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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
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
NHL: Wild buy out Thomas Vanek
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
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Larry D. Ellingson
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
June 19, 2016
Strange and lovely animals at Island Days
A visit to Island Days by Tribune photographer Rand Middleton on Saturday, around noon. Featured here in the Bird Island city park is the Sauk...
Life / celebrations
June 19, 2016 - 7:53am
May 25, 2016
Careless use of matches blamed in Rogers barn fire where horses died
ROGERS — A barn fire in Rogers that injured a man and killed three horses Monday appears to have been accidentally started by the careless use of matches, according to a preliminary investigation by state fire marshal and Rogers police and fire departments. The fire happened late...
News / state
May 25, 2016 - 5:30am
March 16, 2016
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
We are not the party animals we used to be Cartoon By Dave Granlund
opinion / cartoons
March 16, 2016 - 1:45am
September 3, 2015
Benefits of a grain-based diet
I so enjoyed reading the article in Monday’s Tribune on the AgWeek page, “It can’t be true.” It portrayed a future world where we no longer eat animals. The world recognized the cruelty involved and saw “humans and other animals living in harmony and mutual respect.” I...
opinion / letters
September 3, 2015 - 4:59am
July 20, 2015
Meet-and-greet with horses, riders slated Friday prior to Arabian show
WILLMAR — For the first time, the public will be allowed to meet and greet horses and their riders Friday before the Minn-I-Kota Arabian Horse Association’s annual two-day show Saturday and Sunday at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar.
News / local
July 20, 2015 - 12:02am
June 19, 2015
Puppies seized from owners amid allegations of abuse
MONTEVIDEO — Two pet owners reportedly face pending animal abuse charges after law enforcement seized eight puppies from a Montevideo residence...
News / region
June 19, 2015 - 12:04pm
April 24, 2015
Video: Gorbie 10-weeks post-amputation
Ridgewater College Vet Tech director Dr. Allen Balay says Gorbie is in great spirits 10-weeks after leg amputation on Feb. 10. Caroline Kincade,...
April 24, 2015 - 5:38pm
October 25, 2013
FDA issues proposed rule to improve food safety for animals
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it is issuing a proposed rule aimed at improving the safety of food for animals and pets. The rule would require companies that make animal feed and pet food sold in the United States to identify potential hazards...
October 25, 2013 - 10:00am
October 23, 2013
FDA says 580 pets have died from jerky-caused illness
(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration has turned to pet owners for help in an ongoing investigation into jerky products, most made in China, that have killed nearly 600 dogs and cats. Since 2007, roughly 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have fallen ill - and more than 580 have died...
News / nation
October 23, 2013 - 3:49pm
July 29, 2013
Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the question
NEW YORK (AP) -- There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the...
News / nation
July 29, 2013 - 6:56am
July 13, 2013
Enter your photo in the Kids & Animals Photo Contest
Click here to enter or view the Kids & Animals Photo Contest.
July 13, 2013 - 12:58pm
March 4, 2013
Barn, animals lost in Sunday fire near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — Eleven pigs and a cow, along with a 30-by-80-foot barn, were lost in a fire reported around 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the William and Mary Nething residence at 63724 260th St., in Darwin Township. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the Litchfield and Dassel...
News / region
March 4, 2013 - 9:27am
Willmar, Minn., police chief to review barking dog ordinance after mayor questions time spent
WILLMAR -- Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels will be reviewing the city ordinance that prohibits keeping or harboring a dog that habitually barks, bays, cries or howls. Wyffels told the City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee at its recent meeting that he was asked by Mayor...
News / local
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
November 18, 2011
Sparboe president says video is "shocking" and workers have been fired
LITCHFIELD -- The president of the Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms said today she was "deeply saddened" to see "disturbing" video of the mistreatment...
News / local
November 18, 2011 - 1:52pm
December 5, 2010
Alternative Therapy for Animals
Veterinary chiropractor Dr. Kathy Seifert sees animal patients once a month at the Canine Training Institute in rural New London.
News / Life
December 5, 2010 - 4:01pm