Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

news

August 22, 2017
Peters Sunset Beach recognized as Century Resort
20 hours 25 min ago
Jon Dingwall, 9, and his sister, Taylor, 10, who were described by a family member as "best buds," were catching frogs at their grandma's house a few weeks ago. The siblings, the son and daughter of Jon and Kami Dingwall, are from Brandon. Jon died from injuries sustained in an accident involving a utility vehicle accident north of Millerville Thursday, Aug. 17. (Contributed)
Minn. 9-year-old helped his sister escape rollover before his death
20 hours 46 min ago
Patient charged with narcotic theft at western Minn. hospital
21 hours 31 min ago
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Special election today in Willmar School District
21 hours 32 min ago
Records published Aug. 22
21 hours 48 min ago
August 21, 2017
Tribune file photo

For several weeks this summer, Willmar drivers have dealt with several street improvement projects. Now those street construction projects are starting to wrap up. The intersections at Litchfield Avenue and First Street, shown in the background here, and at Willmar Avenue and First Street are now open. Work on Lakeland Drive is nearing completion.
Willmar street projects start to wrap up
August 21, 2017 - 10:12pm
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Kevin Dettler, house manager at the James House in Willmar, said it was "very fortunate" that none of the residents in the halfway rehabilitation home were injured when lightning struck house and caused a fire in the roof Monday. At the time, Dettler said he did not know where the residents would go if they were unable to occupy the facility. Fire officials later said the Salvation Army was assisting with locating temporary housing.play button
Lightning strikes Willmar halfway home, fire displaces residents but no injuries
August 21, 2017 - 9:56pm
Authorities: Man found dead at Brainerd speedway died of suicide
August 21, 2017 - 9:14pm
Northern Minn. man arrested for DUI trying to take son to hospital after he fell in fire
August 21, 2017 - 9:08pm
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address to the nation from Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Trump clears way for troop increase in Afghanistan as part of retooled strategy
August 21, 2017 - 8:57pm
A beach in Hoi An, located in central Vietnam. (Tom Horgen/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
In Vietnam, a lifelong Minnesotan discovers his mother's country for the first time
August 21, 2017 - 7:35pm
‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Dakotas in early September
August 21, 2017 - 6:51pm
Accuser in St. Thomas sex assault case won't testify, judge rules
August 21, 2017 - 6:45pm
In this 2015 file photo, Anishinaabe Todd Thompson (left) and Terry Burnett Sr. power their canoe into Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa, Minn., while harvesting wild rice Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources workers expect a Barred Owl, similar to this, is what attacked the girl.  File photo
Owl attack prompts Minnesota state park trail closure
August 21, 2017 - 5:57pm
randomness