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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
January 27, 2017
Dassel man sentenced after army vet's service dog shot and killed
LITCHFIELD — Authorities say a Dassel man shot dead a neighbor's service dog in April 2015, removed its collar and dragged it into a swamp....
January 27, 2017 - 6:31am
June 4, 2016
Cloquet man gets 'overdue' medal
DULUTH -- David Danielson and his family are used to military service and long journeys. Recent generations of men in his family have almost...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 27, 2016
Remains of Willmar sailor who died in D-Day invasion to finally come home
WILLMAR — Nearly 72 years after he gave his life in the service of his country, his hometown will be able to remember and honor his sacrifice....
April 27, 2016 - 8:14am
November 12, 2015
Then and now
Verne Broberg, 97, pauses Wednesday beside his U.S. Army portrait from 1943 at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. He was one of 22 military veterans...
November 12, 2015 - 12:00am
March 10, 2015
Man who allegedly posed as veteran sentenced to prison
WILLMAR — The 54-year-old Willmar man alleged to have falsely posed as a military veteran at several local events was sentenced to five years of prison time Tuesday stemming from unrelated gun charges. Richard Arthur Rahn was convicted Tuesday of two felony charges of possessing...
March 10, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 29, 2014
'Hurts like heck': Thief steals officer's coat, medals from 94-year-old World War II veteran
WAHPETON, N.D. Maybe the thief wanted something to wear on Memorial Day.
May 29, 2014 - 9:00am
May 24, 2014
World War II veteran from Willmar to raise flag for Twins on Memorial Day
WILLMAR –– Ersie Quimby doesn’t miss watching a Minnesota Twins baseball game on television. “I might fall asleep during them,” said...
May 24, 2014 - 4:00am
August 23, 2013
WWII veteran beaten to death outside Spokane club
SPOKANE (AP) — An 88-year-old veteran of World War II was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, and police are looking for two...
August 23, 2013 - 9:28am
August 6, 2013
Willmar, Minn., vet, who avoided Vietnam, has terminal illness linked to water at Camp Lejeune
WILLMAR -- John Woodman thought himself lucky. Serving with the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed from 1972 through 1976 at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville,...
August 6, 2013 - 11:44pm
July 1, 2013
Gettysburg Civil War casualty from Stillwater gets gravesite tribute
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Curiosity connected Civil War re-enactor Ken Martens to Civil War veteran Louis Muller, a Stillwater infantry captain whose death 150 years ago in the Battle of Gettysburg is getting fresh attention. Martens, a historian, made it his mission to shed light...
July 1, 2013 - 10:55am
March 28, 2013
WWII vet, pilot from Willmar, Minn., honored for his service with tour of museum that is no less than an aviator’s dream
GRANITE FALLS — His country called, and Maurice Turner answered by serving as a radioman with the U.S. Air Force in New Guinea during World...
March 28, 2013 - 11:15pm
November 2, 2012
GOP Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad (video)
State Rep. John Kriesel's dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television...
November 2, 2012 - 10:02am
September 11, 2012
Vet to receive WWII medals during Spicer, Minn., ceremony
WILLMAR -- Ruben Hoglund will be recognized and will receive his World War II medals at 7 p.m. Monday at the American Legion in Spicer. After 61 years, Hoglund will receive the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the Good...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: New kid on the block
February 22, 2012 - 8:40am
November 14, 2011
Silver Star ceremony for Mackedanz conducted Saturday in Willmar, Minn.
Vietnam veteran Ron Mackedanz of Kandiyohi, center, receives his Silver Star from Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Hanson of Atwater during a ceremony...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am