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Death toll rises to 22 from blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
February 13, 2012
A Minnesotan in China blog: An introduction
His name is Brandon Ferdig. He was born and raised in northern Minnesota. He is sharing his blog "A Minnesotan In China" about the year he lived...
February 13, 2012 - 11:36am
July 16, 2011
Dunk a Doc
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 5, 2011
Volunteers, Rice Regional Dental Clinic team up to help
WILLMAR -- Yasmin Ismael wore a wide, gap-toothed smile as she climbed out of the dentist's chair. Out in the waiting room at the Rice Regional...
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
St. Cloud man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing Stearns Co. deputies
ROCKVILLE -- A 50-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open container and possession of an uncased firearm in a motor vehicle after he allegedly attempted to run from deputies on snowmobiles Saturday. According...
January 18, 2011 - 11:48am
December 24, 2010
Editorial: Believe: 'Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!'
Children sometimes wonder about Santa Claus. A little girl in New York City asked that very question 113 years ago in New York City. We are reprinting the classic editorial response. From New York Sun, Sept. 21, 1897 Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Shop with a Cop
December 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 20, 2010
Bail set at $1.5 million for Diaz Evans, charged with attempted murder for shooting at cop
WILLMAR -- Unconditional bail was set at $1.5 million for Leroy Diaz Evans, the man who faces a charge of first-degree attempted murder of a...
September 20, 2010 - 1:39pm
May 26, 2010
Clara City man faces felony for running from law on motorcycle
WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old Clara City man made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Unconditional...
May 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 1, 2010
Focus: A New Decade - A New Reality
Click on this Focus link below to see the Tribune's 2010 Focus section: A New Decade - A New Reality A New Decade - A New Reality
April 1, 2010 - 2:53pm
March 18, 2010
BL-Hector ready for first trip to Big Dance
In the past, talking about Buffalo Lake-Hector and the girls state basketball tournament in the same sentence is like putting ketchup on peas. It just isn't something that ever comes up in a conversation. Until now. The Mustangs have put Buffalo Lake and Hector on the girls' hoops map...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Build a Burger
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Editorial Stimulus Package Step In A Recovery
Sign, sealed and delivered on Tuesday was Stimulus 2009. Now the challenge will be in the implementation. After President Obama signed the $787 billion recovery package into law Tuesday in Denver, he said the law would "set our economy on a firmer foundation." It remains to be seen...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Public Forum: 'Naming rights' at a bargain
Finally, some courage in Washington concerning our now $4.5 billion bailout of Citi Group bank. They have a $400 million dollar deal to name the new Mets baseball stadium. Some congressmen are asking the President to apply pressure for them to back out of this ridiculous agreement. Perhaps...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
- Ricky L. Hoffenkamp, 27, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended misdemeanor charge for intentionally pointing a gun at a person. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and another misdemeanor...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am