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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
October 10, 2016
Corps awards $5.9 million contract for Marsh Lake environmental restoration
ST. PAUL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has awarded a $5.9 million contract to RTS Shearing, LLC, of Jamestown,...
October 10, 2016 - 4:30am
September 14, 2016
Pioneer TV web series shares answers collected from wide range of men
APPLETON -- Asking men in rural Minnesota to talk openly about their masculinity is generally considered a surefire conversation stopper. Brendan...
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 29, 2016
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news that hit shares of private prison operators. Immigration and Customs...
August 29, 2016 - 3:51pm
August 27, 2016
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
APPLETON—An invitation will be on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton to tour the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg,...
August 27, 2016 - 9:00am
August 19, 2016
Dayton not interested in Appleton prison purchase
ST. PAUL—Supporters of a western Minnesota private prison may not want to get their hopes up that the state could buy the facility. Thursday's...
August 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
August 18, 2016
Lawmakers speculate price of Appleton prison could drop with federal phase-out of private facilities
APPLETON—News Thursday that the federal government intends to phase out use of privately owned prisons has renewed questions about the...
August 18, 2016 - 7:51pm
July 29, 2016
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
KERKHOVEN - A flying enthusiast from Kerkhoven known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in Lac Crosse County,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:40am
July 12, 2016
Letter: Are you really ready for Trump?
In a speech to one of his adoring crowds, this time in February in South Carolina, Donald Trump repeated his claim that our USA should "go much further" than waterboarding suspected terrorists. Torturing suspects is not enough. Trump spoke glowingly of an American general having...
July 12, 2016 - 2:01am
July 11, 2016
DNR seeks comments on Marsh Lake ecosystem restoration project
APPLETON—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared...
July 11, 2016 - 12:57am
July 7, 2016
'Appleton option' to reopen western Minn. private prison stays the course
APPLETON—Legislation to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was met by angry protesters at its most important hearing, amendments from the floor to kill it, and public opposition from the state's employees union. And this was in the House, where the legislation...
July 7, 2016 - 12:12am
June 27, 2016
Appleton man’s design a finalist for state park license plate
APPLETON – An outdoor enthusiast and author from Appleton who wrote the book on tent camping in Minnesota could prove to be the guy who gives...
June 27, 2016 - 3:52pm
June 21, 2016
Appleton native is top bulldogger in nation
Steer wrestler J.D. Struxness wrestled four steers in a cumulative time of 18.1 seconds to better the best field of bulldoggers in the country,...
June 21, 2016 - 11:58pm
June 2, 2016
Television drama moves to the valley
GRANITE FALLS — After a 50-year run in Appleton, Pioneer Public Television broke ground Thursday on a new, 17,500-square-foot studio and headquarters...
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
May 27, 2016
Solar sprouting in Southwest Minnesota
APPLETON — Solar panels are sprouting amongst the corn fields and on the rooftops of Southwestern Minnesota, and we can expect more of them...
May 27, 2016 - 11:16pm
May 12, 2016
Walking theater event offers a look at the stories that shaped Appleton
The “Spirit of Appleton’’ is filled with song, dance, humor and lots of drama. A cast of nearly 50 community and area residents will perform...
May 12, 2016 - 9:38am