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Final Willmar levy and budget approved
Lawmakers support local option sales taxes in New London, Spicer
Warren's Generators honored
Engan Associates design nationally recognized
Redwood Area Hospital recognized for excellence
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 5, 2016
Smoke from Canadian wildfire to reach Grand Forks, but haze expected to be minimal
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Smoke from a raging wildfire that forced 88,000 residents to flee from a Canadian town in northeast Alberta is expected to reach the Red River Valley by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta., has been burning...
May 5, 2016 - 5:30am
May 4, 2016
Large wildfire ignites north of Staples
A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, sending out an air and ground attack by firefighters. Forestry...
May 4, 2016 - 10:25pm
April 3, 2015
Dozens of wildfires keep crews busy in northern Minnesota, into North Dakota
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Tinder-dry conditions and winds gusting in excess of 50 mph fueled dozens of wildfires across northern Minnesota, although...
April 3, 2015 - 7:12am
July 1, 2013
Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew
YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) -- An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
July 1, 2013 - 7:06am
June 14, 2013
Firefighters holding line on Colorado wildfire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are holding the line on a wildfire near Colorado Springs that has destroyed 379 homes and might...
June 14, 2013 - 11:05am
May 17, 2013
Rain could help fight three-county blaze in Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Weekend rains could bring relief to hundreds of weary firefighters battling a 7,100-acre blaze in three west-central Minnesota counties. The fire started Tuesday afternoon in Becker County and consumed at least 55 buildings, including 12 homes and 33 outbuildings....
May 17, 2013 - 11:38pm
May 16, 2013
Calm winds helping fight fire between Menahga and Park Rapids in north central Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Calm winds were allowing 40-some fire departments to get control of a wildfire that has scorched more than 7,100 acres in three counties
May 16, 2013 - 12:05pm
Thousands of acres, dozens of building burned in north central Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A north central Minnesota fire grew to an estimated 7,100 acres Wednesday, destroying or damaging dozens of structures,...
May 16, 2013 - 7:18am
May 15, 2013
Menahga fire 0 percent contained, several buildings lost
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Firefighters are working to contain a wildfire that is now between 3,000 and 4,000 acres in north-central Minnesota as...
May 15, 2013 - 12:08pm
Fire in Park Rapids area burns structures, forces evacuations
By Wendy Reuer Forum News Service PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- As the Rev. Jim Neubauer stood outside St. John’s Lutheran Church...
May 15, 2013 - 6:52am
May 4, 2013
Calm, moist air aids fight against Calif. wildfire
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Moist, cool and calm weather is greatly helping Southern California firefighters battling a huge wildfire in coastal Ventura County. By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and JOHN ROGERS Associated Press CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- Moist, cool and calm...
May 4, 2013 - 10:13am
October 18, 2012
Southwest N.D. town burns to ground in wildfire
BUCYRUS, N.D. -- Looking like something out of an apocalyptic Hollywood film, much of the small town of Bucyrus was burned to the ground after being swept up in a raging wildfire Wednesday. Aided by winds in excess of 60 mph, a fire estimated by firefighters to be nearly 10 miles...
October 18, 2012 - 7:31am
October 2, 2012
Wildfires force mandatory evacuation of south side of Karlstad, Minn.
October 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
April 26, 2010
Rain not enough to lessen northern Minn. wildfire threat
DULUTH, Minn. -- Spotty weekend rain wasn't enough to lessen the threat of wildfires across northern Minnesota. Duluth got enough rain early Sunday to help grass turn green. But Duluth International Airport received just 0.16 of an inch and remains nearly 2½ inches below normal...
April 26, 2010 - 10:08am
April 1, 2010
DNR: Call 911 rather than risk fighting wildfire
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With Minnesota in the dry season before the spring green-up, the Department of Natural Resources is urging landowners to call 911 rather than trying to put out wildfires themselves. Ron Stoffel, fire suppression supervisor for the DNR, says anyone with a fire...
April 1, 2010 - 9:05am