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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users - sometimes with lethal results
As clock ticks on tax bill, White House signals a compromise
Could sleeping with your pets do more harm than help?
What the parasites in a defector's stomach tell us about North Korea
Wild's Jason Zucker is already down $17,600 -- and he's hoping for more
Pistons hang on for 100-97 win over Timberwolves
Local Roundup: Willmar's Schramm second in Class A 1-meter diving
NFL Roundup: Ravens hand Packers first shut out since 2006
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks cut ties to Blaisuis
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Ruth A. Schmitt
LaVonne A. Welter
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
Letter: Do your part to keep roads safe
Letter: More truths are coming out
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
November 2, 2017
Robbery victim, who recently underwent brain surgery, pleaded with suspects to stop hitting his head, police say
FARGO — A man charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping this week in Fargo was in custody in Grand Forks on Thursday morning,...
November 2, 2017 - 5:14pm
September 5, 2017
Northwest Minn. man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend
BLACKDUCK, Minn. —A northern Minnesota man was charged with felony false imprisonment Tuesday after allegedly abducting his ex-girlfriend...
September 5, 2017 - 6:04pm
April 21, 2017
Wetterling unsure what's next for her future
WILLMAR — Her 27-year-long search for her son is over, but it's left Patty Wetterling wondering what's next for her. "There are days when...
April 21, 2017 - 9:12pm
April 8, 2017
Witnesses report possible child abduction in Battle Lake area, police say
BATTLE LAKE—Battle Lake police are looking into a possible child abduction after they responded to witness reports Friday night, April...
April 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
March 28, 2017
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
A toddler reported missing early Tuesday has been found safe after his father and another man allegedly abducted him and stabbed the boy's mother....
March 28, 2017 - 9:32am
March 1, 2017
Police: Cosmos man abducted estranged wife
WILLMAR — Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning,...
March 1, 2017 - 5:19pm
February 27, 2017
Willmar man charged with kidnapping
WILLMAR — A Willmar woman got out of the shower Thursday evening to find her 8-month-old daughter gone. So was her ex-boyfriend, Angel...
February 27, 2017 - 5:29pm
November 30, 2016
Wetterling's killer confessed crime to cellmate months before admission in court
ST. PAUL — They were separated from the others. It wasn't much — one additional door blocking Danny Heinrich and Anton Martynenko's...
November 30, 2016 - 10:19pm
September 5, 2016
Paynesville area pays respects to Jacob
PAYNESVILLE—At times Monday afternoon, the road alongside a well-grazed pasture near Paynesville was quiet. But most times a slow stream...
September 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
Community pays respects where Wetterling remains found
PAYNESVILLE -- A steady stream of people stopped Monday alongside a road near Paynesville, overlooking a farm pasture where the remains of Jacob...
September 5, 2016 - 1:29pm
September 3, 2016
Authorities confirm Jacob Wetterling's body has been found
The Stearns County Sheriff's Department has confirmed in a new release Saturday that Jacob Wetterling's remains have been located. In a 5:30...
September 3, 2016 - 6:03pm
Update: Remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found
ST. JOSEPH -- After nearly 27 years of not knowing what happened to Jacob Wetterling -- the 11-year-old boy abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near...
September 3, 2016 - 9:01am
December 7, 2015
Wetterling tells Paynesville community, assault victims they will be heard now
PAYNESVILLE — After nearly 30 years of silence and suffering, the community of Paynesville was told Sunday that the “heinous, unforgivable...
December 7, 2015 - 12:03am
November 3, 2015
Wetterlings hold out hope that Jacob will be found
CORRECTION MADE Nov. 4: DNA evidence links Daniel Heinrich to the abduction of a boy in Cold Spring, which occurred just months before Jacob...
November 3, 2015 - 9:08pm
June 22, 2015
Volunteer team still searches for Iowa news anchor who vanished 20 years ago
LONG PRAIRIE — Jodi Huisentruit overslept on the day she disappeared.
June 22, 2015 - 12:53am