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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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 19, 2011
KRA makes 3rd try for season opener
The KRA Speedway at the fairgrounds in Willmar will attempt to open the season tonight for the third time this season. The first two scheduled nights were cancelled due to poor track conditions. But conditions are favorable for the 6:30 p.m. start today.
May 19, 2011 - 12:00am
May 16, 2011
Kenseth wins at Dover
DOVER, Del. -- Matt Kenseth called for two tires instead of four on the final pit stop of the race and that was the strategy he needed to win...
May 16, 2011 - 12:00am
February 14, 2011
Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona pole on 10th anniversary of father's death
By Chris Jenkins, AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR is back -- and so is Juniormania. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reclaimed the spotlight in Daytona speedweeks, winning pole position for the Daytona 500 with a lap of 186.089 mph in qualifying Sunday. It's a boost for Earnhardt,...
February 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
Three Litchfield women arrested after attempted car theft
LITCHFIELD -- Three young women were arrested on charges of attempted auto theft after a Friday evening incident in Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, deputies were called around 5:55 p.m. Friday to Premier Auto, along Highway 12 in Litchfield. The owner...
January 18, 2011 - 9:04am
January 4, 2011
Auto sales up for first time since the recession
DETROIT (AP) -- Auto sales rose in the United States last year for the first time since the recession. They're still far from what they were just a few years ago -- but that's just fine with the downsized auto industry, which can post profits even if they sell millions fewer cars...
January 4, 2011 - 4:20pm
Calif. auto pioneer had roots in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A man remembered for living the American success story by becoming one of the best-known names in California auto sales had his roots...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 25, 2010
Commentary: What was wrong with auto bailout? Nothing
Among the mysteries of public opinion, this one most strains the brain: Why do so many Americans think the government rescue of Detroit automakers was a bad -- nay, an evil -- thing? The bailout has been a rousing success, and that's the business press talking. The Economist magazine...
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
GM posts sluggish Sept. sales, sign of slow autumn
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says its sales sputtered in September, a sign that Americans are nervous about taking on debt to buy big-ticket items. Sales for the biggest U.S. automaker fell about 6 percent from August but were up 10.5 percent over September of last year. However,...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00pm
August 28, 2010
Man faces arson charges for fire at his auto shop
WILLMAR -- Raul Antonio Menendez Vega, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Thursday on felony arson charges for allegedly attempting to...
August 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
August 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
5 inducted into NASCAR Hall
By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The inaugural five members of NASCAR's new Hall of Fame were inducted Sunday in a ceremony that both honored auto racing's pioneers and celebrated the entire industry. NASCAR founder Bill France was lauded for his vision of...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
KRA Speedway results
KRA Speedway Thursday at Willmar (Wissota) HOBBY STOCK -- Heat 1 (top 5): (1) Ben Godbee, Pennock (2) Mike Flickinger, Kandiyohi (3) Michael Schwardt, Villard (4) Adam Olson, New London (5) Forest Foster, Pennock ... Heat 2 (top 5): (1) Josh Dragt, Willmar (2) Nick Simar, Willmar...
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 6, 2010
KRA Speedway opens season today
The KRA Speedway at the fairgrounds in Willmar opens the 2010 stock car season today. The green flag drops at 6:30 p.m.
May 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Toyota to continue sales incentives through April
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toyota will continue to offer most of its heavy incentives throughout April after the deals helped lift its sales more than 40 percent last month, the automaker said today. Toyota Motor Corp. will continue to offer cheap leases on up to eight of its most popular...
April 6, 2010 - 11:55am
April 1, 2010
Incentives war boosts sales at most big automakers
DETROIT (AP) -- An incentive war touched off by Toyota boosted sales at most major automakers last month. The deals brought out car buyers, as Toyota's generous rebates and low-interest financing to counter safety-related recalls forced rivals to respond. Toyota will report sales...
April 1, 2010 - 2:38pm