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Child found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges
Today, Keith Ellison may become DNC leader
Five charged in connection with meth found following Willmar high-speed chase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
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
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
September 8, 2014
Gateway to the outdoors
APPLETON — Imagine Ely without a single canoe outfitting business, and you can understand how Tim Rittenour viewed his hometown of Appleton. It’s...
September 8, 2014 - 11:38pm
August 21, 2014
Bringing her case to peers: Madison mother says giving medical cannabis to son to ease his pain is not child endangerment
MADISON — Minnesota’s debate over medical cannabis is headed to a courtroom in Lac qui Parle County, where Angela Brown wants a jury of her peers to hear her case. The 38-year-old mother from Madison is accused of giving her son medical cannabis to treat his pain from a traumatic...
August 21, 2014 - 10:55pm
August 20, 2014
Pomme de Terre River watershed impairments identified
APPLETON — Excessive nutrients feed algae blooms in four lakes that are part of the Pomme de Terre River watershed, and a section of the river...
August 20, 2014 - 11:18pm