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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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November 10, 2013
Veterans Day exhibit set up at City Auditorium for 15th year
WILLMAR — Jon Lindstrand may have more than 5,000 military items in his growing collection, but he knows exactly what each item is and where...
November 10, 2013 - 11:01pm
During shutdown, U.S. charity to ensure fallen troops' death benefits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A private U.S. charity struck a deal with the Pentagon on Wednesday to advance a "death gratuity" to families of American troops who die during the government shutdown, after the Defense Department determined it was legally unable to make the $100,000 payme...
October 10, 2013 - 6:53am
Editorial: Congress is failing military families
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week as Congress fails to act and fulfill its job. The latest fallout is impacting the military and veterans affairs benefits across the country. So while the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and the U.S. Navy Seal teams carried...
October 10, 2013 - 4:00am
October 7, 2013
Libya, Somalia raids show U.S. reach, problems
TRIPOLI/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Two U.S. raids in Africa show the United States is pressuring al Qaeda, officials said on Sunday, though a failure in Somalia and an angry response in Libya also highlighted Washington's woes.
October 7, 2013 - 7:29am
September 17, 2013
Authorities question vetting of Washington gunman who killed 12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington authorities questioned on Tuesday how a U.S. military veteran with a history of violence and mental problems...
September 17, 2013 - 11:07am
Officials say no evidence of second shooter in Washington Navy Yard rampage
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators have found no evidence of a second suspect in the shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 13 people, including suspected gunman Aaron Alexis, officials told a news conference on Monday. "We have continued to pursue the possibility...
September 17, 2013 - 7:07am
September 16, 2013
Police hunt for second possible attacker in Washington Navy Yard shooting that killed at least 12
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers...
September 16, 2013 - 3:15pm
Officials: Navy Yard shooter ID'ed as Aaron Alexis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis. The two officials spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because...
September 16, 2013 - 2:39pm
Police: Man in tan outfit not Navy Yard suspect
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say a man in a tan, military-style outfit who had been sought in connection with the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified and is not a suspect or a person of interest in the slayings.
September 16, 2013 - 2:02pm
12 killed in Navy Yard shooting; two more gunmen sought
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation's capital. At least 12 people were killed.
September 16, 2013 - 1:34pm
August 30, 2013
U.S. says Syrian chemical attack killed 1,429
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Edging toward a retaliatory strike, the Obama administration bluntly accused the Syrian government of Bashar Assad on Friday...
August 30, 2013 - 1:04pm
August 29, 2013
Assad says Syria will defend itself: state media
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency has quoted President Bashar Assad as saying Syria will defend itself against any aggression.
August 29, 2013 - 7:25am
August 28, 2013
U.S. still defining objectives of strike on Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is still defining the central objectives of a potential military strike on Syria and considering possible Syrian government reprisals, even as U.S. intelligence agencies prepare additional evidence to show the Bashar Assad government's responsibility...
August 28, 2013 - 7:03am
August 23, 2013
Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against...
August 23, 2013 - 2:16pm
August 22, 2013
Convicted WikiLeaker Bradley Manning wants to live as woman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, said on Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
August 22, 2013 - 9:02am