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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
June 27, 2016
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
APPLETON – An outdoor enthusiast and author from Appleton who wrote the book on tent camping in Minnesota could prove to be the guy who gives...
June 27, 2016 - 3:52pm
June 21, 2016
Appleton native is top bulldogger in nation
Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness wrestled four steers in a cumulative time of 18.1 seconds to better the best field of bulldoggers in the country,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:58pm
June 2, 2016
Television drama moves to the valley
GRANITE FALLS — After a 50-year run in Appleton, Pioneer Public Television broke ground Thursday on a new, 17,500-square-foot studio and headquarters...
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
May 27, 2016
Solar sprouting in Southwest Minnesota
APPLETON — Solar panels are sprouting amongst the corn fields and on the rooftops of Southwestern Minnesota, and we can expect more of them...
May 27, 2016 - 11:16pm
May 12, 2016
Walking theater event offers a look at the stories that shaped Appleton
The “Spirit of Appleton’’ is filled with song, dance, humor and lots of drama. A cast of nearly 50 community and area residents will perform...
May 12, 2016 - 9:38am
April 30, 2016
Reopening of Appleton prison still alive after Minnesota House vote
APPLETON — A proposal that would reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton took its biggest step forward to date.
April 30, 2016 - 12:11am
April 24, 2016
Snapchat leads Appleton police to teen burglars
When the Appleton Golf Club’s clubhouse was burglarized in January, police used an unlikely tool to help them nab the suspects. Snapchat. More...
April 24, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 8, 2016
Letter: Appleton facility has potential
As a former employee of Prairie Correctional Facility, which closed its doors in 2010, I believe the prison facility has a vital solution to...
April 8, 2016 - 3:00am
April 4, 2016
The man behind Appleton’s ‘sweet spot’
APPLETON — Allen Tonak knows a little something about business, and proved it as a straight ‘A’ student while completing Ridgewater College’s...
April 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
Letter: Thank you Swift County residents
I’d like to thank the residents of Appleton and Swift County who made the long trip to St. Paul in order to testify on behalf of reopening the Appleton prison. I’d also like to apologize for the behavior of the protesters at the committee hearing who clearly tried to limit your...
April 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 24, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but Wednesday said...
March 24, 2016 - 12:02am
March 6, 2016
Appleton puts out a casting call for theater production
APPLETON - PlaceBase Productions is looking for 50 to 100 local performers, musicians, artists, singers, puppeteers, volunteers, dancers and Appleton enthusiasts to help create an original, site-specific, walking theater production that will take place on and around Main Street in...
March 6, 2016 - 11:09pm
March 4, 2016
Volunteers pick up garbage on LQP Lake
DAWSON — Shannon Larson intended to show his son, Holt, some ice fishing action when they ventured out on the north side of Lac qui Parle Lake...
March 4, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 25, 2016
Nearly 300 gather for meeting on reopening Prairie Correctional Facility
APPLETON — Gov. Mark Dayton holds the key to reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, local legislators told a crowd of nearly...
February 25, 2016 - 11:51pm
February 23, 2016
A view from inside the Appleton prison
APPLETON — One by one, Jackie Sigdahl met with the employees losing their jobs with the closing of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton...
February 23, 2016 - 11:48pm