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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
April 12, 2016
Bird Island man sentenced in scheme to blackmail woman
OLIVIA — An online connection fostered on the socialization app “Meet Me” turned sinister when a Bird Island man blackmailed the woman...
April 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 27, 2015
Puddle of Mudd singer plays jail house blues in Olivia
OLIVIA — The City of Olivia hosted its biggest rock star since Olivia Newton-John came for Corn Capital Days in 1978, but this latest visitor arrived unwillingly and slipped out of town quietly after a one-night stay in the local jail. Wesley Reid Scantlin, 42, vocalist and...
July 27, 2015 - 6:19pm
July 19, 2015
Bird Island man killed in crash Friday in rural Hector
HECTOR — Authorities have named the driver who was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Strey, 61, of Bird Island, died in the crash. He was initially...
July 19, 2015 - 9:09pm
July 4, 2015
Video: Fire destroys Bird Island home
BIRD ISLAND -- A house fire in Bird Island was reported at about 10:42 a.m, Friday to the Renville County Sheriff's Office. When units arrived...
July 4, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Like opening a soda can: Local firefighters attend crude by rail emergency response training
WILLMAR — Railroad disasters involving Bakken crude oil are much like opening a can of highly carbonated soda, but instead involve dangerous,...
April 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
Rural Bird Island man dies in farm accident
BIRD ISLAND -- A 53-year-old rural Bird Island man died Saturday evening in a farm accident, according to a report from the Renville County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Dean Roker, 53, was reportedly attempting to place a dual tire on a tractor when the tire fell on top of him....
March 22, 2015 - 11:39am
March 19, 2015
Governor to return to Orth ‘Jam the Gym’ event
BIRD ISLAND — Governor Mark Dayton is returning to the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation’s “Jam the Gym’’ Saturday in Bird Island. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which raises funds to help families with children facing major medical challenges. Doors open...
March 19, 2015 - 11:07pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
September 12, 2014
Drones find niche in local agriculture
BIRD ISLAND –– Kyle VanOverbeke logs a flight pattern on a laptop computer and prepares to launch the latest weapon in agricultural production...
September 12, 2014 - 11:52pm
July 7, 2014
Court affirms 68-month sentence in Spicer assault
ST. PAUL — After the bars closed, Michael Jon Underland of Bird Island and another man argued off and on at a residence in Spicer, the last exchange ending with Underland thrusting a knife in the man’s abdomen. Underland rejected a plea agreement, and a Kandiyohi County jury...
July 7, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 5, 2014
Amateur Baseball: Marshall tops Bullfrogs
MARSHALL — Marshall’s four-run sixth inning was enough to push the A’s past Bird Island, 5-2, on Wednesday night. Marshall’s Jordon Kontz hit a solo home run and Ben Sanders drove in three runs despite not having a hit. Bird Island’s Mark Neubauer tripled in both Bird...
June 5, 2014 - 1:25am