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Cloquet City Council gives interim police chief the permanent job
Tattoo'd lady: 'American Pickers' star talks tats, bikes and burlesque ahead of Fargo show
Two hearings, two distinct messages in northern Minn. on Enbridge's Line 3
McFeely: Committee hopes to make Super Bowl a statewide event
Lawsuit filed over fatal Minnesota school explosion
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Gilbert D. Bahr
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
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’
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
Rise and shine
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
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
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
February 23, 2017
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
BENSON, Minn. — A Benson man pretended to have cancer, authorities say — and allegedly swindled nearly $60,000 out of a friend, saying...
February 23, 2017 - 6:33pm
January 18, 2017
Built in 1897, western Minnesota courthouse to undergo $4.5 million improvement project
BENSON, Minn.– Construction could begin this summer on a $4.5 million renovation of the historic Swift County Courthouse in Benson to increase security in courtrooms, reconfigure some department offices and update a myriad of maintenance issues that are decades overdue. On a 4-1...
January 18, 2017 - 8:59pm
January 5, 2017
Crash in roadside ditch kills MN man
DE GRAFF, Minn. -- A Benson man died Wednesday, Jan. 5, after suffering injuries in a snowmobile crash. According to the Swift County Sheriff's...
January 5, 2017 - 12:06pm
December 23, 2016
Western Minnesota man may have died in last weekend’s 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 23, 2016 - 9:55am
July 29, 2016
Pilot dies in plane crash enroute 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 - 10:40pm
August 30, 2012
Man, woman found dead near Benson
BENSON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Swift County are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman at a home north of Benson. The sheriff's office says deputies were called to the home Wednesday evening by family members. A 45-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man were dead at the...
August 30, 2012 - 3:53pm