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Some Minn. farmers worry as trade deals take a hit in presidential race
Poor exercise habits may follow teens into adulthood
Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent
Suspects face first-degree murder charges in Minnesotan's beheading
NSA contractor to face espionage charges for alleged data theft
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Alveda B. Myhre
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
September 29, 2016
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Doug Pederson still loves to paddle to his favorite fishing holes and hike the trails where he hunts shed deer antlers and captures the images...
September 29, 2016 - 11:11am
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lac qui Parle Lake
MILAN - Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in another popular recreational lake in west central Minnesota. They were found in Lac qui Parle...
September 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
August 29, 2016
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
MARSHALL — Two water quality reports for the Chippewa River Watershed water quality report are available for public comment. The Chippewa...
August 29, 2016 - 9:33pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
June 6, 2014
Stearns County trio saved after canoe capsizes, water is high, swift
ST. CLOUD — Two people were able to swim to safety and another person was rescued from an island after their canoe capsized Thursday evening on the Sauk River. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Jared Stroeing, 27, of Sauk Rapids and Lisa Fowler, 25, of St....
June 6, 2014 - 9:08am
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
August 26, 2013
Weather Service warns oppressive heat to peak in region today
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued an excessive heat advisory for the region today. It warns that dangerously hot conditions will persist through Tuesday. The temperature is expected to reach 96 degrees in Willmar this afternoon. High humidity...
August 26, 2013 - 11:28am
November 8, 2012
Auditor and recorder will be appointed positions in Swift County, Minn.
BENSON -- Voters in Swift County overwhelmingly approved two separate measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to hire the auditor and recorder. Giving up the right to elect those positions is not something Minnesota voters readily do. Similar ballot measures were...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
Swift County voters approve measures to appoint auditor and recorder; similar measure fails in neighboring Pope County
BENSON - Swift County voters approved two measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to appoint an auditor and recorder. In the past voters elected people to those positions. The vote on measure one to appoint an auditor was approved on a vote of 2,732 to 2,215. The...
November 7, 2012 - 8:52am
November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm
November 2, 2012
Swift County voters to decide future of auditor and recorder positions
BENSON -- Swift County voters will decide Tuesday whether the county auditor and recorder should remain elected offices or be appointed positions hired by the County Board. There are two separate questions on the ballot in Swift County that seek voters' approval to appoint, rather...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
October 30, 2012
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
October 4, 2012
Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.
October 4, 2012 - 7:50am
October 3, 2012
Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county...
October 3, 2012 - 9:44am