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Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
City takes over fuel sales at Willmar Airport
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Review: Hats off to 'Mary Poppins'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
Willmar Fests new Junior Ambassadors picked
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Global markets dive, Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after British vote to leave EU
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
News / local
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...
News / local
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...
News / region
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...
opinion / editorials
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Shop with a Cop
News / local
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...
News / local
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
News / local / region
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...
sports / prep / state
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Build a Burger
News / local
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