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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
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
April 17, 2013
Suspicious Olivia, Minn., fire decimates home, kills therapy dog
OLIVIA — A fire being investigated as arson has left two Olivia residents without a home and their possessions and took the life of the owner’s...
April 17, 2013 - 10:44pm
January 29, 2013
19-year-old Willmar, Minn., man sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
WILLMAR — Andrew Charles Wyman, 19, of Willmar, is going to prison for 75 months on the first-degree arson charge originally filed against...
January 29, 2013 - 11:11pm
December 25, 2012
New London man gets jail, probation for truck arson, ordered to pay $28K in restitution
WILLMAR — Paul Allen Baumann, 23, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 120 days in the county jail, 10 years of probation and a $50 fine on a second-degree arson charge for setting a semi-truck on fire in July at Hillcrest Truck Stop near New London. Baumann was also or-dered...
December 25, 2012 - 11:02pm
October 24, 2012
Sioux Falls, S.D., man pleads to lesser charge for burning down home in Clarkfield, Minn..
GRANITE FALLS -- Aaron Dean Ohlson, 35, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of third-degree arson for setting his own home on fire. The charge was reduced from first-degree level as part of a plea agreement in Yellow Medicine...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
September 10, 2012
Reward offered, arson cause of fire that destroyed contents of Renville County Food Shelf in Olivia, Minn.
OLIVIA -- The public's help is being sought in apprehending the person or persons responsible for a fire that destroyed the contents of the Renville County Food Shelf and caused extensive smoke and heat damage to the Hair Connection, Red Cross office and an apartment unit in a downtown...
September 10, 2012 - 2:18pm
July 11, 2012
Clarkfield, Minn., man arrested on arson charges, deliberately set fire to rural residence
GRANITE FALLS -- A 35-year-old Clarkfield man is being held in the Yellow Medicine County jail pending his first court appearance on first-degree arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a rural Clarkfield home Monday evening. According to a news release from Yellow Medicine County...
July 11, 2012 - 10:44am
June 18, 2012
Fire-ravaged site in Atwater, Minn.'s business district primed for development
ATWATER -- The nightmarish rubble and gaping hole from a devastating fire that struck Atwater's business district in February of 2011 has been...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
Renville County seeks tips about suspicious fire
The circumstances surrounding the fire are suspicious and the fire is being investigated as arson, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 320-523-1161 or the Minnesota State Fire Marshall Arson hotline...
May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 6, 2012
Renville County, Minn., seeks tips about suspicious fire
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help provide information about the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed two mobile homes on early on April 24. At about 3:10 a.m. that day, a Renville County deputy on patrol saw a structure on fire along...
May 6, 2012 - 1:30pm
April 24, 2012
Judge wants to consider options other than prison for Willmar, Minn., teen
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued Andrew Charles Wyman's dispositional hearing until May 17 so that she may consider alternatives...
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Wyman hearing continued, judge wants to consider options other than prison
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued this morning's dispositional hearing for Andrew Charles Wyman until May 17 so that she may...
April 23, 2012 - 11:13am
Wyman teen in court this morning, could go to prison for arson
WILLMAR -- Andrew Charles Wyman, the 18-year-old Willmar boy who absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in February while serving his juvenile...
April 23, 2012 - 9:21am
April 4, 2012
Youth in Kandiyohi County, Minn., crime spree back in custody, ordered to jail
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old who absconded in February from the Prairie Lakes juvenile detention facility, where he was serving time for a crime spree last year that included arson, burglary and theft, was ordered today to the Kandiyohi County Jail. Andrew Charles Wyman will be held...
April 4, 2012 - 5:42pm
March 14, 2012
Benson, Minn., garage fire ruled arson, reward offered for information
BENSON -- A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an arson fire early Monday morning in Benson. According to Benson Police Chief Mike Jambor, the fire was reported along the 200 block of 15th Street...
March 14, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 5, 2012
Hodapp gets expected 39 months in prison for role in crime spree
WILLMAR -- Chase John Hodapp, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 39 months in prison for his role in a two-week crime spree last spring...
March 5, 2012 - 12:01pm