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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
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'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
April 6, 2011
World War II veteran finally gets his citizenship
SEATTLE -- Leland Davidson always knew he was an American. Now he has a certificate from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to prove...
April 6, 2011 - 10:19am