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Missouri grand jury decison reached in fatal shooting of black teen, announcement to come soon
Blowing snow hampers travel in western Minn.
Increased demand driving growth: Willmar Area Food Shelf launches capital campaign
Tribune’s 2-pounder hits the street Wednesday
VFW Men’s Auxiliary assemble Thanksgiving meal packages for vets
Dawson-Boyd falls to Minneota rush
Prep Football: Big plays doom NLS title hopes
Powers: Passive decision making dooms Vikings
College football: Gophers will play Wisconsin for Big Ten West crown
Source: Twins hire Neil Allen as pitching coach
'West Side Story' musical production opens tonight at Willmar, Minnesota, High School
Taylor Swift to return to Fargodome; tickets on sale next month
BNSF Railway derailment in N.D. snarls train traffic
Target U.S. sales beat expectations; Canada unit faces review due to losses
Vikings can’t maintain early lead; fall 21-13 to Bears
Suspicions, speculation grow amid FBI’s MN terror probe
Records published Nov. 13
Pastor Wesley Calvin
Anna Beatrice Kodet
Betty J. Petersen
Erin Kay Olson
Loretta E. Gardner
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Thein — Hillenbrand
Rickert — Rozendaal
Link — Nelson
Johnson — Fontaine
Editorial: It’s time to vote today
Letter: Enos' comments were a disservice to Somalis and to Willmar
Letter: Explaining my own quote
Editorial: A review of our 2014 endorsements
Letter: Still searching for Danny
July 11, 2014
Ventura denies being in bar fight with author
ST. PAUL — On the witness stand in his defamation trial against a former Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author, Jesse Ventura had no shortage of things to expound upon: his high school football team, his T-shirt collection, Johnny Depp’s beard, the Abraham Lincoln assassination.
news / state
July 11, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 21, 2014
There’s humor too, but retired officer ‘Blackie’ tells of real-life drama when wearing the badge
GRANITE FALLS — Take one cop with a penchant for playing pranks, plunk him down in a rural county for 34 years, and what do you get? Stories...
news / region
April 21, 2014 - 4:00am
April 1, 2014
State House bonding bill author calls it ‘inadequate’
ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author...
April 1, 2014 - 11:03pm
March 13, 2014
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
After getting good reviews and winning accolades last year on his debut novel, “Bear is Broken,” Willmar native son Lachlan Smith rolled out his second book, “Lion Plays Rough,” last month and he is in the process of writing the third novel in his Leo Maxwell series, “Fox...
entertainment / showcase
March 13, 2014 - 8:00am
November 9, 2013
Benson, Minn., graduate pens trilogy; 'Bloodmark' now available
Aurora (Sandstrom) Whittet was 9 years old and didn’t know a soul when her family moved to a lonely little farm near Benson. Hidden away in the country, the slight, red-headed girl used that time, space and a wild imagination to make up stories of “cool adventures.” Those...
life / extra
November 9, 2013 - 12:00am
October 10, 2013
'Turn Left At The Cow': Author's new book draws from Spicer, Minn., area landmarks
A long unsolved bank robbery, a cocky California boy, a corrupt cop and more than a few good-natured jabs at small-town Minnesota life that has roots in Kandiyohi County — specifically Green Lake — come together in a new novel by Minnesota author Lisa Bullard. “Turn Left at...
entertainment / showcase
October 10, 2013 - 9:24am
October 2, 2013
Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy dies at 66
(Reuters) - Best-selling U.S. author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons. Representatives for G.P. Putnam's Sons were not immediately available...
October 2, 2013 - 10:21am
August 20, 2013
Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87
DETROIT (AP) -- He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.
August 20, 2013 - 1:05pm