montevideo, had been pulled from about seven feet of water...
May 4, 2009 - 5:03pm
April 6, 2009
Updated: Law enforcement are still reviewing Montevideo fourth-grader's drowning death
Updated 12:40 p.m.
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
April 5, 2009
Montevideo 4th-grader dies after swimming mishap
A Montevideo fourth-grader has died following a swimming mishap Friday afternoon during a class outing. The Montevideo School District issued a statement this afternoon saying that Eddie Ojer died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The youngster had been flown by helicopter...
April 5, 2009 - 3:07pm
March 6, 2009
NLS, Russell's reach tentative agreement on bus contract
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District and Russell's Bus Service reached a tentative agreement Monday regarding the district's transportation...
March 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 22, 2009
Red Lake officials removed student with rifle on bus
RED LAKE, Minn. - School officials in Red Lake say a student was detained after he was found to be carried a concealed unloaded rifle on the bus. The bus was bound for Red Lake Elementary School.
February 22, 2009 - 6:55am
January 16, 2009
Letter: Caring and helping year round
At 8:40 a.m. Tuesday as I waited to turn onto County Road 5 to go to work, I noticed someone walking up the hill towards me. Remember, it was 20 below. I also noticed a number of people who drove by, looking right at this person. It obviously was a student headed to the college as...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
NLS School Board predicts levy increase for 2009
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School Board on Monday certified a preliminary 2009 levy of $3,270,214. Business manager Barb Gjerde presented a 31-page report to the school board Monday depicting an $83,007 -- or 2.6 percent -- increase over the 2008 levy. Gjerde said increasing...
September 23, 2008 - 12:00am