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STAPLES - Seventy percent of women suffer from some type of sleeping disorder. In fact, women are two times more likely to suffer from a sleeping disorder than men.

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 2:16pm

The sharp eye of a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources netted Chien Van Tran, 39, of Otsego, with 413 sunfish and 30 crappies over the legal limit. That’s a gross misdemeanor offense carrying a maximum $3,000 fine and one year in county jail. Restitution value f...

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 2:16pm

Weekly grief support group at Lakewood Health System STAPLES - Lakewood Health System will offer weekly grief support group meetings to be held every Tuesday from June 12 through July 17 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 2:09pm

10th annual rural school reunion planned LITTLE FALLS - The 10th annual Morrison County rural school reunion will be Saturday at the Morrison County Fairgrounds.

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 2:05pm

Verndale’s water supply is safe to drink and city officials continue to look into what went wrong with a back-up system that was designed to activate a second well when the first one malfunctioned, and the water tower subsequently ran dry Friday morning....

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:00am

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Investigators in Isanti (eye-SAN'-tee) County say the theft of 200 bronze star grave markers is a cold-hearted crime against those who served our country and their families. Every Memorial Day, volunteers place U.S. flags in the bronze markers in honor of the departed veter...

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:45am

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — The Mississippi River city of Sartell plans to bring in a structural engineer to check the integrity of a paper mill as it begins investigating the cause of an explosion and fire that killed one person and injured five others. Verso Paper Corp. says 50 employees were working ...

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:42am

So how much rain did the Brainerd lakes area get over the holiday weekend? Enough to where the National Weather Service in Duluth (NWS) has placed the counties of Morrison, Crow Wing and Aitkin in a flood warning.

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 9:40pm

It was a day to remember all the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for our country's freedom and to honor our veterans.

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 9:39pm

SARTELL, Minn. (AP) — One person was killed Monday and five were injured in an explosion that caused a large fire at a paper mill in Sartell. The explosion occurred shortly before noon at the Verso Paper Corp. mill. The St. Cloud Times reported (...

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 9:17pm