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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
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 19, 2016
'Superbugs' resistant to drugs may push millions into poverty
ROME—If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty...
September 19, 2016 - 8:48pm
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
July 29, 2013 - 6:56am
July 13, 2013
Enter your photo in the Kids & Animals Photo Contest
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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...
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...
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...
November 18, 2011 - 1:52pm