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Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Video: Moving history down the road
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Willmar dog park anniversary celebration cancelled due to high number of mosquitoes
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