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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
Girls Basketball: Cards hit bump in road
Rubio to stay put with Timberwolves
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
January 10, 2017
Records published Jan. 10
This is the records summary for Jan. 10. Starbuck woman injured in crash WEST UNION TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Starbuck woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 94 in West Union Township in Todd County. The State Patrol says Sierra Marie Jordahl...
January 10, 2017 - 4:53am
January 8, 2017
At this company, the rule is no swearing, no jerks
HANCOCK, Minn. — They make concrete pipes, and build and repair manholes, culverts and bridges. Sometimes, the words these workers used...
January 8, 2017 - 11:21pm
One injured in Renville County rollover
OLIVIA - A Minneapolis woman was transported to the Renville County Hospital in Olivia for non-life threatening injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle...
January 8, 2017 - 11:25am
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: In other news
KMS band plays at Pearl Harbor The KMS Marching Saints marching band took part in the 75th anniversary observance of the attack on Pearl Harbor...
January 7, 2017 - 6:12am
2016 Year in Review: Tragedies involving children top regional news stories
2016 brought its fair share of highs and lows in west central Minnesota. There were many impactful events that touched the entire region. But,...
January 7, 2017 - 6:07am
January 6, 2017
One county asks why others aren't involved with drug court
MONTEVIDEO — Chippewa County will see its first graduate of the Eighth Judicial District's specialized drug court next week, two-and-a-half...
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
Lac qui Parle Lake level to return to normal
ST. PAUL — The water level on Lac qui Parle Lake will soon be down to the normal range for winter, and should stay there for at least the near term. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced Friday that it plans to reduce outflows from the Lac qui Parle...
January 6, 2017 - 10:27pm
Records published Jan. 6
This is the records summary for Jan. 6. Business fire NEW LONDON — A fire engulfed a building early Thursday at Concrete Products of New...
January 6, 2017 - 6:00am
January 5, 2017
Granite Falls man dies Wednesday of injuries suffered in Dec. 29 accident
CLARA CITY — A Granite Falls man who was airlifted after an accident Dec. 29 on Minnesota Highway 23 southwest of Raymond has died of his injuries. The family of George Schindele, 80, of Granite Falls, reported that he died Jan. 4 while a patient at the Hennepin County Medical...
January 5, 2017 - 9:21pm
Benson man dies in snowmobile crash
DE GRAFF -- A Benson man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash. According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office,...
January 5, 2017 - 11:20am
January 4, 2017
Honored for doing what he loves: Renville County sheriff's deputy recognized
OLIVIA — Finding the right profession can be a long journey for some, but not for Jeff Nelson. All he needed was a few short rides in the...
January 4, 2017 - 11:44pm
January 3, 2017
Renville County wants state funding before taking on buffer law enforcement
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners will be watching the Legislature to see whether counties will be reimbursed for enforcing the state's new buffer law before the county agrees to take on that responsibility.
January 3, 2017 - 9:23pm
Couple escapes from house fire in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Two people escaped from a house fire in rural Meeker County early this morning. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office...
January 3, 2017 - 8:50am
Two injured in Renville County crash
GRANITE FALLS -- Two people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday afternoon on icy roads near Granite Falls. According to the...
January 3, 2017 - 7:40am
December 30, 2016
Chippewa County jury awards over $10 million in abuse case
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County jury has awarded a total of $10,199,000 in a civil lawsuit brought by a 42-year-old woman who alleged that...
December 30, 2016 - 4:55pm