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As racial politics loom over election, Obama's legacy is seen as mixed
FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
Hillary Clinton says family's foundation looking for partners
Minnesota DNR reports two more cases of starry stonewort
Fed's Yellen says case for interest rate hike has strengthened
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
Klinger: Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
August 15, 2016
Albino deer spotted near Minnesota town with regular fawns
An albino deer was pictured recently with fawns just east of Upper Mission Lake, north of Merrifield. It’s rare to see an albino deer in the...
August 15, 2016 - 1:47pm
Six years on, man who suffered brain injury at WE Fest has died
Mark Schreiner's six-year battle to recover from a coma-inducing head injury ended Sunday, Aug. 14. The 43-year-old Moorhead High School graduate...
August 15, 2016 - 11:56am
Tall ships return this week
When a line of tall ships make their way through the Duluth ship canal on Thursday, it will be the culmination of years of planning — and a...
August 15, 2016 - 10:44am
Broken lawnmower led to Minnesota man's killing
MINNEAPOLIS — A borrowed lawnmower that came back broken was behind a stewing confrontation that boiled over into fatal violence Tuesday in...
August 15, 2016 - 7:48am
August 12, 2016
19-year-old dead after car blows tire, splits in two on I-35
A car crashed and split in two after a tire blew along a southern Minnesota interstate in a wreck that killed the 19-year-old driver and involved...
August 12, 2016 - 8:28am
August 11, 2016
Study: One in five mental health patients misplaced in Minnesota hospitals
DULUTH—Nearly one out of five patients in mental health units at Minnesota hospitals could be better served elsewhere. So says a study released Thursday by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The finding is significant at a time when the state's hospitals are overrun with mental...
August 11, 2016 - 7:42pm
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes.Infested waters signs have been...
August 11, 2016 - 3:22pm
Police dog helps lead lost Minnesota boy home
ST. PAUL -- When a 3-year-old boy, barefoot and in his pajamas, was lost on a St. Paul street earlier this week, concerned residents, a police...
August 11, 2016 - 7:30am
August 10, 2016
How to view Thursday's Perseid meteor shower
Look, up in the sky! The annual Perseid meteor shower is back and will light up the skies this week, peaking late Thursday into Friday. And this...
August 10, 2016 - 12:17pm
Minnesota native killed in police training exercise
A Florida police officer shot and killed Minnesota native in a "tragic accident" during an exercise with local residents that was meant to involve...
August 10, 2016 - 11:41am
Minnesota man takes to social media to nab 'con artist'
MOORHEAD - Social media is able to connect us with people all around the world. From engagement announcements to pictures of your brightly colored...
August 10, 2016 - 9:54am
August 9, 2016
Attempted murder charges filed against Minnesotan who shot at federal helicopter
CLEARBROOK — The man accused of firing a rifle at a helicopter carrying federal and local drug task force agents Monday faces three felony...
August 9, 2016 - 3:40pm
U of M student working to find cure for disease that killed his friend
MINNEAPOLIS — Some of Mitch Kluesner’s happiest high-school memories are of hanging out with Zach Sobiech during the late Lakeland, Minn.,...
August 9, 2016 - 8:05am
August 8, 2016
Minnesota deputy injured after man shoots at helicopter
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding...
August 8, 2016 - 9:29pm
Great Lakes pilots dispute claims of replica Viking ship that canceled Minnesota stop
A Great Lakes pilots' association is alleging that the leadership of the replica Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre knew months ahead of leaving...
August 8, 2016 - 2:09pm