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Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
February 25, 2016
First woman to hold rank of brigadier general in Minnesota National Guard
Air Force Col. Sandra Best will make history today when she is promoted to brigadier general, becoming the first female officer to hold such...
February 25, 2016 - 2:01pm
Flags to fly at half-staff Friday for Minnesota Marine killed in copter crash
In honor of U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and Delano resident Dillion J. Semolina, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags...
February 25, 2016 - 10:24am
February 19, 2016
Wounded soldier soon to become first man to receive penis transplant in U.S.
A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery. Surgeons hope a donated organ...
February 19, 2016 - 8:36am
December 6, 2015
West central Minnesota residents serve as models for bronze art project honoring military service
LITCHFIELD — Area residents with ties to the military say they are proud to have been models for five bronze statues placed recently at a new...
December 6, 2015 - 11:53pm
November 10, 2015
Video: Carved in Stone: military family memories
The Military Family Tribute captures moments in writing from past wars. One Story Stone from each county features an excerpt of correspondence...
November 10, 2015 - 2:46pm
August 20, 2015
Community workout to raise funds to help prevent suicide in veterans
Suicide claims the lives of 22 veterans in the U.S. each day, and about 30 suicides occur per 100,000 veterans, according to a Time Magazine...
August 20, 2015 - 9:22am
February 2, 2015
Pentagon seeks more defense funds
WASHINGTON — Facing new security challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine, the Obama administration proposed an increased $534 billion Pentagon...
February 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
September 15, 2014
Wally Gustafson: Witness to surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri recalls somber event
WILLMAR — Tell Bob Halvorson a war story or two, and there is no telling where it might get you. It got Wally Gustafson aboard the nuclear-powered...
September 15, 2014 - 12:03am
September 10, 2014
Willmar man suspected of impersonating decorated soldier
WILLMAR — A 54-year-old Willmar man who reportedly has been impersonating a decorated soldier in the U.S. Army at various events is in custody...
September 10, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 13, 2014
U.S. Army says Bergdahl condition stable, has not met parents
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, was in stable condition at a military hospital in Texas and has not yet met his parents, military officials said on Friday. Bergdahl,...
June 13, 2014 - 3:45pm
May 30, 2014
Caps for Soldiers continues to give back
PENNOCK — One soldier in Afghanistan believes it saved his life. He wore two of the wool caps on a very cold day. He’s convinced the thickness...
May 30, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 27, 2014
Video: Memorial Day Program at Fairview Cemetery
The annual Memorial Day Service is held at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar on Monday with retired Army National Guard Chaplin and brigadier general,...
May 27, 2014 - 3:41pm
May 26, 2014
Memorial Day for remembering sacrifice of veterans
WILLMAR — A crowd gathered amongst the shade trees and grave markers, the Willmar High School band played the Star-Spangled Banner, the honor...
May 26, 2014 - 11:10pm
May 23, 2014
American Indian veterans receive Minnesota Capitol honor
ST. PAUL — American Indians volunteer for the U.S. military in higher percentages than any other ethnic group, and now Minnesota officially...
May 23, 2014 - 1:00am
February 24, 2014
George W. Bush launches program to help veterans transition from war
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George W. Bush on Sunday promoted a new initiative to help veterans transition back to civilian life and aid in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
February 24, 2014 - 3:31pm