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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
Gunfire in crowded Ohio nightclub kills one, wounds 15
Endometriosis is 'expected agony' for sufferers
South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth
Athanasiou converts in OT as Red Wings nip Wild
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
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
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Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
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February 25, 2016
Nearly 300 gather for meeting on reopening Prairie Correctional Facility
APPLETON — Gov. Mark Dayton holds the key to reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, local legislators told a crowd of nearly...
February 25, 2016 - 11:51pm
February 23, 2016
A view from inside the Appleton prison
APPLETON — One by one, Jackie Sigdahl met with the employees losing their jobs with the closing of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton...
February 23, 2016 - 11:48pm
Coalition opposes lease of Appleton prison
MINNEAPOLIS — A coalition of Minnesota-based community, faith, labor and civil rights organizations is opposing the public lease of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, owned by Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison corporation. The coalition, led by ISAIAH,...
February 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
February 19, 2016
Community meeting to discuss prison proposal in Appleton
APPLETON — Appleton has a message for the state of Minnesota, and will tell it first to a home audience. It is hosting a community meeting...
February 19, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 16, 2016
Prairie Correctional Facility waits at the ready
APPLETON — Security cameras keep a constant vigil on silent hallways leading to nearly 400 prison cells, every one empty but kept ready. Books...
February 16, 2016 - 12:12am
January 14, 2016
Dayton rejects plan to reopen Appleton prison
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton will not ask legislators to fix a prison overcrowding problem by borrowing state money to reopen a west-central...
January 14, 2016 - 1:55pm
Short film produced in Appleton prompts discussion on societal issues
Masked aliens from outer space make an abandoned house in Appleton their destination. One of them drops in at the Paddle Bar in the downtown....
January 14, 2016 - 10:53am
January 5, 2016
Appleton woman sentenced for having sex with juvenile
BENSON — An Appleton woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a juvenile male will be on probation for 15 years and must register as a predatory...
January 5, 2016 - 10:15pm
December 14, 2015
Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public Television will move its headquarters and main studio to a facility to be constructed in Granite Falls. Ron...
December 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS - Pioneer Public Television will be moving its headquarters and main studio to Granite Falls, the station’s board of directors...
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
November 18, 2015
Woman gets out of vehicle stuck in water-filled ditch
BENSON — Emergency responders aided a woman around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday who was trapped in her vehicle which was partly in water in a ditch close to the intersection of Minnesota Highway 29 and Swift County Road 6 south of Benson. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported in a...
November 18, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 4, 2015
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
BENSON — An Appleton woman pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a juvenile male. In an appearance in Swift County District Court, Kelly...
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
October 24, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Hurdles remain to reopen private prison
ST. PAUL — Supporters of a shuttered private western Minnesota prison face plenty of roadblocks before they could get state inmates back in the facility.
October 24, 2015 - 12:26am
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
WILLMAR — For their efforts to help drive down the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, the Appleton Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were recently recognized by Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative. The two departments were among eight...
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am
October 22, 2015
Plan to house state inmates in Appleton's shuttered prison gains new support
ST. PAUL — An abandoned western Minnesota prison became a viable option to house state prisoners Wednesday when two Democratic senators said...
October 22, 2015 - 10:33am