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Dayton says he will not sign Minn. House education bill
House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
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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