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Runaway horse-drawn Christmas wagon ride near Willmar injures driver and passengers
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 14, 2016
80-year-old woman from Shakopee killed in Redwood County crash
BELVIEW -- An 80-year-old woman was killed just before 5 p.m. Monday in a crash with a semi truck on Redwood County Road 7 north of Belview....
June 14, 2016 - 9:48am
June 7, 2016
UPDATE: Driver killed, son seriously injured in head-on crash north of Elrosa
Updated: 5:17 p.m. The State Patrol has released the name of the driver killed early Tuesday after a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 71 just north...
June 7, 2016 - 9:54am
June 3, 2016
Granite Falls man, 25, injured after crashing into power pole
A 25-year-old Granite Falls man was injured early Friday morning when his vehicle left U.S. Highway 212 and hit a power pole. Michael P. Lang...
June 3, 2016 - 9:38am
May 26, 2016
Five injured in head-on crash near Lowry
LOWRY -- Five people, including two children, were injured in a head-on crash just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Highways...
May 26, 2016 - 6:54pm
May 20, 2016
Two airlifted after vehicle drives off bridge, flips on roof into Cottonwood River
LAMBERTON — A vehicle drove off of a bridge on Redwood County Road 6 and flipped on its roof into the Cottonwood River, the Redwood County...
May 20, 2016 - 4:42pm
Benson motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with deer
BENSON-- A Benson motorcyclist was injured Thursday night after he crashed his 1995 Harley Davidson motorcycle into a deer while traveling east...
May 20, 2016 - 11:32am
May 19, 2016
Morley Safer, legendary '60 Minutes' reporter, dies at 84
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Emmy-winning newsman Morley Safer, one of the first reporters to convey the brutality of the Vietnam War to America's...
May 19, 2016 - 11:49am
May 13, 2016
Two arrested after 108 mph chase in Kandiyohi Co.
After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar...
May 13, 2016 - 10:29am
May 11, 2016
No injuries after explosion at Clarkfield grain elevator
All employees have been accounted for and no injuries were reported after an explosion at the Clarkfield Grain Elevator around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said the Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting the explosion and fire, according to...
May 11, 2016 - 1:43pm
April 27, 2016
Head-on crash in New London leaves two people injured
NEW LONDON — Two people were injured in a head-on motor vehicle crash around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Minnesota State Patrol says Ashley A. McCleary, 23, of Belgrade, and Chad E. Scheltens, 43, of Spicer, were injured in the crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi...
April 27, 2016 - 9:03pm
April 24, 2016
Hazardous weather outlook issued for west central Minnesota
After a relatively dry start to spring, the first thunderstorms of the year are expected to roll through west central Minnesota this week. As...
April 24, 2016 - 4:50pm
April 18, 2016
Driver sentenced for careless driving in crash that killed Pennock couple
WILLMAR -- A driver in the July crash that resulted in the death of a Pennock couple pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday on a careless driving misdemeanor charge. Matthew Brian Gingery, 41, was sentenced to 90 days of jail time that was stayed and a $1,000 fine. That means if...
April 18, 2016 - 4:36pm
April 14, 2016
Willmar driver injured in Thursday morning motorcycle crash
WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old Willmar man was injured Thursday morning when his motorcycle hit a deer. The Willmar Police Department says Mark Brian Lindstrand was driving a 2013 Honda Motorcycle west on U.S. Highway 12. He was near the intersection of 28th Street just before 5:30 a.m....
April 14, 2016 - 10:58am
Fire warning issued for west central Minnesota
Strong winds and dry heat will mean a heightened chance of fire across west central Minnesota for most of the day Thursday. The National Weather...
April 14, 2016 - 9:45am
April 8, 2016
Willmar vandalism suspect arrested
WILLMAR — Police have arrested a man they say is connected to the criminal damage of 10 separate Willmar businesses, residences and city parks....
April 8, 2016 - 10:54am