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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
August 5, 2013
Gomez to be sentenced today in stranger rape case
WILLMAR — Esequiel Gomez Jr., 22, of Texas, is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon on second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting a teenage girl last July near the footbridge over the railroad tracks in Willmar. The hearing is set for 1:15 p.m. before...
August 5, 2013 - 9:44am
July 11, 2013
Singer Randy Travis recovering from brain surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery...
July 11, 2013 - 7:18am
July 3, 2013
Letter: Death penalty comparisons
You apparently did not give much thought to the comparison you made to Oklahoma. Yes, Texas has almost five times as many executions as Oklahoma during the same period of time. I suspect many readers, after reading that bit of information, put the paper away, convinced that Texas...
July 3, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
Texas lawmakers are back, and so is abortion fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Round two of Texas' fierce ideological battle over abortion limits was set to begin Monday, less than a week after a Democratic filibuster and hundreds of raucous protesters threw the end of the first special session into chaos.
July 1, 2013 - 7:14am
June 27, 2013
Perry, Texas GOP revive abortion limits fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the sta...
June 27, 2013 - 6:57am
June 26, 2013
Texas abortion bill falls after challenge
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one...
June 26, 2013 - 7:03am
June 24, 2013
Supreme Court return Texas race-based plan to lower court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look. The court's 7-1 decision Monday leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions. Justice...
June 24, 2013 - 9:36am
May 23, 2013
Gomez pleads in stranger rape case, fighting extradition to Texas in murder case
WILLMAR -- Esequiel Gomez Jr., 21, of Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer near the footbridge over the railroad tracks in Willmar. Assistant County Attorney Dain Olson noted...
May 23, 2013 - 11:13pm
May 16, 2013
Officials: Texas tornado likely had 200 mph winds
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
May 16, 2013 - 1:08pm
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- A rash of tornados whirled through small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm threw trailers onto cars, blew windows from houses and scattered bodies far...
May 16, 2013 - 6:48am
May 15, 2013
Texas firefighters focused concern on toxic gases
WEST, Texas (AP) -- When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
May 15, 2013 - 7:08am
May 10, 2013
Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion...
May 10, 2013 - 4:48pm
April 26, 2013
Accidental outlaw Willie Nelson celebrates 80th
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer...
April 26, 2013 - 11:03am
April 19, 2013
DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast
WEST, Texas (AP) — A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday...
April 19, 2013 - 8:52am
West residents honor lost, but Texas blast toll unknown
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here...
April 19, 2013 - 6:47am