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This black willow tree in Marine on St. Croix was determined in June 2017 to be the largest tree of its kind in Minnesota. (Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Marine on St. Croix willow is 26 feet around and the biggest in Minnesota
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Fanuel Shewarega Asrat shown in a Facebook profile picture from May 2014.
Body of MSUM swimming instructor heading home to Ethiopia
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Rob Reid and Jayne Freij hike along the Savannah Loop trail on the morning of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek. Marisa Wojcik / Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Couple addicted to hiking trails throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota
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Former Minnesota Republican Chairman Keith Downey speaks during an event Thursday, July 25, 2016. File photo / Forum News Service
Keith Downey, former GOP chair, is running for governor with the message: 'I believe in you.'
2 hours 14 min ago
Paul Manafort of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's staff listens during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo
Senate committee issues subpoena for Manafort
2 hours 41 min ago
Speaking to staff, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks off the Senate floor Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Its fate uncertain, GOP leaders are set to press on with a vote on health care
3 hours 40 min ago
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West central Minn. clinics honored by Bridges to Excellence
4 hours 9 min ago
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Emojis add meaning to texts and emails, but can increase risk of miscommunication
4 hours 21 min ago
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Corn Growers name field manager
4 hours 40 min ago
Nathan Olson talks about the destruction caused by the May 16, 2017, tornado that blew through his eastern Barron County property along Prairie Lake, which was mostly invisible from their cabin before the storm. Eric Lindquist / Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Tornado victims rebuilding lives after storm ravages Wisconsin communities
5 hours 15 min ago
Obdulia Sanchez is seen in a police booking photo from the Merced County Sheriff's Department in Merced, California July 24, 2017. Merced County Sheriff's Department/Handout via REUTERS.
Father of teen who live-streamed fatal crash: 'She killed her own sister'
5 hours 19 min ago
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The city of Willmar is exploring the possible purchase of the old Hardware Hank Express building, which is located directly behind the City Auditorium and adjacent to the City Office Building. The property could be used to expand the city offices.
Willmar looks toward future for city offices
5 hours 24 min ago
Fire leaves Renville County couple homeless
5 hours 28 min ago
Linda Vanderwerf / Tribune  Administrators of the new Lakeland Elementary School in Willmar are working together in this small Roosevelt Elementary School office this summer. Principal Gretchen Baumgarn, left, and Assistant Principal Melissa Wilson started their new jobs July 1 and are planning for the new year and the January move to Lakeland when it opens.
Planning for new Willmar school: Lakeland administrators prepare for opportunity of a lifetime
5 hours 44 min ago
James Matthew Bradley Jr. is escorted from a prisoners van before appearing briefly in federal court, authorities found eight men dead in the back of his tractor trailer truck, in a still image from video taken in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. July 24, 2017. Courtesy of KENS5.com/San Antonio, Texas via REUTERS
Trucker denies knowing immigrants were in stifling tractor trailer
5 hours 49 min ago
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