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New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Your fleece jacket might be polluting the Mississippi River
No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Letter: Letter writer isn't from Willmar
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 4, 2012
Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.
October 4, 2012 - 7:50am
2012 arts crawl celebrates love of place, creativity along Minnesota River in western Minnesota
October 4, 2012 - 7:00am
Prairie roots grow deep in western Minnesota
October 4, 2012 - 7:00am
October 1, 2011
It's Meander time in Upper Minnesota River Valley
GRANITE FALLS -- Hundreds of visitors will be exploring the Upper Minnesota River Valley during the eighth annual Meander today and Sunday. The free, self-guided tour offers an opportunity visit 45 artist studios in the Upper Minnesota River Valley from Granite Falls to Ortonville....
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
September 29, 2011
Meander artist's inspiration is homegrown in west central Minnesota
APPLETON -- All artists are born with their own creative talent. Some learn how to express it through formal study at schools with well-known...
September 29, 2011 - 10:53am
August 27, 2011
State park's tipis offer a unique camping experience
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- Some of Rhonda Gronseth's fondest childhood memories were made on camping trips with her mother. She's just...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 9, 2011
Highway 67 detour to begin Thursday south of Granite Falls, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Motorists will encounter a detour on Minnesota Highway 67 from Minnesota Highway 23 to the Yellow Medicine River Bridge beginning Thursday as crews resurface the road. The 8-mile project requires a detour using Highway 23, Highway 274 and Yellow Medicine County Road 18....
August 9, 2011 - 3:05pm
July 23, 2011
Storm damage delays reopening western Minnesota's Upper Sioux Agency State Park
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- Some time next week, the soft sounds of conversations around campfires will return to the Upper Sioux Agency...
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
May 14, 2011
Pioneer TV to feature four Minnesota River state parks
APPLETON -- Pioneer Public Television is offering viewers a guided tour of four state parks on the Minnesota River. The locally produced "Our State Parks: Minnesota River Sensations'' will feature Big Stone Lake, Lac qui Parle, Upper Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely state parks. A...
May 14, 2011 - 7:56am
January 20, 2011
Flood outlook for Minnesota River Valley: You can bet on it
WILLMAR -- The stage is set for spring flooding in the Upper Minnesota River Valley and its tributaries. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is urging residents in the upper Minnesota River Valley to consider purchasing flood insurance so that it is in effect by the spring...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Warm-hearted singer visits cold country
A warm-hearted country singer and song writer is on her way to take the chill out of a western Minnesota winter. Michelle Murray, a Nashville,...
January 6, 2011 - 8:00am
Today 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Andes Tower Hills near Alexandria 8 p.m. - Franny's Bar & Grill in Starbuck with movie sneak preview and concert; $10 cover Friday 7 to 10 p.m. - Minnewaska Area High School, Glenwood; $10 advance, $15 at door Saturday 10 a.m. - photos and autographs,...
January 6, 2011 - 7:59am
October 2, 2010
Care providers benefit from casino
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A fund-raising effort by Prairie's Edge Casino Resort has raised $12,000 to benefit the Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties Relay for Life chapter, Rice Hospice and Granite Falls Hospital and Manor, according to a news release on the campaign. The funds...
October 2, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
APPLETON -- Chainsaw artists Jarrett and Jordan Dahl are among several new artists joining the 2010 Meander Arts Crawl this weekend. The annual event is a free, self-guided tour of artists' studios featuring 45 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. The iconic blue...
September 30, 2010 - 10:07am