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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 7, 2016
10 cyclists pedal through Willmar area on 1,800-mile journey
NEW LONDON — Having ridden and driven most of the 1,800 miles from Mexico to Canada, 10 bicyclists pedaled Tuesday to Peace Lutheran Church...
June 7, 2016 - 11:26pm
April 6, 2016
Bikes Alliance seeks input at open house
WILLMAR — Making Willmar a safer, healthier, more bicycle-friendly community will be the topic of a bike open house 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at...
April 6, 2016 - 8:55am
November 16, 2015
Raymond man invents Joker Spokes
RAYMOND — Bill Woods was looking for a way to get his young son away from video games and outside playing when he looked back to his own childhood...
November 16, 2015 - 11:41pm
September 9, 2015
Bicyclist killed when struck by car west of Sartell
SARTELL –– A 51-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Tuesday night west of Sartell. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, John Girard Seiler of Sartell was riding a bike on County Road 2 in Wendel Township when he was struck from behind by...
September 9, 2015 - 1:08pm
July 22, 2015
Man killed in crash biked to work for years
NEW LONDON — Bruce “Leo” Kehrer-Schneider was an avid bicyclist and a “wonderful individual” who will be missed at the Little Crow...
July 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
July 8, 2015
Biking bear spreads cheer
Teddy Bear, aka Jeremiah Medina, pedals through a southwest Willmar neighborhood Wednesday as his friend Rosalina Deliz trails behind on a skateboard...
July 8, 2015 - 11:58pm
Come along for the ride
Cyclists JP Cola, Gary MIller and Bob Hines depart Monday morning on the Glacial Lakes Trail to ride from Willmar to Bemidji and back. The goal...
June 8, 2015 - 11:42pm
May 21, 2015
Willmar Middle School students learn safe biking techniques
Using loaner bikes and helmets, Willmar Middle School students spent their gym classes Tuesday pedaling first around the tennis court, happily...
May 21, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 26, 2015
Local officials, statewide group discuss making Willmar bicycle friendly
WILLMAR — Just how friendly Willmar is to bicyclists will be the topic of a meeting today between city officials and a statewide organization...
April 26, 2015 - 11:36pm
September 2, 2014
Bike, truck crash injures local man
WILLMAR — A pickup truck crashed into a bicycle Tuesday morning in Willmar, sending a 53-year-old man to the hospital for injuries. According to a news release from the Willmar Police Department, William H. Borcherdt, 68, of Willmar, was driving eastbound on Willmar Avenue when...
September 2, 2014 - 9:30pm
May 1, 2014
MnDOT collecting input on improving bicycle travel
GRANITE FALLS — Probate Judge Ole Hartwick of Yellow Medicine County clocked more than 135,000 miles pedaling his bicycle from 1895 through...
May 1, 2014 - 10:58pm
August 16, 2013
Bike tour participant hit by car near Paynesville, Minn.
PAYNESVILLE — A rider in the Bicycle Around Minnesota tour was injured when he was hit by a car Friday morning north of Paynesville. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said the accident happened at 9:12 a.m. when a motorist allegedly failed to stop at the intersection of...
August 16, 2013 - 4:47pm
November 29, 2012
2wheeler blog: Riding outside in winter still possible
November 29, 2012 - 10:20am
August 18, 2012
Bon Ton Roulet: Tribune editor makes amends for being too studious by bicycling around New York's Finger Lakes
My arms glistened with sweat streaked with sun block. My eyes stung from perspiration. My heart pounded as it seemed to crawl from its usual location to my throat. That was inconvenient because I was gasping for air as I pedaled up what seemed like another in an endless series of...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Disabled man's bicycle stolen in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Monday, a bicycle was taken from a group home at 208 Terrace Drive Southwest in Willmar. The bicycle belongs to Brian Gort, 37, who is mentally handicapped. The orange bike isn't an ordinary bike.
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am