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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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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