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Roger Sweep pulls the plug on his boat after fishing on Lake Florida, north of Willmar, in this 2015 file photo. Draining water from boats is one of the basic rules to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. A Kandiyohi County-sponsored decontamination site for boat owners after leaving a lake will continue this year in Kandiyohi County's ongoing battle to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.  (Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange)
Kandiyohi County OKs contract for AIS decontamination site
19 min 59 sec ago
Man injured after Highway 12 head-on crash with semi
36 min 55 sec ago
Les Heitke, former mayor of Willmar, was recommended Tuesday by the Willmar City Council to serve on the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission Operations Board. He is shown in a 2010 file photo whil serving as mayor. (Tribune file photo)
Former Willmar Mayor Heitke recommended to EDC Operations Board
4 hours 19 min ago
Kevin Wald on Tuesday asks the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners to open an investigation into why the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital approved a settlement worth $2.4 million with a surgeon formerly on its staff. The hospital is owned jointly by the city of Montevideo and Chippewa County. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Citizen challenges surgeon settlement, demands disclosure from Chippewa County, Montevideo
5 hours 2 min ago
The construction zone on Highway 23 at the intersection with Kandiyohi County Road 5. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo)
Overpass project to require detour Wednesday on Highway 23 near Willmar
5 hours 50 min ago
Tribune file photo
Records published Jan. 18
6 hours 10 min ago
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson gets a laugh Tuesday as he speaks at an event celebrating a state-federal partnership to preserve 60,000 acres of rural land.  (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Money set aside to preserve Minnesota land, improve water
6 hours 43 min ago
January 17, 2017
Monica Crowley stands Dec. 15, 2016, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
Trump's pick for National Security Council to step down over plagiarism claims
14 hours 50 sec ago
 Peter Hoagland
Willmar businessman to be re-sentenced on two criminal sexual conduct charges
19 hours 45 min ago
Highway 23 to be detoured on Wednesday for bridge project
20 hours 35 min ago
This is an aerial view of the new bridge being built over the Rouchleau Pit. These girders were being installed last Thanksgiving. (Photo by MnDOT)
Work moves on in one of the tallest bridges in Minnesota
January 17, 2017 - 10:47am
Doug Peterson, right, the longtime retiring president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, visits with Steven Read at his Shepherd's Way Farms, where Read and his wife Jodi Ohlsen Read produce artisan sheep milk cheese in Nerstrand, Minn.  (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)
Retired longtime Farmers Union president talks about rural, farming life
January 17, 2017 - 7:53am
Bella Lauer, 11, makes a "thank you" card Monday during After School Kids Art Club at the Barn Theatre in Willar. The cards thanked the Rice Memorial Hospital pharmacy department for its contribution to the Fall Basket event at the hospital, where donation baskets are distributed to regional charities and nonprofits. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
After School Kids Art Club
January 17, 2017 - 7:42am
This panoramic photo created by taking a series of images shows Calvary Lutheran Church, which bought the old Bethesda Heritage building across the street at Third Street and Olena Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The church plans to raze the former nursing home to make way for additional parking initially, and a building committee will explore options for the rest of the space. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Calvary Church buys former Bethesda property
January 17, 2017 - 6:28am
Rice Hospital trauma designation renewed
January 17, 2017 - 5:16am