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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
Vargas gets help from Manny Ramirez this time
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
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
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