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Atwater teen injured in rollover crash
Three dead, 100 inured in N.J. train crash
Convictions published Sept. 29
WCT Sports Show: Dawson-Boyd loses but bears gifts
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
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Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
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
Patrick Chandler Zimmermann
Inez L. Quigley
America Opinion: In 2016, does a debate matter?
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patricia Carter Harding letter: Arm yourselves for safety
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
August 16, 2016
Minnesota teen searches for stranger who helped save his life
BEMIDJI -- Summer vacation is supposed to be a time of fun. But for a Bemidji teenager he learned a life lesson from a near death experience....
August 16, 2016 - 10:43am
Minnesota teen sentenced to 12 years after robbery turns to murder
Teah Joan Phillips took the witness stand to testify in the trials of three co-defendants charged in connection with a 2014 shooting death in...
August 16, 2016 - 7:46am
June 21, 2016
Teenager hit by tree in Boundary Waters still in critical condition
DULUTH -- A teenager from southern Minnesota who was struck by a falling tree while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Sunday night remained in critical condition Tuesday at a Duluth hospital. Jacob Walz, 14, of Rochester, was at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical...
June 21, 2016 - 10:26pm
June 17, 2016
Hibbing teen charged with aiding an offender in homicide case
VIRGINIA — A teenage girl allegedly witnessed the killing of a Hibbing man last month, drove with the suspect when he dumped the body and later lied to investigators about the events of that night, according to charges filed this week. A Hibbing man also faces charges after allegedly...
June 17, 2016 - 5:30am
May 4, 2016
Teen losing her vision invents way to see better
Isabelle Chambers' lucky discovery came one night when she was reading past her bedtime. She aimed a floor lamp, using it as an awkward flashlight,...
May 4, 2016 - 10:57am
April 21, 2016
Teen, police injured in chemical incident in Cottage Grove home
COTTAGE GROVE — A chemical-related suicide attempt injured a teenager Wednesday, sent three Cottage Grove police officers to the hospital and...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30am
March 8, 2016
Dawson man, 61, faces charges after massaging 14-year-old girl
DAWSON — A 61-year-old Dawson man has been charged with second-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Lac qui Parle County District Court. Garry Lee Ochsendorf was arrested in February after a 14-year-old girl told law enforcement she had been sexually abused by him....
March 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
October 20, 2015
UPDATE: 16-year-old Minnesotan charged with murder will be tried as an adult
MOORHEAD - A 16-year-old Moorhead boy on Tuesday was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 55-year-old man at a trailer park...
October 20, 2015 - 2:59pm
October 9, 2015
18-year-old opens fire at Arizona university; one dead, three wounded
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - An 18-year-old student opened fire with a handgun on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early on Friday, killing one person and wounding three others, before police took him into custody in the latest in a series of U.S. school shootings,...
October 9, 2015 - 11:35am
September 4, 2014
17-year-old Willmar youth suspected of vehicle theft, burglary
WILLMAR — A 17-year-old Willmar boy remains in custody after he is alleged to have committed two thefts this week in Willmar. Lateef Deondra Mahaffey has pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony vehicle theft for reportedly stealing a vehicle from Tony’s Auto Sales Tuesday. The...
September 4, 2014 - 10:21pm
February 11, 2014
Moorhead teen faces sex charges; blames his virginity
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Moorhead teen faces several felony charges including false imprisonment, solicitation and forced sexual contact after allegedly groping, propositioning and flashing female classmates at Moorhead High School. Sulejman Sulejmani, 18, was charged Friday in Clay...
February 11, 2014 - 11:30am
October 18, 2013
NYPD: Teen found with fetus in bag at Victoria's Secret
NEW YORK (AP) -- The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found...
October 18, 2013 - 6:00am
June 5, 2013
Hopkins cheerleader accused of prostituting teammate
MINNEAPOLIS - A suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleader is accused of prostituting a younger student by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove, faces felony charges of sex trafficking...
June 5, 2013 - 7:00am
May 21, 2013
Lakeland teen whose farewell song became web hit dies (videos)
LAKELAND, Minn. - A Minnesota teenager whose farewell song "Clouds" became an Internet sensation with nearly 3 million views on YouTube died...
May 21, 2013 - 7:49am
April 19, 2013
Driver dies in I-94 crash as snowstorm hits Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS - A teenage driver was killed as an April snowstorm made a slippery mess of Twin Cities roads. The Minnesota State Patrol says 16-year-old Jonathon Pohlen, of Houlton, Wis., was killed Thursday afternoon when he lost control on snowy Interstate 94 in eastern Minnesota,...
April 19, 2013 - 6:52am