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Prosecutor declines charges in fight that left NDSU student badly hurt
Tobacco ordinance conflicts with developments in City of Renville
Early morning storm packs a punch: Farms, trees, city streets, power lines and a house of worship are damaged
Pet of the week published Sept. 21
Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows
College Volleyball: Warriors efficient in victory
Prep Sports: Six to be inducted into Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame
Prep Football: Battle of unbeatens
Dalvin Cook's no stranger to Tampa Bay Bucs
Denver unaffected by early departures unlike rest of NCHC rivals
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Doris E. Thompson
Lori A. Trebesch
Mary Ellen Zachman
Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
March 22, 2015
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
April 26, 2014
Bird Island, Sacred Heart farmers inducted into Corn Growers Recruiter Hall of Fame
SHAKOPEE — Doug Toreen, a farmer in Bird Island, and Myron “Mickey” Peterson, a farmer in Sacred Heart, have been inducted into the inaugural class of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Recruiter Hall of Fame. Toreen has recruited 1,099 members and Peterson has recruited...
April 26, 2014 - 9:00am
April 11, 2014
First big step for Prairie View Trail
OLIVIA — A 25-years-long effort to develop a trail linking the Renville County communities of Olivia and Bird Island may now be just a few years from happening. On a unanimous vote, the Area Transportation Partnership board approved $600,000 in funding for the project, contingent...
April 11, 2014 - 11:11pm
April 7, 2014
MnDOT Safe Routes to School grants support 138 state schools
ST. PAUL — The BOLD Schools in Bird Island and Olivia will receive funds through the federal Safe Routes to School program. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Friday that $4.8 million in federal grants will be awarded to 138 schools in 50 communities. A trail...
April 7, 2014 - 11:33pm
March 21, 2014
Governor appoints 2 Renville County residents to BWSR Board
SAINT PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed two Renville County residents to the Board of Water and Soil Resources. The governor’s office announced Friday the appointments of Kathryn Kelly, Olivia, and Douglas Erickson, Bird Island. Kelly is a member of the board for the Renville...
March 21, 2014 - 11:49pm
March 2, 2014
6-year-old to open big event: Ella Gustafson to speak at Jam the Gym
BIRD ISLAND — There’s nothing unusual about calling on someone taking on big challenges to say a few words of inspiration at the start of...
March 2, 2014 - 10:34pm
February 21, 2014
Tribune delivery delayed in some towns due to blizzard conditions
Delivery of the West Central Tribune this morning has been delayed in some areas due to the blizzard conditions. Tribune subscribers will have late delivery this morning in the towns of Bird Island, Olivia, Hector, Cosmos, Blomkest, Lake Lillian, Renville and Prinsburg. The...
February 21, 2014 - 9:10am
February 1, 2014
ProAg meeting slated Feb. 24 in Olivia, all-ag celebration on March 17 in Bird Island
OLIVIA — The ProAg of Renville County annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Max’s Grill in Olivia. The featured speakers will be Dave Scheibel and Joel Mathiowetz, who will speak about their trip to China with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and how checkoff dollars...
February 1, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 11, 2013
Lake Lillian man airlifted after truck crash near Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND — A rural Lake Lillian man was taken to Renville County Hospital & Clinics in Olivia and then flown by air ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment of injuries sustained when his vehicle crashed into a semi truck around 4 p.m. northwest...
September 11, 2013 - 10:52am
May 6, 2013
John Domeier, manager of Bird Island-Hawk Creek Mutual Insurance Company of Bird Island, received a 2013 President’s Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The plaque recognizes the company’s achievement, ranking among Grinnell Mutual’s top 50 agencies...
May 6, 2013 - 5:31pm