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Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 27, 2016
Why Swift County swung Republican in 2016
BENSON — Of the 19 Minnesota counties that swung Republican for this year's presidential election, none did so more drastically than Swift...
November 27, 2016 - 10:11pm
November 21, 2016
Two injured in Monday morning crash on Highway 12
A Murdock teen and her juvenile passenger were injured Monday morning in a rear-end crash on Highway 12. Alexis K. Ahl, 17, and Mercedes R....
November 21, 2016 - 12:20pm
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Swift County
HOLLOWAY — Public comments are being sought on a proposed hog farm in Swift County that is planning to double in size. Spring Valley Farms plans to add a second, 2,100-head finishing barn at The Pit Stop farm for a total of 4,200 head. The farm is located in Section 4 of Fairfield...
November 21, 2016 - 5:47am
November 17, 2016
Blizzard warning issued for Friday in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR – The National Weather Service has now issued a blizzard warning for Friday across much of west central Minnesota, including for Kandiyohi,...
November 17, 2016 - 9:29am
November 16, 2016
Nov. 16: Winter looks to be headed to western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Winter could be arriving on Friday, as the National Weather Service has issued blizzard and winter storm watches across western...
November 16, 2016 - 8:45pm
November 9, 2016
County board seats elected in west central Minnesota
Newcomers unseated incumbents this year in at least four county board races in west central Minnesota. Voters in the area elected candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 2:54pm
November 5, 2016
County board seats up for election in west central Minnesota
Incumbents seeking reelection and candidates hoping to win a spot on county boards will be on ballots Tuesday during the general election. There...
November 5, 2016 - 11:55am
September 27, 2016
Swift County hires interim administrator
BENSON—After accepting the resignation Tuesday of Swift County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver, the County Board of Commissioners appointed Jan Fransen as the interim county administrator. Pogge-Weaver's last day is Oct. 21. He will begin his new job as the city administrator...
September 27, 2016 - 7:20pm
September 26, 2016
Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
BENSON—The Swift County Commissioners will hold a special meeting 10 a.m. tomorrow when County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver is expected...
September 26, 2016 - 12:36pm
September 7, 2016
Swift County Administrator is Iowa finalist
CARROLL, Iowa - Swift County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver has received a conditional offer to become the city manager for Carroll, Iowa,...
September 7, 2016 - 8:15pm
August 19, 2016
Dayton not interested in Appleton prison purchase
ST. PAUL—Supporters of a western Minnesota private prison may not want to get their hopes up that the state could buy the facility. Thursday's...
August 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
August 18, 2016
Lawmakers speculate price of Appleton prison could drop with federal phase-out of private facilities
APPLETON—News Thursday that the federal government intends to phase out use of privately owned prisons has renewed questions about the...
August 18, 2016 - 7:51pm
July 29, 2016
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
KERKHOVEN - A flying enthusiast from Kerkhoven known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in Lac Crosse County,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:40am
July 11, 2016
Highway 12 resurfacing project begins July 18 between Benson, Kerkhoven
DETROIT LAKES — Motorists on U.S. Highway 12 between Benson and Kerkhoven will encounter intermittent lane closures when a resurfacing...
July 11, 2016 - 12:09am
July 7, 2016
'Appleton option' to reopen western Minn. private prison stays the course
APPLETON—Legislation to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was met by angry protesters at its most important hearing, amendments from the floor to kill it, and public opposition from the state's employees union. And this was in the House, where the legislation...
July 7, 2016 - 12:12am