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Severed fingers traced to 23-year-old man ... but mystery remains over how they wound up in Minnesota park
Feds say a number of Mexican restaurants in Minnesota were drug fronts
USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
February 28, 2013
Benedict promises obedience to successor
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI promised his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to his successor in his final words to cardinals Thursday, a poignant and powerful farewell delivered hours before he becomes the first pope in 600 years to resign. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated...
February 28, 2013 - 7:15am
February 27, 2013
Pope recalls 'joy' of papacy, and difficulties
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday from a massive crowd at his final general audience in St. Peter's...
February 27, 2013 - 6:57am
February 26, 2013
Pope to be called 'emeritus pope,' will wear white
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican has answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope," and continue to wear a white cassock. The Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Tuesday that Benedict...
February 26, 2013 - 7:02am
February 25, 2013
Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates. Benedict signed a legal document, issued...
February 25, 2013 - 7:31am
February 14, 2013
Litany of secrets after papal retirement bombshell
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For an institution devoted to eternal light, the Vatican has shown itself to be a master of smokescreens since Pope Benedict...
February 14, 2013 - 3:39pm
February 12, 2013
Retiring Pope Benedict XVI in uncharted territory
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of...
February 12, 2013 - 10:32am
February 11, 2013
Vatican: Pope too weary at his age for the job
LONDON (AP) -- When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He's now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences. The pope travels to the altar in St....
February 11, 2013 - 1:11pm
Pope's mission to revive faith clouded by scandal
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. And on Monday, the Vatican announced that the leader of the world's billion Roman Catholics...
February 11, 2013 - 10:09am
Text of pope's announcement he will resign Feb. 28
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints. "Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory,...
February 11, 2013 - 6:30am
Pope resigning on Feb. 28, conclave in March
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 - the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision...
February 11, 2013 - 5:53am
December 25, 2012
Pope wishes Christmas peace, decries slaughter of 'defenseless' Syrians
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI wished Christmas peace to the world Tuesday, decrying the slaughter of the "defenseless" in Syria and...
December 25, 2012 - 8:00am
December 12, 2012
Pope hits 1M mark as he tweets: 'Dear Friends... '
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account....
December 12, 2012 - 6:58am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
July 30, 2012
5-month-old son of SMSU coach dead after head-on collision in Pope County, Minn.
STARBUCK -- An infant was killed and two other people are in critical condition following a head-on collision Saturday in Pope County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Drake Bigler, 5 months, of Marshall, was pronounced dead at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. He was...
July 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 29, 2012
Infant killed in Pope County collision on Saturday night
July 29, 2012 - 1:45pm