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Education funding up, but union urges veto
Charges filed against Tim Kaine's son, others who crashed Minnesota Capitol Trump rally
Fargo man injured when semi hits ditch, rolls onto roof
Disgraced former ND neurosurgeon to serve 36 months on child sex charge
Guilty plea in North Shore resort shooting
United attendance above average
United's Heath has something to prove at Orlando
Zimmer: 'I'll be back with one eye or two'
St. Paul Saints to honor pro baseball rarity, a woman pitcher, with bobblehead
Vikings' Zimmer: 'I'll be back shortly with one eye or two'
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Roger Herbert Holm
Laura Ione Rasmussen
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
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
May 2, 2013
Optimism growing for Bird Island to Olivia trail
OLIVIA -- After a series of starts and stops spanning more than two decades, there's optimism that the timing is right to develop a recreational trail linking Bird Island and Olivia. An ad hoc committee of trail supporters from the two communities is moving forward with plans to...
May 2, 2013 - 8:34pm
April 1, 2013
Buffalo Lake's talented singer performs anthem at Timberwolves game
BUFFALO LAKE — Buffalo Lake’s famous singer of the national anthem performed for fans at the Minnesota Timberwolves game on March 30. McKaia Ryberg, 14, was absolutely in her glory singing at the start of the game, said her parents, Brian and Sandy Ryberg. The young singer has...
April 1, 2013 - 10:57am
March 18, 2013
Bird Island, Minn., man gets 68 months in stabbing case
WILLMAR — Michael Jon Underland, 29, of Bird Island, was sentenced Monday to 68 months in prison on a felony second-degree assault charge for stabbing a man in the abdomen in February 2012 at a rural Spicer residence. As part of his sentence handed down by District Judge Donald...
March 18, 2013 - 11:14pm
All Ag Celebration postponed until Tuesday in Bird Island, Minn.
BIRD ISLAND -- Due to the weather, the All Ag Celebration that had been scheduled for tonight has been moved to Tuesday night at the Island Ballroom in Bird Island. Everything will stay the same for the fundraising event that begins at 5 p.m. Proceeds go to ag scholarships, ag education...
March 18, 2013 - 10:46am
February 13, 2013
Bird Island, Minn., man guilty in stabbing case
WILLMAR — A District Court jury found Michael Jon Underland, 29, of Bird Island, guilty Tuesday of second- and third-degree assault for stabbing a man in the abdomen in February 2012 at a rural Spicer residence. The verdicts came after a one-day jury trial before District Judge...
February 13, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 10, 2013
Bird Island, Minn., Olivia revive aspirations for trail that links towns
OLIVIA — Aspirations to develop a recreational trail to link the Renville County communities of Bird Island and Olivia are being revived. More than two dozen supporters of the idea joined a meeting of the Olivia and Bird Island park boards last week in Olivia to explore the possibility....
February 10, 2013 - 10:15pm
January 23, 2013
Bird Island sex offender notification meeting is Feb. 7
OLIVIA — A community notification meeting regarding Jeffrey Joseph Lingl will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 the Bird Island Municipal Building. According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, the release of information about Lingl is required by the state statute that authorizes law enforcement...
January 23, 2013 - 11:39am
January 18, 2013
Hutchinson, Minn., man charged for stealing camper, fish house
LITCHFIELD — A 24-year-old Hutchinson man faces a felony theft charge in Renville County and could face charges in Stearns County for stealing a fish house and a camper. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Cody Alan Vorbeck allegedly admitted to stealing a fish house...
January 18, 2013 - 10:50am