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City prepares to collect yellow bikes next week
Jacob Wetterling is remembered by family and Minnesota
Ford-Carter debate flashback: When the candidates went silent for 27 minutes
Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Leader of 'Arnie's Army' dies
Panthers get the sack, Vikings take the win
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
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
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
September 9, 2016
Texas school shooter dies from self-inflicted gunshot after wounding female student
AUSTIN, Texas— A 14-year-old girl shot and wounded a fellow student at Alpine High School in rural West Texas on Thursday, Sept. 8, and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Brewster County sheriff told reporters. The wounded girl, thought to be 16, was taken to a...
September 9, 2016 - 9:56am
August 16, 2016
Flooding disaster that killed seven in Louisiana, now menaces Texas
LIVINGSTON, La.—Overwhelmed rivers in much of southern Louisiana receded slowly from record levels on Monday while crews in boats searched...
August 16, 2016 - 5:00am
July 31, 2016
Fiery central Texas hot air balloon crash kills all 16 passengers
LOCKHART, Texas—A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into...
July 31, 2016 - 11:07am
July 13, 2016
American Opinion: As a police officer, I am sworn to protect all
Friends, let this sink in. A teacher is writing her lesson plans for the next week and every few minutes, the principal calls her room to make sure she isn't dead. A nurse is making rounds, handing out medication, and every few minutes, the charge nurse calls his phone to make sure...
July 13, 2016 - 4:59am
June 29, 2016
Girls pleaded for their lives in Texas before being gunned down by mother
Two girls from Texas pleaded for their lives before they were gunned down by their mother at an upscale suburban Houston home last week, according...
June 29, 2016 - 2:11pm
June 7, 2016
10 cyclists pedal through Willmar area on 1,800-mile journey
NEW LONDON — Having ridden and driven most of the 1,800 miles from Mexico to Canada, 10 bicyclists pedaled Tuesday to Peace Lutheran Church...
June 7, 2016 - 11:26pm
March 16, 2016
Fire at Texas Humane Society leaves nearly 70 dogs dead
AUSTIN, Texas - A fire that swept through an animal shelter in the east Texas city of Beaumont left 67 dogs dead, officials said on Wednesday. "There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling right now," the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, which runs the shelter, said in...
March 16, 2016 - 2:08pm
February 28, 2015
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
DENTON, Texas — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Feb. 4 plane crash in Argyle that claimed...
February 28, 2015 - 5:56am
February 5, 2015
Texas plane crash kills Bill Graves, Willmar Domino’s franchise owner
ARGYLE, Texas -- William “Bill’’ Graves, 52, a Domino’s Pizza franchisee owner of 94 stores in nine states, including a store in Willmar,...
February 5, 2015 - 9:05am
October 12, 2014
Texas health worker becomes first in U.S. to contract Ebola
A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week, raising concern about how U.S. medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where the...
October 12, 2014 - 11:20pm
October 9, 2014
Adrian Peterson facing arrest on pot charge in Texas
Montgomery County (Texas) prosecutors filed documents Thursday to have suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrested on charges...
October 9, 2014 - 3:13pm
October 8, 2014
Texas Ebola patient dies, hospital says
DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital, a hospital spokesman said. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas...
October 8, 2014 - 10:42am
June 13, 2014
U.S. Army says Bergdahl condition stable, has not met parents
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, was in stable condition at a military hospital in Texas and has not yet met his parents, military officials said on Friday. Bergdahl,...
June 13, 2014 - 3:45pm
April 4, 2014
'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the expansive U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday. The suspected shooter Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old...
April 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 2, 2014
Shooter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas, injuries reported: police
(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire in Fort Hood in central Texas on Wednesday, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009, officials said. "There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency...
April 2, 2014 - 6:15pm