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An aerial view of the Willmar chain of lakes, including from top to bottom: Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
With big project on tap at Robbins Island, time to focus on water quality in Willmar's chain of lakes
8 hours 38 min ago
Tom Larson / Tribune 

Xcel Energy is seeking to acquire the Benson Power plant and close it.
Benson could lose biomass power plant: Xcel seeks to purchase, close plant
9 hours 2 min ago
April 28, 2017
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Souen "Posy" Chheng, left, is in a detention center in Arizona pending possible deportation to Cambodia. He and Allison Chheng were married in August on her parents' farm near Cottonwood. Shortly afterward, he was detained, just days after learning that Allison was pregnant with their son.
One of Minnesota 8, Willmar man awaits possible deportation as his son is born
18 hours 45 min ago
Tribune file photo

Work is underway on the Marsh Lake ecological restoration project. The Marsh Lake dam, currently a fixed-crest structure, will be rebuilt to allow for periodic drawdowns of the lake.
Construction begins at Marsh Lake
April 28, 2017 - 6:07am
April 26, 2017
James Rothers
Kerkhoven to appoint new mayor
April 26, 2017 - 11:02pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo


Ted Thull, shown in this 2016 file photo in Granite Falls, started building his dream home in 2000 but found himself over his head and in financial difficulties before he could complete it. The state Court of Appeals has upheld a district court order sought by the city of Granite Falls ordering the structure to be razed.
Builder loses appeal
April 26, 2017 - 8:57am
April 25, 2017
Montevideo father, son face charges for tombstone theft
April 25, 2017 - 5:57pm
April 23, 2017
Submitted / A trained fire fighter helps set a prescribed burn on conservation land in this photo provided by fire trainer Joe Blastick with The Nature Conservancy.
Smoke in the air ...
April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
April 21, 2017
Gary Miller / Tribune file photo

A poster for a 2014 benefit dance for the search for Danny Newville, who has been missing since 2002.
Willmar teen among the missing
April 21, 2017 - 10:09pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Patty Wetterling speaks Friday during Life Connections at the Willmar Civic Center in Willmar. Her noon speech drew a large crows.play button
Wetterling unsure what's next for her future
April 21, 2017 - 9:12pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Rich Radtke said he never saw a bill, thanks to James Rothers, for the 32-foot by 48-foot building behind him. The new building replaced a barn destroyed by fire on the Radtke farm east of Kerkhoven in March 2014.
Mayor Rothers came to one couple's rescue
April 21, 2017 - 8:41pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune  

James Rothers and the city of Kerkhoven remain at odds over the 54-foot tower he built in front of his property along U.S. Highway 12 on the town's west end.
Tower pits mayor vs. city of Kerkhoven
April 21, 2017 - 8:40pm
April 20, 2017
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Landowners Aaron and Traci Fagen worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to make possible this permanent snow fence along a notorious curve on state Highway 67 west of Granite Falls.
MnDOT, landowners install first-of-its-kind snow fence
April 20, 2017 - 9:49am
April 19, 2017
New London man pleads guilty in stalking case
April 19, 2017 - 7:14am
April 17, 2017
Submitted photo / Cindy Rice   Kathy Hartley, local Indivisible Kandiyohi County leader, giving encouragement to marchers Saturday at a Tax March in Glenwood. Protestors called for President Trump to release his tax records.
Thousands rally to demand Trump release tax returns
April 17, 2017 - 8:21am
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