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Timothy LaMere, 28, was thrust into the public spotlight in 2011 after supplying drugs at a Blaine house-party that wound up killing his best friend. LaMere was convicted of third-degree murder in 19-year-old Trevor Robinson's death and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Less than a year after his release, LaMere died unexpectedly last month from cardiac arrest due to natural causes. Courtesy of Cathy LaMere
Minnesota man who served time for overdose death dies shortly after release
May 26, 2018 - 4:04pm
Records published May 26
May 26, 2018 - 6:05am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The locker rooms at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar are in the process of being transformed into a collaborative space for students. Other projects also are planned there to make Kennedy look less like the former high school it is.
Willmar Schools' summer construction begins
May 26, 2018 - 5:40am
Rand Middleton / Special to the Tribune
Members of  VFW Post 1639, Willmar, including Brian Gislason, foreground, place flags at the graves of military veterans on Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Pennock while visiting cemeteries in  northwest Kandiyohi County.
Flags placed on veterans' graves in Kandiyohi County
May 26, 2018 - 10:34am
Two teens rescued from Lake Superior
May 25, 2018 - 10:12pm
Granite Falls accountant faces tax-related charges
May 25, 2018 - 6:10am
Donna Middleton / Tribune 

Harnold "Harn" Rettmer is a Willmar High School Class of 1943 graduate and a veteran of World War II.
War! From gym to jungle in a flash: Willmar veteran tells of his WWII service
May 26, 2018 - 7:03am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Vehicles cross the railroad tacks Friday afternoon on Kandiyohi County Road 5 in Willmar. A railroad bypass project in the works is projected to reduce the number of trains going through downtown Willmar.
Willmar Wye project on track for spring 2019 start
May 26, 2018 - 6:28am
Authorities aren't sure what, exactly, this wolflike creature is that was shot in Montana. MUST CREDIT: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park - Region 4.
A wolflike creature was stalking livestock in Montana. Authorities have no idea what it is.
May 25, 2018 - 12:33pm
Nebraska state troopers announced that they seized 118 pounds of fentanyl last month. MUST CREDIT: Nebraska State Patrol
Inside a semi-truck in Nebraska, troopers found enough fentanyl to kill 26 million people
May 25, 2018 - 11:18am
Rodney Ruud
May 26, 2018 - 5:47pm
Delores "Dee" Annethe Mrzena Holstad
May 26, 2018 - 5:38pm
Armed bystander fatally shoots gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant
May 25, 2018 - 1:53pm
C.L. Max Nikias / Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
USC's president agrees to step down amid growing outrage over scandals
May 26, 2018 - 11:25am
Tribune file photo
VFW president Twyla Bauch Scofield and American Legion president Donna Arends place a wreath on a stone in remembrance of unknown soldiers who died at war at the 2017 Memorial Day service at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.
Memorial Day services set in Willmar
May 26, 2018 - 7:40am

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