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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
February 29, 2016
Cards' Carlson goes out a winner
ST. PAUL — Leading up to his 160-pound state title wrestling match, an anxious Colten Carlson tweeted, “Waiting for the finals might be the...
February 29, 2016 - 12:01am
February 25, 2016
Update: Apple Valley takes down Willmar in state semis
ST. PAUL -- For more than a decade now, the Apple Valley wrestling teams has effectively squashed the championship aspirations of every foe it's...
February 25, 2016 - 6:51pm
February 24, 2016
Students give Willmar wrestlers a warm sendoff
WILLMAR - Students along with the pep band gathered in the high school commons to celebrate the wrestling team that set off at noon Wednesday...
February 24, 2016 - 2:39pm
February 23, 2016
Willmar girls stymie New Ulm
WILLMAR – Five Willmar players scored at least eight points and the Cardinals earned a 62-47 non-conference win over New Ulm on Senior Night Tuesday. Courtney Hanson and Hannah Johnson each had 12 points while Lexi Orlowski added 11 for Willmar, which entered having lost three of...
February 23, 2016 - 11:56pm
Rocori ends Willmar's season
COLD SPRING — The Willmar boys basketball team’s tough season came to a rough end on Tuesday. The Cardinals managed just six first-half points and they eventually fell 57-33 to Rocori in the first round of the Section 5AAA tournament. The Cardinals’ defeat was their 20th of...
February 23, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 22, 2016
Cards' Oehlers named Section 8AAA Coach of the Year
WILLMAR — Losing one head coach had no ill effects on the Willmar wrestling program, and the coach that remained has been rewarded for continuing the program’s recent run of success. Cardinal head man Ed Oehlers was named Section 8AAA Coach of the Year over the weekend after leading...
February 22, 2016 - 11:49pm
State Gymnastics: Mottinger second in vault, sixth all-around
Willmar's Haley Mottinger placed second in the vault for a second-straight year and placed sixth all-around in the Minnesota State Gymnastics...
February 22, 2016 - 12:02am
February 21, 2016
State Wrestling: Cards crown five champs, send six to state
Five Willmar wrestlers won championships and a sixth Cardinal grappler earned a spot in next week's Minnesota State Wrestling Meet following the Section 8AAA individual tournament Saturday
February 21, 2016 - 11:51pm
February 19, 2016
Willmar gets back to winning ways
WILLMAR — The Cardinals didn’t blink even with starting point guard Grace Sawyer out of the lineup, dominating the paint in an impressive...
February 19, 2016 - 11:38pm
Cards topple Sartell behind steady play
SARTELL — Willmar’s steady effort paid off in a 54-47 Central Lakes Conference win over Sartell on Friday. The Cardinals committed just eight turnovers while forcing double that amount from the Sabres in both teams’ regular-season finale. Willmar’s top player, Noah Slagter,...
February 19, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 18, 2016
Cards bounced from 3A Tourney
HUTCHINSON — Willmar netted two power-play goals Thursday, but that would be all the scoring the Cardinals would get as they fell 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Section 3A tournament. Hutchinson, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, scored 6:21 into the game before Cooper Delp scored...
February 18, 2016 - 11:27pm
Willmar's Mottinger hungry for gold in last go-around
When a gymnast reaches the state finals for the fourth time, some people may believe the stage would no longer be intimidating. Willmar’s Haley...
February 18, 2016 - 11:16pm
February 16, 2016
Cards soar into quarterfinals
WILLMAR — It took the Willmar boys hockey team 8:19 to score its first goal in Tuesday’s Section 3A opener against Worthington. But once...
February 16, 2016 - 11:50pm
Warriors rough up Cards despite Slagter's 32
BRAINERD — Noah Slagter hit 10 of 17 from the field and finished with 32 points but that’s about all the offense Willmar could muster in a 63-45 Central Lakes Conference loss to Brainerd on Tuesday. Brainerd’s Kobe Ahonen scored 21 points and Michael Russell added 18. Ahonen...
February 16, 2016 - 11:44pm
February 15, 2016
Girls Basketball: Cards make big, unexpected splash
Even after losing two top players, Willmar rebounds to become the No. 1 team in its section and a CLC championship contender
February 15, 2016 - 11:43pm