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Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
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
July 13, 2016
Storms wash out roads, wreak havoc in Minnesota
The aftermath of strong Monday night storms dominated life for many Minnesota and Wisconsin residents Tuesday. In central and northeastern Minnesota...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
June 21, 2016
Minnesotans recount close calls with weekend tornadoes
Last week, Jeff Dunnell remarked to a friend that he’d never seen a tornado in Minnesota. On Sunday night, he lived through one. Dunnell took...
June 21, 2016 - 7:43am
June 17, 2015
Tornado Outbreak 6/17/2010
Five years ago today, the worst tornado outbreak (number of tornadoes) in Minnesota history occurred. Two were killed and nine injured as 76...
June 17, 2015 - 10:48pm
May 20, 2015
Video: Tornadoes in west central Minnesota on May 16
Video links of various clips of series of tornadoes on May 16 in west central Minnesota posted on Youtube filmed by Tornado Tailgaters, MNwxchaser,...
May 20, 2015 - 11:52am
May 1, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
August 9, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Update 6 p.m.: Weather Service says severe weather possible Tuesday night
Update 6 p.m.
June 22, 2010 - 5:55pm