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Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
October 22, 2015
Plan to house state inmates in Appleton's shuttered prison gains new support
ST. PAUL — An abandoned western Minnesota prison became a viable option to house state prisoners Wednesday when two Democratic senators said...
October 22, 2015 - 10:33am
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
September 25, 2015
Appleton prison supporters want state inmates
ST. PAUL — The latest proposal to put state prisoners in a west central Minnesota facility appears more acceptable than when it was a privately...
September 25, 2015 - 10:53pm
September 1, 2015
Appleton firm fights western fires
APPLETON — A good day’s work at this Appleton-based company can mean saving lives, homes or a farmer’s crops. This year that has been...
September 1, 2015 - 9:23am
August 20, 2015
A fair in Appleton
Shar Jorgenson of Starbuck presents her popular trunk and demo show “Quiltng from the Heartland” early Thursday afternoon at the Swift County...
August 20, 2015 - 11:38pm
Video: A mighty fair day in Appleton
The Swift County Fair at Appleton's southwest side began a five-day run on Wednesday. After a damp opening morning the weather turned for the...
August 20, 2015 - 3:40pm
July 28, 2015
Shifting the continental divide of grain
MONTEVIDEO — The continental divide of grain runs through western Minnesota, bisecting the Twin Cities and Western Railroad line that runs...
July 28, 2015 - 11:40pm
January 21, 2015
Update: Man arrested after standoff at Appleton Meat Center
APPLETON — The owner of Appleton Meat Center faces felony dangerous weapons charges after a standoff with law enforcement at his business. Todd Arnold Erickson, 51, of Milan, was arrested Tuesday and made his first court appearance Wednesday in Swift County District Court on felony...
January 21, 2015 - 10:45pm
January 5, 2015
After fire, community campaigns to save veterinary clinic
APPLETON — With 42 horses on the grounds as part of his full-service stable near Madison in Lac qui Parle County, Adam Longman knows the importance...
January 5, 2015 - 9:44pm
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
November 3, 2014
Appleton man and woman injured as result of Murdock crash
MURDOCK -- A 78-year-old Appleton man and 78-year-old Appleton woman suffered injuries after their vehicle went off a Murdock road Monday morning and struck a wooden pole. Jerald D. Halvorson was reportedly driving westbound around 4 a.m. on Minnesota Highway 40, near...
November 3, 2014 - 4:53pm
October 30, 2014
Letter: DFL made positive change
I am really tired of all the negative attack radio and flyers by the Republicans. How about something positive? When the DFL regained leadership, Andrew Falk, Mary Sawatzke, Gov. Mark Dayton and the DFL delivered on their promise to start a better Minnesota, with returning the...
October 30, 2014 - 9:00am
October 3, 2014
League of Women Voters to host candidate forums WILLMAR — The Willmar Area League of Women Voters will conduct a series of candidate forums this fall: Tuesday: Kandiyohi County Commissioners, District 1 and District 3, 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14: Willmar City Mayoral (including write-in...
October 3, 2014 - 11:41pm
October 2, 2014
Opening our eyes on the prairie
We belong to a place of beauty, but it’s a beauty that can be as moody as it is elusive. It can require a certain light to reveal its full...
October 2, 2014 - 9:36am
September 22, 2014
Tragedy strikes family twice
OLIVIA — A family with its roots in Renville County is mourning the loss of two brothers who died days apart, one in a tragic hunting accident. Ken...
September 22, 2014 - 11:30pm