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Xbox One will soon support four more classic Halo titles
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
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World of Wine: Wine tasting is about new discoveries
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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
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.
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