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June 21, 2016
Appleton native and Lac qui Parle Valley graduate J.D. Struxness, right, competes in steer wrestling during the weeklong College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Struxness won the national championship wrestling four steers in a combined 18.1 seconds, one second better than his Northwestern Oklahoma State University teammate Jacob Eldred, of State Center, Iowa. Photo by Dan Hubbell.
Appleton native is top bulldogger in nation
June 21, 2016 - 11:58pm
June 2, 2016
Musician Jerry Ostensoe performs Thursday during a celebration following the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pioneer Television studio and headquarters in Granite Falls. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)play button
Television drama moves to the valley
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
May 27, 2016
Kandiyohi Power Cooperative is among the state’s utilities which have built solar gardens for customers interested in supporting renewable energy, but not interested in building and maintaining their own systems. The local cooperative has 140 solar panels in its garden, 90 of which are currently contracted for by customers. RAND MIDDLETON/TRIBUNE
Solar sprouting in Southwest Minnesota
May 27, 2016 - 11:16pm
May 12, 2016
Hope, left, and Andrew Schmidt play the central roles of Damon and Pythias, heroine and hero, of “The Spirit of Appleton: In Search of the Stories that Shape Us.’’ (PHOTOS BY TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)play button
Walking theater event offers a look at the stories that shaped Appleton
May 12, 2016 - 9:38am
April 30, 2016
The Minnesota House of Representatives approved an omnibus bill Friday that includes an amendment to reopen the 1,600-bed Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. (TOM LARSON | TRIBUNE)
Reopening of Appleton prison still alive after Minnesota House vote
April 30, 2016 - 12:11am
April 24, 2016
Snapchat leads Appleton police to teen burglars
April 24, 2016 - 11:00pm
April 8, 2016
Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton.
Letter: Appleton facility has potential
April 8, 2016 - 3:00am
April 4, 2016
Lauren Carlson, holding Caleb Schmidt, and Caleb’s mother, Hope Schmidt, left, drop in for a treat last week at Allen’s Country Bakery. Owner Allen Tonak took their order. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)play button
The man behind Appleton’s ‘sweet spot’
April 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
Letter: Thank you Swift County residents
April 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 24, 2016
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton listens Wednesday to a reporter’s question about whether to reopen the Appleton prison. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day 
March 24, 2016 - 12:02am
March 6, 2016
Appleton puts out a casting call for theater production
March 6, 2016 - 11:09pm
March 4, 2016
Lac qui Parle Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Benck (left) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Luke Gutswieler were among those helping clean up the litter on Lac qui Parle Lake Thursday. (Submitted)
Volunteers pick up garbage on LQP Lake
March 4, 2016 - 11:54pm
February 25, 2016
Nearly 300 people attended the community meeting Wednesday evening at the Appleton Armory to discuss the effort to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility. Senator Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City,  addresses the audience with Representative Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg and Appleton Mayor Chad Syltie to his left. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Nearly 300 gather for meeting on reopening Prairie Correctional Facility
February 25, 2016 - 11:51pm
February 23, 2016
Jackie Sigdahl and Ron Ronning were among the longtime employees who moved on with their lives and careers after the closing of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Most believed the privately owned prison would reopen in months. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
A view from inside the Appleton prison
February 23, 2016 - 11:48pm
Coalition opposes lease of Appleton prison
February 23, 2016 - 11:30pm