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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
May 10, 2011
Woman dies in train accident in Atwater
ATWATER -- An adult female died Tuesday on the railroad tracks in downtown Atwater after an apparent accident involving a train at about 4:45 p.m. Few details of the accident are known. It held up the train until 7 p.m., Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmidt said. By about 6 p.m., the...
May 10, 2011 - 8:51pm
January 25, 2011
Authorities seek help locating missing Alberta woman
Law enforcement is seeking the public's help in locating a woman who left her Alberta residence on Christmas Day and has not returned. Tamara...
January 25, 2011 - 11:40am
October 12, 2010
18-year-old dies in rollover near Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Minn. - An 18-year-old Evansville, Minn., woman died in a one-vehicle rollover north of here early Tuesday morning. Rae Danielle Dropps was driving south on a county road about 1 a.m. when her vehicle left the road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. After...
October 12, 2010 - 8:38am
June 21, 2010
Woman injured in accident near Battle Lake with Richmond woman
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A Bemidji woman was injured in a broadside accident Friday afternoon near Battle Lake. The accident was reported at 1:39 p.m. at Highway 210 and Highway 78. Sherry L. Tucker, 61, of Bemidji was transported by Ringdahl Ambulance to Lake Region Hospital with...
June 21, 2010 - 7:13am
June 16, 2010
Duluth-area man stabbed by girlfriend says they still plan to marry
DULUTH - A Solway Township man who was critically injured when his girlfriend stabbed him with a butcher knife told the court Tuesday that he forgave the woman and is looking forward to marrying her and spending the rest of his life with her. The woman, Shawn Marie Melton, 45, pleaded...
June 16, 2010 - 8:15am
June 7, 2010
Wadena woman in critical condition after crash
WADENA, Minn. - A 70-year-old woman was in critical condition Sunday after a two-vehicle crash three miles west of Wadena, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Doris Anderson of Wadena was driving a 1977 Datsun pickup eastbound on Highway 10 at 7:11 p.m. Sunday when a 2004 Chevy...
June 7, 2010 - 10:59am
May 11, 2010
Man escapes from custody, assaults elderly woman, attendant
LITCHFIELD -- A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been returned to the Meeker County Jail and faces first-degree burglary, assault and escape from custody charges after he allegedly escaped from custody and assaulted an elderly woman and her caregiver Monday. According to Meeker County...
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Grand Forks man charged with raping 64-year-old woman
Robert James Rhode, 43, is being held at the Grand Forks County jail on a $10,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said Tuesday. A police affidavit says the victim had known Rhode for several years. He came to her Grand Forks home intoxicated Nov.
April 28, 2010 - 11:04am
April 15, 2010
Duped of life savings, Hibbing woman, 81, gets it back
DULUTH - An 81-year-old Hibbing woman said her life savings were wiped out and she was "34 dollars and some cents'' in the hole after a Florida man scammed her out of almost $38,500 by telling her she had won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes -- a $600,000 prize. The Publishers...
April 15, 2010 - 11:03am
February 4, 2010
I-29 rollover in southeast ND kills Akeley woman
OXBOW, N.D. - A rollover on Interstate 29 in southeast North Dakota has killed a Minnesota woman. The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the 93-year-old woman from Akeley, Minn., who died at the scene shortly before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the woman was a...
February 4, 2010 - 9:01am
January 22, 2010
Fla. woman allegedly steals car on first day out of prison, saying she was going on beer run
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A 49-year-old woman has been jailed in Pasco County, accused of stealing a car on her first day out of prison. Theresa Jones faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, cocaine possession and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being...
January 22, 2010 - 11:14am
January 21, 2010
Naked woman enters Farmington bank, no charges expected
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- Authorities here say a naked 28-year-old woman wandered into Anchor Bank about 4:30 p.m.
January 21, 2010 - 3:31pm
Wisconsin mom drives 3 hours in labor to meet returning soldier husband
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Not even labor contractions could keep a Wisconsin woman from driving to meet her husband as the guardsman returned home from Iraq. Johana Ortiz had gone into labor hours before her husband's plane landed at Camp Douglas, but she defied her doctors orders and...
January 21, 2010 - 11:00am
December 5, 2009
Morris woman found in Owatonna ditch the victim of 'homicidal injuries'
The body of a Morris woman who investigators believe died of "homicidal injuries" was found near a roadside in rural Owatonna on Thursday. On...
December 5, 2009 - 11:10am
October 15, 2009
Year-long search for Thief River Falls woman apparently over after car found in river
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Family and friends of Gina Anderson gathered in her parents' home Wednesday, grieving a year's worth of wondering and loss...
October 15, 2009 - 10:39am