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Updated: 6:30 p.m.: Harrison Ford in 'Fair to Moderate' Condition After Plane Crash
Gov. Dayton in Willmar Friday to talk transportation
UPDATE: Records published March 4
Program chips away social boundaries
Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial
Boys basketball: CMCS to play for trip to state tonight
Girls basketball: Cardinals get quarterfinal win
Boys basketball: ACGC beats Springfield 63-61 in final seconds
Women's basketball: Gophers’ center Zahui B. thrives in leadership role
Boys basketball: Dutchmen down Sauk Centre
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Myra O. Scheltens
Birdie L. Swenson
Margit O. Erickson
John G. Holland
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
May 1, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
opinion / cartoons
May 1, 2014 - 6:15am
April 29, 2014
U.S. tornadoes kills 30, threaten more damage In South
TUPELO, Mississippi - At least 30 people across six states were killed in tornadoes unleashed by a vicious storm system that leveled towns and was threatening to cause more mayhem in heavily populated parts of the U.S. South on Tuesday.
news / nation
April 29, 2014 - 1:38pm
April 23, 2014
Editorial: It’s time to get weather prepared
The April snows have likely ended for this year, but the warm weather challenges are just beginning. Remember Minnesota has already had snowstorm in western Minnesota along with a tornado in Yellow Medicine County on March 31. The dangers of severe weather are already here, so...
opinion / editorials
April 23, 2014 - 8:01am
November 17, 2013
Much of the Midwest hit by tornadoes, major storms
CHICAGO — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands...
news / nation
November 17, 2013 - 11:21pm
June 20, 2013
Weather Service: Severe weather, flooding possible through Monday
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service expects a multi-day stormy period to begin this afternoon and last until early next week. Several rounds of strong-to-severe thunderstorms and occasional heavy rain are expected. Forecasters say the timing and placement of the daily thunderstorm...
news / region
June 20, 2013 - 9:51am
May 22, 2013
Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Sean Murphy, Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb destroyed or damaged as many as 13,000 homes and may have caused $2 billion in overall damage, officials said Wednesday. State authorities...
May 22, 2013 - 3:04pm
Oklahoma residents come home to pick up the pieces (video)
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years.
May 22, 2013 - 10:00am
May 19, 2013
Tornadoes level homes in Okla., 21 injured
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.
news / nation
May 19, 2013 - 10:48pm
March 31, 2013
Severe weather may play tricks on residents of west central Minnesota this year
MORRIS — Although 2012 was an unusually quiet year for tornadoes and damaging winds in the Upper Midwest, it was an active season for much of Stevens County. While it’s still early to look at trends for the upcoming severe weather season, some indications show the region could...
news / region
March 31, 2013 - 11:09pm
August 9, 2010
Weather service: Up to 7 tornadoes hit N.D., Minn.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- As many as seven tornadoes may have touched down Saturday evening in southeast North Dakota and western Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday. No injuries were reported in any of the tornadoes. Weather service crews on Sunday surveyed damage...
news / state
August 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Update 6 p.m.: Weather Service says severe weather possible Tuesday night
Update 6 p.m.
news / local / region / state
June 22, 2010 - 5:55pm
May 2, 2008
Multiple tornadoes touchdown in northeast Iowa
WORTHINGTON -- Firefighters and weather spotters were called out throughout Rock and Nobles counties in Minnesota and Lyon and Osceola counties in Iowa Thursday night for the first severe weather of the season. A tornado watch had been issued early Thursday evening, stretching to...
May 2, 2008 - 7:00am