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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 27, 2016
St. Paul police fatally shoot man they say fired at officers
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul police say a man fired at officers Thursday afternoon and police shot back, killing the man. No officers were injured during...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 23, 2016
Willmar man arrested after making threats with handgun
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Willmar man who is alleged to have threatened residents while showing a firearm in his waistband is in jail this afternoon,...
May 23, 2016 - 4:55pm
May 20, 2016
WATCH: Minnesota officer fights for his life with suspect
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who was shown on video struggling to grab a Brooklyn Park police officer’s gun was convicted Wednesday of first-degree...
May 20, 2016 - 2:44pm
May 13, 2016
Two arrested after 108 mph chase in Kandiyohi Co.
After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar...
May 13, 2016 - 10:29am
April 22, 2016
Ruling: Officers justified in shooting of gun-wielding woman outside church
HERMANTOWN -- Two law enforcement officers were justified in shooting a gun-wielding woman outside a Hermantown area church in February, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Thursday. Kristen Kelly Johnson, 48, of Cloquet was shot twice after she allegedly pointed a handgun at...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 21, 2016
Elderly Willmar man injured after being struck by vehicle
WILLMAR — An 88-year-old Willmar man was injured in a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle crash around 4 p.m. Thursday. Willmar Police say Gerald Carlson was accidentally struck by a vehicle driven by his wife, 85-year-old Ruth E. Carlson, as she backed out of her driveway on the...
April 21, 2016 - 5:19pm
April 1, 2016
Willmar K-9 officer Axel dons new digs
K9 officer Axel of the Willmar Police Department has received his new bullet- and stab-proof vest. The stab and bullet-proof vest, custom-made...
April 1, 2016 - 11:22pm
March 31, 2016
BCA says video of Minnesota police shooting man too graphic to release
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter captured video of police officers opening fire on an armed man near Fergus Falls in September, but officials...
March 31, 2016 - 8:46am
March 30, 2016
Police officers won't be charged in Jamar Clark shooting
MINNEAPOLIS - There will be no charges against the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November shooting of Jamar Clark, the Hennepin...
March 30, 2016 - 11:57am
March 8, 2016
Dog on rampage bites four, is fatally shot by Minnesota cop
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a dog Sunday after it bit four people and as it charged at other passersby and paramedics, according to the police department. The Rottweiler had jumped a fence in his owner’s Macalester-Groveland yard and was running nearby, near...
March 8, 2016 - 5:30am
February 28, 2016
18-year old leads police on high speed chase near Atwater
ATWATER - An 18-year-old Atwater man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s office, the chase started shortly before 2 a.m. north of Atwater, on 180 Street Northeast,...
February 28, 2016 - 1:51pm
February 12, 2016
Investigators: Piecing together deadly Fargo standoff will take time
FARGO -- The law enforcement community in Fargo-Moorhead mourned a fallen friend and comrade Thursday as investigators began the job of piecing...
February 12, 2016 - 9:42am
January 27, 2016
Willmar police K9 to get bullet-proof vest
The Willmar Police Department’s K9 police dog Axel will soon have a new vest. But it’s more than just clothing. The stab and bullet-proof...
January 27, 2016 - 11:26pm
January 12, 2016
Wanted man in Ohio sends 'better' mug shot to police Facebook page
CHICAGO - An Ohio man wanted on a drunk driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mug shots that police put on their Facebook page, he posted...
January 12, 2016 - 1:41pm
December 30, 2015
Chicago mayor announces police reforms after fatal shooting
(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing calls for his resignation after a series of fatal police shootings, announced major changes Wednesday in how city police respond to crises situations. Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said the city would try to...
December 30, 2015 - 3:19pm