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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
Samantha Leno, left, volunteered as make-up artist for “Xenos,’’ and used her Ojibwa heritage as inspiration for design. She plays the lead role of a local who falls in love with one of the aliens played by Roy Hanley. (SUBMITTED)
Short film produced in Appleton prompts discussion on societal issues
January 14, 2016 - 10:53am
January 5, 2016
Kelly Lilee Petersen
Appleton woman sentenced for having sex with juvenile
January 5, 2016 - 10:15pm
December 14, 2015
Diane and Ron Fagen share a laugh while hosting a press conference Monday regarding their gift to Pioneer Television. They will build a new, 15,000 square foot headquarters and studio as a gift to the public television system. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls
December 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
November 18, 2015
Woman gets out of vehicle stuck in water-filled ditch
November 18, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 4, 2015
Kelly Peterson
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
October 24, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Hurdles remain to reopen private prison
October 24, 2015 - 12:26am
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am