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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
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
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
May 6, 2016
Highway 12 project begins Monday
WILLMAR (Staff Report) — A nearly 12-mile long project to resurface U.S. Highway 12 between Willmar and Atwater begins Monday. During the anticipated three-month project travelers will experience lane closures and short delays in traffic. There will be no detours, however, and the...
May 6, 2016 - 11:28pm
April 4, 2016
MnDOT to hold open houses Thursday on Willmar, Atwater highway projects
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Willmar Public Library for MnDOT staff to answer public questions about the resurfacing and turn-lane project planned on U.S. Highway 12 and the resurfacing of the Highway...
April 4, 2016 - 8:55pm
March 19, 2016
Atwater Elevator now closed, remains for sale
ATWATER — With a history that goes back 121 years at its location on the corner of Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue — across the railroad...
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
March 14, 2016
Atwater greenhouse grows
ATWATER — By using “creative rearranging” in her greenhouse/cafe/hardware store/bait shop/gift shop/coffee bar, an Atwater woman has responded...
March 14, 2016 - 11:48pm
Atwater teen leads deputies on high-speed car chase
ATWATER — An Atwater teen who didn’t want to “get into trouble” for drinking and driving allegedly led Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase — breaking speeds of 96 mph Feb. 28. Hunter Dean Narragon, 18, has now been charged in Kandiyohi County District...
March 14, 2016 - 9:29pm
February 28, 2016
18-year old leads police on high speed chase near Atwater
ATWATER - An 18-year-old Atwater man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s office, the chase started shortly before 2 a.m. north of Atwater, on 180 Street Northeast,...
February 28, 2016 - 1:51pm
February 18, 2016
Agri-business group ex-treasurer faces theft charges
A 35-year member and 10-year treasurer of Minnesota agri-business group West Central Ag Sales Association has been accused of stealing over $50,000 from the organization. Robert Craig Starz, 65, of Atwater, was charged Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court with three felony...
February 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
January 16, 2016
Vern’s Town & Country in Atwater closes after 42 years
ATWATER — The shelves in Vern’s Town & Country Foods are bare and the doors will be closing for the last time. After 42 years, the family-owned...
January 16, 2016 - 9:03am
November 17, 2015
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
Editor's note: Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month, with Nov. 21 designated National Adoption Day, a collective...
November 17, 2015 - 11:24am
November 4, 2015
Records published Nov. 4
This is the records summary for Nov. 4. Fire calls RAYMOND — The Raymond Fire Department was called Tuesday morning to a report of a leaking tank of anhydrous ammonia at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 23 and 75th Street Southwest. The call came in at 7:22 a.m., and...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
September 14, 2015
MnDOT to lift detour from Atwater to Litchfield
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation announces that the resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 from Atwater to Litchfield that began June 8 will be completed today. The project included the resurfacing of 10.9 miles of roadway for a smoother road surface and the...
September 14, 2015 - 8:34pm
September 13, 2015
Just like yesterday
Eileen Bosch, 6, loads ears into a corn sheller — manufactured by John Deere Plow Co. of Omaha — Saturday at Atwater Threshing Days. Eileen...
September 13, 2015 - 11:10pm
Video: Down on the Farm ... the Way it Once Worked
The Atwater, Minn., Thresher Days show will celebrate it 30th year in 2016. On Saturday, at the event grounds east of town, visitors enjoyed...
September 13, 2015 - 11:53am
August 17, 2015
Rock crawling park, concert venue comes to Atwater, Minn.
An abandoned gravel pit south of Atwater will soon be home to off-road vehicles, but first, it will hold a concert to raise money for ALS (Lou...
August 17, 2015 - 9:34am
August 3, 2015
Intersection of U.S. Highway 12, Minnesota Highway 22 to be milled and paved
LITCHFIELD — Motorists can expect delays this week as the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Minnesota Highway 22 will be milled and paved, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The intersection is part of the current detour for the Highway 12 project between...
August 3, 2015 - 8:37pm