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The Jacob Wetterling case file
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
Car vs. 750-pound elk collision reported in southern Minnesota
Caller reported man shot himself, but Fargo police seeking homicide suspect
Football: Chargers dismantle the Bears on homecoming
Football: Knights erupt in easy win over W-DC
Football: BOLD flexes its muscle again as Warriors roll over Minnewaska
Football: Slow start dooms Panthers against USA
Area football scores from Friday, Sept. 21
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Richard "Shorty" Olson
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Paid Political Letter: Know your candidates before you vote
Letter to the Editor: Farmers face risks while improving water quality
It's Our Turn: Home abroad in a purple world
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
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March 13, 2018
Sheriff says school van apparently did not yield for semi in western Minn. crash
HANCOCK, Minn. – The driver of the Hancock Public School van that collided with a semi Monday afternoon at the intersection of a gravel and...
March 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
January 17, 2018
Minn. gets price tag for buying or leasing western Minn. prison
APPLETON, Minn. — There are now price tags for the state of Minnesota to either purchase, upgrade and operate the Prairie Correctional...
January 17, 2018 - 8:53pm
December 12, 2017
State investigation blames central Minn. girls home employee for letting 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted, get away
BENSON, Minn. — Lack of proper communication by a staff member at a Benson residential facility that provides therapeutic programs for girls — including those who have been sexually exploited — may have contributed to the criminal sexual assault of a 15-year-old...
December 12, 2017 - 9:25pm
December 5, 2017
Man killed in crash in Benson
A Murdock man was killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash in Benson. A Minnesota State Patrol report said the victim, Alfred Urke, 87, was a passenger in a car driven by Loretta Urke, 81, of Murdock. Loretta Urke was driving a 2017 Ford Escape, was going south on 19th Street and attempted...
December 5, 2017 - 9:28am
October 2, 2017
3 die in crash near Benson
BENSON, Minn. — A crash early Saturday morning, Sept. 30, near Benson has claimed three lives. The three were identified by family and...
October 2, 2017 - 7:00am
September 28, 2017
Five confirmed tornadoes ripped across west central Minnesota last week
WILLMAR, Minn. — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has confirmed that a series of five tornadoes swept across west-central Minnesota...
September 28, 2017 - 10:31pm
August 8, 2017
Ex-Buffalo Bill, former Minnesotan charged with insurance fraud over AFC championship ring
BENSON — An ex-professional football player, formerly of Benson, is facing a criminal charge for allegedly making a fraudulent insurance claim...
August 8, 2017 - 8:26pm
June 2, 2017
State to hire contractor to assess potential use of western Minnesota private prison
APPLETON - Legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton did not make it through...
June 2, 2017 - 9:50pm
May 10, 2017
Fertilizer truck hit by train in Swift County
DANVERS — A truck hauling liquid fertilizer was struck by a train last Tuesday night in Danvers in Swift County. The driver of semi-truck had non-life-threatening injuries and there was minimal spillage of the fertilizer, according to a press release from Swift County Sheriff John...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
December 22, 2016
Swift County man may have died due to cold weather
BENSON, Minn. -- The Swift County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota is investigating the death of a 57-year-old rural Benson man who was found last Sunday, Dec. 18, near the Lake Hassel access north of Benson in western Minnesota.. It’s believed he may have died due to the cold weather....
December 22, 2016 - 6:02pm
November 3, 2016
Benson man dies after he was struck by van
BENSON, Minn. —A pedestrian struck by a van early Monday, Oct. 31, in Benson has died. Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was 78. Nicholson was hit about 5:30 a.m. Monday while crossing state Highway 29 in Benson. He had been...
November 3, 2016 - 12:19pm
July 29, 2016
Pilot dies in plane crash en route to Wisconsin air show
KERKHOVEN, Minn. - A flying enthusiast from west-central Minnesota known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in...
July 29, 2016 - 1:39pm