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June 8, 2017
This is the bighead carp taken near Redwood Falls by a bowfisher. It weighed 61.7 pounds and measured 47 1/2 inches in length.
Minnesota's largest invasive carp taken near Redwood Falls
June 8, 2017 - 10:49am
June 7, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Police pull suicidal man to safety on Willmar's First Street Bridge
June 7, 2017 - 4:02pm
June 6, 2017
A  Dooley's Petroleum truck travels along state Highway 40 with other commuters Tuesday near Willmar. The Chippewa County Commissioners, farmers and other businesses that rely on Highway 40 are urging the Minnesota Department of Transportation to upgrade the highway due to safety and economic concerns.
Hwy. 40 failing to meet needs: Chippewa County, ag producers seek improvements
June 6, 2017 - 10:30pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

The first strawberries are beginning to ripen at Grandma and Grandpa's berries n more, south of Olivia.
Avid gardeners in rural Olivia aim to tap interest in local foods
June 6, 2017 - 6:03am
June 2, 2017
Tribune file photo / CoreCivic opened the Prairie Correctional Facility to tours by local residents in 2016 as part of the campaign for legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own it.
State to assess use potential of Appleton prison
June 2, 2017 - 9:26pm
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Streambank erosion remains a concern in Hawk Creek, which flows 65 miles from its start at Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County to its confluence with the Minnesota River near the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. Large quantities of water at high velocity erode the banks during rain events and snowmelt periods.
Draft reports available on Hawk Creek pollution issues
June 2, 2017 - 7:14am
June 1, 2017
Photo courtesy Trails4Transplants

Trails4Transplants, an organ donation advocacy group, is in the midst of an horse ride across North Dakota and Minnesota to raise money and promote awareness for eye, tissue and organ donation. A stop in Appleton, Minn., is shown Wednesday. Riders are expected to stop Thursday in Granite Falls and Friday in Renville. The last stop is Bird Island, where a celebration is set Saturday.
Riders advocate for organ donation
June 1, 2017 - 8:21am
Tom Larson / Tribune file photo

Xcel Energy expects the Benson Power plant will be closed sometime in 2018.
Benson Power to close
June 1, 2017 - 6:43am
May 31, 2017
Zachary Todd Anderson
Minnesota judge suppresses suspect’s statements in killing of Watkins girl last summer
May 31, 2017 - 7:58pm
Tribune file photo / Diane and Ron Fagen announced their plans to build a new studio and headquarters for Pioneer Public Television in Granite Falls as a gift in June, 2016.
Pioneer Public TV gets $1.95M
May 31, 2017 - 8:28am
Peter Hoagland
Hoagland's resentencing on two counts delayed to August
May 31, 2017 - 6:13am
May 29, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Mariano Espinoza, left, director of the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network, talks with a group of citizens in Montevideo during a meeting earlier this month. He offered ideas on how communities in Minnesota can help immigrant communities deal with the new pressures they are facing. Listening at right is Malena Handeen.
Montevideo residents seek to help immigrants
May 29, 2017 - 8:42pm
May 27, 2017
Hwy. 59 to close Tuesday near Appleton
May 27, 2017 - 11:03am
May 26, 2017
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Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Kahler was well-respected and liked by his fellow soldiers, and his death Jan. 26, 2008, dealt a "body blow" to the troops, according to author Gregg Zoroya.
'Chosen Few' tells story of sacrifice: YME grad among those who gave his life for country
May 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
Diane and Ron Fagen announced their offer to build a new studio and headquarters for Pioneer Television as a gift during a June, 2016 event in Granite Falls.
Bonding bill includes $1.95 M for Pioneer TV, make possible move to new studio in Granite Falls
May 26, 2017 - 11:07am