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Willmar Area Food Shelf volunteer Darlene Gustafson helps a client select items from the refrigerator. The annual March fundraising event for the food shelf kicks off Monday with a chili fest.
TRIBUNE / Rand Middleton
Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
4 hours 26 min ago
Bill Graves
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
5 hours 30 min ago
U.S. Highway 212
Speed limits to increase on some rural, two-lane highways
11 hours 40 min ago
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MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
11 hours 34 min ago
State Budget Director Margaret Kelly sorts charts before Minnesota Management and Budget officials announced Friday that the state has a projected $1.9 billion surplus. 
Big state budget surplus equals big dispute among state leaders
12 hours 25 min ago
A home in the 400 block of Ninth Street Southwest in Willmar was damaged Friday as the result of a fire. Members of the Willmar Fire Department were called about 2:30 p.m. Friday, and firefighters had to break through the ceiling to fight the blaze. Area fire departments also assisted. A video from the scene also is posted online.
TRIBUNE / Rand Middleton
Willmar home damaged Friday after fire breaks out
12 hours 27 min ago
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
11 hours 39 min ago
Boys basketball roundup: Bluejays knock off Lancers
12 hours 8 min ago
Girls basketball roundup: Eagles move onto subsection semifinals
12 hours 9 min ago
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played "Spock" in the original "Star Trek" television and movie series, speaks to the residents of the town of Vulcan, Alberta, in this April 23, 2010, file photo. Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for playing the logical Mr. Spock on the television show "Star Trek," died on February 27, 2015 at age 83, according to The New York Times. REUTERS/Todd Korol/Files
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
23 hours 21 min ago
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
2 hours 20 min ago
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
3 hours 21 min ago
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
11 hours 41 min ago
Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix
11 hours 43 min ago
Records published Feb. 28
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