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Welcome to the 'CarnEvil': Bemidji Jaycees’ haunted house opens at the county ‘Scaregrounds’
Motorcyclist killed in Lino Lakes, Minn., crash
Self-employed contractors playing 'Russian roulette' if they aren't insured for medical expenses, lost income
Homebuyer workshop scheduled for November
Sushi-making class at Harmony
Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Jazz
Wheeler delivers decisive tally, Jets edge Wild
Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks
Rubio, with facial hair galore, makes return trip to Minnesota
College men's hockey: Hermantown grads rule in 5-5 tie between UMD, Merrimack
Joshua Luke O'Brien
Lawrence Kenneth Brown
Edward M. Schmuch
Eugene "Gene" Frey
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji students did something really cool
September 2, 2017
Rural health: Two small Minnesota hospitals learn how to survive
Editor's note: This is one of several stories about what is called a rural Minnesota health care crisis. BIGFORK, Minn. — Small-town...
September 2, 2017 - 3:30am
August 26, 2017
Finding a market for hemp: More than 2,000 acres of industrial hemp planted in Minnesota this year
WILLMAR, Minn. — A growing market for industrial hemp as food, fiber and nutraceuticals is gaining ground in west central Minnesota and could find a place in Kandiyohi County. There's at least one field of hemp planted this year in Chippewa County and a food-grade processing...
August 26, 2017 - 2:15pm
May 24, 2017
Minn. doctors disciplined in labor and delivery case
OLIVIA, Minn. — Two Olivia doctors have been disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for mismanaging a labor and delivery...
May 24, 2017 - 11:43am
March 13, 2017
Appeals court rejects reduction in sentence in Minn. bow-and-arrow murder
OLIVIA, Minn. — The Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a bid by a Renville County defendant for a reduction of his 415-month prison sentence...
March 13, 2017 - 5:59pm
February 9, 2017
20-year-old charged with arson for burning parents' house
OLIVIA, Minn. — A 20-year-old man lit his parents' Olivia home on fire early Dec. 3, authorities say — but not before he had moved...
February 9, 2017 - 4:57pm
February 6, 2017
Man dies after head-on crash near Olivia
OLIVIA—A Redwood Falls man died Monday morning, Feb. 6, in a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 71, south of Olivia. The...
February 6, 2017 - 11:12am
June 15, 2016
Morton woman still faces charges after selling cocoa powder in place of heroin: Fines could be to $20,000 and/or up to three years in prison
OLIVIA -- A woman accused of selling cocoa powder to a confidential informant for drug task force agents under the guise it was heroin is still in trouble. The Morton woman, Larissa Roxanne Baptiste, 26, has been charged in Renville County District Court with simulating a controlled...
June 15, 2016 - 6:36pm
September 9, 2013
Olivia couple killed in crash with farm implement
Forum News Service OLIVIA — An Olivia couple has died as a result of injuries sustained when their vehicle struck an unoccupied farm implement Sunday evening along U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia. According to the State Patrol, the front seat passenger of the 2005 Buick, Carla...
September 9, 2013 - 9:32am
April 4, 2013
Defendant pleads guilty in 38-mile chase through Renville County
OLIVIA - A man who led law officers on a 38-mile, high-speed chase in Renville County entered guilty pleas Wednesday to charges resulting from the Dec. 3 incident. Brian Noel Hester, 46, of Redwood Falls, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle...
April 4, 2013 - 8:33am
February 8, 2013
Fatal apartment fire investigated in Olivia
OLIVIA — A state fire marshal is investigating a fatal apartment fire in Olivia. Authorities have not yet identified the person who died in Thursday's fire at Westcourt Apartments. Fire officials say the fire was contained to one apartment, although 15 additional units sustained...
February 8, 2013 - 9:07am
December 4, 2012
Redwood Falls, Minn., man apprehended after chase to face attempted murder charges
OLIVIA — A man who led law officers on a 38-mile, high-speed chase in Renville and Redwood counties on Monday afternoon will face charges of attempted first-degree murder. Brian Noel Hester, 46, of Redwood Falls, allegedly rammed his pickup truck into a squad car while an officer...
December 4, 2012 - 5:29pm
September 20, 2012
Man charged with assault with a wrench
OLIVIA, Minn. — A 31-year-old Hector man faces two assault charges, for first- and second-degree charges, for allegedly throwing a wrench at a then 7-year-old boy in June, striking the boy in the head and causing severe, potentially life-threatening injuries. Dean Michael Lentz...
September 20, 2012 - 8:40am
September 11, 2012
Arson suspected in food bank fire
OLIVIA, Minn. — Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed the contents of the Renville County Food Shelf in a downtown Olivia building on Sunday night. The fire also caused extensive smoke and heat damage to the Hair Connection, Red Cross office and an apartment unit. No one...
September 11, 2012 - 9:18am
July 31, 2012
Appeal denied for man who assaulted newspaper carrier
OLIVIA, Minn. -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of a man seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a then-14-year-old Fairfax, Minn., newspaper carrier in May 2010. Matthew Fahey's second attorney, Richard Swanson of Chaska,...
July 31, 2012 - 7:57am