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Search officials outraged after St. Croix yacht 'missing man' didn't tell authorities he was safe
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Outgoing Minn. GOP chair says deputy unfit to replace him
St. Paul to settle ex-paramedic's lawsuit
Thai man broadcasts baby daughter's murder live on Facebook, kills self
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Vikings QB situation remains up in the air
Former teammates excited to face ex-Viking Peterson on Week 1
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
NCHC discusses future of Frozen Faceoff at Target Center
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Douglas E. Anderson
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 20, 2017
Letter: Puzzling state budget decisions
I watch the budget work of our state legislators with furrowed brow. I am having trouble understanding why most programs are facing cuts when we have a current surplus.
April 20, 2017 - 2:52am
March 7, 2017
Bird Island opens Cultural Centre
BIRD ISLAND — Many rural communities are embracing art and culture to promote tourism and economic opportunity. And some rural communities...
March 7, 2017 - 6:18am
March 1, 2017
Letter: America still needs friends
Make America great again. With the emphasis on "again". Sounds good to a lot of folks. The problem is, America has been great from day one....
March 1, 2017 - 12:14pm
February 14, 2017
Frandsen Bank community involvement honored
BIRD ISLAND — Frandsen Bank & Trust, which has a branch office in Bird Island, was named one of 24 Community Champions by the Minnesota Bankers Association for their community involvement. In total those 24 Minnesota banks donated more than $1.2 million to 600 community organizations,...
February 14, 2017 - 9:31am
December 19, 2016
Letter: A worrisome Russia connection?
This bromance between Trump and Putin has to stop. It undermines American values. When was the last time you bought a Russian car, a Russian...
December 19, 2016 - 1:53am
December 13, 2016
Glesener's of Bird Island acquired by New Ulm company
BIRD ISLAND — Glesener's Inc. of Bird Island has been purchased by MBW Company of New Ulm. MBW took over operations Dec. 1. Glesener's was established in 1992 and provided assisted living, hourly and adult day services in Bird Island for those living with brain injury. MBW Company...
December 13, 2016 - 6:19am
November 15, 2016
Al Zdon letter: The friendliest town in Minnesota
This past week I was traveling through Bird Island when I decided to take a break. Unfortunately I left my lights on, and my car was dead when...
November 15, 2016 - 2:57pm
October 31, 2016
Two teens injured in Renville County rollover
BIRD ISLAND –Two teens were injured in a one-car rollover Sunday night near Bird Island. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office,...
October 31, 2016 - 6:32am
October 10, 2016
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
BIRD ISLAND — A group of business owners in Bird Island has dusted off the town's playbook for economic development and put it back to...
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
August 22, 2016
Bird Island woman to serve 42 months for stealing $1.7 million from employer
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 3:56pm
August 5, 2016
Fire heavily damages Rural Bird Island home
BIRD ISLAND -- A fire Thursday morning heavily damaged a rural Bird Island house and has left owners Dennis and Roberta Pyland without a home....
August 5, 2016 - 9:21am
June 19, 2016
Petting a prickly African pygmy hedgehog at Island Days
Madalyn Schwer softly touches a prickly African pygmy hedgehog watched by Savannah, near, and Sophyah Vivion Saturday at Island Days in Bird...
June 19, 2016 - 11:22pm
Strange and lovely animals at Island Days
A visit to Island Days by Tribune photographer Rand Middleton on Saturday, around noon. Featured here in the Bird Island city park is the Sauk...
June 19, 2016 - 7:53am
June 16, 2016
Teen injured in Bird Island two-vehicle crash
Updated: 11:22 p.m. BIRD ISLAND-- A Burnsville teen was injured 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 at 1st Street South...
June 16, 2016 - 6:25pm
May 20, 2016
Apartment owners, sheriff's deputy agree to dismissal of housing discrimination lawsuit
OLIVIA — A Renville County sheriff’s deputy’s discrimination lawsuit against his former Bird Island apartment complex, which he said evicted him because he is gay, was dismissed Tuesday in Renville County District Court after both parties agreed to end the proceeding. The...
May 20, 2016 - 10:47pm