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1 dead after shooting in northwest Minnesota
A bear mauled a cyclist in the Alaskan woods. His friend came to his rescue.
A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say. He was smeared online as a predator
Preschool Parties in the Park
Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory
LEGION BASEBALL: Centaurs fall in tourney title game
Grand Forks native Jackson Kunz commits to UND
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Beavers Bitzer, Whitecloud, Harris invited to NHL prospect camps
Wild sign Olofsson to two-year contract
Dana T. Canty
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Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's your favorite quote?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Over The Top’
Walk this way!: Watermark rebrands First Friday Art Walk program
PATT RALL COLUMN: Rain or shine, the shows go on
Art briefs -- Sunday, June 25
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
FISH TALES: Chad Newman
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have a splash at Water Carnival
NATE MATHEWS COLUMN: Busy summer underway in Bemidji
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Kinn sentenced to 52 years for murder, kidnapping, sexual assault
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