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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
May 10, 2013
Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery
DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of...
May 10, 2013 - 2:09pm
May 12, 2012
Rukavina retirement saddens all
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature's most colorful member is retiring, in part because of a new and politically divisive mood pervading the...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
December 24, 2011
Classic Editorial: Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!
Believing in Santa Children sometimes wonder about Santa Claus. A little girl in New York City asked that very question 114 years ago in New York City. We are reprinting the classic editorial response. From New York Sun, Sept. 21, 1897 Dear Editor: I am 8 years old....
December 24, 2011 - 6:38am
February 17, 2011
Letter: Bad decisions at 700 Stearns
Plato said, "A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." Is a good decision being made at 700 Stearns? Is it based on knowledge or numbers? It appears to me the decision is predicated on money and not one that addresses community needs. Eliminating independent living...
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Editorial: Believe: 'Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!'
Children sometimes wonder about Santa Claus. A little girl in New York City asked that very question 113 years ago in New York City. We are reprinting the classic editorial response. From New York Sun, Sept. 21, 1897 Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
Holiday stage productions - Willmar
WILLMAR -- The Barn Theatre presents "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Dec. 8-11, with 2:30 p.m....
December 2, 2010 - 8:00am
April 10, 2010
4 missing W.Va. miners found dead; final toll at 29
MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) -- Search teams found the bodies of four men missing almost a week since an explosion rocked a West Virginia coal mine, bringing the death toll to 29 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation. Crews who held out hope that survivors might have made it...
April 10, 2010 - 12:59am
April 6, 2010
25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, rescue preparation under way for four missing
MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) -- A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S.
April 6, 2010 - 11:24am
June 12, 2009
Commentary: Can the state of Virginia be Obama-cized once more?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was the unscripted, unpolished and precisely appropriate response from a candidate who a few weeks ago had been expected to lose and instead won a landslide victory. In Virginia's Democratic primary for governor, R.
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Letter: Weatherization funds well spent
I have been reading with interest your coverage of the big stimulus package in Congress. There are some really important details in the package and with Washington, D.C., home to those well-heeled lobbyists, we need to make sure we are watching our legislators and making sure they...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Frazee, Minn., woman wanted by law for not testifying against husband turns herself in
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A Frazee wife has turned herself in Tuesday morning to Becker County law enforcement officials after a 20-day search for...
December 30, 2008 - 2:00pm
December 24, 2008
Letter: Yes, there's a good old Santa Claus
Some children as well as the Christmas hum-bugs among us question whether there is a real Santa Claus. A little girl in New York City asked that very question 111 years ago in New York City. Now we know this same question arises in some children in west central Minnesota every year....
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
Clock ticking, woman seeks donor for third kidney transplant
BIRD ISLAND -- Virginia Morse is putting up the Christmas decorations in the family's Bird Island home early, just in case her daughter doesn't...
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Scorpion stings 12-year-old W.Va. girl who was shopping for watermelons at Wal-Mart
BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - One young shopper at a Wal-Mart in West Virginia had to watch out for more than falling prices. A 12-year-old girl picking up a seedless watermelon from a bin was stung Sunday by a tan, inch-long scorpion that had apparently stowed away in a shipment from...
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 14, 2008
Clinton pitching superdelegates in hopes of turning her W.Va. win into a revival
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Hours after being routed by Hillary Rodham Clinton in West Virginia, Barack Obama picked up two more of the party leaders who are key to settling the Democratic presidential nomination. An embattled Clinton is urging the party leaders to take a hard...
May 14, 2008 - 7:00am