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Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Fans gather to celebrate Dylan’s 75th birthday at his childhood home in Duluth
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UMD lab helping combat raspberry-devouring pest
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Murphy: Michael Floyd the fresh face of old news at Vikings camp
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
September 27, 2012
Eden Valley, Minn., home destroyed by fire Wednesday evening
EDEN VALLEY -- A rural Eden Valley home was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening, and an unattended portable heater is suspected as the cause of the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a passerby reported the fire at the William Matteson residence,...
September 27, 2012 - 9:22am
September 4, 2012
Clara City woman dies in crash north of Pennock, Minn.
PENNOCK -- Names of the drivers in a fatal motor vehicle crash near Pennock Monday have been released. Julie Bedel, 41, of Clara City was pronounced dead at Rice Memorial Hospital after the collision at the intersections of Kandiyohi County roads 1 and 27 north of Pennock, according...
September 4, 2012 - 9:51am
August 30, 2012
Rural Dassel, Minn., boy stuck in head by ricocheting bullet, taken to Children's Hospital
DASSEL -- An 8-year-old rural Dassel boy was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital and later transported to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis this afternoon after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff...
August 30, 2012 - 5:18pm
August 7, 2012
Teens steal from 100 cars in four west central Minn. towns, report missing items to Kandiyohi Co., Minn., Sheriff
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking anyone who is missing items from their vehicle to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Sheriff's Office. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, four teens, one adult and three juveniles, were identified as suspects in the thefts...
August 7, 2012 - 9:31am
July 23, 2012
Update: Authorities looking for 17-year-old girl missing from rural Granite Falls, Minn.
GRANITE FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff is asking anyone with information regarding the location of a missing 17-year-old girl from...
July 23, 2012 - 8:46am
July 17, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man hurt in cycle-car crash near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 48-year-old Watkins man was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 4 p.m. Monday northwest of Litchfield. According to information from the Meeker County Sheriff's office and the Minnesota...
July 17, 2012 - 9:06am
July 12, 2012
Rural Spicer, Minn., man drowns in Lake Florida
July 12, 2012 - 12:03pm
July 10, 2012
Investigation continues into rural Clarkfield, Minn., house fire, suspect in custody
GRANITE FALLS -- The State Fire Marshal's office and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office are investigating a fire that burned a rural Clarkfield residence around 11:15 p.m. Monday evening. According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, a person has been arrested in connection to the blaze....
July 10, 2012 - 3:48pm
July 3, 2012
Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause
DARWIN -- A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and the Dassel Fire Department were paged just after noon Monday...
July 3, 2012 - 8:40am
May 16, 2012
Watkins., Minn., teen in Meeker County Jail, arrested in connection to weekend injury crash
LITCHFIELD -- A 19-year-old Watkins man has been arrested on charges of criminal vehicular operation in connection to an early morning rollover crash Saturday that injured a 18-year-old teen. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Michael K. Downham was...
May 16, 2012 - 3:06pm
May 13, 2012
One hurt, authorities seeking to learn identity of driver and other passengers in Meeker County accident
LITCHFIELD -- At least one person was injured in a one-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning in which Meeker County authorities are working to learn the identity of the driver and number of other passengers. Caramon Hansen, 18, of Watkins, was transported by Watkins Ambulance to...
May 13, 2012 - 3:15pm
May 7, 2012
Kimball man pulled from burning car in Saturday crash
KINGSTON -- A 60-year-old Kimball man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation after a one-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Saturday northwest of Kingston. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Richard Dinsmore was driving a 1995 Dodge minivan off the roadway and into...
May 7, 2012 - 10:14am
April 13, 2012
Barn fire north of Brooten, Minn., under investigation
BROOTEN -- A fire that burned a barn just north of Brooten Thursday evening is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office. According to Sheriff John Sanner, deputies and the Brooten fire department and ambulance were called around 7:20 p.m. Thursday to 25711 County...
April 13, 2012 - 8:48am
April 12, 2012
Abandoned house burns west of Belgrade, Minn., fire under investigation
BELGRADE -- An early morning fire that burned an abandoned house west of Belgrade is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office and the State Fire Marshal. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies, the fire marshal's office and...
April 12, 2012 - 9:06am
April 11, 2012
Vehicle into lake north of Willmar, man treated for hypothermia
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old Willmar man was rescued from the top of his submerged vehicle and taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible injuries and hypothermia after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. According to Sgt. Gary Wyffels of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
April 11, 2012 - 8:54am