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Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 9, 2014
Ex-DNR officer James Steffen pleads guilty to felony theft charge
WILLMAR — A former Department of Natural Resources conservation officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony theft charge for allegedly charging more gasoline on his state-issued fleet card than what he used while on patrol. James Clifford Steffen, 48, of Sunburg entered an Alford...
December 9, 2014 - 10:15pm
January 4, 2011
Traffic deaths in Minnesota are at lowest level since 1944
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has announced that at least 410 people were killed in crashes last year on the state's highways. The preliminary numbers were released Monday and the department projects that the final 2010 count will be close...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
November 30, 2010
Video report on Minnesota governor election recount
A video report on the Minnesota governor election recount Nov. 29, 2010, in Kandiyohi County.
November 30, 2010 - 9:59am
November 29, 2010
Update: Some counties complete ballot recounts, Renville County leading in challenged ballots at 107
ST. PAUL -- More than two dozen of Minnesota's 87 counties had finished their portion of 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race by mid-afternoon today. The recount begin quietly and relatively few vote changes were evident. "Overall, they are going amazingly well," said Ken...
November 29, 2010 - 2:05pm
November 27, 2010
Editorial: We all wait for governor recount
The word of the day for Monday is "recount," as all 87 counties in Minnesota begin recounting ballots from the Nov. 2 governor's election. Since Democrat Mark Dayton holds only an 8,770-vote lead over Republican Tom Emmer, the race totals fell within the 0.5 percent margin where...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Editorial: Thursday is a day to give thanks
Family members across west central Minnesota and beyond are hoping to travel or come home today or Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving, for most, is truly a holiday of good family, friends and great food, especially with locally grown turkey. The harvest festival,...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 22, 2010
State high court rejects Emmer ballot case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court late this afternoon rejected a request by Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer that could have led...
November 22, 2010 - 5:36pm
Update: Both sides questioned hard during ballot hearing at Supreme Court
Update 4:30 p.m.
November 22, 2010 - 11:02am
November 6, 2010
Editorial: Recount is for sake of all citizens of the state
Minnesota citizens, for the second election in a row, face a recount of a statewide race -- this time in the governor's race between Democrat nominee Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Tom Emmer. As of Friday afternoon, unofficial results on the Secretary of State's Web site showed...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Another Minnesota recount? Republicans lawyer up for possible recount
Update 11 a.m.
November 3, 2010 - 11:01am
GOP takes over Minn. Senate after nearly 40 years
MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans have roared into the majority in the Minnesota Senate after nearly 40 years in the minority. GOP challengers snatched 16 seats from Democrats to gain a seven-vote advantage. They will control the chamber 37-30. It's a stunning turnaround for a caucus that...
November 3, 2010 - 4:06am
November 2, 2010
Ritchie, Swanson re-elected in Minn. SOS, AG races
MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Ritchie won a second term as secretary of state on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever, while Democrats extended their 40-year grip on the attorney general's office with Lori Swanson's victory. A third...
November 2, 2010 - 11:31pm
Minnesota: Minor problems reported with counting machines
November 2, 2010 - 8:06pm
1st-termers seek to keep 3 constitutional offices
MINNEAPOLIS - Secretary of State Mark Ritchie faced a re-election challenge on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever. Two other first-term Democrats, Attorney General Lori Swanson and Auditor Rebecca Otto, sought to keep the...
November 2, 2010 - 9:21am