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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
February 19, 2016
Corrections Corporation of America hosted news reporters on a tour of the Prairie Correctional Facility earlier this month. View is from the second floor of a pod holding double-bunk cells for 40 inmates. Tom Cherveny | Tribune
Community meeting to discuss prison proposal in Appleton
February 19, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 16, 2016
Daren Swenson, vice president of facility operations for Correctional Corporation of America, stands at one of the cells in the medical center of the Appleton prison. Inmates being treated in the prison or awaiting transport to another medical center were housed in the cells in the center. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Prairie Correctional Facility waits at the ready
February 16, 2016 - 12:12am
January 14, 2016
The Appleton prison has sat empty since Minnesota and other governments removed prisoners from it in 2010. (TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO)
Dayton rejects plan to reopen Appleton prison
January 14, 2016 - 1:55pm