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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
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State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
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New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
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'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
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'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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November 28, 2012
Yellow Medicine County, Minn., moves ahead with plans for building renovation
GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners is moving ahead with plans to remodel a newly acquired building to hold county offices. At their meeting on Tuesday, the commissioners approved a base contract of $18,500 with Contegrity Group, of Little Falls, to...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
November 26, 2012
Yellow Ribbon proclamation in Willmar, Minn., expected to draw large crowd
WILLMAR -- Since being declared an official "Yellow Ribbon" city in 2010, Willmar community volunteers have worked hard to support active military, the families of deployed service members and veterans. Now Willmar will be the host site when four other communities receive the official...
November 26, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
Bomb threat at Canby college forces evacuation, disrupts polling place
GRANITE FALLS -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby on Tuesday morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Office are seeking...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
Bomb threat at technical college in Canby forces evacuation, disrupts voting
CANBY -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby this morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Department are seeking information...
November 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
November 5, 2012
Women, children hurt in rural Wood Lake, Minn., crash
GRANITE FALLS -- Two women and six children were taken to Marshall Avera Hospital by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Sunday south of Wood Lake. According to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office, the crash was reported at 550th...
November 5, 2012 - 9:38am
October 24, 2012
Granite Falls, Minn., man killed in Highway 212 crash
GRANITE FALLS -- An 80-year-old Granite Falls man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 212 west of Granite Falls. According to the State Patrol, Roger O. Tjosvold was driving a 2010 Chrysler van and turned left...
October 24, 2012 - 8:50am
October 10, 2012
Courthouse in YM County, Minn., is subject of renovation discussions
GRANITE FALLS -- Citing concerns about security and maintaining the integrity of the judicial process, Eighth Judicial District staff urged the...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
Yellow Medicine County, Minn., administrator one of three finalists in Nicollet County
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine County Administrator Ryan Krosch is one of three finalists for the administrator position in Nicollet County. Krosch said he enjoys working for Yellow Medicine County but considers the Nicollet County position a great opportunity to advance his c...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Yellow Medicine County, Minn., under burning ban until further notice
GRANITE FALLS -- As of this morning, Yellow Medicine County is under a burning ban. According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, the ban will be in place until further notice and there will be no new burning permits issued or validated. However, campfires are still allowed. A burning ban also...
October 5, 2012 - 11:36am
October 4, 2012
Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.
October 4, 2012 - 7:50am
September 26, 2012
Yellow Medicine County to continue coyote bounty
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 11, 2012
Echo, Granite Falls drivers hurt in crash north of Echo, Minn.
ECHO -- A 50-year-old Echo woman and a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy were treated and released from Granite Falls Hospital for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 6:15 p.m. Monday north of Echo. According to the State Patrol, Carey L. Hoepner, 50 of Echo, was driving...
September 11, 2012 - 1:03pm
August 15, 2012
Crop duster walks away from Yellow Medicine crash
GRANITE FALLS -- A crop dusting pilot was treated and released Tuesday after his airplane crashed at 4:10 p.m. in a cornfield west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away from...
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 14, 2012
Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS - A crop dusting pilot was treated and released after his airplane crashed in a corn field west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away...
August 14, 2012 - 9:55pm